We all have had problems with our vehicles and it always seems to be at the worst time too. Scheduled Maintenance Services can help to prevent most problems before they happen; however, even your best preventative efforts can go unrewarded when a crisis happens. The warning signs are right in front of us but what do they mean and what should we do? In most cases when you see a continuous light on your dash it would be wise to call us or come in and our ASE-Certified Technicians will take care of the problem and give you peace of mind

Warning LightDescription

ABS Warning Light
The ABS warning light—anti-lock/anti-skid brake warning system—will come on when there is some type of fault condition with either the ABS brake system or the normal service brake system. It can also come on if the brake fluid level is low in either the master cylinder reservoir and/or the ABS brake system reservoir (if equipped).

ABS Warning Light
The ABS warning light—anti-lock/anti-skid brake warning system—will come on when there is some type of fault condition with either the ABS brake system or the normal service brake system. It can also come on if the brake fluid level is low in either the master cylinder reservoir and/or the ABS brake system reservoir (if equipped).

Brake Fluid Level Warning Light
When the brake fluid falls below a specified level, the brake fluid level warning light will illuminate (in some cases, a message is displayed on the dashboard). The warning indicator will come on while the brake system still has enough fluid to properly function. This way, it acts as a precursor to the brake hydraulic system red warning light, which indicates a potentially catastrophic failure of the brake hydraulic system.

Brake Hydraulic System Red Warning Light
An illuminated brake hydraulic system red warning light means that there is a problem with the brake hydraulic system. If the light is intermittent and seems to come on and off depending on whether the vehicle is turning, it may mean that the brake fluid level is getting low. If the brake hydraulic system red warning light comes on and stays on, this indicates that there is a persistent problematic issue with the brake hydraulic system. The warning light can come on when a change in system hydraulic pressure is detected.

Brake Hydraulic System Red Warning Light
An illuminated brake hydraulic system red warning light means that there is a problem with the brake hydraulic system. If the light is intermittent and seems to come on and off depending on whether the vehicle is turning, it may mean that the brake fluid level is getting low. If the brake hydraulic system red warning light comes on and stays on, this indicates that there is a persistent problematic issue with the brake hydraulic system. The warning light can come on when a change in system hydraulic pressure is detected.

Parking Brake Warning Light
The parking brake warning light will come on if the parking brake is applied or not fully released. If the parking brake light does not go off after the parking brake lever has been released, jiggle the handle to make sure that the mechanical part of the parking brake system has been completely relaxed. If the parking brake light stays on, have the vehicle properly diagnosed and inspected at a qualified repair shop.

 

Charging System Warning Light/Battery Warning Light
The charging system/battery warning light is one of the most critical warning lights on any vehicle. Whenever this light goes on, it means that the vehicle is running solely on battery power and will only be able to drive a very limited distance before it runs out of electrical power and dies. If this light comes on while you are driving, find a safe place to pull over and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

Charging System Warning Light/Battery Warning Light
The charging system/battery warning light is one of the most critical warning lights on any vehicle. Whenever this light goes on, it means that the vehicle is running solely on battery power and will only be able to drive a very limited distance before it runs out of electrical power and dies. If this light comes on while you are driving, find a safe place to pull over and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

Charging System Warning Light/Battery Warning Light
The charging system/battery warning light is one of the most critical warning lights on any vehicle. Whenever this light goes on, it means that the vehicle is running solely on battery power and will only be able to drive a very limited distance before it runs out of electrical power and dies. If this light comes on while you are driving, find a safe place to pull over and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

Charging System Warning Light/Battery Warning Light
The charging system/battery warning light is one of the most critical warning lights on any vehicle. Whenever this light goes on, it means that the vehicle is running solely on battery power and will only be able to drive a very limited distance before it runs out of electrical power and dies. If this light comes on while you are driving, find a safe place to pull over and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

Engine Temperature Warning Light
When the temperature light comes on, it means your engine is overheating. If this light comes on while you are driving, immediately turn off the A/C and any other nonessential systems that are running, including the radio. When safe to do so, pull over. DO NOT open the hood for at least 20 to 30 minutes. While waiting, call a tow truck and have the vehicle towed to a qualified repair shop for a complete cooling system inspection and diagnosis.

Engine Temperature Warning System
If the needle on the temperature gauge rises higher than 2/3 of the entire range, your engine is overheating. Immediately turn off the A/C and any other nonessential systems that are running, including the radio. When safe to do so, pull over. DO NOT open the hood for at least 20 to 30 minutes. While waiting, call a tow truck and have the vehicle towed to a qualified repair shop for a complete cooling system inspection and diagnosis.

