The ideal family car, the Vauxhall Insignia has been hugely popular since its conception over a decade ago. Our WhoCanFixMyCar drivers favour the Insignia too, that's why we have answered all the most frequently asked Vauxhall Insignia questions here in this guide to aid current drivers and prospective buyers.
The preferred tyre pressure of your Vauxhall Insignia can be found in your car owner’s handbook as even within the Insignia, the exact value required depends upon your car’s manufacture year and other differentiating factors.
You can also find the required tyre pressure values inscribed on the tyre placard stuck to the interior of your driver’s door.
Tyre pressure can be checked by a mechanic or you can easily check levels yourself either at a petrol station or at home if you purchase a handheld pressure gauge.
Make sure that after taking your reading, you then amend your tyres accordingly to the recommended level.
The tyre pressure warning light illuminating on the dashboard of your Vauxhall Insignia should lead you to initially check your tyre pressure levels.
The light itself will shine yellow and looks like an exclamation mark in brackets with a tyre tread like line joining the two brackets together along the bottom horizontally.
Once you have checked and consequently amended your tyre pressure levels, start your engine up and drive again.
The light should go out, however if it remains illuminated the next step is to contact a garage for possible puncture repair and a full tyre inspection.
To reset the TPS light on your Vauxhall Insignia, you can find the full instructions in your owner’s handbook as the process can differ depending on your vehicle’s year etc.
The TPS should automatically re-learn the correct tyre pressure, for this to happen it is imperative that your tyre pressure is adjusted with the ignition switched off.
The warning lights on the Vauxhall Insignia are colour coded with corresponding meaning.
Red fittingly indicates a potentially dangerous and serious problem.
Yellow is also a warning but less serious, it is alerting you to check the component as soon as is safe.
Green, white and blue lights both illuminate as confirmation of activation, for example of high beam lights being on or the seat heating being switched on.
The engine warning light resembles the outline of an engine, it illuminates to indicate you’ve guessed it; issues with the engine!
The light may be indicating a range of engine related-problems from minor issues such as a loose gas cap to something a lot more serious and costly.
Since the engine is such a vital component of your vehicle, we would advise that you get it looked at by a trained mechanic for a full diagnosis and subsequent repair.
Vauxhall recommend a full service every 12,000 miles or at 12-month intervals, whichever milestone comes sooner.
An interim service may be required for cars that undertake a high mileage between full services.
An oil and filter change are always recommended annually if not already undertaken as part of your servicing.
The most reported issue with the Vauxhall Insignia is in reference to the dual mass flywheel.
It can be identified if you are suffering increased clutch shudder or lack of power when accelerating.
If you are suspicious that this is a problem your vehicle has, contact a garage to take a look at your brakes to avoid a more costly repair.
The rear brakes of the Vauxhall Insignia can bind over years on the road, a sign of which can be slow progress and/or unpleasant noises such as a squeak.
If any of these problems crop up getting a brake inspection test can give you reassurance or catch any necessary repairs at an earlier and less expensive stage!
Your Vauxhall Insignia may be shuddering due to an aforementioned flywheel issue.
Clutch judder may also be a result of a worn-out pressure plate, a clutch cable that needs lubrication or indeed air in the hydraulic line.
If clutch shudder persists in your Insignia, we would recommend seeking a Vauxhall specialist to inspect the issue to make any necessary repairs which may actually save your clutch.
Vauxhall Insignia's can be purchased as both a petrol and diesel car therefore oil recommendations may vary.
However, for both the petrol and diesel variations of the Insignia, Vauxhall recommend a 5W30 fully synthetic oil.
Much like the oil variety, the capacity for your Insignia is specific to the model year and series.
Therefore, for the accurate oil capacity consult your car’s owner handbook. However, the capacity for Insignia’s generally sits at around 4.5 litres.
Your Vauxhall Insignia’s battery will not last forever, and you can typically expect a battery replacement every 3-5 years (as this is the average lifespan of a car battery).
Batteries can of course die prematurely, but there are some tell-tale signs to look out for to issue the replacement quickly to prevent further damage from occurring.
If the battery of your Vauxhall Insignia dies, the first step is to check if it has simply run out of charge by jump-starting your car.
If this fails to work and you are sure that your battery has died for good, you will require a battery replacements.
The battery replacement process is extensive and best left to the professionals; book in for a Vauxhall Insignia Battery Replacement via WhoCanFixMyCar.