Vehicle dashboard warning lights have been around for decades and convey crucial information to drivers. These symbols can be difficult to understand, but could be vital to know if you have a problem or a fault on your car. They can inform the driver on anything from an oil shortage, engine fault to somebody not wearing their seatbelt. Dashboard warning lights convey important information to drivers and alert them of potential dangers. It’s also very well knowing what they mean but it’s important to know the best course of action to take when lights do come on, as not acting quickly or properly can often result in further damage to the vehicle or even injury.
Engine coolant light
This dashboard warning light comes on it means your engine is too hot. If this comes on, park and turn off the engine off for thirty minutes to allow the car to cool down. Check the coolant level and top up if needed. If it doesn’t need any more coolant, schedule an appointment with us so we can take a look at it.
The engine light can come on for a number of reasons. It can be due to a faulty electrical sensor, a misfire, or something else that will change how your engine normally works. Bring your vehicle in to get checked over. Make sure to not continue driving it, as it could cause more damage
Ignoring the oil warning light can cause extensive damage to your car. If the light is illuminated it’s because the oil temperature is too high. It could also mean the oil level or pressure is too low. Stop driving as soon as the light comes on to avoid engine damage and bring it in.
Tire pressure light
The light will illuminate if tires are not at normal pressure or if there is a puncture. Pull over and look at the tires for any wear and tear. Make sure as soon as you can, you fill up the tire. This will help the tires rotate more evenly when you drive.