Decoding Your Dashboard | Downers Grove, IL

Decoding Your Dashboard At Packey Webb Ford 

Your vehicle's dashboard contains a number of indicator lights meant to convey information about your vehicle's performance. If an unfamiliar light comes on while you are driving, do not ignore it. Search for the light in your owner's manual and address the problem as soon as possible.

Here are a few of the most common dashboard indicator lights:

Check engine light: Perhaps the most dreaded dashboard light, the check engine light could indicate a number of issues with your engine. It is important that you do not ignore this light; the longer you leave your vehicle untreated, the more dangerous it is to drive and the more expensive the inevitable repairs will be.

Oil pressure light: You can keep track of your oil changes by watching the miles on your odometer, but this indicator light will also tell you when it is time for an oil change. When this light comes on, schedule an oil change at Packey Webb Ford as soon as possible.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: If your vehicle has a tire pressure monitoring system, this light will tell you when a tire has lost pressure. It is important that you fill it immediately and check for leaks. If you do not, you run the risk of getting a flat.

Door ajar light: If this light comes on, that means one of your doors was not shut all the way; this light also applies to your trunk.

Battery light: This light will illuminate when there is an issue with your vehicle's electrical system. This could indicate a small issue like a loose wire or something more complicated with your battery. If possible, do not turn off your ignition, as you might have trouble restarting. Instead, bring it straight to Packey Webb Ford or the closest mechanic for a battery test.

If you have any questions or concerns about how your car is running, schedule a maintenance check at Packey Webb Ford.


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Packey Webb Ford

1815 Ogden Ave
Directions Downers Grove, IL 60515-2615

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