• What do your N Charlotte Toyota's dashboard lights mean?


    It’s happened to all of us – you’re driving along and all of a sudden, a dashboard light comes on. It generally causes a feeling of panic in any driver, but luckily for you, we’re here to help! Our N Charlotte Toyota dealership sat down with our trained Toyota technicians to go over what some of the most important and prominent lights mean, and we’re listed them out for you so you know when you should bring your new Toyota near Charlotte in for auto service! 

    Let our N Charlotte Toyota dealership help you decipher dashboard lights

    Sometimes, warning lights on your new Toyota’s dashboard can indicate a small problem that will be easy and inexpensive to fix. However, sometimes they can indicate a large problem that’s only going to get worse the longer you leave it. If you’re unsure, you should probably bring your new Toyota in N Charlotte into our service center to have things checked out! 

    Here are some of the most common warning lights you’ll see in your N Charlotte Toyota, and what each of them means for you as the driver: 

    • Tire Pressure Light: if you see this light come on in your new Toyota, it typically means that your tires aren’t properly inflated (they’re either too low, or too high, both of which can be problematic). Usually you can remedy this problem by adding or removing air to your tires and the light will go off, but don’t forget to check your tires to make sure there’s no damage to them. If the light doesn’t go off or you think you need a professional opinion, bring your car into our service center! 
    • Oil Pressure Light: Remember how we said not to panic when you see a light on the dash of your new Toyota? Well… that advice still stands, but if you see your oil pressure light come on, take action right now. Right now as in this minute, not tomorrow. This light means a there’s a problem with your oil, which is the lifeblood of your car. You can pull over to check the oil levels in your car and top it off if you can, but still bring it by Toyota of N Charlotte for auto service immediately! 
    • Check Engine Light: Sometimes the check engine light will come for something as simple as a loose gas cap on your new Toyota. If you’ve checked to make sure your gas cap is securely screwed on and the light doesn’t turn off, bring your car into our Toyota Service Center so our technicians can figure out where the problem is originating from immediately. 

    Call Toyota of N Charlotte today! 

    There are other lights in your dash that may come on from time to time – you can get more information at our website, or just come on by our Toyota Service Center! We can help you decipher the issue and get you affordable and efficient auto service to fix it. Give us a call today at (888) 883-3797 – we’ll see you soon! 

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