8001 Minnetonka Blvd.


Mon-Thu: 7am -6pm
Friday: 7am – 5pm

6407 West Lake Street


Mon-Thu: 7am -6pm
Friday: 7am – 5pm

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Having a Block Heater for your Car

by | Dec 19, 2019 | Battery, block heater, Car Battery, Car care


A block heater can help provide a great benefit for your car. If you are unable to park the vehicle inside or in a garage, a block heater may be right for you. Make sure to contact us so we can inspect the car and recommend what is needed for the block heater. Having one for your vehicle will help increase the reliability when you need to start or turn over your vehicle. Keeping it running and operating smoothly can help save time, money, and stress in the long run. It will also help prevent unexpected breakdowns. Anytime you notice anything unusual when you drive, schedule an appointment with us. We can do a bumper to bumper inspection of the car to check for any issues.

Keeping your Car Warm

When you have a block heater for your car, it will help keep the engine and under the hood warm. With one, you will notice that the vehicle is easier and quicker to start than it otherwise would be. The colder it gets out, the more difficult it can be to start your vehicle. You will want to have the battery tested at some point, that way you will know when a new one might be needed. As the battery starts to wear, it will become more difficult to start. Schedule an appointment and we can check and test the battery for you.


Also remember to follow other tips for safe winter driving. This should included checking the air pressure in each tire. The air pressure will get lower when the outdoor air temperature drops. You will also want to make sure that you scrape off the windshield fully, so that you have the best visibility. Any snow, ice, or frost should be removed. That way you will be able to see all around the vehicle as you drive, and be aware of other drivers as well.