The part of our cars that we look at most is the dashboard. That’s also the portion that confuses so many. Last year, Britannia Rescue conducted a survey that revealed 98 percent of drivers didn’t recognize the 16 most common warning lights. 98%! Can you imagine what the survey results would have been like if they added in the dozens of other brand-specific symbols?!
Car Dashboard Diagram with Warning Light Symbols
Here’s a simple graphic (car dashboard diagram) that will help you get some instrument cluster / gauge terminology down and recognize some common warning light symbols at a glance. Keep in mind that placement and graphics may vary from brand to brand. It’d be wise to check your car’s manual and familiarize yourself with the symbols listed there as some models have additional symbols.
Find the printable PDF version here.