Few things can ruin your daily commute or road trip like a dashboard warning light, especially if it's one you don’t understand. The fact of the matter is that most of us don’t know what each warning light means, and unless you’ve spent a lot of time with your owner’s manual, you may not know when a light requires immediate attention.

Here at Hall Mazda Virginia Beach, we want drivers in the Virginia Beach, VA area to feel confident when behind the wheel, especially when something unexpected happens. That’s why we’re providing a quick guide to dashboard lights.

The various lights on your dashboard come on to indicate any number of things, but you can quickly determine what an issue is by its color. Green, blue, or white lights are informational and provide you with information of various areas from airflow to your headlights to your parking sensor.

Yellow or amber lights are more serious and known as advisory lights. When a yellow light comes on it’s smart to pay attention to it and look up its meaning. While some symbols are easy to understand, such as the engine symbol, others like your tire pressure light, shown as a tire with an exclamation mark in the center, may be harder to understand.

The most critical lights to watch out for are red colored lights. These are warning lights and indicate a critical issue. As a general rule, anytime you see an exclamation mark, it’s vital you pull over and consult your manual.

If you see any warning lights appear, be sure to visit our Virginia Beach Mazda service center as soon as possible. Our expert technicians will quickly diagnose any issue and get you back on the road in no time.

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