Top Five Vehicle Warning Lights That Every Driver Should Know


Regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance is required to help keep your vehicle in top condition. It's important to do your due diligence as a driver and to be aware of the potential warning signs that your vehicle might need work. To help get you started, let's examine the top five warning lights that every driver should know:

  • Low Engine Oil Pressure - This warning light is depicted by an old school style oilcan. It's usually red or deep orange color. When you see this light illuminate, it's an indication that there is something wrong with the oil system. This includes your oil level, oil pump, and/or oil filter.
  • Tire Pressure Warning Light - Your tire pressure warning light is usually indicated by some variation of an image of a tire. When you see this, it's telling you that your tires might be poorly inflated and that they need some attention before you continue driving any further.
  • Check Engine - One of the most common vehicle warning lights, your check engine light is a simple outline of an engine block. There are many reasons why you might see this light show up on your dashboard, but don't worry. Sometimes it's not anything worth stressing over and is something that can be fixed at home by yourself.
  • Electrical System Fault - This light will usually be red in color and shaped like a car battery with positive and negative terminals shown. Seeing this light usually means you have a problem with your battery, but it could also indicate a potential problem with your vehicle's electrical system.
  • Coolant Temperature Warning - Keeping your vehicle cool is essential to maintaining the overall health and well-being of your car. Indicated by what looks like a thermometer dipped in liquid, the coolant temperature warning light tells you that your vehicle is operating at a higher temperature then is recommended.

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