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Auto Diagnostics in San Diego, 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 Minsky Mercedes And BMW in San Diego 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 San Diego, CA , Chula Vista, CA or nearby, you can come to Minsky Mercedes And BMW for auto repair, scheduled maintenance, and more. Whether you drive a Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Cooper, 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:

  • Oil Pressure Light

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.

  • Tire Pressure Warning Light

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 92111 area or nearby, you can come to Minsky Mercedes And BMW to adjust your tire pressure.

  • Engine Temperature Warning

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.

  • Traction Control Light

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 Escondido, CA or National City, CA. 

  • Check Engine Light

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 Minsky Mercedes And BMW a call at 858-467-1304 .

  • Battery Alert

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.

  • Washer Fluid Indicator

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 Minsky Mercedes And BMW in San Diego 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 Mercedes-Benz Repair or BMW Repair.


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 Minsky Mercedes And BMW in San Diego today. Our owner Minh Nguyen 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 1994 and have a commitment to customer service. Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:

  • Transparency
  • We have a review score of 100 based on reviews from 104 satisfied customers.
  • Honesty
  • Integrity

Don't ignore any issues with your car, bring it to our experts at Minsky Mercedes And BMW in San Diego. Schedule an appointment with us online at or give us a call at 858-467-1304 .

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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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