As you drive and tow around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte with your Chevy Silverado 1500, your truck is constantly monitoring various systems and components to make sure everything is working smoothly.
If it detects a malfunction with the brakes or low fluid levels, it then is able to alert you by displaying an icon on your dashboard. Here to help you know what these icons mean and what to do when you see them, our team here at The Lake Dealerships put together this Chevy Silverado 1500 dashboard light guide for you.
When you see any of these lights flash on your dashboard, they are an indication that there is an issue with a particular system. If you see any of these lights on, it is best to have your Chevy Silverado 1500 serviced as soon as possible before the problem becomes too serious.
Check Engine Light: Shaped like an engine, this icon is letting you know there is a malfunction that has been detected. If you see it flashing or it stays on while driving, it is best to have your truck serviced immediately.
Brake System Warning: If you see the word BRAKE appear on your dashboard, there may be an issue with your brakes, and you should get them inspected as soon as possible.
Antilock Brake System: When the letters ABS are shown on the dashboard, your Silverado 1500 is warning you about a possible problem with the antilock brake system.
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light: If you notice a light that looks like a thermometer in liquid, you may have an issue with the coolant system. Check to make sure your engine has enough coolant and have your truck inspected.
Tire Pressure Light: When the tires become underinflated, this light will be seen on the dashboard. It is best to check your tire pressure next time you stop and fill any tires that need more air. If you notice the light come on again shortly after filling your tires with air, you may need to service your truck to fix a leak.
Other lights on your dashboard are there to simply keep you aware of your current driving. When systems are engaged or disengaged, like the high beams, 4WD, or electronic stability control, there will be certain lights that let you know exactly what is and isn’t on at the moment.
You will also have lights to help you always know which mode you are driving in. When these lights come on, there is no need to schedule service since they are just there to help you stay informed while driving.
Need to Have Your Truck Serviced?
Notice any of these or another warning light on the dashboard of your Chevy Silverado 1500? Contact us at The Lake Dealerships today to schedule an appointment with our service center.
Our trained technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment, so they can quickly figure out what is causing the issue and get it fixed so you can get back to safe and smooth driving around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte.