Knowing what the Warning Lights Mean



One of the warning lights to be aware of is the brake warning light that is on the dashboard of your vehicle. This can help to alert you if something is wrong for the braking system of your vehicle. If the light illuminates, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. You can also check in the owner’s manual to look up what the issue might mean. The light may also illuminate if there is an issue with the hand brake. This can be the issue if you notice the smell of burning brake dust. The light coming on could also indicate that the fluid if the master cylinder is low. If you notice the light coming on, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible. If the brake light starts blinking, make sure to pull the vehicle over when you can find a safe spot away from traffic. A blinking light could indicate something more serious with your vehicle, like the brakes going out altogether.



If the light comes on, it could indicate that the oil pressure is too low for your vehicle. Low oil pressure is a serious issue for the vehicle. If you continue to drive with the light on, the engine could eventually quit. A failed oil pump can also cause low oil pressure. A blocked oil filter or low oil levels in your vehicle could also cause the light to illuminate. If you notice this light coming on, it could also mean that oil is being burned.



The light will come on when the coolant in the radiator is low and may need to be topped off. It is important to remember not to open the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The coolant system is pressurized and it could easily release pressure. This could lead to it spraying you with boiling coolant. It is best to inspect the coolant when the engine is cold. You can also bring in the vehicle and we can inspect it for you. If the coolant needs to be topped off, we can also add some to ensure your vehicle will be in an ideal driving condition.

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