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Pollsters show that half of drivers ignore dashboard warning lights

How well do you know the warning lights on your car dashboard?Polls show that half of the drivers ignore them, so take the quiz about the most common alerts

  • A survey of 2,000 adults in the UK found that 46% of drivers ignored alerts.
  • One in five claims to drive for a couple of days before investigating the problem
  • Two in five ignore them in the hope that they will leave, and the third will leave them for fear of expensive repair costs.
  • Take the quiz to see how well you know the nine common dashboard warning lights

Drivers are warned not to ignore the illuminated dashboard warning lights in the car when they return to the road after or during the third national blockade.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults by dealer group Robins & Day found that nearly half were unable to respond immediately to alerts and many were ignoring alerts due to laziness.

Also, continuing to use the car while the warning light tells you not to use it risks further damage to the motor and can lead to spikes in repair costs.

But how big a warning is that light, and what does that mean? Take the quiz to see if you can correctly name the nine most common dashboard warning lights.

Does it work on the dashboard warning lights?About 46% of UK drivers surveyed say they are ignoring alerts

A poll of the dealer network found that 46% of adults ignored the warning lights on the car dashboard.

Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 19% said they would turn on the warning light and continue to use the vehicle for a couple of days before trying to solve the problem.

This indicates that even if the warning light is red, it is a serious problem that requires immediate attention.

Lights of amber, orange, or other colors mean you need to check something in the garage, but the vehicle can still drive.

When asked why they took their car to a dealer or garage and didn’t warn them, two in five (40%) ignored it as a malfunction of the dashboard light itself, hoping that sooner or later it would disappear again. I answered that there is. ..

Incredibly, more than a third (34%) try to push it behind their heads for fear of expensive repairs, and a quarter (24%) have problems from total laziness. I threw away.

When asked why they took their car to a dealer or garage and didn't warn them, two in five said they were ignoring it as a malfunction of the dashboard light bulb itself.

When asked why they took their car to a dealer or garage and didn’t warn them, two in five said they were ignoring it as a malfunction of the dashboard light bulb itself.

You can fail MOT

Failure to fix the dashboard warning lights can lead to more costly issues, but it can also occur if you are using your car for MOT testing.

Under the current rules, some warning lights may fail automatically.

These include alerts for airbags, electronic parking brakes, electronic stability control, headlight main beams, electronic power steering, brake fluid level issues, or seatbelt pretensioner issues.

The dealer group explained the findings and stated: ‘It’s perfectly reasonable not to know all the lights on the dashboard, but make sure you have enough basic knowledge to help diagnose potential problems with your vehicle. Valuable skills in case of problems.

“But according to our research, only one-fifth (21%) of UK drivers were able to identify basic warning lights such as” tire pressure drop “and” oil check “on the dashboard. .. Fifteen percent of those surveyed believed that they could identify all basic warning lights, if needed, without assistance.

“Our survey revealed that 3% of British people were unaware that there was a car manual that could help identify problems with their car.”

How well do you know the most common warning lights? Take the quiz below to see how many you can name correctly …

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Pollsters show that half of drivers ignore dashboard warning lights

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