What The Symbols On The Car Dashboard Mean

Car dashboard warning lights: the symbols explained | BuyaCar

The cars have a sophisticated system of sensors that warns the driver about failures, insufficiencies or even omissions of the driver himself and you must pay attention to it because ignoring it or postponing it can involve a very expensive repair that if it had been attended to promptly.

Each brand has its symbology to let you know what your car requires. However, there are some generalities that you can easily locate, and they will warn you about faults or situations to be solved.

Urgent Signs

There are symbols that you must urgently attend to, such as the battery, because your car could turn off and not turn on until they run out of power. If this has happened regularly (approximately three times), be careful! You should probably change the battery.

Important: If your car runs out of battery while driving and you must request a tow truck, check if this service is included in your auto insurance coverage.

The lack of gasoline must be addressed immediately because, in addition to running out of fuel before reaching your destination, you run the risk that the gasoline pump sucks some garbage or air and that generates an obstruction that causes pump failures and eventually it needs to be replaced, which is an expensive repair.

Tip: The details of the signs on the dashboard of your car appear in the maintenance book, even when you got a Saloon pledge (รับจำนำรถเก๋ง, which is the term in Thai) there you will also find the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding maintenance, its performance, among others.

In the event of a failure in the stability of the car, slow down immediately, and avoid very rapid or sudden acceleration, particularly if it rains.

The temperature alert usually occurs due to engine overheating, be careful as the car can unravel, and the repair is expensive. It is recommended, in this case, that you check if it has a low level of the coolant or antifreeze.


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