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10/22/2018
It isn’t always easy to identify what your dash lights are trying to tell you, leading motorists to ignore them. This can often cause relatively small problems to become something much bigger.

When it comes to the condition of your car and its features, the lights on your dash are a pretty good indication of what is turned on and what is having issues. Acting quickly can often help you stop small problems from causing too much trouble.

How to Read Your Dash

Unfortunately, knowing just what your dash is trying to tell you isn’t always the easiest task. TenEyck Distributing has the below post for you to read which can help.

A Classic Battery

This light is pretty self-explanatory. Of course, it means that your battery needs your attention. The problem with this light is that most motorists don’t know what their battery does and assume that it isn’t important. However, the truth is very different. Among other things, your battery is responsible for starting your car. If you don’t want to get stuck in your drive or a car park waiting for help to arrive, it's best you take notice of this light. Many times, the light just means that your battery connections are dirty or are loose, which can be identified with a visual inspection. If this is the case, or if you can see corrosion, safely clean your battery terminals and ensure everything is connected securely.  If the light stays on after this, it’s likely time to replace your battery.

Somebody Sitting Calmly While a Ball Is Thrown at Them

As strange as it sounds, if you’ve seen this light then you know just what we are talking about. This is the light associated with your car’s airbags and the system which controls them. This light will likely come on and stay on for a few seconds each time that you switch on your car. This simply indicates that the system is starting up and, once it switches off, is ready. However, if this light stays on while you drive then it means something isn’t right with your airbags or the system. This can cause two problems. The first is that your airbags won’t deploy in the event on an accident. The second is that they may deploy while you are driving, without any type of trigger. Both are problematic and so, if the light stays on while you drive, your next stop should be the mechanic or auto-electrician. Click here to buy Signature Series 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine in good health and your dash lights off. To find out more about the benefits of using Signature Series 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, check out the online store or speak with an expert on engine health and performance. Call TenEyck Distributing today at (208) 589-4660 to find out more.

A Thermometer Floating Above Water

If this light switches on while you are driving then it means that your engine is becoming too hot or is about to overheat. If you can see this light, the best thing to do is to safely pull over and wait for your engine to cool down. The likely cause of the rise in temperature is that you have run out or are running low on coolant and your engine isn’t able to regulate its temperature at a safe operating temperature. Once your engine has cooled down, top up your coolant or make your way to a store to buy some and complete the task.

An Exclamation Point Standing Inside Half-Circles

Most modern vehicles have some type of anti-lock braking system which prevents your wheels from locking up should you press the brake pedal too hard. This is the light associated with that system. Similar to your airbag system, this light will often come on as your vehicle starts and is simply telling you that it’s getting ready to start operating. However, also similar to your airbags, if the light stays on then it’s time to take action. More often than not, it’s just a matter of topping up your brake fluid or replacing your brake pads. However, if both of these seem fine then it’s time to get the mechanic to take a look. After all, your brakes are the most important safety item of your vehicle so be sure they’re working correctly.

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