When the summer rolls around, most people are ready to head outside and enjoy the warm sun. But don’t forget to take care of the one thing that gets you there: your car. Here are some essential summer car care tips.
Prevent Engine Overheating
This is a big priority in the summer. When driving for long periods of time in hot weather, your engine has the potential to overheat. In order to help prevent this, check coolant levels regularly as well as the condition of hoses and drive belts.
Maintain Proper Tire Inflation
Proper tire inflation is key to get you going and keep you going. In the summertime, your car has a higher risk of a tire blowout thanks to the hotter pavement. The hot pavement combined with improperly inflated tires, whether they’re under- or over-inflated, both can cause problems.
Check Fluid Levels
Your coolant level isn’t the only thing that needs to be checked this summer. Other fluids are essential to the safe operation of your vehicle, like motor oil, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. Sometimes summer heat (and more frequent road trips) can have a big impact on your car’s fluid levels.
Invest in Sunshades
The sun in the summer can be rough on your car. To protect your interior trim from fading (your dashboard, seats, etc.), buy some sunshades for the summer and put them on your car’s dashboard when you park it directly in the sun.
If you’re searching for a brand new car for your summer road trips, stop by Rob Green Buick GMC and browse our inventory. Our sales team will be happy to assist you with any of your needs.
When you buy a GMC Sierra from Rob Green Buick GMC, you’ll be amazed at all the new places you can go here in Twin Falls, Idaho, even if you’ve lived here your whole life. Here are some of our favorite spots and things to do in Twin Falls when you have a hardy pickup truck like the Sierra.
Perfect Place For Nature Adventures
Twin Falls is surrounded by nature, which makes it the perfect place for owners of a GMC Sierra. If you’re a fan of camping, fishing, hiking, or any other outdoor activity, the Sierra is the perfect truck for transporting your gear to and from the many fishing holes and campgrounds in the Twin Falls area.
One such location is Jacob’s Ladder, a great place for kayaking on the Snake River, which goes through Shoshone Fall and to the Sawtooth National Forest. The City of Rocks Campground is another gorgeous spot to go camping that’s located on a mountainous area. If you like hiking, this is a great spot to check out.
Fishing is also a huge part of the activities available in the Twin Falls area, and the Sierra has all the space you need to transport fishing equipment, bait, and much more. Swan Falls Dam & Reservoir, Clearwater River, and the Little Salmon River are all perfect for fishing trips.
The GMC Sierra is built to take you on your favorite adventures, including throughout Twin Falls, Idaho. For more information about the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, stop by Rob Green Buick GMC.
If you’re looking to take a family trip in your new GMC Yukon, consider Twin Falls, Idaho. There are plenty of things to do in Twin Falls, including outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and enjoying the local hot springs.
Snake River Canyon
Twin Falls’ most popular spot is the Snake River Canyon. While it’s all in one place, you might have to take multiple trips to explore all the canyon has to offer, from rock climbing to swimming to hiking the park’s beautiful cliffsides.
Like Snake River Canyon, the Craters of the Moon National Park is a place for camping and enjoying the pristine wilderness of Idaho. However, the unique geological landmarks that earned the park its name alone is worth seeing.
The springs at this local, family-owned spa are sourced from underground well water, providing a place for visitors to relax and soak up natural, geothermal heat. Cabins, camping, private baths, and massages are also available.
At Rob Green Buick GMC, we are proud to serve the Twin Falls area. If you are on the hunt for a new vehicle for your next trip, stop by or give us a call.
Whether you live in Twin Falls or are coming from further out, Perrine Bridge is well worth the drive. This 1,500-foot bridge crosses the picturesque Snake River Canyon and offers incredible views of the surrounding area. The Perrine Bridge also offers parking so you can get out and explore the system of trails and traverse the pedestrian walkway across the canyon.
Shoshone Falls is one of Idaho’s best-kept secrets. 212 feet higher than Niagara Falls, Shoshone Falls is truly amazing to behold. Situated in a scenic park, the falls should definitely be on your list of places to see this Spring.
Historic Downtown Rupert
Packed with small-town charm, classic architecture, and unique shops, historic Rupert is the perfect Spring break destination. If shopping, history, and culture sound like your idea of a good time, be sure to plan a road trip to this beautiful town and be prepared to fall in love with its one-of-a-kind character.
These scenic destinations near Twin Falls will help you experience one of the best spring breaks of your life.
Spring is here, which means rainy weather can be on the horizon. If you’re looking for something to do this spring that’s both family-friendly and indoors, make sure you check out the 42nd Annual CSI Intercollegiate Rodeo.
The CSI Intercollegiate Rodeo will feature some of the most skilled cowboys and cowgirls in the country, competing in a range of events. From saddle bronco racing to bareback riding, steer wrestling to bull riding, there are a number of events to see that will keep children of all ages entertained.
Contestants come from eleven colleges and universities from across the Rocky Mountain Region, including Idaho State University, Utah State University, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, and, of course, our local team, College of Southern Idaho.
Everyone will be battling it out for event titles and working towards qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo.
The rodeo will take place on Friday, March 9th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturday, March 10th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the CSI Eldon Evans Expo Center. Tickets at the door are only $10.
You have the chance to see an exciting event that is sure to keep children of all ages entertained, so make sure you add this to your calendar! Our staff at Rob Green Buick GMC is already making plans for the event.
