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Tips 6-10: The Truth about Warning Lamps

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6. Low fuel

Low fuel

The fuel warning lamp comes up when the fuel level drops down to the reserve level. Cars come with a fuel gauge and the warning lamp only supplements the gauge. Most vehicle will go a fair distance even in reserve, but it is advisable to get the car tanked up at the earliest to avoid running out of fuel with no pump in sight.

 

7. Cruise control

Cruise control

This lamp glows when cruise control is being employed. It allows the car to maintain a constant speed without the need to keep the right foot on the accelerator. The cruise control can be used to increase or decrease the speed with a touch of the lever. The system switches off when the brake or accelerator is pressed.

 

8. Fog lamps

Fog lamps

Fog lamps are meant to light up the road edges in poor visibility conditions. Most cars come equipped with fog lamps these days. When visibility drops the road irregularities aren’t visible. Fog lamps light up the road and have minimum upward spread. Switch them on if visibility drops. Remember they are not to be used for primary illumination.

 

9. Low tyre pressure

Low tyre pressure

Low tyre pressure Warning light comes on if your vehicle's tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) detects a tyre that is more than 25 per cent underinfl ated. Driving on a low tyre can be dangerous because it increases the risk of a tyre blowout. A low tyre can also cause your vehicle to brake unevenly, pull to one side, handle poorly and give reduced fuel economy. If the TPMS is on, check the air pressure in your tyres as soon as possible, and infl ate them to the recommended pressure.

 

10. ESP

ESP

The ESP light comes on and then goes off within a couple of seconds of starting. It will also come on if the ESP is switched off by pressing and holding the ESP button (possible in some cars only). If the system is active it will come on for a few seconds only when it is actually working.

 
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