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.

2021 Cadillac XT4 Sport | Beloit, WI

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.

Cadillac Earns High Score in J.D. Power 2020 Customer Service Index.

2020 Cadillac CT4-V

According to the J.D. Power 2020 Customer Service Index Study, Cadillac places second among luxury brands when it comes to service satisfaction. The annual CSI study ranks auto brands based on the responses of customers with 1- to 3-year-old vehicles in regards to five factors: service quality, service advisor, service initiation, vehicle pick-up and service facility.

Cadillac earned a score of 882 out of a possible 1,000 points, ranking second overall and well above the luxury segment’s average score of 864. A big reason for that high score and an increase in customer satisfaction across the board is the ability of dealerships, like Bud Weiser Motors, to complete service right the first time.

The J.D. Power 2020 Customer Service Index Study also found that the vast majority of new vehicle customers service their luxury rides at dealerships. The highest-ranking factors among the survey respondents are the courteousness and knowledge of their service advisors and the cleanliness of their dealership.

If you’re looking for a friendly, fast and efficient dealership service experience, Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin, more than delivers. Our Cadillac Certified Service experts have your back and are committed to keeping your vehicle secure on the road. When you’re due for service and maintenance, call or email Bud Weiser Motors and get the job done right the first time.