Explanations of Important Dashboard Warning Lights

Here’s a scenario we all dread. You’re driving along, listening to your favorite song; then, you hear that dreaded “beeeep.” You look down and see a bright red light shining up at you from your dashboard. Unfortunately, for many drivers, those little pictures with wavy lines and exclamation marks are indecipherable.

To help you get a handle on your car situation, here are some of the most common dashboard warning lights.

Dashboard Warning Lights

Check engine light. This is by far the most dreaded of all the dashboard lights. When it turns on, you need to get it checked out by a professional so they can diagnose the problem. It can be a simple as a loose gas cap to something much more catastrophic.

Battery alert. When this light turns on, it means the voltage level is below the normal level. Have your battery and its terminals inspected.

Tire pressure. If you see this light come on, it means one of more of your tires has low pressure. Give your tires a boost of air pressure and it should turn off. If it doesn’t, consult a professional.

Traction control. When this light turns on, it means your car’s traction control or electronic stability system is active. It also usually means road conditions are slippery.

These are just a few of the most common warning lights. If you have any questions about what a light in your car means, stop by Gossett Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat and we’ll help you out.

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