Dashboard Warnings

ABS LIGHT

The four-wheel ABS or Anti-lock Braking System is designed to help the driver maintain steering control during hard braking, especially in slippery conditions. The four-wheel ABS prevents the wheels from locking up, helping you maintain steering control during braking. In a similar situation, driving a car equipped with four-wheel ABS, it would be easier for you to steer your vehicle while braking.

If the ABS light illuminates when driving, it indicates a malfunction. Have this checked as soon as possible. You will also be unable to get your WOF if this light is on. We have earned its reputation in repairing such faults, we have the latest scan tools and technology to diagnose all ABS faults. Our technicians are always keeping up with the latest technology and training, we value our partnership with Bosch for their world class technical support and training.

CHARGE LIGHT

This light should illuminate when the ignition is switched on and should extinguish as soon as the engine starts. If it does not illuminate at all, or if it illuminates while driving, your battery is not being charged as there is a fault with your charging system. This may be due to one of the following:

  • Slack battery or starter terminals
  • A broken or loose alternator drive belt
  • An alternator failure

If the drive belt is broken, it must be replaced before you restart the engine. The coolant system may rely on this belt and its failure could cause the engine to overheat, in turn causing engine damage. Immediately move the vehicle to a safe location and switch off the engine. Do not restart the engine.

ENGINE CHECK LIGHT

The Check Engine light comes on to alert you that your vehicle’s on board computer has detected a problem with your engine or emissions system. This could indicate something as simple as an air leak or faulty connections or more serious issues such as engine misfire and poor running. Our technicians are always keeping up with the latest technology and training. We value our partnership with Bosch for their world class technical support and training.

SRS LIGHT

The SRS light comes on to alert you that your vehicle’s on board air bag computer system has detected a fault. In the event of an accident air bags can make a difference between minor or serious injuries. Airbags are designed to inflate on impact to provide protection. It is important to get SRS systems checked, if the light remains on your vehicles supplementary restraint system will not be working. You will also be unable to get your vehicle’s WOF if this light is on. Our technicians are always keeping up with the latest technology and training, we value our partnership with Bosch for their world class technical support and training.

ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM LIGHT (ESP)

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is a safety feature that detects and prevents (or recovers from) skids. ESP can help the driver from losing control of the car and a panic swerve or when driving on slippery roads. If this light is illuminated you should reduce vehicle speed gradually. Our technicians are always keeping up with the latest technology and training. We value our partnership with Bosch for their world class technical support and training.

OIL LIGHT

This light should illuminate when the ignition is switched on and should extinguish as soon as the engine starts. If the light stays on after starting or illuminates during a journey, stop immediately, switch off the engine and check the engine oil level. Top up straight away if the level is low. If the warning lamp illuminates, even though the oil level is correct, do not start the engine call us now.

BRAKE FLUID LIGHT

This light will remain illuminated when the handbrake is engaged. Illumination after releasing the handbrake may indicate low brake fluid level. Refer to the handbook and add the correct brake fluid at once to bring the level up to the MAX mark. As the brakes wear the fluid level will slowly drop. Check your brake fluid level frequently to ensure there is no further rapid loss of fluid. If the brake fluid is too low and brake pedal travel is distinctly longer than usual, one of the two hydraulic brake circuits may have failed. Do not continue your journey and seek assistance. If the light remains illuminated, even though the brake fluid level is correct, this may indicate a sensor fault. Take your vehicle to us, as soon as possible.

BRAKE PADS LIGHT

This BMW warning light is to alert you there is a likely problem with the brakes, BMW have brake pad sensors that are automatically activated when brake pads are low. We can easily check your brake pads and carry out all brake computer resets with their latest diagnostic centre and brake test lane. Our technicians are always keeping up with the latest technology and training, we value our partnership with Bosch for their world class technical support and training.

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