How to Read the
Dashboard Warning Lights - Instrument Panel



The dashboard or instrument panel, represent the easiest way a driver can see the status of the car and provide prior notice on potential mechanical problems.

Make sure you understand each of the warning lights which displays on the vehicle instrument panel.

Make sure when you take your driving test that there is no warning lights showing - for example, the airbag warning light. Your test will be cancelled and you could lose your fee if your car has a warning light permanent displayed.

Car Dashboard Warning Lights - Understanding What They Mean & How To Act - An infographic by the team at Claytons MOT & Service Centre



Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor

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