5 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Dashboard

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The dashboard in your car is the control panel of your vehicle. It provides you with all the information you need to know, as well as houses the instruments and controls for operating the vehicle properly. The dashboard provides many different features to provide you with warnings and information that you need to take note of while going down the road.

Steering Wheel

The biggest part of your dashboard is the steering wheel. The steering wheel allows you to turn the vehicle left and right, or keep it in a straight line. It is an essential part of the dashboard.

Check Engine Light

The Check Engine Light is one of the most common warning lights in the dashboard. It does not tell you exactly what is wrong with the car, just that you should take it into a mechanic right away to have it looked at. The mechanic can use a diagnostic tool to find out what is causing the Check Engine Light to come on.

Brake Light

The Brake Light comes on when your car detects low pressure, the emergency brake is on, or there are other issues in your brake lines. If your emergency brake is not on and your Brake Light is on, it is important to have your vehicle looked at right away as this is a serious problem.

Oil Pressure Light

The Oil Pressure Light is another serious light that may come on while you are driving. If it does appear, it could mean a major system failure. If the light comes on right after you start your car, turn it off, and then turn it back on. If the oil light is still on, you need to get your vehicle looked at as soon as possible.

Tire Pressure Light

The Tire Pressure Light will alert you to let you know that your tires may be under-inflated, or they need air. It does not tell you which tire so you will have to go to the gas station and test all the tires until you find one that needs to be filled.

The dashboard is the control panel of your vehicle, so it is important to pay attention to any lights that come on once your turn the vehicle on or while you are driving. YourMechanic offers services that can help determine the cause of the lights coming on and remedy the situation so you have a safe vehicle to drive.


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Rigoberto

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9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
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Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

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Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

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Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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