You should never ignore your warning lights as they are a life-saver indicating issue before it gets serious. Taking an example of fuel light this indicates the less fuel availability and many of us are guilty of ignoring it till its last drop. We should not be doing this as it is best to act before you start regretting it. Preserve your safety and smooth operation of the car by keeping a check and acting when any of the car’s caution light blinks. You should never ignore your warning lights, one mentioned below:
Engine LightIt indicates issues in spark plug and wires, bad oxygen sensors, and loose gas cap that results in mass airflow sensor malfunction wore oxygen sensor or problem in the catalytic converter. It can point out that an engine component is failing or is already damaged. In critical conditions the light flash that shows a severe issue that need immediate attention with expert assistance. The steady illumination shows that issue is not critical but should be checked at the earliest.
Brake LightBrake light illuminates when the emergency brake is engaged while you are driving forward or backward. Ensuring that brakes are released fully weather hand-held release or foot pedal takes you a long way. In severe cases the brake light lits when the brake pads of the car are worn-out. In such a case, the brake sensors are exposed illuminating brake light and new pads should be immediately installed.
Coolant Temperature LightIf this light is illuminated it can be disastrous, as it indicates that the temperature of the car is high. When you see this light turn off the car right away and let it cool. Check the coolant level and manage it to the right level. Also, check the radiator cap and fan to cross-check that they are functioning fine. It can be catastrophic for individuals and car parts if you ignore this warning. Due to heat car parts can get welded together or in worst cases, fire can lit in the car causing loss of human life.
Battery or Charger LightBattery light illuminates at the start of the car and lasts for a few seconds. If it does not, it shows a problem in the electrical system that does not receive proper power. The light explains about the battery terminal, faulty cables, bad alternator, or defective drive belt that requires immediate battery replacement. The battery of car erodes, drain, and malfunction due to weather conditions, so you must keep a close check.
Tire Pressure LightThe modern-day computerized system of cars can facilitate functions outside the engine. The tire pressure monitoring system is there to check if tire pressure is low and shows a warning. In such a case hold the steering wheel and be ready to manage car balance in case of a possible blow out. Find out the appropriate tire pressure of your car through the owner manual. It is best to rush to a near tire shop and have tire pressure maintained if you doubt an issue. As when the tire burst, you need to mend tires and replace them with a new one, which can be much more hassle in comparison to having tire pressure maintained.
In an online survey by HPI, 96% of people did not know that brake warning light exists in the car(The News Wheel)