Don’t ignore your vehicles warning lights. Warning lights on the dashboard are simply that, warnings. Be aware and watch for possible issues…
check engine (red Check Engine Light)
The check engine light usually indicates that a vehicle system, such as the ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating properly, even if the vehicle appears to be running normally. A glowing check engine light doesn’t mean you have to immediately pull the car to the side of the road, but it should be inspected as soon as possible. A flashing check engine light requires immediate attention.
brake light (redBrake System)
An illuminated brake system light could mean the parking brake is on, the brake fluid is low, or there is an issue with the anti-lock braking system (ABS). Check to make sure the parking brake is off and have a professional technician check the brake fluid level and diagnose if there is an ABS issue.
tpms light red TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
The TPMS light indicates that a tire has low air pressure or there could be an issue with the sensor. Tire pressure should be checked immediately. Some vehicles will allow manual reset of the TPMS warning light while others may require you to bring the vehicle to a professional service technician to reset it.
oil light (red Oil Pressure Warning)
When the oil pressure warning light stays lit, it indicates loss of oil pressure. Have the oil level and pressure checked immediately.
battery light (red Battery/Charging Alert)
The battery/charging alert indicates that battery voltage level is below normal and the charging system is not functioning properly. Check battery terminals, alternator belt and battery condition.
( Courtesy of Car Care Council)