CAR SERVICE & VEHICLE INDICATOR LIGHTS IN FRISCO, TX
Do you have a light that just popped up on your dashboard, and need to know what it means? Ewing Buick GMC near Frisco, TX has you covered. Below are the most common indicator lights that people have questions about when they come to our Service Department, and we can help you find the solution to the issue. Match up the light with the indicator below: 
LOW TIRE PRESSURE

Generally, it is recommended that you keep your tires inflated somewhere between 32 and 35 PSI, and when this indicator light is on it means one or more of your wheels is significantly deflated. To find the correct inflation pressure look on the side of the driver's door, or on the tire itself. We can inflate your tires to the proper measurements and perform a tire rotation to ensure you are safe while on the road. 
ENGINE COOLANT WARNING

When you see this indicator light it means your engine coolant is running too hot, and you should pull into a safe place to avoid overheating your engine any further. If you drive you vehicle for much longer it could result in damage to the engine block. Simply adding more coolant won't solve the issue completely; you should have one of our specialists inspect for any cracks and perform a Coolant Flush before you drive again. 
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT

This is also known as the MIL, and is the light that warns of a potential malfunction in one or more emission control components in the Engine Control System. The most important thing to note is while your car is still able to be driven even after this indicator pops on, you should still get it checked out by a GM Certified technician to ensure you do not lose fuel economy over time. However, if it is flashing you will want to Schedule Service immediately because this means your catalytic converter may be damaged. Let us perform a multi-point inspection to make sure everything is working correctly for you. 
BATTERY/CHARGING SYSTEM WARNING

It's pretty obvious what this light refers to, but did you know it can mean one of two things; either your vehicle has a low charge or there's a malfunction in the electrical charging system. Inspect the drive belt for any breaks or looseness, and if you do not see anything but the problem persists, you may have a fault in the charging system or little to no charge. You will more than likely need to order a new battery and our parts department can hook you up with one, right now. 
ENGINE OIL PRESSURE WARNING

If oil pressure is low, this light illuminates on your dashboard. When this warning is on you should check your engine oil level, with the vehicle off, and if it is indeed low, add oil. If the light remains on, take it to our service department in Plano, TX and administer a conventional oil change and filter replacement to prevent damage to your engine. 
We hope you found this helpful and now you have a good idea as to what needs to be done with your vehicle. If you are seeing a different indicator light then ones shown, have further questions about the ones above or would have questions about our service, please call our service department at (972) 665-3148. We will gladly answer all your questions, and help to solve any problems you are experiencing. You can also visit Ewing Buick GMC near Frisco, TX in the Plano, Dallas, Richardson, McKinney and Allen area.