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The meaning of this indicator light is not well known to motorists, however it is important to resolve the problem it indicates fairly quickly.

The dashboard of a car is full of little lights. They were not taken into custody. placed there to look pretty but to prevent the driver from possible problems with their vehicle. Some, when they light up red, require you to immediately stop riding or risk worsening the situation and falling. ;broke down on the road a few kilometers further. Others, orange in color, give indications about the situation. the person driving, for example when the fuel gauge lights up to indicate that there is not much fuel left in the car ;eacute;servoir.

But some of these warning lights are not well known to motorists. This is the case of the one who resembles an iron &agrav; horse (with a toothed part) which contains an exclamation point. Difficult &agrav; At first glance, it can be linked to any part of the vehicle, which can lead to some confusion when you first see it. When a car's light comes on, it's rarely a good sign. So if we also don't understand what the problem is, quite quickly a little wind of panic can sweep through us.

This light on the dashboard is ignored by many drivers, but it is better to keep an eye on it

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This light with a slightly strange design is important because it signals a problem related to your device. to the tires. When it lights up, it means that one or more of your tires have a lower pressure than they should. the limit recommended by the manufacturer. And, more precisely, that your tires are underinflated by at least 25% compared to their original tires. the recommended pressure. This tire monitoring system, called TPMS for Tire Pressure Monitoring System, is on-board on most recent cars. It serves à monitor tire pressure in real time and therefore warn the driver if it is too low and requires re-inflating.

It is useful to remind à All motorists know that it is important to maintain correct tire pressure for greater safety. Driving with poorly inflated tires is dangerous because their contact surface with the road is more irregular, which reduces their grip. This can extend braking distances and reduce stability. of the vehicle, especially in difficult driving conditions such as when it is raining or snowing. Not to mention that insufficiently inflated tires wear out more quickly and increase fuel consumption. The correct tire pressure for a car depends on its weight, but it is generally between 2 and 3 bars. If you have any doubts, you will find all the information in your vehicle's maintenance booklet.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116