7. Antilock brake system warning
What it looks like: Your car is telling you to do more sit ups.
What it means: There's a sensor that's not reading right in your antilock braking system, so you can't rely on it to save your tail if you simply mash the brake pedal in an emergency.
8. Low windshield washer fluid indicator
What it looks like: A whale, coming up for air, clearing out its blow hole.
What it means: You're low on windshield washer fluid. If you value clear vision, take the 45 seconds required to top it off.
9. High beam indicator
What it looks like: An uppercase D moving to the right with impressive haste.
What it means: Your brights are on. Unless you're in the middle of nowhere, with no cars in front of you, you're using the wrong lights.
10. Low tire pressure warning
What it looks like: A misshapen horseshoe with an exclamation point in the middle.
What it means: According to your tire pressure monitor system, at least one of your tires is low. The system isn't infallible, but it's not usually wrong, so check your pressures -- whatever you do, don't rely on them looking low -- and add air as necessary.