Your Car Safety Test: Dashboard Warning Lights Quiz

Your Car Safety Test: Dashboard Warning Lights Quiz

Published: 17.09.2019

Modern cars are packed with sensors to make sure your vehicle is behaving as it should.

Even if your vehicle doesn’t have gadgets like heated seats and a Bluetooth-enabled radio, it will still have dashboard warning lights that will tell you if there is a fault with your car.

Unfortunately, not everyone knows what these lights mean. In fact, beyond a few basic indicators like the ‘check oil’ light, I would say that most people don’t know all of the warnings.

From our Manchester city centre garage, we are forever receiving calls from people trying do describe the illuminated symbols on their dashboard.

“There’s a steering wheel with a key underneath it,” they’ll say, or once, memorably, “it’s like a musical note rising out the sea”.

With so much obliviousness around, we thought we would have a bit of fun on our blog and set a short quiz for you to try.

And please, if any of these symbols look a little too familiar because they flash up every morning when you start your car, get it checked out by a professional. It could be an early indicator that something cataclysmic is about to go wrong on the inside of your car.

With low prices at your local independent garage, it may not be as expensive as you think.