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WARNING LIGHTS  
   
ABS warning light.

If your car is equipped with an ABS braking system, you will have seen this light come on each time you start your car while the car goes through some self testing. If however this light stays on, flashes, pulses or glows brightly while you are driving, then you need to get your ABS system checked over as there is a problem. This could be something as simple as dirt or brake dust covering a sensor, but it could also mean a whole new ABS system that could be very costly. However no matter what the problem is it really does need sorting out right away as until it is your car will not stop as it is supposed to.
   
Battery warning light.

This warning light is different in every car but normally it looks like a picture of a battery, similar to the one shown here. Again like the ABS light this one goes through a self test when the car is started. If this stays on after the self test it could point to a number of things, It could mean that the alternator is no longer providing a sufficient charge to the battery and will therefore eventually result in a flat/dead battery. It could also mean one of the belts has broken resulting in the same problem.
   
Brake warning light.

The brake warning light you will probably see lit up more than any other warning light as it is illuminated when you apply the handbrake, so if you are driving and it is on just double check you have taken the handbrake off fully. If this is not the case it could indicate the fluid in the master cylinder is low and in urgent need of attention

Be aware special care must be taken not to mix different brake fluids always seek professional help if unsure.
   
Check Engine warning light.

Most modern cars now have there own in built fault finding system "OBD-II" (On Board Diagnostics 2) this means that when it finds a fault it will make a note of what it is and store it for a qualified diagnostics specialist to read what it is as soon as possible. This is done by plugging a hand held diagnostics tool into a port which is commonly found in the driver/passenger foot well. If you should see this light on your dashboard please do not delay on getting it looked at and preferably drive at reduced speed until sorted out.

A common fault could be a loss of pressurisation in the fuel system if the check engine light comes on after filling up make sure you replaced your fuel filler cap correctly.
   
Coolant / temperature warning light.

Normally this will only illuminate if you are low on coolant and your radiator needs topping off it could however be a thermostat problem so please call in if you need assistance.

Only use distilled water with anti-freeze in your radiator as normal tap water can cause excessive corrosion and calcium deposits.
   
Service Engine light.

This might well mean you are getting close to a scheduled service interval and is usually as simple as a mileage counter. It can also however be highlighting a more serious problem so should never be ignored. It can be reset and your handbook will tell you how to do this if it is possible. If you are not sure how to do this then call in and I can see what needs to be done.
   
Oil warning light.

This is probably the light most of us have seen at one time or another and is likely to mean you have low oil pressure. If this is ignored it will has the potential to seize your engine all together and that can be a very costly problem.

Not all cars use the same oil and use of the wrong grade of oil will cause the same problems to your car as no oil at all so please ensure to read the handbook or seek professional help.