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5 Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

In any driving, your attention is key. Apart from keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, it's also important to know what's going on in your car. Your dashboard has warning lights to keep you aware of your surroundings and make sure you remain in control of the car. These indicators let you know when something is going on that might not be good. This article will explain what each dashboard warning lights mean and how you can use them to keep yourself safe.

 

1. Engine Warning Light

 

This Light is usually red or orange and appears on your dashboard when there's an issue with your engine. If this light is on, it's a good idea to pull over as soon as possible so that you can figure out what's wrong with your car. You don't want to risk driving a car that could cause serious injury or damage to yourself or others while trying to fix the problem.

 

2. Electrical System Fault Warning Light

 

This is usually red and appears on your dashboard when there's a problem with your car's electrical system. This Light should mean that you need to pull over and stop your car.

 

3. Overheating Warning Light

 

This is usually yellow and appears on your dashboard when there's an issue with your car's air conditioning. When your dashboard starts flashing this Light, you need to turn your air conditioning off.

 

4. Low Engine Oil Warning

 

This is usually red or orange and appears on your dashboard when your engine is low on oil. Your engine could be damaged if you don't keep your oil level safely.

 

5. Tire Pressure Warning Light

 

If the tire pressure warning light comes on, one of your tires is low or faulty. Take your vehicle to the garage as soon as possible. This can be dangerous because it can cause your tire to explode, causing you to crash.

 

Final Words

 

Your car is a very important part of your life. You need to make sure to keep it safe and in good condition. Have you noticed any of these warning lights on your dashboard? We invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!