Warning | New Orleans Auto Repair

When a dashboard light comes on, it's warning you to get to a New Orleans auto repair expert like those at Twin Tire and Auto Care.

You were headed back home yesterday from the Audubon zoo when you noticed that your oil pressure light was on. You brushed it aside, figuring you simply need an oil change that you'll eventually get around to doing.

That's probably not a good way to handle a lit oil pressure light. As AAA warns: "It comes on when there is a drop in engine oil pressure. Of all the warning lights, the oil pressure light indicates the greatest potential for serious mechanical damage.

"If the oil pressure warning light comes on and stays on, pull off the road at the first safe opportunity, shut off the engine and call for assistance."

You need an AAA-approved New Orleans auto repair center like Twin Tire and Auto Care. Twin Tire's certified New Orleans auto care and auto repair technicians will be able to help you get your car back on the road again in no time.

But the experience brings up other questions: What about those dashboard lights? How serious is it if the lights come on?

AAA offers this guide:

Engine temperature light - "It comes on when the engine temperature is above the recommended maximum. Unless the temperature is quickly brought under control, major engine damage is likely to occur. If there are any signs of a cooling system leak, pull off the road at the earliest safe opportunity, shut off the engine and call for assistance."

Battery light - "It comes on when the vehicle electrical system is no longer being supplied power by the alternator. If this light comes on, shut down all unnecessary electrical loads such as the radio, heater or air-conditioning, and then drive the vehicle to a repair facility immediately for further inspection."

Check engine light - "The check engine light comes on when there is a problem affecting the vehicle’s exhaust emissions. If the light comes on and stays on, make an appointment with an auto repair shop to have the problem checked in the near future. However, if the check engine light begins flashing repeatedly, the catalytic converter is overheating. Should this occur, drive the vehicle to a repair shop immediately for further diagnosis."

Twin Tire's certified New Orleans auto repair and auto care technicians can help you out in all those situations. Twin Tire has three New Orleans locations to serve you in Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a Harahan location for heavy commercial vehicles.

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