Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

How can you tell when brakes need to be replaced?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

5 Symptoms that Indicate When Brakes Need Service

There is no denying that breaks play a very important role in each and every drive. For this reason, it is incredibly important for drivers to stay on top of brake service so the vital component can perform to its peak ability. There are several signs that indicate when brakes need to be serviced and today, we are going to dive into five of them. Continue reading below to learn more.


Learn about Ordering Ford OEM Parts at Kimber Creek Ford!

Friday, January 15th, 2021
Mechanic working under car

Order Ford OEM Parts & Accessories in Central Minnesota

Local drivers have ordered Ford parts at our central Minnesota dealership for various reasons, whether they need a new OEM part installed by our professional technicians or want to handle installation themselves, our customers are pleased with the convenience that comes with ordering parts from and working with our Kimber Creek Ford team. Continue reading below to learn about ordering Ford OEM parts at Kimber Creek Ford in Pine River, MN.


5 Reasons to Wax Your Car Before Winter

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Mechanic waxing car

Professionally Wax Your Car in Central Minnesota

One of the best things you can do for your vehicle’s paint job is having it waxed. There are numerous benefits that come from doing so, especially before winter hits. If you’re still trying to determine whether your vehicle should be waxed, continue reading below to learn five reasons why you should have your vehicle professionally waxed before the snow, slush, ice, rock salt and other corrosive materials threaten your vehicle’s paint job during each winter drive.


Learn which fluids you should check and replenish in your Ford

Friday, November 13th, 2020
A fluid being poured into an engine

Fluids to Check in Your Ford Before Winter

There is no denying that winter is coming. Within a matter of months Minnesota goes from a warm, green state to a snow-filled tundra. With it come freezing temperatures, slick roads and an onslaught of snow. Not only is driving in winter more challenging, but the season’s elements also put more strain on the vehicle. It is vital that before the temperatures drop and the weather driver’s check the levels of fluids in their vehicle. Continue reading below to learn which fluids to check in your vehicle before winter.


Ford Service Center near Brainerd, MN

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
Technician and mechanic working on transmission

When you have a Ford, one of the best things you can do for it is stay up to date on the manufacturer’s recommended service intervals. Whether the service it an oil and filter change, tire rotation, transmission flush, coolant flush or another important form of preventative maintenance, it serves an integral role in the smooth-running of a vehicle. Does your Ford need service near Brainerd, Minnesota? Schedule a service appointment with the professionals at Kimber Creek Ford in Pine River!


Video: How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Minnesota Winters

Friday, October 30th, 2020
View of snowy road and trees with bottom of car and text box that says How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Winter in Minnesota lasts a long time and between the cold temperatures, slippery roads from snow and ice, and long months going an extended amount of time without a car wash, the season can be very difficult on a vehicle. For this reason, it is important for vehicle owners to prepare their vehicles for the harsh Minnesota winter that inevitably rolls around each year. Watch the video below to learn how to get your vehicle ready for the winter months.


How do I protect my vehicle’s paint job this winter?

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
2020 Ford Explorer in snow

Tips and Tricks for Protecting Your Car’s Paint in Winter Months

Winter in Minnesota can be long and harsh, especially for your car. Not only can it be difficult driving through snow and ice, but the rock salt commonly used on roads is corrosive and can damage paint over time. It is important to take steps to protect your vehicle’s exterior paint during the long winter months, so if you want to learn how, continue reading below.


Why doesn’t the A/C in my vehicle work?

Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Mechanic looking at car A_C

For many, the ideal summer consists of warm weather, weekend road trips and cruising around with the windows down. Although it can be fun to keep the windows down and let fresh air in, it isn’t the ideal solution to cooling down in the heat of the summer. Rather, air conditioning is the best way to combat a humid and hot day while driving around. If you vehicle has an A/C system that blows warm air and doesn’t work properly, you don’t have to accept defeat and give up on comfort; instead, schedule an appointment at your local service department. Let’s jump into a few reasons why your vehicle’s air conditioning might be out of commission below!


Should I Buy A Diesel Engine?

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
A fluid being poured into an engine

There’s been a heated debate in the car community for decades. People often argue if gas or diesel engines are better. Each engine has its own pros and cons, but one of them has to be better than the other. It’s hard to pick an official winner.


Here’s Why You Should Buy a Truck Bed Cover

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Red 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty parked in a snowy wood.

A good truck owner takes care of their truck bed. A typical truck bed will take some damage in its lifetime, but we do our best to minimize that damage as much as possible. A truck bed that is full of dents and holes isn’t that appealing after all.