How to Use Hazard Lights on Auto

by Ryan Maxwell

Hazard lights are used to warn drivers of a potential problem with your vehicle while it is in motion, alert other vehicles that you are on the side of the road, alert others of an emergency such as a need to get to a hospital, or as a signal to other drivers of slowed speed due to an accident ahead.

Step 1

Consult your vehicle manual to find the hazard light button. The hazard light switch is on the side of the steering column and commonly identified by a triangle on the button.

Step 2

Depending on the vehicle, pull the button up or push it down.

Step 3

Observe the display on the console behind the steering wheel. If the hazard lights are working, both arrows of the turn signals blink simultaneously.

Step 4

Remember to turn hazard lights off once they are no longer needed because they may drain the battery.

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