Dashboard Lights Explained | Raynham, MA

Dashboard Indicator Light Meaning 

What Do Your Dashboard Indicator Lights Mean?

Diagnosing issues with your car isn't always easy. That's why your vehicle's dashboard indicator lights are so important to understand. It can be difficult to remember what each little icon means, though. Here are some common lights that show up on your dashboard, so you know what each one indicates.

Check Engine Light:

This engine-shaped light typically means that there's something wrong with your engine computer system. It could be something as minor as a loose gas cap; but it could also mean that you need new spark plugs or that it's time to replace an engine part. It's important to take your car in to the mechanic's shop for a check-up when this light is illuminated, to keep your car running smoothly.


Battery Alert:

When the voltage in your car's battery dips below normal-or if the vehicle's charging system isn't working properly-this light will come on to let you know. Check your battery terminals, alternator belt, and the condition of your battery. If it doesn't look like anything's wrong and the light remains on, make sure your mechanic examines the battery to see if it's just old. Car batteries typically last up to five years, so you might need to get it replaced.


Oil Change Reminder:

Getting a routine oil change is vital for your vehicle, but it isn't always easy to remember when you need to bring your car in for one. As you might have guessed, this light will come on when it's time to stop in to the mechanic's shop for your car's routine maintenance.


Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS):

If your tires' pressure is either above or below the recommended number, the TPMS will light up. Make sure you check your tire pressure and either raise or lower the pressure accordingly.


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