Chances are your vehicle plays an essential role in your daily life. From commuting to work to running errands, owning a vehicle makes your life easier. However, cars can be a financial burden, especially as they get older. Thankfully, your car can communicate whether or not there is a problem that needs attention so you can avoid costly repairs.
Here are 5 warning signs you should look for in your car.
Your Engine Light
A car’s engine is the heart of the car and needs to be functioning to the best of its ability. When your car’s engine light turns on, it can indicate an engine problem, but it can also indicate transmission or emission control issues. A variety of factors can affect whether or not the engine light turns on. These can range from a loose gas cap to a faulty sensor. Be sure to get a vehicle inspection as soon as possible if your engine light turns on.
Oil Pressure Light
Your oil pressure light turns on if your vehicle’s oil pressure gets too low. Your car’s oil is responsible for lubricating and cooling any moving parts. When a car’s oil levels get too low, it can lead to friction and heat that inevitably damage certain car parts. Usually, a malfunctioning oil pump or simply low oil levels will turn on the oil pressure light. Be sure to stop driving as soon as possible if this light comes on and bring your vehicle into an autobody shop.
Every vehicle has a battery. If your car’s battery light comes on, it means your car battery is not receiving enough charge. Usually, this is due to a faulty charging system or a loose/corroded battery connection. Both of these can drastically impact how your vehicle operates. And, without a functioning battery, you won’t be able to start your car. If you do not address this issue, you could end up needing more repairs than necessary.
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