Dashboard Warning Lights Explained


Heritage | MileOne Autogroup represents 15 automotive new car brand in 17 retail locations throughout Maryland. Although we sell a huge variety of different automobile brands and types of vehicles, one thing that remains constant no matter which type of car you drive is that they have a universal set of warning lights. When something goes wrong with your vehicle that needs to be diagnosed at one of our many car service centers, a dashboard warning light turns on. Modern cars have a huge amount of different warning lights, and we know that it can tough to decode them. Here’s a handy guide with some of the most common lights.

  • Oil Pressure Warning: An icon with a picture of a leaky oil can indicates the loss of oil pressure. Have one of our mechanics immediately check oil level and pressure.

  • Service Vehicle Soon: A picture showing a car with a wrench going through it indicates a lighting or other electrical problem that is controlled by the body control module. This warning may also be used to warn driver of a traction control problem or a communications problem between modules.

  • Brake System: An icon with an exclamation point surrounded by circles indicates three possible conditions: low brake fluid, ABS problem, or a problem with a braking system.

  • Check Engine Light: An icon of an engine indicates that the engine computer has set a Diagnostic Trouble Code. This could mean a variety of different things and usually requires diagnosis with a professional scan tool that can be found at our service centers.

We know that having a dashboard warning light turn on can be a stressful experience. Here at our group of used car dealerships near Towson, MD, our expert mechanics are here to help you diagnose and fix what’s ailing your vehicle.

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