We have all had it happen. One day your car is completely fine, the next day, a light comes on your dashboard. Immediately, it is a cause for concern: What could it mean? Is this an immediate issue? The lights on your dashboard can be confusing, but Color Customs Collision is here to help. Here are the 5 most common warning lights that can come up on your dashboard, and ways to address them.
- Check Engine Warning Light
Many recognize the check engine light and fear the worst. While it requires your attention, it is not always a cause for concern. Before going directly to your local car maintenance shop, pull over and check to make sure the gas cap and all other caps underneath the hood of the car are secure. If that does not take care of the light, safely call your car repair technician and schedule an appointment.
2. Oil Pressure Warning Light
When your oil pressure warning light appears, it is either time for an oil change, or something is not operating properly within your oil pump.
3. Tire Pressure Warning Light
The tire pressure warning light indicates that one or more of your tires either has low pressure or uneven pressure compared to the other tires. Check your car manual, or in most cars, inside of the driver side door for your car’s tire pressure recommendations and fill your tires with the proper amount of air.
4. Engine Temperature Warning Light
If this light illuminates, it means that your engine is overheated. This most likely has to do with your coolant. Make sure your vehicle has plenty of coolant, and if the light is still on, call your car repair technician. Address this issue immediately to avoid permanent damage.
5. Traction Control Light
The traction control light is an indicator that your vehicle’s traction control is turned on. This system utilizes the anti-lock brake system (ABS) to sense if one tire is spinning faster than the other tires. If it does detect that, the brakes are applied to increase traction. This is most helpful during heavy rain and snow.
Warning lights in a vehicle can be intimidating, especially when you are unaware of the meaning. Color Customs Collision is here to help. Color Customs is a guaranteed repair shop for State Farm, Liberty Mutual, Geico, and Germania. Color Customs Collision works with all insurance companies and delivers the same guarantee of customer satisfaction and quality no matter if the repair job is paid by insurance or out-of-pocket. If you or a loved one is in need of reliable collision repair, collision repair, hail repair, or post-repair painting work, contact family-owned and operated Color Customs Collision today.