At one time or another, we’ve all been guilty of ignoring a dashboard light in our car. While this may have not led to any serious consequences, there are some dashboard lights that you shouldn’t let slip by for your own safety and for the long-term reliability of your vehicle. Which dashboard lights should you never ignore?

Battery Light

If your battery warning light is lit, most of the time this means that the car is unable to get a full charge on the battery. If the light comes on while driving, you will very likely be able to complete your drive. However, there is a real possibility that your car will be unable to start when you return to it for your next drive. Thus, if your battery light is lit, you should be proactive and contact a professional to avoid this potential inconvenience.

Airbag Warning Light

Airbag warning lights can be easy to shrug off. However, you should never ignore this warning. There is a risk that your airbags will not deploy spontaneously (or not deploy at all) when you need them the most. Contact your vehicle’s manufacturer as soon as you are able to if your find you airbag light lit.

Oil Warning Light

Ignoring oil warnings effects the reliability of your vehicle as well as your safety. There is a risk that your engine could shut off due to low oil or low oil pressure. This can damage your engine and put you at risk for accidents. If you see this light, check your oil levels and add more if needed. From there, contact a trusted mechanic like Mobile Auto Service to get a diagnosis on your vehicle.

High Engine Temperature

High engine temperature is an issue that should not be ignored for any amount of time. If this light is displayed on your dashboard, its best to stop driving as soon as possible to avoid potential massive engine damage. From there, contact an expert to diagnose and address your issue.

Brake Light

Naturally, brake issues not are something you want to ignore. Brake lights can signify a variety of issues including ABS issues, a hydraulic issue, or low brake fluid. Each of these issues can lead to braking difficulty and potentially brake failure. If you see this light, be sure to take initiative and have your brakes looked at to ensure your own safety and the safety of everyone on the road.

Contact Mobile Auto Service to Address Your Dashboard Lights

At Mobile Auto Service, we come to you! We are at your service when it comes to addressing those pesky dashboard lights to ensure your safety. Give us a call at 443-424-0131 or shoot us an email at info@remotemechanic.com today!

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