What Do Dashboard Lights Mean?

Dashboard lights

We’ve all been in the situation where a dashboard light flickers on. But sometimes, we don’t know what it means. Here are some of the most common dashboard lights and what they mean.

Check Engine Light – This is a common light that flashes on (it looks like a mini engine). If this light is on, it means that there might be a variety of problems with your engine, small or serious. Take it to an auto mechanic to get it checked out.

Engine Temperature Light – Do you see a light that looks like a thermometer floating in the sea? This is your engine temperature light. If it’s on, it means that your engine is at risk of overheating.

Fuel Indicator Symbol – You should know what this light means. It’s a tiny gas pump that tells you that you’re running low on gas and should hit up a gas station soon.

Tire Pressure Warning Light – This light looks like a half-open tire with an exclamation point in the middle. What it means is that the pressure in one or more of your tires is low.

Oil Pressure Warning – This little genie-lamp means that you are running low on engine oil.

Have more questions? Just ask Rochester Hills CDJR!

How to Drive in Bad Weather

Drive in bad weatherWhen the snow and ice hits the road, it can become more difficult to control your car on the road. It can be difficult to drive in bad weather, which is why we’re here with some tips on handling the rough road.

Stay Back – When you’re driving in bad weather, try to increase your following distance. Since your brakes might react more slowly, you’ll want to leave more space between you and the person in front of you.

Slow Down – It’s amazing how much slowing down to the speed limit will help. It allows you to have more control over your car and lessens the chance of slipping on the road.

Hands On – Keep both hands on the wheel. Even if you’re usually a one-hand driver, having two hands on the wheel will give you more control when driving over ice.

One Lane – Try to stay in one lane as much as possible. Changing lanes unnecessarily could cause problems to you or other drivers if it’s a busy traffic time.

Headlights On – Even if it’s bright out, you’ll want to put your headlights on in snow or rain. It makes it easier for other cars to see you.

Now get out on the road and stay safe! If you need anymore tips, give us a call!