The Peugeot 308 is a well designed and engineered car that you will be confident to drive. However, modern cars are very technical, and they contain mechanical, electrical and electronic components that must work in harmony. Like a piece of complex equipment, issues can arise from time to time, and thatís why we encourage our customers to have regularly scheduled servicing. This will detect minor issues early and avoid a more expensive repair bill later. One of the first indications that there may be a problem is the engine check light, but what does it mean?
The Engine Check Light
This is a very misunderstood dashboard warning light, if youíre not mechanically inclined, the illumination of this light can quickly cause alarm. However, itís important not to overreact and this not necessarily an indication that there is a serious problem. In fact, the engine warning check light can even light in different ways to highlight particular problems. Understanding how your warning light works will give you some clues and put your mind at ease whilst driving. The engine warning check light will remain constant or blink on and off for different reasons.
The Steady Light
When the light is steady is means that the issue isnít very serious and if there are no other warning lights or strange engine noise you can keep driving for a short while. Take a look at the engine temperature and if it seems fine, schedule a checkup when you get the next opportunity. A steady warning light is a good sign that your engine isnít burning fuel properly. There are three main reasons that this may be happening:
=> The Oxygen sensor is faulty.
=> The fuel cap is loose.
=> The spark plugs need changing.
The Blinking Light
This is a far more serious warning, there could be unburnt fuel being dumped into the exhaust, and this can damage the catalytic converter. If the engine check warning light is flashing, you need to reduce your power and carefully drive home or to the nearest garage. The car will need to be checked out immediately, and it isnít safe to drive in the interim. A mechanic will check the engine with a diagnostic scanner to ascertain whatís wrong and engage in some troubleshooting.
If they are looking for a Peugeot 308, Perth based drivers should get in touch with us here at Perth City Peugeot. We have a large selection of new, demo and used cars for sale including the latest Peugeot 308 models. We invite you to join us for a no obligation test drive, and you can try out your favourite Peugeot models for yourself. If you need car financing, you will find that our rates are competitive and the repayments will be tailored to suit your needs. Our sales team is standing by to advise you on our latest new Peugeot 308 prices, and they will be happy to answer any further questions that you may have.