5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

Modern cars today have an interactive interface that helps you understand and communicate with your vehicle.

These digital displays indicate your car's condition, like the need for an oil change, and others.

Here are 5 important warning lights on your dashboard that should never be ignored.

Electrical System Fault

How does it look?

This is one of the simplest lights to identify; it looks like a battery. It is called an Electrical System Fault light.

What it means

This indicates a problem with the electrical charging system.

What to do

If you are driving, go to the nearest garage for an immediate checkup. This will help you avoid any other long-term problems.

Tire Pressure Warning Light

How it looks?

This light indicator looks like an image or outline of a tire.

What it means?

In many cases, this light indicates a problem with the tire pressure, such as poorly inflated tires.

What to do

First, check the tire with the problem. This will help you know what to do.

Engine Oil Pressure

How it looks?

The light is in the shape of an oilcan outline and sometimes red or deep orange.

What it means?

This warning light indicates your engine oil level is low and requires an oil change. It could also be a sign that your vehicle is leaking or problems with the oil pump or filter.

What to do

Besides adding fresh oil, check the oil system, pump, and filter. Take your car to an auto repair shop for further checkup.

Check Engine

How it looks?

This is one of the terrifying warning lights. It takes the shape of an engine block outline.

What it means?

The check engine light brings to our attention two main things. One is a sign of a serious problem with the engine. Secondly it could be a buildup of several serious issues.

What to do

This light may indicate many issues, and trying to narrow down to the precise problem is recommended. Where the light is flashing, that shows a problem in the emission system, such as the catalytic converter.

An extended drive can clear any carbon buildup solving the problem.

Coolant Temperature Warning

How it looks?

The shape of this warning light appears like a thermometer submerged in liquid.

What it means?

In simple words, it indicates that your engine is overheating.

What to do

The most recommended solution when you see this warning is pulling over immediately. If you can access the engine, check the engine block. Try and get the engine cooled and drive gently to a garage for help.

Call us today to have your warning lights checked at our auto repair shop.

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