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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Car’s Warning Lights

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Car’s Warning Lights

In most cases, your car's warning lights indicate a fault, damage, or malfunction in the vehicle's interior systems. While some drivers might choose to ignore them, these tiny lights are associated with very specific commands and are therefore quite crucial. Ignoring these lights might lead to reduced vehicle performance and also compromises your safety, that of your passengers, and other road users. While each of these warning lights serves a specific purpose, some may need urgent attention than others. Understanding what every light flushing on your dashboard means will save you from unnecessary breakdowns and costly repairs. Here are some of the warning signs every smart car owner and driver should not ignore. Brake Fluid Warning Lights They indicate a faulty braking system which raises serious safety concerns. This could be anything from worn-out brake pads, a broken sensor, leaking brake fluid or any other problem that might prevent you from using your brakes. Whatever ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Brake Master Cylinder?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Brake Master Cylinder?

The master cylinder is a vital component of the car's braking system. This cylinder is the principal valve through which brake fluid is pushed to make the calipers press brake pads on the rotors. In essence, this means it plays a significant role in making the car stop when you apply brakes. Any problem with the master cylinder can lead to an accident while you are on the road. Some of the symptoms of master cylinder failure you should be on the lookout for include: 1. Check Engine Light Indicates The check engine light has sensors that detect any part of the engine that has malfunctioned. When it comes on, you need an expert to diagnose the problem. If the problem is with the master cylinder, take appropriate action as soon as possible. 2. The Brake Pedal Behaves Abnormally A problem with the brake master cylinder will cause the brake pedal to behave abnormally. All the pressure in the braking system is generated from the master cylinder. If it malfunctions, the cylinder wil ... read more

What the Blue Engine Coolant Light Means

What the Blue Engine Coolant Light Means

If you've ever glanced down at your dashboard in confusion at a little blue light upon starting your vehicle, we're here to tell you exactly what that little light is. It's your coolant temperature light, and its job is to indicate the temperature of your engine. When it's blue, that means your engine isn't quite at the operational driving temperature yet. In other words, the engine hasn't quite heated to the point where it's in optimum driving shape. For this reason, it's recommended that you wait until this little blue light turns off before you drive anywhere. Other Uses This engine coolant light turns another color you might've noticed, and that color is red! This light indicates that (you guessed it) your engine is too hot! If this light comes on, it's recommended you turn your engine off, or idle until the light goes back on. This light generally only comes on during warmer weather, but it can also make an appearance if you've been dr ... read more

What does the TPMS warning light indicate?

What does the TPMS warning light indicate?

What makes a good driver is your appropriate road skills and your response to your car's issues. Safety begins with prompt response to any warnings of danger or maintenance from your vehicle. Thanks to modern technology, every car's dashboard is fitted with warning lights that alert you of any issue and indicate your vehicle's state. Many drivers fail to give much thought to some of the warnings until real damage occurs. The simplicity of warning lights in your car helps you communicate with it better, sustaining the overall safety and efficiency. A common warning light is the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The light helps you monitor your tire pressure straight from the dashboard. This TPMS light shaped like a horseshoe with an exclamation point in the middle lets you know you have a tire problem. If you see this light on while driving or start your car, don't drive; instead, check the air pressure first. This light sometimes turns on in a defined pattern ... read more