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Top Fluids to Replenish in Your Vehicle

If you’re looking to get the most out of your car, truck, or SUV, keep an eye on these essential vehicle fluids.

Oil

Oil keeps your vehicle’s engine running smoothly and efficiently. It’s a good idea to check the oil level and quality at least once per month, and bring your vehicle in for an oil change about every six months. However, this can vary between models, so check the owner’s manual for more details.

Coolant

Without coolant, your vehicle will overheat — potentially causing permanent engine damage. When your car is completely cool and hasn’t been running, check the coolant levels by removing the radiator cap. It’s a good idea to check coolant levels before summer and winter, and top off the coolant as needed.

Transmission fluid

Without transmission fluid, your vehicle won’t be able to change gears properly, potentially resulting in permanent transmission damage. Prevent this from happening by checking the levels monthly and replacing it every 50,000 miles, or as directed by the owner’s manual.

Brake fluid

Brake fluid provides the hydraulic stopping power you need to stay safe on the road. Make sure your car’s brake system can do its job by giving this fluid a checkup at every oil change. Keep it fresh by having it replaced every two years.

Power steering fluid

Without sufficient power steering fluid, your vehicle will exhibit creaky, difficult steering with popping noises. Give yourself a better, safer driving experience by inspecting this fluid monthly and replacing in as directed by the vehicle owner’s manual.

Need help changing or flushing your vehicle fluids? Check out our service specials and bring your car to the expert technicians at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Cadillac Celebrates 120 Years of Design and Engineering Innovation

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Since the brand’s inception 120 years ago, Cadillac has been synonymous with style, innovation, and luxury. Here’s how this legendary automaker is celebrating this landmark anniversary.

A legacy of innovation.

Cadillac made a splash by being the first brand to introduce a mass-produced V8 engine, bringing the thrill of high-performance driving to motorists across the country. The brand also made waves with its Cadillac V16, which lived up to its name by being the first-ever V16-powered production passenger car. As the years went by, Cadillac blazed new trails with technological feats like the HydraMatic fully automatic transmission and the recent introduction of Super Cruise hands-free driving technology.

The models that define Cadillac.

To commemorate the brand’s 120th anniversary, Cadillac executives Michael Simcoe and Bryan Nesbitt put the spotlight on 12 of the nameplate’s landmark vehicles. These legendary models include the 1927 LaSalle, designed by industry leader Harley Earl, along with the classic 1959 Eldorado. In the modern era, the execs highlighted the CTS-V Coupe and Wagon, as well as the stunning CELESTIQ EV.

Over the past twelve decades, it’s evident that Cadillac has led the way with trend-setting designs and industry milestones. If you’re interested in a cutting-edge model with top-of-the-line luxury, check out our inventory at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Helpful Products to Keep Your Car Clean

No one enjoys a ride in a dirty car — but maintaining your cabin’s cleanliness can be a time-consuming job. Keep your car clean, maintain its value, and enjoy a more comfortable ride by using these handy products.

Rear seat cover

If you have a busy family life, dirty and torn-up rear seats may seem like an inevitability. However, a rear seat cover can protect your vehicle from crumbs, spills, and muddy paws.  

Cleaning putty

Your car is full of nooks and crannies where dust can accumulate. Clean out those crevices with a sticky putty that’ll grab the debris hiding in air vents, cup holders, and dashboard seams.

Portable vacuum

Need to clean up some spilled snacks or playground sand when you’re on the go? Keep a battery-powered portable vacuum in your vehicle for quick and easy cleanup.

Cargo organizer

From mesh bags that hang on your car’s seatback to collapsible organizers that corral cargo in the trunk, you can keep your vehicle orderly with these simple accessories. Seatback organizers let your kids access books and toys to keep them entertained on long drives. Cargo bay or trunk organizers can prevent your groceries or other gear from tumbling around and making a mess.

At Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin, we offer a variety of car accessories specifically designed to suit your Cadillac vehicle. Browse our inventory online and place your order today.

Cadillac Reveals CELESTIQ Show Car

Cadillac recently revealed the stunning new CELESTIQ show car. This innovative model gives drivers a glimpse into the brand’s all-electric future — the future has never looked brighter.

Although the CELESTIQ is still in development, it already demonstrates the purest expression of Cadillac. Its design draws inspiration from vanguards of classic American architecture, including Eero Saarinen, the mind behind the iconic St. Louis Arch, the TWA Flight Center at the JFK Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Laetitia Lopez, a creative designer for Cadillac Color and Trim, explained that the CELESTIQ embodies both form and function. “We had to reconsider all aspects to immerse the customer, all of their senses, and create a connection with the vehicle through the finest genuine materials, exceptional detailing, and advanced technology,” she stated in a press release.

Some of the most exciting aspects of this model include its industry-first features. The variable-transmission Smart Glass Roof lets you fine-tune the amount of light let into the cabin. Plus, it features Ultra Cruise, the next step in the evolution of the Super Cruisehands-free driving technology found on other Cadillac models.

To learn more about the Cadillac CELESTIQ, contact us today at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Raises $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson for Charity

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The very first production model of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V raised money for a good cause. The athletic SUV sold for $500,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction — and the proceeds benefitted the Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design. On top of that, a generous patron at the event donated an additional $25,000.

Raising money for tomorrow’s innovators.

The Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design holds the honor of being Michigan’s only historically Black college. The school is famous for providing educational opportunities for creative students in fields ranging from STEM and sustainability to business development and the graphic arts.

Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey explained that the brand upholds ambition and dreaming big, so sponsoring the Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design is a natural fit. “We are grateful to Barrett-Jackson for providing a platform that will help make a difference for the next generation of creatives in Cadillac’s hometown of Detroit,” he further stated.

