Whether you recently purchased your car from the Casey Auto Group or have been driving the same vehicle in Newport News for years, it’s important that you understand its dashboard alert icons. These warnings signs tell you when something is malfunctioning. If any of these symbols appear on your car, bring it to a Casey Auto service location immediately.
Check Engine Light
This is the most concerning icon to see because it could be warning you of a catastrophic system failure in the motor or transmission. Or a basic powertrain part may need replaced. There’s no way to tell for certain until you have a mechanic check the code with the proper diagnostic tool.
Coolant Temperature Warning
This light that resembles a thermometer in wavy water tells you that your engine is overheating and the coolant isn’t effectively regulating the temperature. This could be due to low coolant levels or a disruption in the line. Bring your car for service before you start seeing smoke rising from the hood.
Your car’s battery needs to maintain a consistent minimum voltage to start the engine and run the electronics. If the battery falls below that threshold, you’ll see this warning light on the dashboard. It could be caused by an old battery that can’t hold its charge anymore or a defective alternator that isn’t recharging the battery while driving.
Oil Change Needed
You may see this sign as a symbol of a lamp-shaped oil can or a message telling you the car is due for an oil change. Make sure you don’t delay when it’s time for fresh oil in your car’s motor. It keeps the mechanical system lubricated and free of gunk.
Casey Auto wants your new or used car to run for years to come. Our trained technicians are ready to help! Contact one of our service centers with questions or concerns about your vehicle.