Check Engine Light
The Check Engine Light (CEL) is a warning indicator—it means your vehicle's computer has determined that a component or system in your emission control system is not working properly. The light may be amber or red, come on intermittently, flicker, or flash, or stay illuminated. Whatever the case, take your vehicle to a repair shop immediately. If it is red and blinking, or you are experiencing performance problems, immediately stop the vehicle and have it towed to a repair shop.

Check Engine Light
The Check Engine Light (CEL) is a warning indicator—it means your vehicle's computer has determined that a component or system in your emission control system is not working properly. The light may be amber or red, come on intermittently, flicker, or flash, or stay illuminated. Whatever the case, take your vehicle to a repair shop immediately. If it is red and blinking, or you are experiencing performance problems, immediately stop the vehicle and have it towed to a repair shop.

Check Engine Light
The Check Engine Light (CEL) is a warning indicator—it means your vehicle's computer has determined that a component or system in your emission control system is not working properly. The light may be amber or red, come on intermittently, flicker, or flash, or stay illuminated. Whatever the case, take your vehicle to a repair shop immediately. If it is red and blinking, or you are experiencing performance problems, immediately stop the vehicle and have it towed to a repair shop.

Check Engine Light
The Check Engine Light (CEL) is a warning indicator—it means your vehicle's computer has determined that a component or system in your emission control system is not working properly. The light may be amber or red, come on intermittently, flicker, or flash, or stay illuminated. Whatever the case, take your vehicle to a repair shop immediately. If it is red and blinking, or you are experiencing performance problems, immediately stop the vehicle and have it towed to a repair shop.

Check Engine Light
The Check Engine Light (CEL) is a warning indicator—it means your vehicle's computer has determined that a component or system in your emission control system is not working properly. The light may be amber or red, come on intermittently, flicker, or flash, or stay illuminated. Whatever the case, take your vehicle to a repair shop immediately. If it is red and blinking, or you are experiencing performance problems, immediately stop the vehicle and have it towed to a repair shop.

Service Engine Soon
The Service Engine Soon (SES) Light is essentially the same as the Check Engine Light. It is a warning indicator—it means your vehicle's computer has determined that a component or system in your emission control system is not working properly. The light may be amber or red, come on intermittently, flicker, or flash, or stay illuminated. Whatever the case, take your vehicle to a repair shop immediately. If it is red and blinking, or you are experiencing performance problems, immediately stop the vehicle and have it towed to a repair shop.

Low Coolant Level Warning Light
The low coolant level warning light is usually linked to a floating device inside the coolant expansion tank. When the coolant level gets lower than it should, an electrical switch inside the float will trigger the low coolant level indicator. If the low coolant level light comes on, the engine coolant level should be checked immediately.

Low Coolant Level Warning Light
The low coolant level warning light is usually linked to a floating device inside the coolant expansion tank. When the coolant level gets lower than it should, an electrical switch inside the float will trigger the low coolant level indicator. If the low coolant level light comes on, the engine coolant level should be checked immediately.

Low Oil Level Warning Light / Low Oil Pressure Light
If you see this light, it could mean two things. It could be that the oil level is too low or there is a problem with the oil level sensor system. It could also mean that the oil pressure is too low and a potentially catastrophic event is taking place. If the light comes on, check your oil level immediately. If the oil level is fine, the problem is the oil pressure. Don't drive the vehicle—an engine with low oil pressure can be ruined in a matter of seconds.

Low Oil Level Warning Light / Low Oil Pressure Light
If you see this light, it could mean two things. It could be that the oil level is too low or there is a problem with the oil level sensor system. It could also mean that the oil pressure is too low and a potentially catastrophic event is taking place. If the light comes on, check your oil level immediately. If the oil level is fine, the problem is the oil pressure. Don't drive the vehicle—an engine with low oil pressure can be ruined in a matter of seconds.

Oil Change Indicator Light
To let drivers know when to change out their engine oil and filter, many modern vehicles have oil change indicator lights. If this light or message appears, you should have your oil changed within one to two weeks.

Oil Change Indicator Light
To let drivers know when to change out their engine oil and filter, many modern vehicles have oil change indicator lights. If this light or message appears, you should have your oil changed within one to two weeks.

