Cruising along a freeway, we always have half of our attention for the police and half of it on the speedo. We always keep a check on our speed. And the fuel level indicator is also one of the most eyed companion on the dashboard. For them petrolheads, the rev counter is their best friend to get the orgasmically perfect gear-shift. But did you ever observe the other lights that brighten up your dash whenever you turn the ignition key or what part of the vehicle is making that beeping sound?
Woodstock Motors have made a complete and comprehensive guide to this ignored yet highly important dashboard warning lights. They even supplied this infographic for us to work with!
It’s a familiar situation to many motorists. You’re driving along serenely when a light on your dashboard suddenly illuminates and you enter a blind panic, frantically trying to decipher what the light is indicating and whether the issue to which it pertains will write off your car. Studies show that most drivers fail to recognise many of the warning lights on their dashboard, let alone understand the significance of them.
Here is a brief introduction to some of the things that they discussed in their article and what you might find in your instrument panel.
A survey by Insurance.com shows, how little importance is given by the public to the several indicators on the dashboard.
The car warning comes up at different levels, just like a universal light notification.
Green means Go!
Who doesn’t like a green indication. Most of these are for providing additional information to the driver and ease the commute.
Slow Down at Yellow!
Now going towards a little risky zone, we enter the yellow light. Here we see some mediocre warning data, which ignored for too long can cause serious damage to the vehicle.
Complete Shutdown at Red!
Perhaps this video will help you understand a bit more.
That was some information right there! The next time you will be sitting in the car, you will surely be aware of the various indications on the dashboard and take care of your car more keenly.
With the dashboard decoded, the drivers wanted some extra features to be displayed on their dash. Can you guess what they were?
The Speed trap detector is already being implemented in cities like Dubai. After all, with a ferrari under your command, and 10 lane roads, who can resist flooring the gas pedal?
This was but a small introduction to each of the things that might light up in your instrument panel. For a more detailed version, head on over to woodstock motor’s blog and find out more. Above all, stay safe and drive well.