If you have your driver’s license, then, at the very least, you most likely know how to read your vehicle’s speedometer and fuel gauge. But what about all of those other gauges on your dashboard? It is important to know how to read your vehicle’s vital signs, and one especially critical gauge to keep an eye on is the temperature gauge. Your vehicle’s temperature gauge tells you the temperature of your vehicle’s engine, and should always stay somewhere in the middle when your car is warmed up. If you notice steam coming from under your hood, a temperature warning light illuminated on your dashboard, or the temperature gauge is reading abnormally high, then it’s time to pull over and turn your engine off before it suffers serious damage.