The Cadillac auction’s winning bidder won’t just get the first 2023 Escalade-V. They will also have the chance to design a sweet pair of shoes with popular footwear designer Dr. D’Wayne Edwards. Dr. Edwards is more than a high-profile designer — he also re-established the Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design 2021.

Want to get behind the wheel of your very own 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V? Contact us today at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

New Color Options Available for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

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Everything about the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is designed to turn heads wherever you go. Recently, it was revealed that this stylish flagship SUV will be available in five distinct exterior color options — Radiant Red Tintcoat, Argent Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, and Dark Emerald Metallic.

These attractive colors aren’t the only outstanding part of this super-powerful SUV. The Escalade-V takes its power from a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that unleashes 682 horsepower and 653 lb-ft of torque. This dynamo pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth shifting and responsive performance. Thanks to this dynamic duo, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V can rocket from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, as well as cover a quarter-mile in 12.74 seconds, cruising at a speed of 110 mph.

Like other V-series models, this SUV is loaded with top-of-the-line features including quad exhaust outlets, six-piston Brembo® front brakes, Edge Red brake calipers, unique 22-inch aluminum wheels, V-series badging, Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, and Air Ride Adaptive Suspension.

From its elegant exterior to its eye-catching colors, there’s no mistaking the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V. When it arrives on dealer lots, you can get your very own Cadillac Escalade-V right here at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Why Your Cadillac Model Needs Regular Oil Changes

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When you drive a top-of-the-line model — like a Cadillac — you want to maintain its value and performance. Regular oil changes are an essential part of keeping your vehicle in tip-top condition. Here’s a look at how this easily overlooked service benefits your vehicle.

Benefits of regular oil changes.

Oil changes keep your vehicle’s engine running smoothly. Clean oil prevents the engine from overheating by reducing friction. On top of that, fresh oil ensures that your car delivers optimal performance and efficiency. There’s also a flip side to this — neglecting oil changes can lead to severe consequences for your vehicle. It can even lead to costly and permanent damage, like a seized or overheated engine.

How often to get an oil change.

While it’s always a good idea to consult your vehicle owner’s manual for a recommended service interval, you should also monitor your car’s oil regularly. Experts recommend checking your vehicle’s oil at least monthly. Note the oil level and quality. If it looks dark or gritty, it’s time for an oil change. You can also be notified when your car needs maintenance with the MyCadillac mobile app. It even lets you schedule a service visit at Bud Weiser Motors when it is time for an oil change.

If you want the best care for your Cadillac, bring it to the experts at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition Debuts

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This year marks 120 years of Cadillac — and to celebrate, the luxury automaker has released the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition. Only 120 units of this exclusive model will be made, and each will bear a commemorative VIN that represents a year in the brand’s history, from 1902 to 2022.

These special-edition models will also stand apart from the crowd thanks to their unique sill plates, emblazoned with the Cadillac Crest design. The vehicle’s steering wheel plate, shifter medallion, and the B-pillar builders’ plate also bear exclusive commemorative designs. Every model sold also comes with a certificate of authenticity and an invitation to the Spring Mountain V-Performance Academy, so you can learn how to get the most out of your V-series Cadillac.

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing holds the honor of being the fastest and most powerful Cadillac production model ever. It boasts a top track speed of over 200 mph. The CT5-V Blackwing draws its power from a hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged V8 dynamo, which delivers 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. You can pair this dynamic engine with your choice of a six-speed manual or a 10-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox.

If you want to learn more about the Cadillac V-Series of vehicles, contact us at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Cadillac Takes Second in JD Power Customer Service Survey

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Cadillac is synonymous with quality and luxury — so it’s no surprise that the brand took one of the top spots in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Customer Service Index Study. In this study, the J.D. Power experts ranked automakers based on customer satisfaction in regard to the brand’s auto repair service. Using data from drivers with one-to-three-year-old vehicles, the survey found that Cadillac was among the highest-ranked premium brands.

In the study, customers shared their thoughts on their car’s automaker’s performance across five categories: service facilities, service initiation, vehicle pick up services, service advisors, and service quality. And for the latest iteration of the survey, J.D. Power inquired about the convenience of each brand’s contactless services, such as valets, remote vehicle services, and app-based payment availability.

With these criteria considered, Cadillac scored a whopping 880 out of 1,000 possible points. With a score like that, the brand earned the second-highest spot in the study, outpacing luxury rivals like Audi, Porsche, and BMW.

Never content to rest on its laurels, Cadillac is looking to keep improving its customer experience. The brand is currently gearing up to service electric models like the upcoming Cadillac LYRIQ. If you’re looking to experience the best customer service in Beloit, Wisconsin, bring your Cadillac to Bud Weiser Motors for repairs and maintenance.

Super Cruise™ Towing Capability Included in Cadillac Escalade Update.

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The Cadillac Escalade always offers the latest comforts and conveniences. For the latest model year, the Escalade upholds this tradition by adding the latest version of Super Cruise™ to its roster of advanced tech tools.

The new version of Super Cruise™ adds advanced towing capabilities along with the handy Automatic Lane Change feature. In addition to becoming available for the Escalade, the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans can also receive this exciting update. However, these luxury sedans are less suited to towing than the powerful Escalade. As the brand’s flagship luxury SUV, it’s no surprise that the Escalade boasts impressive capabilities. When equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Escalade can unleash 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, which it harnesses to deliver 8,200 pounds of towing capacity.

If you drive a Cadillac from the 2021 or 2022 model year lineup, you don’t have to miss out on these advanced tech features. You can receive the trailering update for Super Cruise™ via over-the-air updates. If you don’t have the ability to receive updates via OnStar connectivity, you can simply bring your Escalade to our dealership service center. Or if you’re looking to upgrade your daily drive, consider choosing a new or used Cadillac Escalade from Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.