What Do these Warning Lights Mean?

If you have ever stressed out over a new warning light, we are here to help. Here are some of the most common indicators and what those warning lights mean.

Check Engine

Nearly everyone recognizes the dreaded Check Engine light. Depending on the light, it could be something as simple as a loose or missing gas cap to something much more catastrophic. If it’s a steady glow, then it’s not as serious and you can schedule a visit to the mechanic in the near future. If it’s flashing, it’s serious and you should stop right there and call a tow truck.

Coolant Temperature

When this light turns on, it means you engine is getting too hot. It could indicate low coolant, a coolant leak, problem with the radiator, or a broken fan.

Battery

This battery symbol means the voltage level has fallen below normal operating levels. Check your battery to make sure all cables are properly connected.

Oil Pressure

When you see a picture of an oil can, your vehicle has detected a loss in oil pressure. Don’t wait: you need to check your oil level as soon as possible. Driving your car with little to no oil can result in major engine damage.

Tire Pressure

If one or more of your tires is running low on air pressure, this light will turn on. When you see it, refill your tires with air as soon as you can.

Warning lights are never fun, but knowing what each one means will help you determine if it’s a car emergency or you just need a tune up. If you have any questions about warning lights or other systems, don’t hesitate to call or visit us at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac. We’ll be glad to answer any questions or help maintain your car. 

Why the Buick Encore Is the Perfect Family Car

If 2019 is the year for a new family car, we think you should choose the Buick Encore. It’s the perfect family car due to its well-equipped and comfortable interior.

The Buick Encore is a compact luxury crossover, but don’t let the “compact” name fool you: The Encore has a surprising amount of interior space, plenty for up to five passengers plus some cargo. You can fold down the rear seats and the front passenger seat for extra versatility when you need additional cargo space. Thanks to its small dimensions, it is easy to drive through crowded city streets and park in tight spots.

The strong, responsive powertrain includes a turbocharged engine paired to a smooth six-speed automatic transmission.  The standard StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System and available AWD provides extra grip on the road, even during hazardous conditions.

Buick prioritizes safety, which is why the Encore comes standard with a 10-airbag system, Passenger Sensing System, and a rear vision camera. Available options include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and other advanced safety aids.

The Encore comes well equipped with cutting-edge technology and desirable features like the eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth® connectivity, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, five USB ports, a rearview camera, and OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capabilities.

If you and your family are interested in a spacious luxury crossover, consider the 2019 Buick Encore and visit us at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac to see it for yourselves.

Things to Do in Ruston

A lively historic district, college sports, and live music performances make Ruston the place to be every day of the week. There are plenty of things to do in Ruston for families and friends of all ages.

Family movie night.

Are you in need of a relaxing family activity on Monday nights? You’re in luck. The Lincoln Parish Library holds a traditional Family Movie Night every Monday from 6 – 8 p.m. Visit or phone the library ahead of time to see which movie will be playing at the beginning of each week. This gives you a great chance to pick up some books or get out and be social with other families too.

Percussion ensemble concert.

Louisiana Tech’s Percussion Ensemble will be performing a live concert on February 4th. The concert takes place at the Howard Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free, and the community is invited to support the ensemble and enjoy the performance. The concert takes place between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Louisiana Tech Men’s Basketball vs UTEP.

Sports enthusiasts and the Ruston community at large are invited to support the Louisiana Tech Men’s Basketball team as they take on UTEP at the Thomas Assembly Center. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on February 14. Celebrate Valentine’s Day and your love of sports by supporting the local team.

All of us at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC are as excited as you are to enjoy all of these events in Ruston, so get out there and enjoy the fun!

Ruston, LA

Ruston, Louisiana is a lively city that features art galleries, local music performances, and signature festivals. It’s centered around Louisiana Tech University’s idyllic campus that gives off a friendly atmosphere just like the town as a whole.

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech University is a public university with a diverse student population from all walks of life. Its mission is to be committed teaching, public service, creativity, and research. You can find a range of events that focus on meditation and stress relief to public concerts performed by its own percussion ensemble.

Louisiana Peach Festival

Ruston has been home to the Louisiana Peach Festival for more than 60 years. Over the years, the festival has grown to include an antique car show, fishing rodeo, and arts-and-crafts show. More than 200 vendors travel to the festival to put their goods on display. The peach parade takes place on Saturday morning.

Dixie Center for the Arts

What was once a vintage movie theater now hosts live dance, theater, and music performances. The Dixie Center for the Arts seats up to 600 and makes for the perfect venue for concerts and parties. Thanks to the Dixie Center for the Arts, Ruston is home to the North Central Louisiana Arts Council.

Ruston Murals

As visitors travel around Ruston, they may notice some spectacular art displays. The Ruston Murals are a prime example of how lively the area’s art community truly is. The murals are great spots for family photos and add some color to the proud city.

Ruston is a great example of the best hospitality that the south has to offer, and we at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC are happy to be a part of the community.