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Half of British drivers have no idea what these car dashboard icons mean


1) Brake system – could be any problem from fluid leaking to overheating.

2) Airbag – best get this checked so you stay safe.

3) Glow plug – in diesel cars this heats your engine before starting, so do not start it up before this light goes out.

4) Battery not charging – call for assistance or visit garage.

5) Engine management system – could be any number of faults, so find a mechanic.

6) Car service due.

7) Tyre-pressure – at least one of your tyres is low – top up at a garage.

8) Engine temperature – pull over and wait for it to cool, for at least 20 minutes.

9) Handbrake is on – release it to move.

10) Brake pad problem – you have roughly 1,000 miles left before you need to replace it.

11) Pedal alert – on automatics, reminds driver to press brake pedal while moving lever out of park position.

12) Engine oil – If it runs out, this could wreck your engine, so check your dipstick and refill ASAP.





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