Check Battery Light
If this symbol lights up, make sure you get serviced right away! This light could mean that your battery has low power, which can leave your vehicle unable to start up. If you leave it unchecked, it can result in engine failure, so make sure you get your battery checked as soon as possible. Our expert battery technicians will help you get everything fixed in a timely manner.
Oil Warning Light
This light could be indicating that your vehicle has low oil pressure or a low oil level. If you see this while driving, pull over somewhere safe and check your oil level as quickly as possible! Driving on a low oil level can cause serious damage to your engine from component overheating. Making sure you get any oil issues taken care of as soon as possible is important in maintaining a healthy vehicle.
Low Tire Pressure Light
If one or more of your tires has low pressure, this light will illuminate to inform you of the problem. Check your tires immediately and take them in for a diagnostic as soon as possible. Small punctures or leaks can be affordably repaired, but larger damage may end up costing more. Sometimes, you may just need to fill up your tire with air, but it's better to be safe than sorry!
Hood Ajar Light
Close your hood as soon as you are able to when you see this light! It means your hood wasn't fully closed when you last shut it. Driving without your hood fully closed for an extended period of time can cause the hood to fly up, which can eliminate your visibility on the road and potentially damage your windshield. Make sure you don't see this symbol while you're driving!
Airbag Malfunction Light
This light will come on when one of the airbags in your vehicle isn't working properly. While you're able to drive just fine without an airbag, it's highly encouraged that you get your airbags fixed as soon as possible. Without an airbag, you don't have anything to protect you if you happen to get into an accident. Staying proactive of this warning light is very important!
Vehicle maintenance can be a very tedious task. However, keeping yourself safe on the road is a priority, especially when any warning lights illuminate on your vehicle's dashboard. We hope this list of vehicle maintenance lights and what they mean helps you to stay prepared if your vehicle has any issues! If you see an issue we didn't mention, you can refer to our vehicle dashboard light guide for a full list of symbols your car may show and their meanings. If anything does end up coming up and you need assistance, be sure to schedule an appointment to make sure your car is in good hands!
At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Stop by the dealership located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or visit our website: VeldeFordPekin.com for more information.
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