GMC is known as a maker of ruggedly capable vehicles, but which ones are the absolute best for dealing with a hard-hitting Idaho winter? In this list, we’ve laid out the best GMC models for surviving the arctic attack that is winter in the state of Idaho.
1. GMC Canyon
Small but mighty, this compact pick-up will keep you high off the icy streets and help deliver you safely through the snow. With its impressive safety features, like Lane Departure Warning to let you know when the snow is sending you off-track, you’ll feel confident in even Idaho’s worst wintertime weather.
2. GMC Yukon
As a full-size SUV, the GMC Yukon is ideal for taking on the full brunt of inclement weather — especially for those drivers with large families. Projector beam headlights keep up visibility in a blizzard and available heated seating will keep you warm and toasty.
3. GMC Sierra 2500HD
When it’s time to break-out the snow plow, you want a truck that can bear the load — that truck is the GMC Sierra 2500HD. In addition to its impressive power capabilities, this heavy-duty pick-up features a number of handling controls for advanced stability on even the snowiest roads.
Are you ready to see the best GMC models in action for yourself? Then come on down to Rob Green Buick GMC in Twin Falls, ID!
Are you up to date on your vehicle’s maintenance schedule? As we head into the coldest months of the year, you might want to consider taking your car in for some much-needed winter car prep. This is crucial, as extreme cold temperatures can have a dramatic effect on your vehicle’s ability to function, and any mechanical defect could leave you stranded in the cold.
When it comes to slippery roads, one of the most important factors is the tread on your tires. If the tread has worn too low, you could be below the legal limit for effective traction. Also, keeping your tires inflated will help a lot.
Use the Right Wiper Fluid
Wiper fluid is critical in keeping your windshield clean, but make sure you’re using a winter formula that won’t freeze.
Pack an Emergency Kit
This doesn’t directly involve vehicle maintenance, but you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of having necessary emergency supplies in the event that you do get stranded.
The family is coming to town for Thanksgiving to see you, but you haven’t thought of a festive desert yet. Coming up with the right Thanksgiving goodies can make the holidays even better. We here at Rob Green Buick GMC in Twin Falls, ID have a few fun Thanksgiving treats that will have family and friends laughing the night away.
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
The pilgrim hat cookies are a great treat for kids and adults alike. In addition to being quick to make, they’re also perfect for those on a strict budget this holiday season. All you need are some fudge-striped cookies, vanilla frosting, yellow food coloring, peanut butter cups, and orange mini Chiclets gum.
Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes
Making a batch of cream-filled pumpkin cupcakes is a little more time consuming, but well worth the effort. To make these cupcakes, you’ll need cupcake ingredients and a can of solid-pack pumpkin, with some cinnamon for added flavor.
To create the filling, you’ll need to combine cornstarch and milk in a saucepan until it runs smooth. Boil the mixture while stirring and let it cool. Add cream shortening, butter, and confectioners’ sugar. Next, add the cornstarch mixture while beating until it’s fluffy. Finally, cut a circle in the top of each cupcake and add the filling!
Turkey Pilgrim Cookies
Creating a batch of turkey pilgrim cookies is a quick and easy task, especially for such a sweet treat! All you need is some candy corn, double stuffed Oreos, chocolate and vanilla frosting, Hershey kisses, peanut butter cups, miniature marshmallows, Rolo candies, and orange food coloring.
Decorating the house, trick or treating with the kids, a costume party with friends—there’s always plenty to look forward to around Halloween, everyone’s favorite spooky holiday. But the Dance Department at the College of Southern Idaho steps things up a notch in late October by offering an incredible CSI performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller“.
Don’t miss CSI’s annual tribute to this ghastly classic at the Fine Arts Auditorium on October 26th at 4:30 pm. Director Julie Wright-Leggett will lead a group of students fully outfitted in zombie costumes as they pay tribute to Jackson’s one-of-a-kind choreography.
Admission is free of charge, so bring the whole family to get into the Halloween spirit like never before. The program will also feature additional jazz and contemporary dance performances, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.
In preparation for the headlining event, CSI students have been studying dance legend Bob Fosse, believed to be Michael Jackson’s inspiration as he choreographed his ground-breaking “Thriller” video.
Be sure to hang around after the curtain closes on Thriller as there will be an opportunity for kids to collect Halloween candy and get pictures with all of the zombies who performed during the evening.
Stop by and see our team today to get behind the wheel of a new car perfect for all those scenic fall drives. Oh, and Happy Halloween from Rob Green Buick GMC!
Idaho is the perfect place for outdoor adventures, including right here in Twin Falls. If you want to shut off Netflix, get off the couch, hop in your Buick or GMC from Rob Green Buick GMC, and explore the world around you, then consider one of these three fun things to do outside in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Shoshone Falls: Shoshone Falls is the perfect place to go for a hike, take a swim, or have a picnic. The beautiful falls are located at the edge of Twin Falls and are 212 feet in height—taller than even Niagara Falls.
Snake River Canyon Trail: The Snake River leads into the Shoshone Falls, but also boasts the beautiful Snake River Canyon area and its ten miles of trails for hiking, jogging, and biking. You can pick up a trail map at the Visitor Center or at any Twin Falls city office.
Dierkes Lake: If swimming, kayaking, fishing, cliff jumping, or lying out on the beach are more your style, then make sure to visit Dierkes Lake. The lake area offers playground equipment, grills, public restrooms, volleyball, a boat launch, and more. The gate fee is only $3.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside in Twin Falls? Feel free to let us know below.