When you drive, the dashboard warning lights may illuminate at one point or another. When this happens, you will want to make sure to notice it immediately to see what the issue is. If there is lower washer fluid, you can drive to your destinations. A more serious light like low fuel will require you to take immediate action for your vehicle. Remember that if an issue becomes serious enough, the light on the dashboard will start to blink. If you notice this, make sure to pull the vehicle over as soon as it is safe to do so. It is recommended to turn the vehicle off for several minutes as well.


One light you might notice for your vehicle is the oil light. If this illuminates when you are driving, you will want to pull over as soon as you can. Make sure to check the oil of the vehicle to ensure that it is at the proper amount, as well as good condition. After popping the hood, pull out the dipstick and wipe it clean. Place it back into the reservoir and pull it out again. If there is little or no oil on the dipstick, then your vehicle is in need of more oil. Ideally, you should have an extra quart of oil in your vehicle in the backseat or trunk. That way if the vehicle does have low oil, you can add to it immediately.


Besides low oil, the light may also illuminate if the oil pressure is low. The low oil pressure can mean that the pump is not able to circulate the oil enough. There could also be the chance there is not enough oil in the system for the pump to circulate. The oil of the vehicle is needed to help keep the engine and other parts properly lubricated. If you notice the oil light coming on, along with low pressure, pull over and turn the vehicle off. If you continue to drive with low oil or pressure, the engine can fail completely.