Car service is inevitable, and sometimes we don’t realize that our oil needs to be changed or when one of our tire’s air is low. Vehicles are smart machines, and to help stay on track, they provide guidance via a light in the dashboard. At Jake Sweeney Kia, we’ve decided to put together a small list of common service warning lights you may see.

Battery/Charging Alert

If your voltage level falls below normal ranges, a rectangular box with a + and – inside will appear. This indicates that your car’s charging system isn’t operating properly, and it’s highly suggested either you or one of our service professionals check the battery terminals, alternator belt, and overall battery condition as soon as possible.

Brake System

An exclamation point enclosed by a circle with two side lines will illuminate in your dashboard should you have an issue with your brakes. It could be as simple as having your parking brake on, or it could be as serious as low brake fluid or an ABS issue.

Coolant Temperature Warning

Two horizontal wavy lines with a thermometer upright will make an appearance when there’s a problem with the coolant level, fan operation, radiator cap, or if there is a coolant leak.

When a service light comes on in your dash, it’s always important to get your vehicle checked promptly. Here in our Kia service center, we have expert technicians who know the ins and outs of all makes and models. Next time you’re in need of car maintenance on your new Kia vehicle, schedule an appointment in our service department!

If you come across a light you’re unsure of, you can either reference your owner’s manual or give our service center a call at 866-982-3596. We look forward to being of assistance!