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Common Dashboard Warning Lights and What to Do About Them

With so many warning lights on your dashboard, keeping track of them can be confusing. However, you should never ignore an illuminated warning light, as they’re there for a reason. You can refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to learn what they mean, but here is a list of some of the more common dashboard warning lights .

What to do about common dashboard warning lights, including the Check Engine light

Check Engine

Probably the most common warning light people see, the Check Engine light means that your engine computer has detected some sort of engine malfunction. While you may not notice your car performing poorly, it’s always a good idea to see a trained technician if you see this light.

 

What to do about common dashboard warning lights, including the Oil Pressure warning

Oil Pressure Warning

This light indicates a loss of oil pressure. If you see this light, immediately check your oil level and oil pressure and replace your oil if necessary. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, see a professional for assistance.

 

 

What to do about common dashboard warning lights, including the Brake System warning.

Brake System

Usually, this light means the parking brake is on, there is a problem with the brakes, the brake fluid is low, or there is an ABS system. If the light stays on when your parking brake isn’t engage, seek the help of a trained technician immediately, as your car may be unsafe to operate.

 

Next time you see a warning light on your dashboard, take care of it right away or see a trained technician for help. The talented service technicians are ready to help you at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.