Majority of people use cars for their daily travel. If you are a regular driver, you would understand that there are many different systems incorporated in your vehicle, for specific purposes.
The dashboard warning lights inform the driver if there is anything dysfunctional in any of the vehicle's systems. In the past, there were very few warning lights for the driver's assistance. Nowadays, this technology has become more and more advanced due to the evolution of car aspects like luxury features, maintenance, security concepts, etc.
These indicator lights are present for different purposes, and they function due to the signals sent from the sensors, which are fixed in respective areas of the system.
The main aim of these lights is to let the driver know about the probability of the occurrence of car problems. Common indicators are related to Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), engine, car battery, seat belts, low gas, coolant, etc.
Normally, the color of such lights is red or orange. When you turn on the ignition key while starting the car engine, most of them will turn on for a while, and then they are turned off after the engine starts running. However, if these lights are on while you are driving, then you should realize that there is a problem with your vehicle.
In case it starts flashing, reduce the car speed, stop at a safe place, and immediately get the problem checked by a professional.
Note that the normal braking will still be operational, but will be without ABS assistance.
It means that the coolant level might be low; there may be a leak in the cooling system, or there might be an engine overheating problem.
If you find that any of the given mentioned warning lights are turned on while you are driving, it is strongly recommended to take your car to the garage for diagnosis.
These are just a few important indicators, which are intended for your driving safety. There are many other light indications, which may inform the driver about unsuitable settings of the car system.