If a warning light illuminates on the dashboard, make sure you do not ignore it. A red light means potentially serious trouble. Orange stands for caution and shows something is requiring urgent attention. If the light starts to blink on the dashboard, make sure to pull over when it is safe to do so and turn off your vehicle. This can help to prevent further issues from potentially forming for the vehicle. You will want to contact us as soon as possible so we can schedule an appointment to inspect the vehicle.
An engine coolant light can indicate that there is insufficient coolant fluid in the radiator, or that some sort of blockage or system malfunction has occurred, causing the temperature to rise. Stop the vehicle when safe to do so. If the engine oil pressure light comes on, pull over and check the engine’s oil level. Low levels of oil need topping up urgently. Failure to do so could result in serious engine damage. If there is an increase of oil leaking, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. You may also notice the power steering system light come on. This may be a failure of the power-assisted steering. It is possible to continue your journey, but use caution and have the system checked as soon as possible.
The charging system light probably means the battery is no longer being charged. Switch off all unnecessary electrical items (such as the air conditioning and audio system) and take the car to be checked. If it shows a yellow symbol, it suggests the charge level of the battery is very low, and should be investigated further.
A yellow symbol for the steering lock may simply be there to remind you that the steering lock system is engaged before you can start the engine. However, if it’s red and you’re driving, there is a malfunction. Ideally, do not switch off the engine, because this can prevent you from restarting the car, and drive to your home or safe place to turn it off.
If your car has tire pressure monitoring, it will signal only when one tire falls to a significantly lower pressure than the other three tires. If all tires gradually lose air over an extended period of time, it may not alert you. If you see this symbol, check all tires’ air pressure as soon as possible. It is recommended to check the tires on a regular basis, so bring the vehicle in and we can check them for you too.