App released by AA to help drivers understand dashboard warning lights

AA has released an app that aids motorists decipher dashboard warning lights, following researching showing 1 in 8 drivers do not have a manual in their vehicle.

Drivers have been advised to use the helpful app that has been released by the AA. They disclosed that they receive approximately 17,000 calls about warning lights per month.

This actually peaked in the week succeeding the launch of new reg plates on the 1st of March and September each year, thus leading to a boost in the used car market.

Max Holdstock, AA mechanic, spoke about the app release: “We often find that used cars don’t have a handbook and even if there is one, many drivers never look at it. The AA app is a quicker and smarter way for drivers to check what their warning lights mean.

Although most warning light symbols are standardised, many are not, and with some car dashboards resembling the Starship Enterprise, it’s no wonder that some drivers are left bewildered.

AA commissioned a poll of 21,000 of its members and found that 13% either hadn’t gotten their car handbook when they bought their vehicle, or didn’t keep the book in their car.

The survey continued to find that 4% of drivers would carry on driving regardless of the appearance of a red warning light. The AA has urged motorists to stop in a safe place as soon as they can if a red warning light appears.

The motoring groups’ warning light feature is available for access on the app by the organisation’s 14 million members.

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