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Auto Diagnostics in Sacramento, CA

Auto Diagnostics in Sacramento, CA

Your automobile's dashboard has a great deal of lights that activate when there is a concern with your car. If any of these lights turns on while you are driving, it can be a cause for alarm. Since modern automobiles have more modern technology and functions than ever before, there can be multiple reasons why a specific dashboard light turns on, making it hard to repair. When it comes to car diagnostics, it is essential to have an expert on your side when several of your dashboard lights turn on. We at Hal’s Auto Care in Sacramento are those auto repair experts. 


What do all the lights on my dashboard mean?

If one or more of your dashboard lights turn on and you are in Arden-Arcade, CA, Carmichael, CA or nearby, you can come to Hal’s Auto Care for auto repair, scheduled maintenance, and more. Whether you drive a Acura, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, or something else, your dashboard lights have universal meanings that span all vehicle makes. Here is a brief explanation of what each of your dashboard lights means:

This light signifies that the oil is not circulating properly through the vehicle's engine. Common reasons for low oil pressure include low oil levels, a worn oil pump, and other worn internal components.

This light means that one of your tires is underinflated, or overinflated, and in some modern vehicles, it will also tell you which tire is underinflated, or overinflated. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is responsible for this light. If you are in the 95825 area or nearby, you can come to Hal’s Auto Care to adjust your tire pressure.

The engine temperature light features a red thermometer and when illuminated, indicates that the engine is overheating. This is a serious problem and if this light turns on while driving, pull over immediately.

The traction control system applies the brakes to limit the wheels from slipping during acceleration. This is most helpful if you are driving in the rain or snow of Rancho Cordova, CA or Rosemont, CA. 

The check engine light is one of the most common dashboard warning lights but is also one of the least specific. Some signs that cause the check engine light to turn on are a loose gas cap, a misfire, or a loss of compression. If the light flashes, however, this indicates a very serious problem and you should stop driving immediately and give Hal’s Auto Care a call at 916-485-9215 .

The battery alert light indicates that the vehicle's charging system isn't functioning properly. There could be a problem with the battery itself, but there could also be a problem with the battery cable, the alternator, the accessory belt, or another electrical fault in the system.

This light means that you are low on washer fluid and should get a refill as soon as you can.


If one or more of your dashboard lights is on, you can bring your car to Hal’s Auto Care in Sacramento for an efficient and accurate diagnosis on what the issue with your vehicle is. We can also perform the appropriate services your vehicle needs, such as auto repair or tire and alignment services.


Your Reliable Shop for Auto Diagnostics

If something is wrong with your vehicle and/or one or more of your dashboard lights turns on, don't hesitate to bring your car into Hal’s Auto Care in Sacramento today. Our owner Mike Shedler has hired technicians who understand the root causes of your auto issues and who use the latest tools and technology to quickly assess the problem with your vehicle. We've been fixing cars since 1979 and have a commitment to customer service. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:

Don't ignore any issues with your car, bring it to our experts at Hal’s Auto Care in Sacramento. Schedule an appointment with us online at https://www.halsautocare.com/ or give us a call at 916-485-9215 .

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Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

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