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We have a quiz for you. No, it’s not a hard quiz, but you do need to know this information in order to pass it. Do you know what all of the warning lights in your vehicle are for? If you’re not sure, we have some information for you about what your vehicle lights mean and what to do. This information is just as important as you knowing where the gas tank is. These are the most important dashboard light warning indicators you need to know about.

What Are Some Warning Lights I Should Know About?

First, you need to know that your warning lights come in three different categories. Green indicates something you need to know about, but it is not a danger. Yellow indicates problems in your car that need to be checked as soon as you are able, like the check engine light, which could come on when your car overheats. Red indicates problems that should be checked immediately because they are hazardous or dangerous.

Red Light Warnings

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This indicator means that your door or your car trunk are open, even if they are barely open, they should be closed immediately if you’re driving.

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Your low level fuel warning light tells you that your fuel level is extremely low. You should fill the car up with gas immediately to avoid running out of fuel.

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If this light comes on, it means there may be something wrong with your battery. You need to stop driving the car immediately if this light comes on while you are driving. It may be as simple as a broken fan belt, or it could be a problem with the wiring. A professional needs to look at it.

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This is the oil pressure warning light. If this light comes on while you are driving, you need to stop the car. Check your engine’s oil level. If the oil level is low, put more oil in your car. However, if your car seems to have plenty of oil, but the light is still on, you will need to have it checked. Sometimes this light will be yellow or orange, which means that you need to bring your car in for an oil change.

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When you see this light, it should be flashing once you take the key out of the engine. This means that your security system is working. When you get into your car to start it, you should see the indicator light as well. It should stop flashing once you start the car. If you don’t see the light when you start or stop your engine, you may have a wiring problem. Have your car checked by a mechanic.

When you’re ready for your next car, why not give us a call 941.748.6510. You can also come by and see us on First Street in Bradenton, Florida.

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