Warning and Engine Lights
The lights that you see up there on your dashboard are meant to divert your attention to the more pressing problems that your car may be having. Busy schedules may make visiting a mechanic challenging, but it pays to be a little bit more informed about what is happening under the hood of your beautiful car.
If you feel that there is something wrong with your vehicle and are having second thoughts about driving it, then don't! You may be on to something.
Ask yourself whether your car is stalling too much, is it using more fuel than before, and is it getting more difficult to start the car? Your car can alert you in many ways. Besides the warning symbols, there will be engine misfires, excessive exhaust fumes and sluggish drives down the road.
Listen to your Car!
Ideally, the warning light would come on and stop as soon as possible (i.e. when the engine starts). But if that is not just the case or it turns on while you are driving, switch off the engine and check what went wrong.
With newer models being introduced in the market, cars are becoming more complex than most people can handle. While a majority of warning lights are included especially for a specific car make or model, there are some common ones too.
The oil pressure bulb refers to the engine oil level. Check that and if you think the level is correct, it's better to ask for assistance. Treat the brake system lights similarly. They might be indicating a low level of brake fluid once you have released the handbrake. But, if it's not a sensor fault, it can be the result of a circuit failure.
Make sure your battery is charges without damaging the engine. Keeping an eye out for the engine light will ensure there is no malfunction in the system so that there is no need to avoid heavy acceleration or restarting the system to reset it. The ABS light will let you know if the system is operational.
You have to begin paying attention to your car if you don't already. Without proper maintenance, you risk losing, especially if it's a used car. Then again, you can always get yourself a better deal for the latter from quality dealerships like Kelly Risk Free.
For awesome automotive service top in to any of our locations: Kelly Nissan of Route 33, Kelly Buick GMC, Kelly Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM or Kelly MItsubishi. Our service teams will take care of any tire or steering problems.
Kelly Risk Free sells used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Located in Easton and Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Poconos, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.
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