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Dashboard Warning Lights NOT To Ignore!

  • Friday, Sept 13th, 2019

The blog this week is about those troublesome dashboard warning lights. There are some that you can ignore temporarily until you get home such as your washer bottle fluid needs topping up, but there are others that you really should not ignore. We know it is viewed as a boring read but you really should familiarise yourself with your owners hand manual and identify what exactly each of the warning lights may mean to keep yourself informed! Read below to see some of the warning lights that need immediate attention from your local independent garage:

Dashboard Warning lights

  • Engine/ECU – Engine Management Light – could be a multitude of reasons this one comes on – your local independent garage can investigate further with their software.
  • Braking system – This is incredibly important – you need to be able to stop your Volvo or Toyota so this needs your immediate attention.
  • Power steering failure – some of us remember what it was like to drive a vehicle without power steering – get this looked at straight away – could just require a fluid top up.
  • Airbag – you do not want your airbags deploying unnecessarily or not working when you need them too – do not fiddle with them yourself seek the expertise of your local independent garage.
  • Oil pressure – Seek professional help and do not drive your car – you do not want your engine going pop! – a very expensive repair!
  • Cooling system – Stop your car straight away if this light comes on – do not attempt to top up with coolant whilst your engine is hot – the pressure and steam will cause burns – wait until your engine is cool and top up and then start your car. If in any doubt seek help from your local independent garage.
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