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If you've ever found yourself surprised by a sudden alert on your dashboard between service appointments or out on the open road, you're not alone! While these lights are enough to make any driver nervous, our Ford service center in Hemet is here to help.

Below are a few of the most common warning and indicator lamps and what you should do if they appear on your instrument cluster.

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Anti-Lock Braking System

One warning light you may see on your vehicle's dashboard is the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) light, which looks like a circle with the letters "ABS" in the middle. ABS prevents the wheels of your ride from locking under heavy braking conditions, however, if the ABS light appears then there may be something wrong with the system. Drivers can still slow and stop their car but the system won't respond to emergency braking and could lock if you brake hard.

What to do next: Drive carefully and bring your vehicle to a certified service center like Gosch Ford Hemet.

Service Engine Soon Light

The yellow check engine light icon is shaped like your engine and is part of your vehicle's onboard diagnostic system that monitors performance. If the indicator stays lit after you've started the engine or begins flashing, there may be a malfunction with the engine itself, vehicle emissions control system, ignition system, or fuel system.

What to do next: It's important to pay attention to this warning and visit our Ford service center right away as continuing to drive with the check engine light on can negatively affect your vehicle's performance and even impact your fuel efficiency.

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Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

Yellow in color and shaped like a cutaway tire with an exclamation point in the middle, you're vehicles tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors the air pressure in each of your Ford vehicle's tires and will the low tire pressure warning light in your ride's instrument panel if the pressure in one or more of your tires is insufficient or has dropped significantly. Low tire pressure can cause excessive wear on your tires and contribute to a dangerous blowout so be sure to check your tires regularly.

What to do next: Stop somewhere safe and check your tire pressure as soon as possible. If the indicator light doesn't turn on or begins to flash, schedule a service appointment in Hemet at Gosch Ford Hemet to have the system checked.

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If you notice any of these alerts illuminate your dashboard and aren't sure what to do, leave it to the professionals at Gosch Ford Hemet and contact us to schedule service today!

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