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Decrypting Car Dashboard Lights - Part 2

​​Let’s continue from where we left off. One of the most critical dashboard indicators is the battery change warning light.

Battery Change Warning Light


The Battery light warning light will be displayed when you first switch your car on, in case the light fails to go away in a few seconds  post the engine starts, there can be an issue with your vehicle’s electrical system. In this case you should check your alternator belt, battery condition or your battery terminals.

Oil Pressure Light

In case this light is illuminated, you should instantly check oil level and pressure using a dipstick and if essential add motor oil. Low oil pressure can be because of a leakage. If the light persists, you should be considering calling for a tow. A Car insurance policy​ with features such as roadside assistance would seem invaluable in such a scenario. So plan ahead and be safe from such setbacks!!

Engine Warning Light

The Engine Warning Light is flashed when the car senses a glitch in the engine management system generally related to emissions or running concerns. If this light keeps illuminating on your dashboard, take your foot off the accelerator and see an expert immediately has further driving can lead to further or permanent damage.

ABS warning light

The Anti-Lock Braking System or in short ABS waning light is engaged when there is any malfunction in your car’s anti-lock brake system.  The glitch will lead to you losing your brakes but all the comprehensive safety features will be turned off.  The light doesn’t persist for a long time and is switched off implicitly after the engine startup. Hence, make sure you seek professional diagnosis. A motor insurance would come in handy in such a situation.

Coolant Warning Light

The coolant warning light senses the heat of your engine.  It means that your coolant levels are diminishing quite rapidly. Hence, make sure you check the gauge on the side of the coolant tank below the bonnet and refill if required. If the light continues to flash for a long period your engine will overheat and eventually shut down.

Knowledge is power! Hence, hope you are more knowledgeable about your car’s ‘panic calls’ now and have car insurance​ to take good care of it in the future. Just be informed that not all dashboard lights are universal. So, make sure you glance through your own car manual to be 100% certain about your indicator lights.​​