Important Car Dashboard Warning Lights to Know

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Important Car Dashboard Warning Lights to Know
By: Luke Shaff ~ 6/29/2017

There’s nothing worse than seeing one of your car dashboard warning light come on and having no idea what it means.  If you’re unable to pull over right away to check, it can be even more nerve-wracking.  Not only can a delayed response to a warning light cause unwanted damage to your car, but it can also put you and your family at risk.  While you can always speak to an auto repair specialist about warning lights, here are some of the most important ones to understand.

Engine Warning Light

Your engine warning light (depicted as an engine) is one you absolutely do not want to overlook. In fact, it’s often a warning you can’t ignore because it’s usually accompanied by a lack of power as well. Take your car to an auto shop so a professional auto technician can look at it right away.

Oil Warning Light

Changing your oil regularly is part of good car maintenance. However, sometimes life is so busy you overlook fulfilling this requirement. When this happens, your car will tell you. Running your car with low oil or oil pressure is something you should absolutely avoid. It can cause serious damage to the internal workings of your car. So take it in for service and repair immediately.

Break System Warning Light

Your break system warning light may be hard to identify. It’s usually depicted as an exclamation mark inside a circle inside parenthesis. If you notice this light on your dashboard, you should take the car for an examination right away to avoid a brake malfunction.

Need Help with Your Car Dashboard Warning Lights?

Does your car engine needs maintenance?  Don’t put it off any longer. Taking action fast is the best way to avoid further damage and more expensive repairs. Contact Luke’s Automotive today with questions, or for engine repair.  We offer a wide range of services, including tire replacement, general inspections, engine diagnostics, and break repair.

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