Help Us to Support Our Community

We appreciate everything Kimball has done for us and our business over the years.  Our goal is to help our community survive and thrive, but we can’t do it ourselves.

In May we started asking for $1 from our customers to be donated to the Kimball Area Foundation.  We started out slow, but many people have contributed.  We have decided to continue this donation drive throughout the summer.  The money will go to help our community with beautification, housing, non profits and more.  We hope that others will stop in and help our community.  Your small donation can become a part of a greater thing.

Thank you everyone who has already donated, your gift is greatly appreciated.

Do You Know What Your Fluids Are?!

Vehicles are always changing and will continue to change over the years.  With those changes, the types of fluids your vehicle uses changes also.  Your owners manual is a good tool to help you find what type of fluids your vehicle uses or you can ask the technician that works on your vehicle.

All fluids have certain colors that help you to know which fluid it is, but you can’t rely on just the color to get the right type of fluid.  Putting the wrong type of fluid in your vehicle can cause major issues for you in the future because the vehicles are made to run with specific fluids in them.

If you have fluid leaking, take it to your local service center to be inspected, so you can get the problem solved and the correct fluid put back in your vehicle.

 

 

Do You Need a Headlight Replaced?!

We sometimes get busy and don’t notice the little things wrong with our vehicle.  Take some time to check out your headlights for signs of needing replacement.  The four most common signs that your headlights are failing or becoming less effective are:  flickering light, color change, going on & off and the age of your vehicle.  Visibility is a critical part of driving, so it is important to have properly functioning headlights.

During this snowy season, don’t forget to wipe off your headlights and help boost your visibility.

Give Your Car Some Love, Saving Gas is Easy.

There are some little things you can do with your vehicle that will save you some gas and make your vehicle run better.  Doing engine performance maintenance will keep your vehicle running properly and improve your mileage by 4%.  Fixing a serious issue can improve your mileage by 40%.  Some smaller things, but just as significant are:  proper tire inflation (3.3% improvement), proper type of motor oil (1-2% improvement), new air filter and replacing a damaged, loose or missing gas cap.

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Keeping Your Vehicle In Top Shape

Car maintenance is being forgotten in our busy lives.  Why do we spend all our hard earned money and not take care of what we buy?!  Some may not know when to do regular maintenance on their vehicles.

Oil changes should be done according to your vehicle owners guide recommendations.  Make sure that the oil used is the correct oil for your vehicle.  The correct weight and type of oil (conventional, blend, synthetic) is a very important part of helping your engine live longer.

Every 3,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, oil, engine air filter, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tire condition and washer fluid level.

Every 6,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, chassis lubrication, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tire condition, windshield washer fluid and wiper blades.

Every 9,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tire condition and windshield washer fluid.

Every 12,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, brakes, cabin air filter, chassis lubrication, coolant, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, steering, suspension, tire inflation, tire condition, wheel alignment, windshield washer fluid and wiper blades.

All vehicles over 100,000 miles should have flushes done including coolant, transmission, power steering and brake fluid.  Fluids break down over time and your vehicle deserves some fresh fluids.

Not all vehicles are the same so check your owners manual or your local mechanic for specific guidelines for your vehicle.  Putting a little money into your vehicle now, may save you from putting a lot of money into it later.

Bad Weather; Who To Trust, Apps or Your Gut

Winter is upon us and we try to utilize everything around us to be warm and safe.  There are times when we think we are being proactive, but turns out otherwise.  With technology so readily available we turn to it first, but what if the technology steers us wrong?

Remember that our senses can give us just as much information.  If it snowing and blowing, that is when your gut should be telling you to pull over.  This winter season utilize the technology, but trust your gut and be safe, rather than sorry.