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The 5 Most Common Reasons Your Car’s “Check Engine” Light Comes On

 

While a check engine light setting can be unpleasant, the fact is that this nifty feature is designed to help clue you in on early warning signs of wear or equipment failure before disaster strikes. 

 

At Brian Hoskins Ford, we prioritize the safety and convenience of our customers, and we want to ensure that you understand how your ride communicates with you.. That’s why we’ve listed the five most common reasons your engine light may decide to come on when you’re least expecting it.

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4 Common Causes of An Overheating Engine

 

Have you ever been driving down the road on a perfectly peaceful day when suddenly, your car’s engine temperature begins to skyrocket, your engine begins to steam, and you’re forced to pull over to the side of the road and pop the hood?

 

If so, you’ve likely been the victim of an overheating engine. When this happens, it can ruin your day and your car. That’s why it’s important to understand some of the most common causes of an overheating engine. Check them out right here courtesy of Brian Hoskins Ford.

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Is It Better To Get a Car Serviced at a Dealership?

Yes, it is better to schedule auto service at a certified Ford dealership. Whether you own a Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, or Ford F-150, you should come to the state-of-the-art service department at Brian Hoskins Ford in Coatesville, PA. With the expertise of factory-trained Ford technicians and unmatched technology, you can take care of minor and major auto repairs for your Ford Explorer. Go to our virtual service scheduler and lock in a time and date for any of the following Ford repairs:

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What Is Ford Complimentary Service?

Flexible complimentary maintenance is one of many rewards that you can get from FordPass™ after buying or leasing a new Ford model at Brian Hoskins Ford in Coatesville, PA. You can learn about FordPass™ Rewards by talking to a team member at your Coatesville Ford dealership. We want you to maximize the benefits of your Ford Explorer purchase, and Ford complimentary maintenance is one major way. From oil changes to tire rotations, you can schedule these types of repairs through the FordPass™ app right from your smartphone.

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The Value of Regular Suspension Service

The suspension on your vehicle actually refers to a few different parts. This can include your tires, the amount of air in your tires (tire pressure), your shocks, springs and other parts that link these items together. If one or more of these parts is out of sync or is damaged, then you can see some pretty bad damage to your vehicle in a short amount of time. For example, low air in your tires can damage your tires, damage your brakes and have a negative impact on your shocks and springs.

 

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The Value of Regular Suspension Service

The suspension on your vehicle actually refers to a few different parts. This can include your tires, the amount of air in your tires (tire pressure), your shocks, springs and other parts that link these items together. If one or more of these parts is out of sync or is damaged, then you can see some pretty bad damage to your vehicle in a short amount of time. For example, low air in your tires can damage your tires, damage your brakes and have a negative impact on your shocks and springs.

 

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Understand Your Brakes for Optimal Performance

When you need to make a sudden stop while driving, there is nothing more important than a working brake system. Regularly having your brakes inspected is the best way to ensure that you'll be able to stop when you need to, and the Brian Hoskins Ford service team can assist.

The brake system is made up of many components. Starting from the brake pedal, force is transmitted through the brake line to your brakes. The brakes apply force to the wheels, slowing down and stopping your vehicle. Brake pads wear out over time and need replacement. 

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Having Good Tire Tread Key to Safe Ride

Driving with poor tire tread is one of the most hazardous things that you can do on the streets of Coatesville, PA this winter. Your tread is what gives you traction on the road, and without it you will find that your car, truck, or SUV performs much worse on the road. This effect is amplified under wet road conditions.

On a rainy day, a bald tire cannot displace the water correctly. This will lead to the feeling that your car is slipping or hydroplaning as you drive. It is a nerve wracking experience, to say the least. 

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