What is my dashboard trying to tell me?!
You get into your car and hear a beep from the dashboard and a hieroglyphic icon appears. Your car is trying to tell you it needs help, but what is it saying. Is this something that needs to be fixed immediately or is this something that you can be addressed during a service visit?
Let’s first review the different color lights that may appear on your dashboard.
Red Warning Lights tell you that there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately, like an overheating engine. Or it signifies that there is a safety issue present, like a seatbelt reminder.
Yellow Warning Lights tells you that there is a component that needs servicing or repair, like tire pressure low. You can continue to drive, but make sure to bring your car in for service.
Green Lights tells you that a system is active and operating, like headlights
Here are the most common lights that may appear on your dashboard. If a warning light does appear on your dashboard, make sure to you check what the light means and have the issue addressed right away.