Every vehicle comes with a set of dashboard lights that will help you better understand your vehicle. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult determining what those lights mean. Here, we look at some of the more common dashboard lights and help define what they mean for you.
Check Engine Light
One of the most common indicators to appear on your dashboard, the check engine light lets you know when there might be something wrong with your engine. It typically takes the shape of an engine with the word “check” underneath it – or it will simply say “Check Engine”. Either way, if this light comes on, you should take your vehicle into the shop to get it checked as soon as possible.
High Beam Indicator
This light doesn’t necessarily warn you that anything is wrong, it just lets you know when your high beams happen to be in use. They typically shouldn’t be on, unless you’re away from other cars, so make sure you’re aware of whether or not this indicator is lit. It will be a blue light that is in the shape of a headlamp with four dashes coming out of it.
Tire Pressure Warning
It’s important to take care of your tires, so be aware of your tire pressure warning light. This light, which looks a bit like a tire with an exclamation point in it, will pop up on your dash if your tire pressure is low. Fill your tires up to the recommended pressure, and it should turn off.
Seat Belt Reminder
Seat belts save lives, which is why your Mitsubishi will light up the seat belt reminder if you happen to be in the car without your seat belt on. It will likely give you an audio cue as well, dinging to remind you to buckle up before you hit the open road.
If you’re ever unsure of what your car is trying to tell you, contact us at Tom Hodges Mitsubishi.