Taking care of your car is essential so that it performs well on the road. Understanding your dashboard warning lights can help you do so. As part of your vehicle’s safety system, these lights alert you to potential issues, such as low tire pressure or fuel. Some dashboard symbols are more serious than others, so it’s important to learn how to distinguish between them. Read on to learn about some common warning lights.
The various symbols and inscriptions on your car’s dashboard are color coded in green, yellow and red. Green lights are simply letting you know that a system is on, while yellow lights indicate that a certain system or part of the car should be checked soon. These include traction control, check engine, transmission temperature and the tire pressure warning light.
Red lights indicate a serious issue, and you should avoid driving until your car is serviced. Common red dashboard warning symbols include the airbag, engine cooling system, engine oil pressure, power steering system and ignition switch. These systems should be thoroughly inspected immediately.
Paying attention to these symbols can ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive. To learn more about common dashboard warning lights, take a look at the accompanying resource.
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