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COMMON DASHBOARD INDICATORS IN YOUR KIA
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
If this light comes on it is typically a drive train or emissions emergency. The steady yellow light is telling you to look at it as soon as you can. The flashing light means that your vehicle’s engine is misfiring, and you should bring it in immediately. If you keep driving while this light is on for a long period of time, you could cause irreversible damage.
OIL CHANGE LIGHT
This light indicates that your oil levels are low. Either your vehicle is leaking oil, or you are overdue for an oil change. Without enough oil pressure, the engine can’t lubricate itself. Continuous lubrication is necessary for the engine to run, so if it’s not adequately lubricated it will seize and it could stop abruptly and could cause an accident (and wreck your engine).
This is the most common light to come on in the winter months or when there’s a sudden change in temperature. When the temperature drops the air contracts, and the pressure decreases. It’s best to limit your driving when this light is on as the wear and tear on your tire will be affected. If the tire light frequently keeps coming on, you might have something stuck in your tire (like a nail) that’s causing a slow leak or there could be breakage in a seal.
You’ve got a burned-out brake light. Go get that replaced before you get pulled over for no reason.
This light is probably worse than your check engine light coming on. You could have a potentially serious drive train concern. Your drive train involves your transmission, four-wheel drive system, and engine. These components are made up of a lot of gears and moving parts. That sounds expensive, right? They can be, which is why we suggest getting your vehicle looked at as soon as possible to avoid damage.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
Anti-lock brakes keep you from skidding whenever you step on the brake pedal, especially in snowy, icy, or rainy conditions. If this light is on, your anti-lock brake system may not engage causing you to slide through an intersection. Anti-lock brake repairs can be a simple fix but have a serious impact on your safety.
The battery light is an indication that the charging system isn’t working properly. It’s normal for cars to display this light upon start-up, but if it persists or if your vehicle won’t start, you have a problem. Typically, it’s an issue with the battery but it could also be something associated with the battery like the voltage regulator, wiring, or the alternator. This. Is not something anyone wants to deal with in February Twin Ports weather.
The airbag readiness light tells you if there is an electrical problem. If the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or comes on while driving, it means the airbag system might not be working properly. The airbags in the vehicle might not inflate in a crash, or they could even inflate without a crash. To help avoid injury, have the vehicle serviced right away.