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.

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.

Tips for Driving Your Cadillac in the Winter

2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport | Beloit, WI

Wisconsin winter weather can be wicked, which is why we want to offer some tips to keep you and your Cadillac safe on the road this year. Read on to learn some of the best tips for driving your Cadillac in winter.

Winterize your Cadillac

Even if you don’t put very many miles on your vehicle, it’s important to stay up-to-date on maintenance – especially in the winter. Make a point to schedule a winterizing service at Bud Weiser Motors so we can make sure your Cadillac is in fighting shape this winter.

Be prepared

Make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you hit a patch of ice or your battery dies due to the cold. At minimum, your emergency kit should have blankets, water, and a first-aid kit. You could also consider packing a small snow shovel, flashlight, and jumper cables if you want to be really prepared.

Make a plan

Before you venture out, check the weather. If the news is reporting that historic blizzards are expected, you can probably skip the drive to the mall. If you have a concrete need to go out, make sure you communicate where you’ll be to a loved one so they can find you if you haven’t returned as expected.

Contact the Bud Weiser Motors service department in Beloit, Wisconsin, today to schedule your winterization appointment.

Maintenance Tasks to Complete in the Fall

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The change in season is a great signal for some car care. The following fall maintenance tasks will help you get your vehicle ready for the drop in temperature, storms, and weather changes that you love (and hate) about Wisconsin winters.

Check the battery.

A hot summer can put your car’s battery through the wringer. As fall rolls in and gives way to winter, your battery will be challenged even further. Now is the time to check what strength is left in your battery and replace it if necessary.

Review the tires.

Tires need substantial tread to keep you safely connected to the road, especially when the road is covered in rain, ice, or snow. Check the tread on your tires now before you put your safety at risk in dangerous weather conditions.

Replace the wiper blades.

Fall and winter bring heavy rain and snowfall, and the best way to travel through storms is with a clear windshield. If your wipers are damaged, leaving streaks, or making squeaks, you won’t have a clear view of the road, which puts you and everyone around you at risk. Not only do you want to replace your wiper blades, but you also might want to consider upgrading to winter wiper blades.

Get your vehicle ready for the change in season with a service check at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Typical Car Maintenance Needs in the Summer.

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Summer has returned to Beloit, Wisconsin, and that means it’s time to give your ride a little bit of TLC. Before you set out on your next great American road trip, you’ll want to make sure that you’re up to date on all your summer car maintenance needs.

Tires.

Tires are crucial for smooth, safe driving. Check to ensure that they’re properly inflated and offer a sufficient amount of tread. If it’s been a while since you’ve had them rotated, you can get the job done at Bud Weiser Motors.

Battery.

High temperatures will cause extra stress on an old battery, which can leave you stranded by the roadside. Bring your Cadillac into Bud Weiser Motors, and we’ll perform a check to ensure that your battery is up for the task. If not, we can replace it quickly and easily.

Oil and fluids.

If you’re due for an oil change, don’t wait until after your next road trip. Make sure that your vehicle has enough clean motor oil to get you safely to your destination and back. And while you’re at it, make sure that you have plenty of other key fluids like coolant, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. If you’re not sure where to start, we can help.

Windshield wipers.

Summertime means having to deal with the occasional rain shower, and the last thing you want is to be caught in a downpour with old wiper blades. You should have your wipers replaced about every six months, and you can get this done on the regular when you visit Bud Weiser Motors for routine service.

Air conditioning.

You don’t want to face down a 90-degree day with a busted AC. Before the temperatures begin to soar, test your vehicle’s air conditioning to make sure it’s kicking out clean, cool air. If not, bring your ride in, and we’ll help you beat the heat.

When summer calls, Bud Weiser Motors helps your Cadillac pick up the phone. Stop in for all your summer car maintenance needs, and you’ll be enjoying summer driving in no time.