You get in your car about to head to work and – ding! A dashboard light indicator turns on. When lights turn on, it can be confusing to know which ones to pay attention to immediately, and which ones can wait. As you’ll see below, some of the vehicle performance issues that prompt dashboard indicator lights can lead to you being stranded or getting into an accident, so it’s important to follow up with them promptly to protect your safety and the integrity of your vehicle.
Here are eight indicators that you should always pay attention to – what they might look like, what they might mean and what to do when you see them.
- Check engine light – The check engine light appears as an engine icon and indicates that your engine may need maintenance. The check engine light can represent a whole host of issues and will likely