Dashboard Symbol Guides

When you're traveling around the Alliance, Canton, and Hartville areas, you may at some point see a symbol pop up on your dashboard. When this happens, it's your car's way of trying to tell you something, and it's important to know what it's trying to say.

That's why the team at Montrose Ford Lincoln of Alliance put together this collection of dashboard symbol guides, in which we cover the dashboard symbols you're most likely to see and what to do about it when you do. Make sure to schedule service if your car is showing a warning sign.

Dashboard Symbols We Cover

The instrument cluster in your vehicle is equipped to provide you with a lot of information about its operation, and it does so through dashboard symbols.

These may vary in urgency, with warning lamps and lights informing you of a vital system malfunction. Warning lamps are dashboard lights, such as the:

  • Engine Oil Warning Light
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
  • Battery Warning Light

Warning lights and lamps usually require prompt attention to avoid an unsafe situation or irreparable damage. When we discuss these lights, our dashboard symbol guides will also provide a course of action to take to correct the issue and who to call for assistance.

The other kind of symbol you may see is an indicator light. These tend to let you know that a feature is functioning and operational. These can be standard or optional features, including your:

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • High Beams

If you have any questions about what lights your vehicle is equipped with, check your owner's manual or contact your local dealership's service center.

Dashboard Symbols

Whether you've seen a dashboard symbol or just want to be prepared in case you do, this is a great place to start. Simply explore this page for your make and model and read our guide to learn about the dashboard symbols our customers see most often while driving around the Alliance, Canton, and Hartville areas.

If you don't see your vehicle listed here, have questions about a specific dashboard symbol, or want to schedule service and receive a professional diagnosis from one of our service technicians, contact us at Montrose Ford Lincoln of Alliance and we'll gladly help you out.

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