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What Do the Lights on My Dashboard Mean in DeLand, FL?

While some drivers already know what those little lights mean on their dashboard, most drivers are still confused when a light turns on in their car. Some are harmless, like a high beam indicator ("brights"), but other indicators can give warning to more serious issues. That's why it's important to know what those lights on your dash mean. For more specific information about your make and model, consult your owner's manual. However, below are the common dashboard lights and indicators that our customers typically see.

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Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

This is an important one that you shouldn't ignore. It means your vehicle has found a problem with the engine, and it might lead to the system functioning abnormally. There are several reasons why this light can turn on, so make sure to bring your vehicle to a professional as soon as possible for an inspection.

Coolant Temperature
Warning Light

Your vehicle's engine temperature has become abnormally high. Stop the car and turn off the engine so it can cool down immediately.

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Oil Pressure Warning Light

This light means the oil pressure in your vehicle is low. It's time to get an oil change and an inspection.

Battery/Charging Warning Light

If you see this light come on, pop the hood. The battery voltage level is low, possibly because of faulty wiring, a broken fan belt or even the age of the battery. If you don't find anything wrong, seek professional help.

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Door Ajar Indicator Light

This one is easy. It simply means a door or the trunk isn't closed all the way, so double check all of your doors.

Tire Pressure Monitoring
System Light

One or more of your tires requires more pressure, which means you should find a gas station with an air pump. Consult your owner's manual, pump your tires and check the poundage with a tire pressure gauge. The light should turn off after a few minutes.

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Brake System Light

This light can mean one of four problems: your parking brake is on while driving, the brake fluid is low, there's an ABS problem or there is a bigger issue with the braking system. Release the parking brake and have your brake fluid checked.

Traction Control Indicator Light

The roads are slick because of rain! You’ll see this light when your car’s traction control is in use during inclement weather.

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Security Indicator Light

This light indicates a malfunction in the security system. Make an appointment with your local dealer for an inspection.

Cruise Control Indicator Light

Cruise control has been activated.

If your car is ready for its regularly scheduled maintenance, or if your car needs more extensive repairs, visit DeLand Kia at 2322 S. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720 or give us a call to set up your appointment. We look forward to serving customers from Deltona, Daytona and Orlando.