What Do Chevy Dashboard Warning Lights Mean?
You’re cruising along, jamming to your favorite song and tapping on the steering wheel as you enjoy your drive when all of a sudden you see a little light illuminate out of the corner of your eye. As you stare it down and consider its potential meaning, you start to wonder whether or not you should continue driving or if you should pull over. While it never hurts to err on the side of caution, having a basic understanding of what Chevy dashboard warning lights mean can help you appropriately react to your indicator lights. Although your owner’s manual provides all the information you need about Chevy dashboard warning lights, we’ll give you a brief summary of some of the most common indicators as well as a printable Chevy warning light guide (below) to keep handy in your Chevy car, truck or SUV.
Check Engine Light
This is perhaps the most common dashboard warning light because it can mean a variety of things. Typically, it means something is affecting your car’s vehicle exhaust emission, which can impact performance and efficiency. However, there are a number of other triggers that could cause the light to illuminate. If it remains on for an extended period of time, schedule an appointment in our service center and we can use our diagnostic tools to find out what exactly is going wrong.
Tire Pressure Light
This is a pretty common light in Edmonton winters. While cold weather can be the cause of low-pressure in your tires, it could also mean you have a slow leak. It’s a good idea to keep a tire pressure gauge in your car so you can quickly check your tires if this light pops on.
Oil Pressure Light
The oil pressure light is not to be taken lightly, as it can lead to serious mechanical damage. If this light stays on for more than a minute, pull over and shut off the engine and call for help. If you take the proper precautions, this can be a reasonably inexpensive repair, but if you continue to drive, more serious and pricey problems may occur.
The printable Chevy Dashboard warning lights guide below is for the 2015 Chevy Impala, but most of the lights on the list are identical all new Chevy models. If you aren’t sure what your Chevy dashboard warning lights mean immediately, it’s always a good idea to find a safe place to pull over and consult your owner’s guide to find out if you can continue driving. You also can always call our service center and we’ll lend a hand.
Printable Chevy Dashboard Warning Light Guide