The Meaning of Dashboard Lights

You’ve seen your dashboard lights come on when you start your engine. But do you know what each of them means? These are tools that are designed to help you get the right service for your car, so use this guide to respond properly the next time one of these common warning lights comes on.

Check Engine Light

The light shaped like an engine could mean a number of things. At best, it may just be telling you that your fuel cap is open. But if this light has been on for a few days, it’s time to get a professional opinion.

Tire Pressure Light

When this light is on, it means that your tire pressure monitoring system senses one or more of your car’s tires has low pressure. Stop at a service station to check your tire pressure and add air if necessary.

Coolant Temp Warning Light

A light that looks like a thermometer is indicating that the engine’s temperature is too high. Pull over as soon as it is safe and turn off your engine. You may need to top off your engine’s coolant, but if that doesn’t help you’ll need to bring your car into Crown Kia of Longview for repairs.

Battery/Charging Alert

The light shaped like a battery is there to tell you that there is something wrong with your charging system. If this light is on, make an appointment at Crown Kia of Longview to have your battery checked and possibly replaced. 

For all of your vehicle service needs, Crown Kia of Longview is here to help.

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