Not all dashboard lights mean the same as they tend to vary depending on make and model. Referring to your owner’s manual will make it easier to understand and identify warning symbols. Basically warning lights either tell you something in on, or indicate that a problem has occurred inside your car’s system. If a light comes on, and will not turn off, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. This will help you to have a safe and reliable drive. It can also help to notice the sign of an issue before it becomes worse and more dangerous to drive your vehicle.

Dashboard Light

What Dashboard Lights Mean

Warning dashboard lights can come in different colors to alert you to what is wrong. A red warning light indicates either a potentially serious problem or safety issue, which should be attended to immediately by a professional. However, a red light might also serve as a reminder to the driver about service maintenance.

When a yellow or orange light illuminates, it’s usually a signal that a component needs servicing or repair. If the light flashes, it’s important to contact us so we can inspect it for you. This will also help to improve the safety of the vehicle.

When you see Green or blue dashboard lights they only serve to let the driver know that a system is active and operating.

Different Types of Dashboard Lights

Brake warning lights are usually in red text, which indicates a serious problem with the your brakes (main or emergency brakes). Make sure to schedule an appointment if you notice this issue.

If the temperature warning light symbol is red, it indicates your engine has overheated. A blue light means the coolant temperature is too low. Red and blue blinking means there is an electrical wiring malfunction.

Battery charging system warning light can mean either a bad battery or a failing alternator. Either way, you may start to notice an issue with how your vehicle starts, so make sure to bring it in as soon as possible.

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