So you’ve just gotten your 2022 Chevy Spark! Congratulations, and we bet you’re wondering––what are all those check engine lights and symbols on the dashboard, anyway? What should you know before you go for your first drive? Vehicle systems grow more complex every year. While this can feel frustrating to the new car owner, remember […]
Category: Warning Lights
Does the Check Engine Light Mean I’m Low on Oil?
For many drivers, the check engine light can be the source of a lot of mystery and concern, indicating that something is wrong, but you’re not sure what. You might wonder if low oil can cause your check engine light to come on, and the answer is no. Low oil has its own indicator light […]
6 Common Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On
There are a number of reasons that your check engine light can come on, and the best way to get it to go off is to fix the issue that it’s warning you about. The solution, of course, depends on exactly what caused the light to come on in the first place––usually an issue with […]
Is It Safe to Drive Your Car with the Check Engine Light On?
When the check engine light comes on in the car, almost everyone feels their stomach drop. This anxiety-inducing light can mean a lot of different things. While none of those things are good, that doesn’t mean that they should be immediately scary either. As humans, we tend to imagine the worst-case scenario. However, those scenarios […]
Understanding Volkswagen Warning Lights
You’re driving down the road, maybe a typical urban street, small country lane, or busy freeway, when suddenly one of your Volkswagen’s check engine lights comes to life on your dashboard. What do you do? Stare at it intensely until you cause a collision? Begin screaming and hope it sorts itself out? Or start crying […]
Understanding Your Ram’s Dashboard Alerts
Many drivers can probably relate to noticing symbols on their dashboards when they turn on their vehicle, symbols that weren’t there the night before. This happens to every vehicle at some point, including the likes of Ram trucks. It’s not uncommon to not know which each symbol means as there are a lot of them. […]
Get to Know Some Common Chevy Warning Lights
Although it might be tempting to view the warning lights on your Chevy’s dashboard as nothing more than little, illuminated friends glowing for your entertainment, they actually have some particular meanings that you should know. In general, any lights that come on are trying to tell you something, but it’s up to you to notice […]
What to do About a Ford Check Engine Light?
Seeing your check engine light come on can be scary – after all, an emergency light must mean there is an emergency. Sometimes these lights can definitely mean there is a serious problem, while other times, your Ford check engine lights can be caused by something pretty minor that you can easily handle yourself. Knowing […]
A Driver’s Guide to the BMW Check Engine Light
Ah, the dreaded “Check Engine” light – few things are more worrisome/frustrating as a car owner than when this monster comes on. While this is true of any vehicle, when you are driving an expensive luxury car like a BMW, then seeing this light come on can be even more alarming. There’s a bit of […]
How to Pass Your Next Car Inspection
Time for your next car inspection? It can seem like a scary, tricky, and even inconvenient situation. However, there are ways to improve your chances of passing the inspection, simply by checking for common concerns and addressing them in a timely fashion. From the most basic factors like working lights and proper tread to more […]
Warning Light 101: Class is in Session
Imagine that your car could talk. Consider how easy it would be to care for that vehicle if it were able to tell you anytime something was wrong with it, or that it had concerns about its own well-being. Considering that many drivers lack advanced automotive know-how, it’s easy to appreciate just how much that […]