What does it mean when the service engine soon light comes on?

Asked by Aug 27, 2014 at 08:29 AM about the Mitsubishi Galant

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 mitsubishi galant, and when I was driving home from work yesterday the
service engine soon light came on.  I don't have the manual.  What do I do?

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Get an oil change. That light does not mean anything is wrong with your car, it triggered by mileage as a reminder for oil changes and routine maintenance, such as rotate tires. It should not be confused with CEL Check Engine Light

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If you would like to read the owners manual you can download it at: http://www.ownersmanualsforcars.com/manuals.item.2728/Mitsubishi-Galant-Owners-Manual-2002.html .... Or buy a hard copy for $15 at http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-Mitsubishi-Galant-OEM-Owners-Manual-And-Case-/271576117753

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