4 Dashboard Lights You Shouldn't Ignore

When it comes to our cars, we should all know the difference between a harmless blinking and a dangerous warning. Here are 4 warning lights that require immediate attention.

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Airbag warning light

While faulty airbags won’t affect your car’s day-to-day getting around, you need to take care of it ASAP because accidents are never planned. So you don’t have to pull over the second this light turns on, but you should be extra careful as you drive to a shop to get it checked out.

Oil pressure

Shaped like an old oil jug, this light tells you that there’s something wrong with the oil level, pressure, or temperature. If the light is red, it means the engine needs more oil. The engine oil helps regulate temperatures and prevents wear. When this light turns on, pull over and turn your car off. If the light is orange, you don’t have to pull over right away but you should drive to the nearest place where you can get your oil checked.

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Engine temperature

This light means your car is close to overheating, which can be very problematic for your vehicle. If the red light comes on right after you started the car, your coolant levels are low. If it’s blue, it means you should drive carefully until the engine is warm enough.

Brake warning lights

If the P! warning light turns on, it means there is an issue with your parking brakes. Most likely, the issue is that it’s not fully released. Release it and drive on as usual. If the other brake light comes on, the problem is in the brake pad or brake fluid. Carefully pull over when you can and have a mechanic look at your brakes.