When there’s something wrong with your car, it often tells you with a symbol that lights up on your dashboard. But what do those little icons mean? There are so many and it can be difficult to tell which is which — especially when you’re driving and your eyes are focused on the road. So what are your options? While there is much to be said about the individual icons, here is some valuable information you can use when there’s only time for a quick glance.
If you’re driving and suddenly a red light appears on your dashboard, it means there is a serious problem and you need to act quickly. There is a serious problem that poses a safety issue, such as a broken component that can lead to dangerous engine temperatures. When you see a red light on your dash, pull over and inspect your vehicle immediately.
The orange or amber-colored lights that appear on your dashboard often mean your system is trying to warn you about an issue that is important to take note of and repair as soon as possible. When you see an orange light, your fuel level may be low or your battery might by dying. If you see an orange light, call Team Automotive as soon as possible to set up an appointment.
Green and Blue Lights
These icons reveal a feature is engaged. You’ll notice when you use cruise control, the image will appear in blue. If you’re driving and you notice a blue or green light coming from your dashboard, there is no reason to worry. Just make sure that whatever feature is engaged is meant to be in use.
When you want to see what specific icons mean, refer to your car’s owners manual. It shows the different symbols and what they mean. If you see red or orange lights, call Team Automotive. Your car will require service and our technicians can tell you exactly what that service is.