Car Dashboard Warning Sign

Car dashboard warning sign

Nowadays cars are install with electronics and packed with sensors to monitor both how your vehicle is behaving and to make our travel life easier.

But when something goes wrong, it can be a troublesome task trying to figure out exactly what that warning light flashing away on your dashboard is trying to tell you.

It is important to know what the car dashboard warning lights actually mean, though, not least because they can pre-empt a car breakdown or full-on failure, potentially saving you from time and repair cost and meaning you stay safer on the road.

Brake system       

Your vehicle’s brakes are arguably the most important item on your car, so if there is  a warning light flashing on your dash highlighting, which mean there is malfunctioning  with the braking system so it is advisable to tow to your trusted workshop to get it check immediately.

ECU /Engine Warning Light

If your engine warning light is illuminated, often it  shall be accompanied by some unusual symptoms – these could include a lack of power, as the car has gone into the ‘safe’ mode to protect itself; an intermittent stuttering as you depress the accelerator, caused by a misfire; or another fault which could alter the normal response from the engine.

Sometimes this can be down to something as small  faulty electrical sensor, although  it can be a larger mechanical issue later . If your car’s engine warning light is showing, get a professional mechanic to inspect immediately , as driving around any longer could cause further, and potentially irreparable damage and you also have to pay more for the damage.

Oil Warning Light

Just like your car’s water or coolant warning light, you might see an oil warning light flash up if oil temperature is too high, the level is low or oil pressure too low. It’s the latter two you want to avoid at all costs.

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 even worse, level is low or oil pressure drops, the effectiveness of the lubrication can be reduced or lost all together.

The result? Expensive engine damage, so if you see this warning sign, stop and phone a professional immediately.

Coolant warning light

Without any coolant, your car’s engine will be getting hot that  it’d effectively ‘weld’ itself together. If you see the coolant light show up on your dashboard, it could mean coolant levels are running low, so check the gauge on the side of the coolant tank under the bonnet and top up if necessary.

In conjunction with a temperature gauge reading well into the red, it could mean your engine is overheating. This is either the sign of a larger problem – like a head gasket failure – or symptomatic of something less major, like a leak in the system somewhere, meaning you’re engine has run low on coolant and got too hot. Get it check by experienced mechanic  as soon as possible to avoid a potentially high repair cost.

! Never open the radiator cap when the engine is hot , you may get scalded. It is best to wait for the engine cool down

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