Dashboard Warning Lights, What are they? What do they mean? Should I be worried?
There are over a 150 types of warning lights that can come up on any dashboard, obviously car and feature dependent. I will not be going through all of the warning lights in this article, however i will highlight the ones that i believe are critical and common on almost all the cars in our beautiful country.
Dashboard warning lights can be categorised into information warning lights and “immediate attention required” warning light. The information warning lights are typically YELLOW/AMBER and these might just be information or something you may need to monitor and take care of soon, while the “immediate attention required” warning lights are RED (red for danger).
When these RED warning lights appear, they usually already had previously produced symptoms, such as losing power and some are asymptomatic but when they come up, you should do something about it immediately.
While on lockdown, I thought I would share some knowledge around warning lights and their meaning.
The “Immediate Attention Required” or IAR warning lights
Information warning lights
How To Explain The Warning Lights Over The Phone
With over 150 plus warning lights, it is no wonder one can never know what each and every one of those lights mean. To help you in your journey of trying to explain the warning light to a friend, colleague or a Car Care Click agent, our friend has prepared a simple glossary. See below and enjoy. P.S A customer described an engine light as a submarine lol. We think that is accurate. Hope this has helped you in one way or another and if not you can Book A Diagnostic Inspection with Us and We will Gladly come to your rescue.