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Your Volvo’s Check Engine Light – What Does It Mean?

If you have ever had your Volvo’s check engine light come on you are familiar with the wide range of emotions that follow. Shock – this shouldn’t be happening to you! Hope – maybe if you turn the car off, replace the gas cap and turn the car back on it will go away! Despair – it didn’t. Fear – is your Volvo about to die on you right now? These are just a few of the many emotions that can be felt if the check engine light comes on in your Volvo. Many of the emotions are simply due to not knowing exactly what the check engine light indicates and what should be done about it.

Volvo Repair, Volvo Check Engine LightWhat It Means And What You Should Do

Your Volvo is equipped with a sophisticated self-diagnosis system that is constantly monitoring your engine performance. The check engine light (service engine soon) comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by your Volvo’s self-diagnosis system. Generally, the problem is in the emissions system or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emission system, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. Some vehicles call this same warning a “service engine soon” light. This aptly describes what your next steps should be. If the check engine light comes on in your Volvo don’t panic. It doesn’t mean that your Volvo is going to leave stranded, rather, you should proceed as soon as possible to your local Volvo expert so that a proper diagnosis can be performed.

Avoid Bigger Problems – Bring Your Volvo To Chicago’s Volvo Experts
Your Volvo’s self-diagnosis system is designed to give you warning that something isn’t right with your Volvo so that a small problem doesn’t become a major repair. If you heed the warning and proceed immediately to your Volvo repair shop you’ll find that the repair is likely minor and you’ll be back on the road in no time. However, if you ignore the warning and drive for an extended duration with your Volvo’s check engine light lit you can do very real and serious damage to your Volvo’s engine. If your Volvo’s check engine light is giving you a warning bring your car to the ASE certified Volvo experts of Hubbard Woods Motors where our modern equipment and dedicated staff will diagnose and explain thoroughly any issues with your Volvo and efficiently repair your vehicle and get you back on the road! Call or contact us today to schedule your Volvo repair today! (847) 446-0711

Our Specialized Volvo Repair Services Include:

  • Engine Performance: Diagnosis and Repair
  • Computer Diagnostics and Electronics
  • Brake System Repair
  • Suspension and Steering Repair
  • Tune-Ups and Oil Changes
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Exhaust System and Mufflers
  • Cooling System Service and Repair
  • Factory Recommended Maintenance
  • Clutches and Transmissions
  • Engine Repair and Replacement
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • Safety Inspections and Trip Checks