Common Warning Lights and What They Mean

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When your vehicle’s warning lights turn on, it’s important to know what they mean and how to react. This quick guide will help you provide your vehicle with the service it needs in response to the most common warning lights.

Check Engine Light

A check engine light could mean a number of things. It could indicate a minor issue, like a loose gas cap, or it could mean something serious, like an issue with your car’s catalytic converter. If the light stays on, have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible.

Tire Pressure Warning Light

When this light comes on, one or more of your vehicle’s tires has low air pressure. Stop by a gas station to check air pressure and air up as needed.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

The oil pressure warning light indicates that your car’s oil pressure is too low. This could be very harmful to your engine, which could lead to very costly repairs, so it’s important to address this light as soon as possible. Stop over at the next service station you see to check your car’s oil levels, top off as needed, then get your car into Don Larson GM to get serviced.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

A coolant temperature warning light means that your vehicle’s engine is overheating. As with low oil pressure, a hot engine can be very dangerous to your car’s engine. Avoid driving an overheated car, and instead drive your vehicle straight to the dealership for service.

If you’ve got a light on your dashboard that you can’t make heads or tails of, stop into Don Larson GM and we’ll address the problem.

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