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What Does this Warning Light Mean?

Posted On June 9, 2016

Ever get into your car and a buzzer is going off that you’ve never heard before or an icon comes on your dashboard that you’ve never seen before? Well, it’s most likely your car telling you that something is wrong. Here’s a guide to those pesky warning lights:

Check Engine Light:

check engine

This light could simply come on because your gas cap is not on properly. If you fix the cap and it does not turn off, you may need to go to your local Integra Tire to have the system reset. On the other hand, it could mean that there is something wrong with your engine, so make sure to come to an Integra Tire Auto Centre to have it checked.

Check Oil Light:

engine-oil-light

When the check oil light comes on, this could mean that your oil level is low. To confirm this – when your car is cool – you can open your hood and check the dipstick in your oil. Wipe the dipstick clean with a lint-free rag and then stick it back in the oil. Look at the dipstick again and note if the oil is touching the “Full” line or the “Add” line. If it reads as “Add,” then you can add more oil. If the light does not come off after you add more oil, you should bring your vehicle to Integra Tire to have us check for oil leaks and other malfunctions.

Service Engine Soon Light:

service engine soon

If the service engine soon light comes on, this could mean that there is a malfunction with one of your lights. Check your taillights, headlights, brake lights, and turn signals to ensure that they are working. If they are, bring your vehicle into your local Integra Tire as soon as you possibly can so we can diagnose the problem.

TPMS Warning Light:

trend-tpms

If the TPMS warning light comes on, this means that your tire is very low. This light will come on when your tire has decreased rapidly by 25%, so make sure to go to your local Integra Tire as soon as possible to have the tire patched or replaced.

Brake System Warning Light:

Brake_System_Red

This light most commonly comes on when you’ve left your parking brake on, but it could also mean that your brake fluid is low or you’re experiencing an anti-lock brake problem.  If you remove the parking brake and the light remains on, bring your vehicle into your local Integra Tire Auto Centre to have it inspected.

Cruise Control:

vauxhall-zafira-cruise-control-light-symbol

This light indicates that your cruise control is on; it doesn’t mean that your cruise control is set though. It only means that if you do hit “Set,” then your cruise control will kick in.

Now that you know what these lights mean, you’ll never have to worry when one pops up on your dashboard because you’ll know that Integra Tire is always here to help.

 

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