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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Jose

8 years of experience
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Jose
8 years of experience
BMW 325i - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Redwood City, California
I had a few mechanics from YM and _all_ of them arrived late (some even 2 hours late) , but not Jose! He arrived right on time! I gave him the keys and let him do his job. I am a curious person so I asked him a few questions about his techniques and he had no problem answering them all with detailed explanations! He did run into a problem on my car because of stripped bolts, but he literally went above and beyond and found a way to remove it. Best mechanic ever.
Lexus CT200h - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - South San Francisco, California
Jose was on time and did a great job on my brakes. He was friendly and explained the entire process. Would highly recommend.

Augustine

11 years of experience
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Augustine
11 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!
Toyota Corolla - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mr. Sanchez showed up on time and finished replacing my rotors and break pads. He was very informative and treats your car like his own. He was very time efficient and communicated very well. I highly recommend Mr. Sanchez’s services!!!!

John

26 years of experience
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John
26 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - League City, Texas
I am so happy John is back. I trust him very much. He is efficient and has a tremendous amount of mechanical knowledge. He is a true asset to Your Mechanic.
Ford F-150 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Alvin, Texas
I like John because he is very knowledgeable about all my vehicles. In addition he is very organized regarding how he performs his work.

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Dodge Nitro - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Peoria, Arizona
Great experience. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended and will continue to use for future work.

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