The warning lights on the dashboard will illuminate when there is an issue with your vehicle. It is always best to pay attention to which ones these are, as they are clues for what the issue is. Make sure to schedule an appointment, and you can bring the vehicle in. We can inspect it and check the issue that is making the warning light come on. It could be something as minor as a faulty sensor or a broken wire, but it could be something more serious. If left unchecked, it will cause lasting and expensive damage to your vehicle. Regular servicing and maintenance can help protect your vehicle from causing an issue. Keep a close eye on your vehicle and the warning lights to save you money in the long run.
The Oil Warning Light
You might see the oil warning light flash up if oil temperature gets too high. This can also happen if the level is low or the oil pressure is too low. Oil is what lubricates your engine, with the oil pump used to spray the fluid to all corners of your engine. If temperatures get too high, or the level is low or drops, the effectiveness of the lubrication can be reduced. This can result in expensive engine damage. If you see this warning sign, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.
Battery Charge light illuminating
You should see your battery charge warning light when you first turn your car on. If it does not go out a few seconds after the engine starts, there could be a problem with your car’s electrical system. This could be to do with a faulty alternator, faulty battery, a bad connection or damaged cabling somewhere in the engine bay. If your car isn’t charging the battery when moving, then you could eventually run out of electrical power.
If there is a light that comes on when driving, pay attention to it. If it starts blinking, make sure to pull over when it is safe to do so. This can help prevent further damage to your vehicle.