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Warning! Learn What Those Symbols Mean


Your car’s dashboard is equipped with an array of electrical alert symbols that notify us something needs attention. Which alerts need immediate attention and which don’t? Take a look at the top 15.

• Antilock Brake Warning

• Airbag Indicator

• Automatic Shift Lock or Engine Start Indicator Warning

• Battery Alert Warning

• Engine Temperature Warning

• Engine Warning

• Fuel Indicator

• Fog Lamp

• Oil Pressure Warning

• Tire Pressure Warning

• Traction Control Malfunction

• Traction Control Warning

• Seatbelt Reminder

• Security Light

• Washer Fluid

Specific symbols may vary car to car, so check your car’s owner’s manual and consult an auto maintenance and repair professional for a diagnostic.

Anthony Blackman, Atlantic Tire & Service

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