Your car is instrument cluster not only provides you information about the speed, engine speed, fuel gauge and engine temperature, but it also provides some very important information about the health of your car. It pays handsomely to keep these warning lights that flash up on your instrument cluster in mind, and act on it immediately.
For instance, the engine temperature warning light. It indicates an overheating of the engine. It simply lets us know that our vehicle has been in use for a longer time than it should be. It also gets switched on if there is a lack of cooling water or a faulty cooling system. When the coolant is not of high quality, it causes a blockage during cold weather where the temperature drops below the freezing point. Sometimes, a small leak in the system lets air enter into it taking the shape of a bubble. The coolant cannot push through the bubble to reach the engine, causing the radiator to lose coolant, thus turning the warning light on.
Another important warning light is the battery charge warning light. It indicates that there is a problem regarding the charging of the battery. The most common cause for a battery light to get on is that the alternator belt is broken. Another reason is the corrosion of battery posts or terminal. It interrupts the flow of electricity and prevents the alternator to do its job. This will cause the battery charge warning light to stay on.
Aside from that, there are various other warning lights that might show up when something goes wrong, like the tyre pressure warning light, the check engine light, the ABS warning light, and a lot more.