Winter Car Prep Tips for Servicing Your Vehicle

Winter Car Prep
Winter Is Here!

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.

Check Engine Fluids

Oil should be changed every three to five months on average, but you should still be checking your oil levels and quality regularly. Furthermore, keep an eye on your coolant – it’ll keep your engine from freezing in the winter.

Treat Depth is Important

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.

Follow these winter car prep tips for a stress-free winter. Also, stop by Rob Green Buick GMC in Twin Falls, ID if you need service done on your vehicle.

Fun Thanksgiving Treats

Fun Thanksgiving Treats
Thanksgiving Dinner

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.