Decoding Your Dash Lights

Dashboard indicator lights have changed over time. Since they are the primary way your car warns you of potential problems, it is important to understand what your car is trying to tell you.

Here are a few of the common dash indicator lights:

  • Check Engine Light: The engine has reported a problem such as an issue with he oxygen sensor or gas cap. A technician can read the error code.
  • Battery Alert Light: The battery has an issue; have the battery and its terminals inspected.
  • Oil Warning Light: This indicates unusual oil pressure, which could mean you have a leak or need an oil change.

Consult your vehicle's owner's manual for a description of other indicator lights and how they appear on your specific model. Stop by Shimkat Motor Company in Fort Dodge, IA if you have further questions and for all your service needs. We care about your safety on the road.

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