You see them every time you start your car, but do you know what your service lights mean? Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi will teach you about these important lights so that next time you can diagnose your car’s needs with certainty.
What looks like a thermometer dipped into a couple of waves of water is the warning light associated with your car’s temperature. If it’s on, then your vehicle is probably overheating. Pull over and turn off the engine as soon as possible. The overheating might be due to low levels of coolant, which you can check on your own.
The light that looks like an oil can is there to warn you when there is an issue with your oil pressure. This may mean that the oil levels are low, in which case you might also notice a subtle but constant tickertape sound. You should pull over and check the oil level right away and top off if need be.
The traction control light looks like a car leaving a squiggly trail behind it. This light comes on to indicate that your car’s traction control or electronic stability control system has been activated.
The battery light exists to alert you that the car’s battery’s charge may be lower than its normal level. This may be due to a fault in the charging terminals or the battery itself.
The light that shows a little man in a seatbelt is there to remind you that yours isn’t fastened!
The light that looks like a little man with a ball on his lap indicates that there may be something wrong with the airbag system.
The light that reads ABS means that there’s something wrong with your antilock brake system. Take your car to the shop to have the ABS looked at as soon as possible.
If you notice one of these issues and need further assistance, visit Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi today!