We’ve all been there: A light is lit on your dashboard, and you’re not 100 percent sure what it means or what problem it might indicate. If you’ve run into this problem recently, the following are some of the most common dashboard lights and their meanings. If you’re not sure what to do after reading this list, give us a call at Jack Matia Honda to get advice or set up service!
Check engine light: This light in the shape of an engine can mean a whole range of issues, from something minor like a loose gas cap or blown spark plugs to a big, expensive repair. Visit Jack Matia Honda to get the problem diagnosed as quickly as you can.
TPMS light: The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) light is a horseshoe-shaped light that comes on when your tire pressure is too low. Use a gas gauge to check which tires are low and head to the nearest gas station to add air to your tires.
Temperature warning light: This light, which looks sort of like a sailboat in the ocean, means that your engine is overheating. This could be due to low coolant, a coolant leak, or a bad fan. If this light comes on, pull over immediately and turn off the car to avoid doing permanent damage to the engine.
Brake system light: A pair of hands holding a circle with an exclamation mark inside it means there’s something wrong with your braking system, whether that’s low brake fluid or bad ABS. Get the problem diagnosed as soon as possible, since driving with potentially bad brakes is incredibly unsafe.
Battery alert light: A picture of a car battery means there’s an issue with your car’s battery charge. If the charge is weak, it might be time to consider replacing it with a new battery, especially if you’re heading into winter or summer, since the extreme temperatures are hard on batteries.
If you need help addressing a light on your dash, look no further than the service department at Jack Matia Honda.