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What Does the Light On My Dashboard Mean?

As you drive through Fort Worth, you might notice your dashboard warning lights flashing occasionally. With so many different lights and symbols, what do they all mean? The service center at Shottenkirk Toyota of Weatherford has put together an easy-to-follow guide showing you all of the different meanings of your dashboard warning lights, so you can have your vehicle appropriately serviced. Learn what the light on your dashboard means with Shottenkirk Toyota of Weatherford, and then visit our service center to get your vehicle properly serviced. 



Meanings of Different Dashboard Warning Lights

If you’ve ever wondered “What does the light on my dashboard mean?” while driving through Azle, then Shottenkirk Toyota of Weatherford has you covered. Here are some of the different meanings of the different lights that might flash on your dashboard: 

Safety & Informative Warning Lights

  • Security Alert: The ignition switch is locked, or the door is left ajar. 
  • Washer Fluid: The washer fluid is low and needs replaced. 
  • Airbag: There’s a fault in the airbag system, and it needs to be repaired.
  • Fog Lamp: The brights are on. 

Tires Warning Lights 

  • Tire Pressure Warning: One or more of your tires’ pressure rating is too low or too high. You’ll want to adjust the PSI of your tires accordingly and then see if they are at the appropriate levels. 

Engine Warning Lights

  • Reduced Power Warning: There is an engine malfunction, and the engine needs serviced. 
  • Cruise Control: The cruise control system is on.
  • Coolant Temperature Warning: The coolant levels are off, the fan isn’t working, or the coolant is leaking. 
  • Service Vehicle: There is some sort of electrical issue, and the vehicle needs to be serviced. 

Brake System Warning Lights

  • Traction Control/ESP: Your electronic stability control system is being used. 
  • Brake System: There’s an issue with your brakes, the brake fluid level is low, or there’s an anti-lock braking system (ABS) problem. 

What to Do If Your Dashboard Light Is Flashing

If you see your dashboard light flashing while on the Mineral Wells roads, then it is usually just an indication that your systems are being used. However, some of the warning lights indicate that an action or service is required. It could be something minor or something more serious, so you should always have your vehicle diagnosed or serviced if you see your dashboard light flashing. Sometimes, there may not be a problem at all, and there could just be a mechanical malfunction that’s causing the dashboard warning lights to flash anyway. Schedule service with Shottenkirk Toyota of Weatherford to get your vehicle’s mechanical issues taken care of. 

Service Your Vehicle at Shottenkirk Toyota of Weatherford

Hopefully, you’re not still wondering, “What does the light on my dashboard mean?” If you see your dashboard warning lights flashing and aren’t sure what to do, contact Shottenkirk Toyota of Weatherford in Weatherford to get your vehicle properly serviced, and save on every visit with our rotating selection of service specials.

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