At Metric Motors of Loveland, we’ve seen it all. People often complain that auto repair is expensive, and while this is often the case, it is also true that people could save themselves a lot of time, trouble, and money by heeding their vehicle’s warning signs. Often these come in the form of unfamiliar sounds or subtle changes in your car’s handling, and it’s understandable that someone who isn’t mechanically-minded would miss them. But it doesn’t get any more obvious than your car’s dashboard warning lights. Here are a few serious warning indicators that tell you it’s time to call your local mechanic.
Your vehicle’s temperature indicator tells you when the engine has warmed up to an ideal running temperature, but it will also warn you when it’s beginning to overheat. It’s important NOT to continue driving an overheating vehicle, as it will cause your head gasket to warp, leading to hundreds or even thousands of dollars for auto repair.
Service Engine Soon
This light is programmed to alert you when it’s time for your next oil change and regular auto maintenance. Failing to do so can result in severely limiting your vehicle’s lifetime. Bring it to Metric Motors, where we can provide a full inspection, top off all fluid levels, and keep your car running smoothly.
You might not recognize this warning light, which typically looks like an exclamation point inside of a circle between two parentheses. Obviously, brakes are a critical aspect of your vehicle’s operation. Neglecting problems in your brake system can present serious safety issues for you and the Loveland drivers with whom you share the road. When this light goes off, seek brake service from Metric Motors immediately!