All About Car Warning Lights

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Every driver has experienced having a warning light illuminate on the instrument panel and wondered what it meant. All vehicles have dozens of warning lights to alert the driver when a system is experiencing problems, when the vehicle needs service, or simply when the driver needs to know something. These warning lights can signal issues as mild as needing to close a door, or as serious as needing to have the brake pads replaced.

When you first turn on your vehicle, some of the lights might illuminate as the systems are checked. The lights will then disappear, and only illuminate again when an issue is detected. When a warning light comes on, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the light before driving much further. This will allow you to figure out just how severe the problem is, and what can be done to fix it. To learn more about any of your vehicle’s warning lights, check out our guide below.

All about each warning light

Warning lights often represent simple issues, like needing to refill the washer fluid or put the gas cap on. The lights can often represent issues that need repairs, though. If you have a warning light that requires an inspection or repair, or simply don’t understand what the warning light means, you should schedule an inspection with a reputable technician, such as the ones from YourMechanic.


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Fabrice

18 years of experience
133 reviews
Fabrice
18 years of experience
Toyota Yaris - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Orlando, Florida
My appointment was late in the day, so being late was expected. Fabrice notified me ahead of time about his tardiness. When he arrived, he was apologetic, courteous and professional. He got to work right away and let me know of other work that was needed for future appointments

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Oreste
12 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Miami, Florida
The best ever!!!! Will not use anyone else in future .. very knowledgeable and explained every thing to me .very professional, well spoken .

Breck

18 years of experience
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Breck
18 years of experience
Jeep Patriot - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Houston, Texas
Becks was very informative about things that I didn't know needed to be looked at with my car. He fixed little hick ups quickly and had me ready to get back on the road sooner than I thought he would.

Miguel

19 years of experience
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Miguel
19 years of experience
Audi allroad - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Miguel is very professional mechanic. He called me in advance about his coming. He brought the quality parts (brakes pads and rotors) and done his job quickly and of great quality. I tested the brakes after the replacement and they were efficient and very silent. I would recommend him very much.

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