Germain Kia Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service

The Meaning of the Check Engine Light

Your vehicle has a computer known as the ECU, which is short for "Engine Control Unit." The ECU monitors everything that happens in your engine, keeping tabs on various functions to ensure that everything is working as it should. If the ECU detects that something is not functioning properly, it will do two things: it will turn on the check engine light, and it will store a code that gives information about where the problem is. To get to this code, our technicians will hook your Kia up to a code reader.

What Should I Do When the Check Engine Light Comes On?

As long as the check engine light is solid and steady, you don't need to worry right away. Keep driving until you reach your destination, and then check your gas cap. Often, the check engine light is triggered by a loose or cracked gas cap. If removing the gas cap and screwing it in tightly does not solve the problem, schedule an appointment at Germain Kia of Columbus and we will take a look. Most problems that cause the check engine light to come on and remain solid won't do immediate harm to your vehicle. However, they may decrease its power and fuel efficiency or increase its emissions, so it should still be taken care of soon. However, if the check engine light is flashing, it means that there's probably a misfire. This could damage and even destroy the catalytic converter, which is an expensive part. If you notice a flashing check engine light, pull over as soon as you can and call for a tow truck.

Schedule Check Engine Light Diagnostic Service at Germain Kia of Columbus, Serving West Jefferson and Dublin, OH

If the check engine light has come on, don't delay. Use our online service scheduler to make your next appointment. Then come visit us at Germain Kia of Columbus!

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Come to Germain Kia of Columbus, OH for Check Engine Light Diagnostic Service

The check engine light is one of the best-known dashboard alert lights and one of the most dreaded. There is a lot of confusion about this light: what does it mean? How should I respond? At Germain Kia of Columbus, we want to make sure that you have the knowledge you need to deal with a check engine light the right way. Learn more about what it means on this page, and then schedule your check engine diagnostic at Germain Kia of Columbus, your local Kia service center near Grove City and Hilliard, OH.


Germain Kia of Columbus

1455 Auto Mall Dr
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: 614-427-1064
  • Service: 614-212-4746
  • Parts: 614-212-2678

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Dealership Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's Play Area
  • Business Workstations
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Performance & Customization Department
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • And More!
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