• Winter Road Trip
    Road Trips,  Winter

    Midwest Winter Road Trips

    After a long winter, we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you are experiencing some cabin fever, there are some great winter road trips you can take right here in the Midwest. Parke County, Indiana The winter is an ideal time to visit this picturesque county with covered bridges dotting the countryside. Get a map at a local visitors’ center to find all the bridges. Don’t forget to visit the Clabber Girl Museum and Bake Shop in Terre Haute. Chicago, Illinois Spend a wintery weekend in Chicago and visit all the sites. Go ice skating in Maggie Daley Park. Don’t forget to stop at…

  • Ice Fishing
    Fishing,  Quad Cities,  Sports,  Winter

    Ice Fishing Near the Quad Cities

    If you like exploring rugged places in your pickup, then ice fishing is the perfect winter activity for you. Here are some great places for ice fishing around the Quad Cities area. Mississippi River While Tom Sawyer floated on the Mississippi in warmer weather, you can take advantage of the cold backwaters of the Mississippi. In Illinois, Pools 12, 13, and 14 provide great ice fishing because they are typically quick to freeze and take longer to thaw at the end of the season. Lake George While Lake George relies on colder temperatures to freeze, it’s great for fishing when the temperatures are cold enough. Channel catfish, bluegill, and walleye…

  • Reynolds Ford Merry Christmas
    Holidays,  Quad Cities,  Reynolds Ford News,  Winter

    Santa’s Visit to Reynolds Ford

    At Reynolds Motor Co., our goal is to make every customer feel like family. And how did we help achieve this during the holidays? We brought Santa to our dealership! On December 15th, Santa and his helper walked through the doors of the dealership (we have no chimney) and helped spread holiday cheer. Santa didn’t just come to hang out with the staff, though we were so glad to see him! He also came to help celebrate the holiday season with kids and their families. Over fifty families came out to the event and got to take pictures with the jolly man himself. It wouldn’t be a Santa party without…

  • Winter Car Care- Check Your Tires
    Car Care,  Tips & Tricks,  Winter

    Avoid Winter Weather Damage on Your Car

    Here in Illinois, winter can be long and harsh, and we have already seen the first signs. If you want to avoid winter weather damage on your car, here are a few tips to follow. Check Your Tires Tires with too little tread or not enough air pressure, will not have the traction they need when the roads get slick. Inspect your tires regularly to look for signs of wear. You can even consider switching to winter tires to get the best traction. Salty Aftermath The roads around here are regularly salted whenever bad weather comes. This salt ends up all over your car. If left there, it can cause…