If you aren’t a mechanic, there’s probably a lot of things you don’t know about cars. Sure, you remember to change your oil and fill up some gas, but how do you know if anything’s wrong with your four-wheeled friend? Just look at the dashboard.
Do you ever drive alone on the road at night and wonder if you’re using your brights? Search for the jellyfish-looking indicator with the straight lines. It tells you that your lights may cause temporary blindness to oncoming drivers.
Sometimes passengers have a tendency of slamming the door too hard on not closing it all the way. If you’ve been a victim of the latter, your dashboard will show you a car with open doors.
If you ever hear a sound similar to a box of rocks rattling from your car, you may have problems with your catalytic converter. You can confirm this by finding an indicator that looks like a hot cup of joe.
Cars look very different today than they did 20 years ago. Heck, some of them even drive themselves! As heavily computerized dashboards become the norm, learning what each symbol means can be useful. Just steer clear of the dreaded check engine light.2.6k