Lights out. What To Do If You Have A Dashboard Warning Light.
A warning light illuminated on your dashboard should not be ignored. Modern cars are equipped with many sensors and warnings that alert you, the driver, when something is awry. They can come on for a variety of reasons including low tire pressure, a burnt out light bulb, low oil, airbag faults and many other issues. One of the most common dashboard warning lights is the check engine light, or what is also referred to as the malfunction indicator light (MIL). Our service team at Carlock Motorcars Nashville can assist with diagnosing and repairing the root cause of the warning light on your vehicle, and other vehicles made by Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.
The check engine light is triggered by a variety of sensors in your car that notify your car’s computer that there is a fault in the system. It can come on for a variety of reasons, ranging from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine. Regardless of the reason, if your check engine light is on you should schedule a service visit sooner than later.
A good rule of thumb with warnings lights is if a light is flashing, pull over immediately. A flashing light is a notification of an issue that should get addressed immediately. If not addressed quickly, you may do damage to your car and potentially hinder its ability to transport you safely as intended.