We all know about these blinking lights on a dashboard, but they represent some very serious information
And at times, these signs can prove vital in safe driving
Oil Light. Either engine is very low on oil or there is no oil pressure. Pull over and turn off engine immediately. Check oil level and add oil if low. Turn engine back on to see if light has gone off. If oil light is still on, bad oil pump (no oil pressure) is likely (For more info on oil click here)
Battery Charge Light. Alternator is not charging. OK to drive, but turn off any unneeded electrical devices (radio, heater, defroster) and avoid starting engine more than necessary. When alternator is not charging, battery loses charge and car stops working.
Fuel filter water trap (diesel engines).This light illuminates when the ignition is switched on and should extinguish after a few seconds.If it illuminates while driving, it indicates that water has been detected in the fuel filter.This light warns you that the amount of accumulated water in the fuel filter has reached the specified level.
If the vehicle has just been re-fuelled, immediately move the vehicle to a safe location and switch off the engine. The fuel may have been contaminated and could cause damage to the injection system.