The warning lights on the dashboard are important. This helps you to determine what is wrong you’re your vehicle. One of the more difficult lights to locate the issue is the check engine light. This is connected to sensors all over the vehicle. It includes the engine, fuel, and emissions systems as well. If the light comes on, check is the gas cap. Most vehicles have a pressurized fuel system and vapor recovery loop. If you do not twist the gas cap until it clicks, the fuel system is not sealed. This will not allow it to pressurize and result in the light coming on. If you check the gas cap and the light still stays on, bring the vehicle in as soon as you can.
Service Engine Light
The service engine light may illuminate, as you are getting closer to a regular maintenance inspection. This can indicate when the engine temperatures, oil temperatures, or air temperatures are less than ideal. It can also come on when it is time for an oil change. This can help to remind you of regular oil changes. If this light comes on, contact us. Regular service is probably needed for your vehicle in order for this light to turn off.
Brake Warning Light
This light means there is an issue with the braking system. Make sure to check the owner’s manual of the vehicle to find out the meaning. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. This is because the brake warning light can serve for multiple issues. If the light comes on, notice any smell of burning brake dust. Bring the vehicle in as soon as possible to help prevent a further issue. The brakes are an important part of your vehicle, so you will want to have this issue taken care of immediately.
When there is a low level of coolant in the vehicle, this light will illuminate. It is recommended to top off the coolant level. It is also important to remember to not open the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The coolant system is pressurized and could spray hot coolant. If you have to fill the coolant often, it could mean there is a leak in the system somewhere. Over time this can become a costly expense, and lead to further issues. If this happens, you will want to make sure you bring the vehicle in so we can inspect the vehicle and components for you.