Understanding the Language of Warning Lights

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Ever wondered what one of those dashboard lights means? Modern vehicles are typically pretty good at letting you know what they're doing or when something is amiss. Your vehicle's dashboard warning lights are its method of communicating with you. That's why it's important to make sure you understand the lights and know what your Subaru is trying to tell you.

Why is this warning light on?

Warning lights typically indicate one of two things: a function or a problem. For example, you might notice a blue icon when you use your high beams and a green icon when you activate cruise control. These lights indicate functions and illuminate to let you know when certain features of your vehicle are in use. Other lights may indicate problems such as a door that is ajar or trouble with your engine.

Our handy Subaru warning light guide can help you understand your vehicle's language and act accordingly.

What do I do when a warning light says my Subaru needs service?

If you notice warning lights that indicate problems with your engine, coolant, oil, or other systems, don't ignore them. Our service center can help you diagnose and repair these issues before they cause harm. It's best to deal with warning lights as quickly as possible because the lights only illuminate when there is already a problem. You can help your vehicle avoid these issues altogether when you bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance.

Our goal here at Byers Subaru is to help you better understand your vehicle so you can give it the care it needs. Of course, we're always here if you need our help. Give us a call or stop by if you have any questions about caring for your Subaru!

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