Understanding Your Vehicle’s Warning Lights

Vehicle Gauge Cluster with Warning Lights
(Photo: “Subaru Dashboard” by Alexander Chernov is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Did you know the average car has about 25-50 onboard computers? With all that technology, regular car maintenance should be a top priority. If you see a warning light on your dash you should understand the meaning of the warning symbol. Our expertise is car repair in Toledo, OH, and we want to help you understand these common warning lights. Be aware that your car’s warning lights may have different meanings than the symbols listed below, so please consult your owner’s manual to be sure!

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How to Keep Your Car’s Lights in Working Order

Classic Chevrolet Tail Lights

(“1961 & 62 Chevy Tail lights” by SpeedProPhoto is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

You’re driving down the road when you notice your lights don’t seem as bright as usual. You park your car and get out only to realize that you’ve got a headlight out. Having a light out on your car is more than an inconvenience.

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What to Know About Hybrid Car Maintenance

(Photo: Thomas Quine / Flickr)

(Photo: Thomas Quine / Flickr)

If you’re the lucky owner of an electric car, you’ll be delighted to know that it will require remarkably little maintenance. However, owners of a hybrid auto that runs on a combination of electric motor and internal combustion engine should be aware that there are a few differences involved in the care of your car. This is an important consideration if you’re thinking about getting yourself either type of this relatively new class of car.

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How to keep your Car Immaculate when it’s Cold Outside

When it’s winter and you have to park your car outside for prolonged periods, it can play havoc on the exterior paint finish and before long your car can start to look shabby. The experts at Yark Body Shop know all the techniques to ensure your car’s exterior is cared for and protected against the harsher elements of the winter months.

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Parking Tips for Safe and Stress-Free Parking

Parking Tips

(Photo: Parking lots and garages can be a hazardous place for your car’s exterior. Follow these tips and stay dent- and scratch-free! / Flickr)

Parking isn’t something drivers tend to dwell on, but our cars on average spend 96% of their life parked and just 3-4% in transit.  Pay attention to these parking tips to save you time, money and frustration. Generally, parking can be stressful and challenging, but these safety tips should make it a bit easier.

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The Hidden Effects of a Minor Crash


(Photo: It’s important to have your car inspected at the body shop even after a minor fender bender / Flickr)

Even the most minor fender bender can have practically invisible after effects on a car. Yes, it is hard to miss the crushed bumper that sticks out like a sore thumb or a busted mirror, flattened tire and trashed headlights that beg for repair … But what about that leak lurking under your hood that started seeping shortly after the accident? Ensuring the crash didn’t wreck your vehicle’s long-term well-being means paying attention to what you can’t see as well as to what you can.

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The Toll Winter Road Salt Can Take on a Car’s Body

With temperatures plummeting and winter stepping in full force, it’s only a matter of time before our roads are fully covered in snow. In such situations, road salt is critical to keep traffic flowing as it lowers the freezing point of water, effectively turning that black ice into water. While the salt gives you more grip, it also damages your car — making road salt a winter car care hazard.

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