The Dashboard Warning Lights for your Car

Warning

 

When you drive your vehicle, be aware of any issues that you might notice. This can range from any odd noises or sounds, to anything that does not feel right. Sometimes you might notice that your vehicle pulls in one direction when you drive. This could mean an issue with the steering or even with the tires. By bringing the vehicle in, you can help prevent further damage and wear and tear to the parts. If you ignore any issue, it can develop into a much larger problem. This will end up costing you more in the long run as well. You should also be aware of the warning lights that are on the dashboard. These will light up for a few seconds right after you start your vehicle, but then will turn off.

Warning Lights

Some warning lights are a minor inconvenience like the washer fluid is getting low. You can still drive, and even use the fluid, but you will want to refill it as soon as you can. Ideally you should have an extra container of washer fluid in the back seat of your vehicle, incase you need to refill it at a less than ideal time. Another light that might come on is the overdrive light. This just means that your vehicle is in overdrive. Turning off the overdrive manually will help turn off the light.

Engine Light

There are other lights that you will want to pay careful attention to. This could include the check engine light, or service vehicle soon light. The check engine light does not always mean it is an issue with the engine, but you also do not want to ignore it. Sometimes just tightening the gas cap will be enough for the light to go off. If the light starts blinking, you will want to pull over when it is safe to do so and turn the vehicle off. This will help prevent extensive damage. Make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the vehicle for you.