Are you familiar with the dashboard lights in your Chevy Silverado? If you’re a Silverado driver in the Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte area, The Lake Dealerships wants to help you become as informed as possible when it comes to these vital aspects of your pickup truck’s safe and efficient operation. Take a look at this Chevy Silverado dashboard light guide to get more acquainted with each one.
Driver Seatbelt Reminder Light
When you initially start your Silverado, this light, situated in the instrument cluster and using the image of a seated individual with a seatbelt strapped across the torso, will flash to remind you to put your seatbelt on. You’ll also hear a chime simultaneously. The light will remain on until you fasten your seatbelt.
Airbag Readiness Light
This symbol is made up of the side view of a seated individual along with the image of an inflated airbag. It will light up when there’s an electrical problem with the airbag system.
Charging System Light
The Charging System Light is pretty recognizable. Its symbol is of a standard car battery. You should regularly see this dashboard light for a moment whenever you start the vehicle. This occurs to let you know that the light is working properly. If you notice that is stays on or shows up again during the drive, it’s indicating that there may be an issue with the electrical charging system. Be sure to have a certified technician look into it as soon as possible.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
Here’s another recognizable Chevy Silverado dashboard light. The check engine light looks like an engine block and should briefly turn on when the ignition is on to let you know that the light is working. If you notice that it has come on while you’re driving, it means there’s a malfunction and you should have the issue checked out immediately to avoid serious damage to your truck.
Brake System Warning Light
The Brake System Warning Light is made up of the word “BRAKE” and is another one that you should see briefly when you first turn on the vehicle. It should disappear again soon after. If it stays on or pops up later, there’s a problem with the brake system that needs to be addressed.
Anti-lock Brake System Warning Light
This warning light consists of the letters “ABS” inside a circle that is surrounded by parentheses. Apart from the moment you start your Silverado, you’ll see this light if there’s a problem with the Anti-lock Brake System that requires attention.
Keep an Eye on Your Chevy Silverado Dashboard Lights
If one or more of the lights that require immediate attention are showing themselves on your dashboard while you’re making your way through the Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte area, feel free to contact our service center here at The Lake Dealerships to set up a good time for them to check it out.