When a dashboard warning light comes on in your vehicle, sometimes it’s unclear what exactly it’s referring too. The best way to avoid this confusion is to consult with your car’s owner’s manual, but you should also have a general idea of what common dashboard light warnings look like. Here’s a short list of common warnings and what they mean.
- Picture of engine: This warning means that the car has detected something amiss with the engine. To have it diagnosed, you typically need to take your vehicle to a service center, like the one at JAB Automotive LLC, and have them check the engine with a scan tool.
- Picture of battery with + and – signs: This icon means that the car’s battery is below the normal charge level and may not be charging correctly. You will want to have the battery checked as soon as possible before it dies completely.
- Tire with exclamation point: This symbol means that the car has detected low air pressure within your tires. Sometimes, this warning is tripped by changes in outdoor temperatures, but you will want to check to make sure.
- Car with wrench: This indicator light tells you that there is a lighting or electrical problem with your vehicle. You will want to check all the lights; if all appear in working order, it may indicate a traction control issue.
We at JAB Automotive LLC are experts on dashboard light meanings and would be glad to help diagnose what’s wrong with your car if you bring it to our service center.