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ascade park automotive is your local neighborhood service center staffed by ASE Certified technicians that care for you, and your car. Equipped with modern diagnostic tools and years of experience, we can provide maintenance and repairs ranging from oil changes to engine overhauls. Thank you for visiting our new Internet site.  We want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our company and our offers.  A new content management system will enable us to always keep you up to date.
Services Offered:   	30/60/90K Maintenance 	Timing Belt Replacement           	Fuel injection service 	Cooling system Service 	Batteries 	CV axles 	Pre-Purchase inspections 	Computer Diagnosis 	Emission Repairs 	Wheel Bearings 	Brake Service 	Steering and Suspension 	Belts, Hoses, Radiators 	Fluid Flush Services 	Starting and Charging systems 	Fuel Pumps and Engine Repair
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We are located at : 16215 B NE 15th St. at the intersection of 162nd Ave. and NE 15th St. next to the Clark County Indoor Sports Center.
You can reach us at (360) 254-1997. We are looking forward to hearing from you.  Send us an email at:
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Whether you need routine maintenance or emergency repairs, when you bring your car or truck to Cascade Park Automotive you can be confident that we will provide a service experience that includes the highest degree of professionalism and a real concern for you and your best interests. We only employ technicians with credentials from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) because it takes highly trained technicians to repair and maintain today's complex and highly technical cars and trucks. We are a family owned company that is striving to be the best automotive repair facility in the area. We have a reputation for going the extra mile for our customers and that is borne out by the numerous referrals we get from our satisfied customers. Our owner and lead technician Steve has 35+ years in the Automotive Repair industry and has experience with nearly every make of car and truck. His specialty is computer and electrical repairs but he is just as comfortable replacing a water pump or starter as he is diagnosing a complex fuel injection problem.  Your car is extremely important to you. We understand that and do our very best to perform repairs and maintenance that are both cost-effective and service that is of the highest quality. Please take a minute and read some of our reviews. We work diligently to make sure it's fixed right and our customers are happy.   Trutalk - Dec 1, 2011 It is uncommon to find a good repair shop that puts the customer ahead of profits. Cascade Park Auto is such a shop. The business is honest, they provides reliable service and the shop prices are decent. No sales pitch, no commission structure, no stacking-on of un-needed repairs. A straight-up, do-it-right-the-first-time operation. I will be back with my 2001 T&C mini van. (from Mike - Nov 17, 2011 I have an old clunker pickup that I use for hauling on occasion. It is 25 years old and in poor shape, not worth hardly anything, but it fits my needs. Stephen has kept this truck running for me using his skills and creative thinking on how to resolve issues without just throwing money into an ever-deepening pit. Cascade Park Automotive has won my loyalty by providing quality work at reasonable rates, but most of all with Stephen's honesty. Stephen has demonstrated his honesty many times by suggesting alternative ways of repairing this old clunker so as to keep my cost within reason. I highly recommend Cascade Park Automotive! (from Tom P. - 4/10/2011 I started having problems with my 2003 Honda. It would rev really high going up hills. I went to one or two places to find out the problem and how much to fix it. The other places simply said I needed a clutch and how much it would cost. But when I asked questions about my car I only received half answers and I would leave feeling I've wasted their time. I met Steve at Cascade Park Auto. He quoted me a price that was a little less than the other places. More importantly he explained to me what a clutch was, how it worked, and why it was failing. I know I can be a pain about questioning everything but I like to know where my money goes and Cascade Park Auto helped me feel good about something I know little about. I'll be taking my car there from now on. (from
Our Hours Are: Mon-Fri 7:30-5:30 and Sat by Appointment
BACKGROUND INFO All vehicles come with indicators & warning lights on the instrument panel. Some  provide information and indicate normal operation such as the turn signal indicators, or the high beam indicator to let you know your high beams are on. Federal regulations required all vehicle manufacturers to have specific trouble codes in common with their computer controlled vehicles. These standards include universal interfaces, trouble codes, as well as terminology. These standards are known as OBD-I and OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics). THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT On the instrument panel of all newer automobiles, the "Check Engine Light", also called the, "Service Engine" light, or in the industry the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL), is used to inform the driver of a failure in the vehicle control system that could affect operation, or  emissions. When this light comes on it doesn’t automatically mean that you’re facing a expensive auto repair. It could just mean a glitch in one of the sensors that feeds the electronic engine control unit. This light is an output of the EEC module and, prior to 1996, is used to display trouble codes which help a mechanic in performing diagnostic and repair procedures. From 1996 on, the trouble codes (OBD-II  or OBD2) were standardized on all vehicles in the US. There are about 500 generic OBD-II codes and dozens of manufacturer specific codes. The MIL is located in or near the instrument panel. It will illuminate when the key is turned to the run position with the engine off. After the engine starts, it will remain on for a couple of seconds then go out. If the engine control module detects a fault in the system, the lamp will be illuminated to let you know that your vehicle needs service, in which case you should visit your nearest automotive repair shop for diagnosis. Government regulations have regulated the operation of the check engine light as of 1996. OBD-II regulations require that the check engine light illuminates when a failure in the vehicle emissions system causes the vehicle to exceed one and a half times federal standards. In addition, the MIL must flash to warn the driver of a catalyst damaging misfire. INTERMITTENT CHECK ENGINE LIGHT An intermittent check engine light situation is often difficult to diagnose since the light will go on and off making it hard to capture the trouble code. On some vehicles the light will go off when the problem self-corrects or goes away (eg. a sensors measures a normal reading). On others you will need to clear the trouble code manually, after the necessary repairs have been completed of course. Still on other vehicles, the underlying problem (if there indeed was one) may self-correct, yet the check engine light can stay on. This requires it to be manually cleared. Due to strict emission standards in some states, some vehicles may set an OBD-II trouble code even if you just leave the gas cap loose. If the check engine light light goes out, the trouble code will usually still be stored in the computer as long as the car battery stays connected. On some of the newer vehicles, codes stay in the computer even if you disconnect the battery. CAR CARE MADE SIMPLE With so many things to worry about it's easy to forget your vehicles maintenance schedule. Here is a list of the most common services for your vehicle. Always check your owners manual for specific manufacturer recommendations.
Oil & Filter Change Every 3,000 miles or 4 months Battery Inspection Every 6,000 miles Transmission fluid Every 24,000 miles or 24 months Fuel Injector Cleaning Every 24,000 miles Timing Belt Replacement Every 60,000 miles or 48 months Tire Rotation Every 5,000 miles Engine Air Filter Inspection Every 6,000 miles Fuel Filter Inspection Every 12,000 miles Wiper Blade Replacement As necessary/once a year Air Conditioning Service Every 24,000 miles or 24 months Accessory Belt Inspection 24,000 miles Headlight Inspection Weekly (plus other bulbs) Wheel Balance Every 6,000 miles Tire Care Check pressure weekly. Inspect also for rocks, glass, nails etc. embedded in the tread. Power Steering Fluid Inspect every 3,000 miles (every oil change) Brake Fluid Inspect every 3,000 miles (every oil change) Cabin Air Filter Replacement Every 15,000 miles