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Check Engine Light And Your BMW

Your check engine light is on, now what? Book an appointment online for BMW service in Jacksonville, FL. Bavarian Rennsport had the best labor and part rates in town.

So there’s the infamous glow on the instrument cluster of your BMW. Yes, it’s your check engine light, and it’s really on. What should you do?

About the Check Engine Light

The check engine light is located in the onboard diagnostics (OBD) system in your BMW.

When Your BMW Check Engine Light is On

When you notice the check engine light up on your onboard diagnostics system, it means your BMW has discovered a problem within your BMW’s OBD system.

Common BMW Check Engine Light Triggers

From minor to major, there are a slew of things that can trigger the check engine light to illuminate in your BMW, including (but definitely not limited to):

  • Worn Out Spark Plugs and Wiring
  • Cracked or Loose Hoses
  • Emission Control System Malfunction
  • Issues with Catalytic Convertor
  • Faulty Fuel Injector
  • Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Faulty Oxygen Sensors
  • Loose Gas Cap
  • Blown Head Gasket

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

You want to take your BMW to a qualified BMW Technician at Bavarian RennSport independent BMW repair center for a diagnostic test as soon as possible.  Our independent BMW repair shop is equipped with BMW ISTA specific diagnostic equipment and we have the BMW specialty tools to perform the work.

The problem might not need to be fixed immediately, but don’t wait too long because if the problem persists, it could be very costly to repair at a later date. Allow our specialists to advise you what needs to be addressed immediately and what can wait.

If you notice other lights on your dash, in addition to the illuminated check engine light, maybe a warning for low oil pressure or that your BMW is overheating, you should pull off the road as soon as you can safely do so and shut off the engine. At this point, to avoid further damage to your vehicle, we do not recommend driving your BMW until it has been thoroughly diagnosed. We can arrange for you to have it towed to our shop by calling (904) 270-9390.

What Happens During a Diagnostic

Our factory trained BMW mechanics will be able pinpoint the problem with your BMW by connecting it to our diagnostic scan tool (the same tool used to perform a diagnostic at the dealership). This tool will give us the fault codes stored in your BMW’s electronic control system, and they reveal to us why the check engine light came on to begin with. From there, our BMW mechanics will advise you on what needs to be done next on your BMW.

Problems always happen, but if you want to avoid serious issues, make sure your BMW is routinely serviced at the proper intervals. Book an appointment today at Bavarian RennSport, your local independent BMW repair shop.

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Our FREE Inspection includes a visual inspection of brakes, suspension, tires, and fluids, a visual inspection of engine bay for oil and coolant leaks, and fault code scan.

If your vehicle has a known issue, a diagnostic is required. Please be advised that in the event of any unexpected wait time other clients' vehicles may take longer than expected to diagnose and treat so unfortunate delays do occur. We will get to your vehicle as soon as possible.

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CONTACTLESS DROPOFF INSTRUCTIONS (MUST READ)

To dropoff for your appointment:

Pull up to the cones or park in a parking spot in the adjacent lot (white building).

After parking, place keys in blue dropbox.

What precautions are you taking during COVID-19 to ensure the health of our staff and customers?

✅ We keep a super clean shop, but we have kicked things up. We have completely disinfected our building with a hospital-grade disinfectant, which we are doing 3 times per day. We disinfect the surface area of every vehicle that we go in. We sterilize every piece of mail and received parts as each arrives. All of our staff are required to wear gloves and masks so please don’t be scared if you come to the shop. These measures are necessary to ensure we stay healthy for you and our families.
✅ We offer courtesy towing for repairs that exceed $1,500 (up to 25 miles). If your tow exceeds 25 miles, or if your repair is under $1,500, we charge $1.50 per mile.
✅ You must have an appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, pull up to the cones or park in a parking spot in the adjacent lot (white building). After parking, place keys in the blue dropbox.
✅ All inspections, estimates, approvals, payments will all be handled digitally. No cash will be accepted at this time.
✅ Upon completion of work and time for pickup, we will call you to see if you want to pick up your car or if you would like to arrange a dropoff.
✅ When your vehicle is complete, we will call you to coordinate pickup at our shop or we can dropoff to you. If you are picking up, we will text you a code so you can retrieve your keys from a secure lockbox once you arrive on site.

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