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when your vehicle detects that something isn’t working properly it communicates with you through the warning lights that appear on your dashboard, sometimes the color of the warning light is red which indicates a serious problem that must be addressed immediately while an orange/yellow warning light indicates a problem that needs to be serviced soon.
in this blog, you’ll learn about the 10 most common warning lights, what they mean and how serious they are.
1- Oil pressure light
the oil pressure light means that there is a problem with your vehicle’s oil, it is either running low, dirty or your vehicle could be experiencing an oil leak, this light indicates an extremely serious problem that you should address on the spot, driving further with this light on will damage your engine.
2-Check engine light
the check engine light is probably the most common warning sign that we all saw at one point. however, if you haven’t seen it before it looks like a yellow submarine and the word “check” could appear with it on some vehicles, the check engine light could indicate a variety of malfunctions but all of them are related to your engine when the check engine light appears to take your vehicle to get it checked as soon as possible, it is worth mentioning that when the check engine light starts flashing it means the problem is serious and must be handled immediately.
3- battery light
This warning light pops up for reasons like a faulty alternator, broken alternator belt, and a damaged battery or cables, as soon as this light pops up you should turn off all the unnecessary electrical systems and if your home or the auto shop is far from where you are currently at then driving with this light on is dangerous because you could experience power steering loss and then a complete power loss which can cause life-threatening accidents.
4- Temperature Warning Light
This light pops up when your engine is operating at high temperatures which means that your engine is overheating, whenever this light appears turn off your vehicle and give it a chance to cool and if after you turn your car on again the light is still there then your vehicle is most likely facing a problem with its cooling system when facing this problem drive your car slowly to the nearest mechanic to get it serviced.
5- ABS warning
The Antilock braking system prevents your wheen from locking during braking, the ABS is important for your safety so you shouldn’t ignore its warning light when it pops up and you should get your vehicle serviced when you can.
6- Airbag Indicator
to ensure the safety of your passengers and your own you should get your vehicle serviced quickly when the airbag indicator pops up because it means that there is a malfunction on your airbag system, also if the warning light starts flashing that means that there is a problem with more than one of the airbags inside your vehicle.
7- Safety belt reminder
usually, a beeping sound occurs when this light is on, what you should do is BUCKLE UP and if the light is still on that means you probably have a weight on one of your seats and you can stop it by either fastening the seat belt or removing the weight.
8- TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
some vehicles have systems that monitor the tires’ pressure, when you see this light pull over and check the pressure levels on all your tires and read your vehicle’s manufactures recommendation for the preferred PSI levels.
9- Brake system warning
this light means that there is a problem with your vehicle’s braking system, the cause of the issue could be low brake fluid levels, the parking brake is still engaged and it could be that the brake pads or the sensors are damaged. however, if the light appears only when you press the brake pedal this could indicate a problem with your hydraulic circuits.
10- Check Gas Cap
this light is pretty simple, it means that the fuel cap is loose, missing, or damaged, when you notice this light pull over and check your fuel cap, if the light stays on after properly affixing the fuel cap then this means that the system detected a leak somewhere and that you should get your vehicle checked by a mechanic.

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