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What Does the Light On My Dashboard Mean?

Dashboard Warning Lights

All Chicago drivers sometimes have the experience of driving, and then asking themselves, “what does the light on my dashboard mean?”. Each of your dashboard warning lights has a different and specific meaning that warrants special attention. To keep your driving in Carol Stream as safe as possible, the Sunrise Chevrolet service center wants to inform you about what each of those lights mean. That way you can take the best possible care of your vehicle! Keep reading to learn more. 

Dashboard Warning Lights: Their Meanings

There are many possible dashboard warning lights that can activate during Addison drives. We’ve listed what some less common — but just as important — dashboard warning lights indicate so that you no longer have to ask: “what does the light on my dashboard mean?”. 

Engine Warning Lights:

Coolant Temp Warning – When your coolant levels are off, your fan isn’t working properly, or if the coolant is leaking, this light will come on.

Service Vehicle – Usually this light comes on when an electrical issue occurs.

Reduced Power Warning – If you see this, you need to have the engine serviced, as there’s some part of it that’s malfunctioning.

Cruise Control – When you use cruise control, this light will stay illuminated as long as the system is on.

Brake System Warning Lights:

Brake System – This light means there’s an issue with your brakes, such as the brake fluid is too low or there’s an ABS problem.

Traction Control or ESP – This light means your vehicle’s electronic stability system is being utilized.

Safety & Informative Warning Lights:

Security Alert – If your ignition switch is locked, or a door is left ajar, this light will indicate either the tech malfunction or alert you of the open door.

Fog Lamp – This reminds you when you have your brights on.

Airbag Fault – Normally, this light appears once the car has been started to indicate there’s a fault in the airbag system, and you’ll need to bring your vehicle in for a repair.

Washer Fluid Reminder – This simply means your washer fluid is low and needs to be replaced.

Tires Warning Lights: 

Tire Pressure Warning Light The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has detected that one or more of your tires has a tire pressure rating that’s too low or too high. You should have your tires’ PSI adjusted to the recommended levels as soon as possible to avoid complications. 

Sunrise Chevrolet Can Teach You More About Your Dashboard Warning Lights

Since a dashboard warning light can be the first sign of a serious problem, it’s best that you pay close attention to them! If after reading this article you still have questions, feel free to contact us, and we’ll be happy to help you. Our service center in Glendale Heights is ready to help you get back on the road as soon and as affordably as possible with our service offers.

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