What the Check Engine Light Means – Valparaiso, IN

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The check engine light is the most frustrating dashboard indicator light because there are so many things it could mean, from major problems to small issues. Here are some of the most common causes of the check engine light coming on. If you try a few simple fixes and the light doesn’t go off, you should head to a shop ASAP and have them run a diagnostic test to find out what the problem is.

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You could have a loose gas cap, for example. This is a pretty common one that triggers the check engine light. Worn out spark plugs or spark plug wires are also a sign, and while this isn’t the most urgent problem, you will still need to replace them. You may have faulty oxygen sensors, your engine could be wet, or you might have deteriorated fuel injector rings.

Pay attention to your dashboard indicators and see if any other lights have come on in conjunction with the check engine light. Try slowing down and reducing the load on your engine and seeing if that makes the light go off. This isn’t a permanent fix, and you’ll still need to have it checked out, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Most of the issues associated with the check engine light are easy and cheap fixes, so see a mechanic and get them repaired as soon as they arise before bigger problems come up!

2017 Buick Cascada Sport Touring Edition Announced

2017 Buick Cascada Sport Touring

It was announced in mid-August that there will be a new trim level available with the Buick Cascada convertible, which just debuted for the 2016 model year. The 2017 Buick Cascada Sport Touring Edition, or Cascada ST, includes a custom paint color, new wheel design, and more.

2017 Buick Cascada Sport Touring

The ST is only offered in True Blue Metallic paint, which isn’t available on other Cascada models. The ST also has a black cloth top designed to create a quiet cabin, five-spoke 20-inch wheels, and Black Magic interior components. The Cascada ST’s sporty aspects are amped up in the ST, with sport pedals and a flat-bottom sport steering wheel.

The ST was first shown at the fifth annual Mille Mitten rally in Detroit, a 1,000-mile road trip through northern Michigan. The ST’s convertible top retracts in 17 seconds at speeds up to 31 miles per hour, one of many factors that make it a great road trip car. The Cascada and especially the ST were designed for road rally type adventures, so the Mille Mitten rally was the perfect place to debut the ST.

The Cascada ST is due to arrive in dealerships this fall and will be priced initially at $37,885. It will include all features and amenities offered on other Cascada models plus the Sport Touring features.