If you drive a newer vehicle, it probably gives you peace of mind when you start your car and the lights on your dashboard become illuminated. That’s because it means the automobile’s computer is making sure your vehicle is ready for the trip ahead by automatically checking its systems.

While seeing your dashboard lights come up is a nice greeting when you get behind the wheel, it’s not nearly as pleasant when one or more of them fails to go dark. And it can be really unpleasant when your check engine light remains lit up.

We know what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat staring at an illuminated check engine light and, to put it bluntly, it stinks. However, an illuminated check engine light doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to postpone your retirement to have your car fixed. The light might simply mean you didn’t screw your gas cap on tight enough.

If your check engine light is on, you should make an appointment to bring your car into our Lexus service center near Amelia Island, FL as soon as possible. When you arrive at our Florida Lexus dealership, we’ll perform a diagnostic test to determine the precise reason your check engine light was on.

An illuminated check engine light isn’t the only thing that signals when your engine needs attention. Jerking, surging, and stalling are sure-fire signs that your powertrain is experiencing issues. If your vehicle is exhibiting any of the signs just mentioned, your spark plugs might be to blame or your fuel lines or fuel filter might be clogged.

Of course, there are other signs that indicate your engine needs some work, too. If you suspect that your engine needs the attention of a factory-trained technician, head over to Lexus of Jacksonville on Atlantic Boulevard for affordable service you can rely on.