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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