Frequently checking all warning lights is vital to every motorist’s maintenance regime.
CMH Mahindra Pinetown has compiled a list to highlight the importance of paying attention to warning lights.
Importance of checking warning lights and what car dashboard lights mean
Your car dashboard lights serve as a performance indicator and warming for possible malfunction.
Each light signals a unique problem, so it’s essential to take note of a dashboard light and tackle repairs before it becomes a costly (or dangerous) problem.
Standard warning lights you should know
Here are some standard dashboard warning lights and problems that CMH Mahindra Pinetown came across:
The check engine light turns on if your car is experiencing engine problems. Engine issues can relate to high engine temperature (overheated engine), fault wires, or even a catalytic converter problem. Engine problems can cause expensive and irreparable damage if not promptly addressed.
The brake light indicates when there is a problem with your braking system, such as having low brake fluid or your emergency brake is still engaged while driving. It’s crucial to check your brake pads if this light or your automatic braking system (ABS) as failure can cause serious issues.
Your car’s oil pressure warning light will go off when there are low oil levels, low pressure or if your oil levels are too hot. Oil helps with engine lubrication, and failure to maintain and check your oil levels can lead to severe engine damage.
The best way to properly take care of issues is to have regular maintenance and repair work done as soon as possible to prevent damage. The experts at CMH Mahindra Pinetown workshop can help you with maintenance and repair for any issue that your car experiences in its lifetime.
If your warning lights come on, contact us or stop by today!
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