If you’re looking for Lexus cars for sale, we encourage you to take a look at the latest models in our showroom. Of course, our Florida Lexus dealership isn’t just your source for new vehicles. Our convenient location is also where you can have your automobile serviced. One reason drivers bring their vehicles into our Lexus service center is because their check engine light is on.

An illuminated check engine light often instills fear in drivers because they worry it might be a sign that their powertrain is experiencing a serious problem. While that might be the case, minor issues can also cause your check engine light to be on.

Here are a few common reasons your check engine light might light up:

  • A lack of lubrication: Your engine needs oil to protect its moving parts from friction, prevent heat from building up, and remove debris. If your car needs more oil, it can cause your check engine light to turn on.
  • Your oil pump failed: If your oil pump fails, you generally won’t have to wonder for whom the bell tolls. You can pretty much bet that the bell – and your check engine light – are signaling the death of your engine.
  • Old, dirty oil: If your oil is old or dirty, it can’t do its job. Dirty oil will leave deposits where they’re not supposed to be, such as on your spark plugs and in your intake valves.

If your check engine light is on, make an appointment to bring your car into our Lexus service center near Fruit Cove, FL. Whether you want a new luxury vehicle or your automobile needs service, we look forward to seeing you at Lexus of Orange Park soon.