Nowadays vehicles are completely computerized, thus giving drivers access to an extensive variety of data. In any case, the issue is that your car can’t really talk to you, and let you know what the issue is in plain English. The lights in your dash are intended to help warn you that there’s an issue, so you can have it repaired.
Five Warning lights that you should never ignore
Check Engine Light:
The Check Engine Light can go off for a large variety of reasons, some of them relatively minor. On the off-chance that you’ve ever forgotten to put your fuel top back on or didn’t tighten it all the way after topping off, you’re familiar with this. However, the light could mean any number of things, the majority of which are of critical importance to your car. Emissions problems, engine issues, transmission issues and fuel system issues will all make this light go ahead.
Tyre Pressure Light:
If you have a TPMS(Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), or tyre pressure observing system, then there’s a light on your dash that will warn you when one of your tyre pressure is low. While it may very well be an instance of a cold morning combined with somewhat low tyre pressure, it could be something much more terrible – like a nail in the tread.
The Brake light on your dash goes ahead when you first crank the engine, and after that go away unless you have the parking brake set. When you release the parking brake, the light should go out. If it doesn’t, then there’s some kind of problem with the parking brake and it’s not releasing. If it continues to glow while you’re driving, it mostly implies that the brake fluid is low in the master cylinder.
Engine temperature/coolant temperature.
Your car’s PC screens the temperature of the engine coolant as a measure against overheating. On the off-chance that the Temperature light is glowing, it implies that you’re about to overheat. It also indicates that the engine coolant is low, but it could be a failed thermostat, or a leak in a hose (which likewise implies low coolant) and different issues.
This light resembles a little oil can, and it should glow on for a few moments when you crank before turning back off once more. In any case, if it stays on or continues to glow while you’re driving, it implies that your engine doesn’t have enough oil pressure. This can show anything from low oil in the engine to a failed sensing unit.
If you see any of these warning lights in your dash, pay attention.