Red is most severe
Whether you know it or not, car warning lights generally show as five colours, red, amber, blue, white, or green – with red as the most critical. While deciphering most warning symbols is easy, many appear cryptic to car owners. In fact, according to the Daily Express, nearly 60% of drivers admitted difficulty in deciphering car warning lights. Regardless of how well you’ve memorised your car’s manual, it’s always best to have an expert opinion. This advice is especially true if a recurring red light appears.
Common car warning lights
Regardless of which car you’re driving, RAC compiled a list of the most common warning lights to spot. Universal symbols exist for brake system / fluid, engine, airbag, power steering, diesel particulate filter, coolant, oil, tyre pressure, and battery issues. If any of these lights appear, it’s important to resolve them as soon as possible. Bigger problems could arise if left unaddressed.
Fixter diagnostic inspection
Controlled by an on-board computer or Engine Control Unit (ECU), most modern cars come equipped with sensors – which automatically trigger warning lights. Providing opportunity to minimise the potential damage done to your car, this immediate access to information helps drivers quickly handle the cause. With hundreds of parts involved in most car engines, it’s important a certified mechanic performs a diagnostic inspection. Fixter’s certified garage partners only work with the latest technology, providing an accurate assessment. Additionally, some issues related to warning lights could cause an MOT failure. If you think you need a diagnostic inspection click below for a quote.
When receiving a car battery replacement with Fixter, your car is in good hands. Our garage network comprises over 35 years of experience and services hundreds of cars per month. We work with top networks, including Bosch Car Care, Autofirst, Auto Care, Unipart Car Care, RAC, AA, and Trust My Garage. Our garages receive training from Group Auto, Bosch, and Autofirst, among others to maintain compliance and stay up to date on industry and technological changes. All our garages meet the UK’s MOT standards, and thoroughly tests each car. Additionally, you can count on Fixter to perform regular maintenance check-ups with our full, major, and interim services. Each offering is tailor-made based on the needs of your particular car.