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QUIZ: How Many Of These Dashboard Warnings Can You Recognise?

Can you tell your transmission fluid from your tyre pressure?

THE TYPICAL CAR or van dashboard is a mess of lights, symbols and buttons, the sheer volume of which can confound even the most confident of motorists.

Dashboard warning lights are there to keep drivers safe, and to remind us to do certain vehicle-related tasks, like filling up the fuel tank, checking washer fluid, and so on.

Despite that fact, if you’re prone to panicking whenever a red light pops on, or guilty of  ignoring a mysterious flashing yellow symbol for weeks on end, you’re not alone.

To help you get to grips with all of those dashboard warnings – and, of course, to see how your knowledge fares against everyone else on the road – we’ve put together a quiz.

Here goes…

1. Why might you be likely to see this symbol pop up?
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Your engine is in danger of overheating
Your tyre pressure is low

There's an issue with the anti-lock brake system
2. This light is a sign that which liquid is low?
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Washer fluid
Engine oil

Petrol or diesel
3. Oops! You've left your fog lamps on. Which warning sign alerted you to your error?
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This Zodiac-esque creation
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This chunky little fella

This horizontal jellyfish
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This circle of mystery
4. True or false, this light means your car doors need oiling.
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True
False
5. If this light pops on, where should your next stop be?
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A mechanic
A filling station

A toll booth
6. Taking a look at this symbol, where would you expect to find your car's fuel cap?
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On the left hand side of the car
On the right hand side of the car
7. Which of these two symbols could be an indication that your vehicle's brake fluid levels are low?
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8. What have you neglected to do if you see this symbol turn on?
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Shut your door properly
Close the boot

Put your seatbelt on
Secure your child's car seat correctly
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Red light ahead. Your dashboard know-how needs work
Uh-oh. Your intentions may be good, but you still can't tell your fuel gauge from your fog lamps. Luckily, it's easy to access expert roadside help if you're in a pinch. Read on below for details...
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Amber light ahead. Your dashboard know-how could be better
A solid effort, but you're still struggling to tell your fuel gauge from your fog lamps. Luckily, it's easy to access expert roadside help if you're in a pinch. Read on below for details...
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Green light ahead! Your dashboard know-how is pretty good
Well done! You can definitely tell your windscreen wipers from your washer fluid. If you're ever in a pinch though, accessing expert roadside help is simple. Read on below for details...
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Green lights all the way! Your dashboard know-how is excellent
Toot toot! You definitely know tyre pressure from your traction control. If you're ever in a pinch though, accessing expert roadside help is simple. Read on below for details...
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