Temperature Warning Indicator Symbols

Temperature Warning Light Symbol

One of the original idiot lights, this is the Temperature Warning light or symbol. In red, it indicates quite simply that the engine temperature is too high. If you see this light, your vehicle should be stopped and the engine turned off as quickly as possible. Turning on the heater to the highest setting will …

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Master Warning Light Symbol

Master Warning Light Symbol

This is the Master Warning Light symbol. If this light is on, there will likely be text displayed as well on the instrument panel, or another warning light. Look for text in particular. It could very well point out something as serious as low oil pressure. However, despite the serious look to the symbol, it is generally associated …

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Low Brake Pad Warning Light

Brake Pad Wear Warning Symbol

This the Low Brake Pad warning light. Some vehicle manufacturers include this symbol, which is intended to notify you that your vehicle’s brake pads are worn, or low, and need servicing. The dashed lines are meant to represent the pads themselves. Your brakes may also pulse or squeak as a warning when the brake pads are …

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Car Evolution

Cars continue to advance, and in too many cases, faster than their drivers can keep up with. Slowly but surely, the family car is becoming a rolling computer. We can only hope that software glitches will not be as common in the automotive industry. Among other changes is the growing number of symbols and indicators …

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System Indicators

Tire Pressure Monitor Symbol

This is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) or Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) warning light symbol. It is also used as Flat Tire Monitor (FTM), which seems redundant. The tell-tale comes on when the inflation on one of the tires is reduced about 25% or more. In most cases, that will be about eight pounds. This …

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