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Dashboard Warning Lights - What they mean

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Sometimes, car problems can sneak up on your with seemingly no warning. Thankfully, in 2016, we have dashboard warning lights.
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While it may seem like there many potential dashboard warning lights, these icons are often more intuitive than you’d think and can really save you a world of trouble when it comes to identifying car problems.
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The images tend to evolve overtime, but here is a quick rundown of the average Nissan dashboard warning lights:
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  • Antilock Braking: If you see the letters “ABS,” then your ABS system is working. You’ll see this when you turn the ignition on, but it will turn off when you start driving.
  • Brake: The “BRAKE” light will turn on when either your emergency brake is on or if your brake fluid level is noteworthy.
  • Charge: An image of a car battery may turn on if something is wrong with the charge system.
  • Low Tire Pressure: This should look like a flattened tire, with an exclamation point in the middle, letting you know that your tires need more air.
  • Master Symbol: An exclamation point within a triangle can light up for many miscellaneous reasons, such as a loose fuel cap, low fuel, and more.
  • Power Steering: If you see “PS,” then you know that the electric power steering system is running properly.
  • Seatbelt: This one is a no-brainer, but an image of a person wearing a seatbelt is a reminder to put yours on.
  • Supplemental Airbag: Lastly, an image of a person with both a seatbelt and an airbag on their lap will always be on when you turn on your car. If not, there may be an issue.
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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to visit us anytime at Nissan of Clinton!
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