Service Vehicle Soon Warning Light
The service vehicle soon warning light is a vehicle monitoring system that tracks all of the chassis control systems. The light comes on when there is a fault condition in an area of the vehicle chassis systems such as the anti-lock (ABS) brake system, the traction control (TCS) system, the electronic suspension system, or the brake hydraulic system. This should not be confused with the Service Engine Soon (SES) Light equipped on some vehicles. It's a good idea to read your vehicle owner's manual and familiarize yourself with your vehicle's warning lights to prevent any confusion.

Supplemental Restraint System Warning Light
The supplemental restraint system (SRS) warning light is most commonly known as the air bag system light. This is a computer controlled system designed to deploy one or more driver, passenger, and side air bags. If the light stays on after initial startup, there is fault somewhere in the SRS system. The system is disabled at this point. In the case of a collision, the air bags will not deploy and the seat belts will not tighten, nor will any additional features activate. Take the vehicle to a qualified repair shop to be properly diagnosed and inspected.

GM Passlock Security Light
This light is designed to prevent a vehicle from starting unless the correct ignition key is used. The light can be yellow or red in color, and, depending on the current status of the system, it will be off, on steady, or flashing. When the system detects a fault, the warning light will illuminate or a message will be displayed on the DIC, depending on the model. If a fault occurs while driving, the engine may or may not start after turning the ignition off. If a fault occurs when trying to start the vehicle, it probably won't start.

Chevrolet Security Light
This light is identical to the GM Passlock Security Light, but is found on Chevrolet models. It is designed to prevent a vehicle from starting unless the correct ignition key is used. The light can be yellow or red in color, and, depending on the current status of the system, it will be off, on steady, or flashing. When the system detects a fault, the warning light will illuminate or a message will be displayed on the DIC, depending on the model. If a fault occurs while driving, the engine may or may not start after turning the ignition off. If a fault occurs when trying to start the vehicle, it probably won't start.

Throttle Control Warning Light
The throttle control warning light illuminates when a problem is detected in the electronic throttle system. If the light comes on during start up or while driving, then there is a fault condition developing in the system. If the vehicle still drives normally, then have the vehicle diagnosed and inspected at a qualified repair shop as soon as possible because, at some point, the vehicle may not be drivable. If the light comes on and the throttle response becomes erratic, have the vehicle towed. It is not safe to drive a vehicle in this condition.

Throttle Control Warning Light
The throttle control warning light illuminates when a problem is detected in the electronic throttle system. If the light comes on during startup or while driving, then there is a fault condition developing in the system. If the vehicle still drives normally, then have the vehicle diagnosed and inspected at a qualified repair shop as soon as possible because, at some point, the vehicle may not be drivable. If the light comes on and the throttle response becomes erratic, have the vehicle towed. It is not safe to drive a vehicle in this condition.

Tire Pressure Warning Light
The tire pressure warning light is a little yellow icon that looks like a cut-away view of a tire with an exclamation point in the middle. If a tire's pressure falls below 25 percent of the pressure specified by the vehicle manufacturer, the tire warning light will illuminate. Some systems will illuminate the tire warning light if the tire pressure is too high. It is important to read the portion of your vehicle owners manual that covers the tire pressure monitoring system. That way, if or when the tire warning light comes on, you'll know exactly what to do.

Traction Control Warning Light
The traction control system uses a computer to detect whether one (or more) of the wheels has begun to slip and lose traction with the roadway. The warning light usually comes on when the system detects a loss of traction, like in snowy or rainy weather, and the system is intervening to maintain traction. It's a good idea to read the section in your vehicle owners manual to familiarize yourself with how your traction or stability system operates.

Traction Control Warning Light
The traction control system uses a computer to detect whether one (or more) of the wheels has begun to slip and lose traction with the roadway. The warning light usually comes on when the system detects a loss of traction, like in snowy or rainy weather, and the system is intervening to maintain traction. It's a good idea to read the section in your vehicle owners manual to familiarize yourself with how your traction or stability system operates.

Traction Control Warning Light
The traction control system uses a computer to detect whether one (or more) of the wheels has begun to slip and lose traction with the roadway. The warning light usually comes on when the system detects a loss of traction, like in snowy or rainy weather, and the system is intervening to maintain traction. It's a good idea to read the section in your vehicle owners manual to familiarize yourself with how your traction or stability system operates.

Hours & Location
Monday9:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday9:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday9:00AM-5:00PM
Friday9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday10:00AM-1:00PM
SundayClosed
 

  • Accepted here:
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Personal Checks
  • Car Care One
  • Amenities:
  • After Hours Vehicle Drop Off
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Wifi
  • Certifications/Affiliations:
  • ASA
  • ASE
  • Be Car Care Aware
  • Tech-Net
  • ARI
  • Dexos