Vehicle Dashboard lights and what they mean

Today’s cars have more computer chips and warning lights than the Apollo 11. So, how do you decipher between the Service Vehicle Soon and the Check Engine light, and why should they be important to you? Download our PDF to see what the lights mean.

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Your Car’s Check Engine Light And Why It’s Important

The “check engine” light is there to help warn drivers of a problem with their car’s engine and other related systems… In 1969, Volkswagen introduced the first on-board computer system with scanning capability in its fuel-injected Type 3 models. 82% of U.S. adults who own or lease a vehicle are more focused on extending the life of their current vehicle …

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Why is my ‘check engine’ light blinking?

A blinking or flashing dashboard light usually indicates a more severe problem. When this occurs, it’s best to limit your driving, check your vehicle service manual and schedule an appointment to have the problem looked at by a professional technician as soon as possible.

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Can a loose gas cap cause my ‘check engine’ light to come on

Yes. Loose gas caps are one of the most common reasons the “CHECK ENGINE” light comes on. If CarMD tells you a loose gas cap is the culprit, tighten it until you hear it “click.” Then be patient. It may take a few trips around the block, or even a few separate starts, before the “CHECK ENGINE” light re-sets. If …

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What your vehicle’s ‘Check Engine Light’ means

If your ‘check engine’ light comes on, do not panic! This is your vehicle’s way of letting you know there is something that needs attention. The ‘check engine’ light can indicate anything from a loose gas cap to a serious repair. Always reference your vehicle’s service manual for what to do when your “CHECK ENGINE” light comes on. It is …

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