Often, your car can give you advance warning to go to an auto repair shop before it breaks down on the road. Warning lights can give you a clue as to what exactly is wrong with your car, utilizing a vehicle diagnostics system. Even if you see the light but don't think there is anything wrong with your car, it's still a good idea to head to an auto repair franchise to have things checked. Here are some dashboard lights you should be on the lookout for, according to the Technical Department at Moran Family of Brands,; Franchisor for Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Care, Multistate Transmission and Dr. Nick's Transmission:
Oil pressure warning
A red oil can, this light indicates that oil pressure is low. The engine will shut off until it receives the correct amount of oil.
Coolant or temperature alert
This light usually shows up as a thermometer within water on your dashboard. This light appears when there is a temperature problem in the engine cooling system. What this means is that there could be something wrong with your coolant level, which should be inspected by a trusted auto repair center as soon as possible.
Brake system or ABS alert
This light may indicate low brake fluid or a leak in the lines. It can show up as an exclamation point within a circle or even the ABS symbol. Sometimes an ABS fault can cause this light to come on in conjunction with the brake warning light.
This is the most basic warning light. Usually a triangle with an exclamation mark, it is telling you that something is wrong with your car, and is sometimes accompanied by other warning lights.
Sometimes shown as a picture of a battery, this light indicates there your vehicles. Without power, you may not be able to start your vehicle.
No matter what lights appear on your dashboard, it's always good practice to take your vehicle to a professional, such as Mr. Transmission or Milex Complete Auto Care, to diagnose the exact issue that is occurring in your vehicle.
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