Understanding Those Flashing Dashboard Lights

Everyone at one time or another has been faced with unsuspecting flashing lights on our dashboard that cause us grave worry. When they appear, they are not only confusing but can be frustrating and fearful as well. It is important, however, that when warning dashboard lights do appear that you immediately give focus to the warning sign and determine whether an immediate repair is needed.

The experienced team of automotive technicians here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to be sure that all our valued clients understand what each of the flashing dashboard lights means.


  • Check Engine Light – This flashing light is warning you that one of your vehicle systems, the ignition, fuel, or emissions system has malfunctioned. If the check engine light stays on don’t delay in scheduling an auto repair service. If the light is flashing rather than steady, you need not rush, but should still make an appointment at our automotive shop sooner rather than later.
  • Brake light – The brake warning light is an indicator that something is wrong with your braking system. It could be a problem with the brake fluid level, low brake linings, or perhaps your emergency brake is stuck in the on position. Whatever the case may be, it is important to have your ABS system checked as soon as possible.
  • Oil pressure light – The oil pressure light will begin flashing when a drop in oil pressure has occurred. This may be the result of a bad oil pump, or a leak. We recommend you do not drive the car any further, but rather have the vehicle towed instead.
  • Temperature light – The Vehicle Temperature Warning Light is letting you know you’re your vehicle is overheating. More times than not, the problem is with your radiator, cooling system, a burst hose or a failed water pump. Whatever the issue, stop driving right away and let your vehicle engine cool down. We highly suggest you do not drive the vehicle further, but rather have it towed to our top-rated auto clinic here in Franklin.


Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our team of highly skilled and certified automotive techs and specialists are steadfast in their commitment to provide only the highest quality automotive parts and services to all our valued clients. We take pride in meeting the individual needs of all our clients while striving to work within their needed timelines as well. At Auto Clinic of Franklin, we understand how valuable your vehicle is to you and want to assure you that we will deliver services that are not only satisfactory but will simply not be matched by any of our competitors.

If you have flashing dashboard lights that are warning you, be sure to reach out to the professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. When you choose our team of dedicated techs you are putting your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the automotive industry. Having earned ourselves a spot on the marketplace charts as one of the best auto facilities here in Franklin, our team of skilled technicians are committed to maintaining that very marketplace presence. To do so, we continue to provide high-quality parts and services at prices that are affordable and in timelines that are accommodating to our customer’s needs.

To learn more about those confusing dashboard lights, give a shout out to one of our team members or come on down to our trusted facility today. For all your automotive needs, trust the pros here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. You’ll be more than glad you did!

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