Thursday, December 31, 2015

Why Shouldn't I Use Water Instead of Washer Fluid in my Car?

Why Do I Need Washer Fluid?
Windshield washer fluid, also called washer fluid, wiper fluid, and a variety of other names, is used to clean the windshield of your vehicle. Washer fluid makes cleaning the outside of your windshield possible as you drive. That's why it's important to maintain your windshield washer fluid. If you fill your washer fluid when needed, you'll be able to see clearly and drive safely.

Why Shouldn't I Use Water?
It's important that you use the correct fluid when re-filling the reservoir. The reservoir is intended for using only washer fluid. So, it's recommended that you only use washer fluid, not water. There a few reasons why washer fluid is more effective than water. Consider the following:
  • Washer fluid is more effective at cleaning than water. Plain and simple, washer fluid is designed to clean the windshield of your vehicle. Water, is just water. It would be like washing your dishes without soap, and that doesn't sound very appetizing. 
  • Water can freeze. Anyone that has driven a vehicle in cold weather understands the frustration involved with an icy windshield. If you were to use water in place of washer fluid in cold temperatures, you would be spraying water on your windshield, creating a layer of ice. Driving with an icy windshield is dangerous, and scraping it off is a chore. Furthermore, before all of this would happen, you risk freezing water inside the reservoir. That means, you can't wash your windshield, and/or your reservoir could burst because of the frozen water. Both of which, are no fun for you. If you live in a cold climate, you should also note that ensuring the washer fluid you use is appropriate for cold temperatures.
What Can I Do To Avoid These Problems?
These problems can be avoided simply by using the proper windshield washer fluid in your vehicle. Washer fluid is typically inexpensive, and can help you avoid potentially expensive, and dangerous problems. 

If you're not not sure what washer fluid to use, or what to do with your washer fluid, Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center, located at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln, can help. Our parts professionals can help you get the right washer fluid for your vehicle. If you'd rather not worry about refilling fluids yourself, one of our technicians can make sure your vehicle has all the necessary fluids to keep it working properly. 

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Keep your fluids topped off and your vehicle running smoothly by bringing it in to Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center located at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane at 2909 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701. To schedule your appointment over the phone, call 715-852-1000. Let us help you with all your vehicle needs at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve at Eau Claire Lincoln

This is the 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve.

This Black Velvet colored, all-wheel drive, four door, luxury SUV comes with a 335 horsepower, 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6, and 21" premium painted aluminum wheels. The interior comes with leather heated and cooled driver and passenger seats, a heated steering wheel, leather heated rear seats, and Revel Ultima Audio with 19 Speakers. Other features include, automatic rain-sensing wipers, a navigation system, SYNC 3, bluetooth, a 360 degree camera, keyless ignition, and remote start. This Lincoln also comes with a Panoramic Vista Roof®, and a power liftgate.

Take a test drive in the 2016 Lincoln MKX Reserve at Eau Claire Lincoln today, or visit us online at to see the best luxury cars in Eau Claire.

Experience the luxury of a Lincoln, right here, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at Eau Claire Lincoln. With new luxury cars and luxury SUV's including, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, and Navigator, you have a great variety of options to choose from.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

White Elephant Gift Exchange at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

In the spirit of the season, Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane employees enjoyed some great food from Dickey's Barbecue Pit Eau Claire, and opened gifts for the White Elephant Gift Exchange this Monday, December 21, 2015! The team got creative this year, with gifts including spare parts from the Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane Parts Department, coffee mugs, games and toys, and even a white elephant! With great food, plenty of laughs, and all kinds of funny and creative gifts, the team had a great time! See some of the photos from the gift exchange, below!

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In addition to the gift exchange, some of the team wore ugly holiday sweaters on Monday! Click Here to see the winners of the ugly holiday sweater contest this year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Read By Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

There's nothing quite like How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss this time of year. That's why we decided to read it for you! Watch, and listen to, the Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane team as they tell you this classic story!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest 2015 at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

The winners of the 2015 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane have been announced! Today, Monday, December 21, 2015, the team at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane brought out their holiday sweaters for a chance to win this years contest. We had a tie for first place between Benjamin and Adam! In third place, we had Jennifer, and fourth place went to Nancy! Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all the participants!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Employee Potluck 2015 at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

The Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane Employee Potluck, on Wednesday, December 17, 2015, was a success! The team brought in some delicious food for lunch. The judges had a tough call to make when deciding on the best dishes. Congratulations to the winners, Wes, Dave, and Becky! Thank you to everyone that joined us for a fantastic lunch! Check out some photos from the potluck, below!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Eau Claire Lincoln Brand Champion Awards 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015, Shawn Rasmussen, Eau Claire Lincoln Service, and Mike Wiseman, Eau Claire Lincoln Sales, received certificates for their exceptional work as Lincoln Brand Champions. Shawn and Mike have done an outstanding job representing the Lincoln brand, and providing customers with extraordinary Lincoln quality service. The certificates were awarded to select individuals that have excelled as Lincoln Brand Champions. Keep up the great work!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 2015 'Making The Difference Award' Winner

Congratulations to Mike Wiseman for winning the 'Making The Difference Award' for December!

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane! You are a valuable member of our team, and we appreciate what you do. Thank you for 'Making The Difference!" Keep up the great work!

Monday, December 7, 2015

RM Edition 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew Cab

This is the RM Edition 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew Cab.

This tuxedo black, four door, four-wheel drive pickup is powered by a 365 horsepower, 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 and is loaded with options. This vehicle has a leveling kit and comes with tinted windows, remote tailgate release, a carpeted bedliner, LED box lighting, a tonneau cover, and a tailgate step. It also comes with power adjustable, heated and cooled leather seats, a twin panel moonroof, sync, bluetooth, power deployable running boards, keyless ignition, and remote start.

Come test drive the RM Edition 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew Cab at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane today, or visit us online at To see other great trucks like this, Click Here!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

#GivingTuesday at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

Today is Tuesday, but not just any Tuesday. It's Tuesday, December 1, 2015, also known as #GivingTuesday. Beginning in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a day for the world to give back. Each year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, businesses, charities, communities, and people all over the world, participate in a celebration of giving. #GivingTuesday has grown each year, and has become an opportunity for people to contribute to the causes of their choice.

This year, Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane participated in the worldwide effort to give back. Employees at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane shopped for a family in need to help spread some holiday cheer. As a locally owned business, and as members of the Eau Claire community, we recognize the importance of generosity and giving back. We're happy to be part of this day of giving, and we're excited to see the worldwide impact that it will have!

Monday, November 30, 2015

$500 Gift Card Holiday Special at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

You can receive a $500 gift card when you trade in your vehicle for a new or used vehicle at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane through December 31, 2015. How will you use $500? With a wide variety of accessories and apparel, you have plenty of great options!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What Are You Thankful For? | Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

Employees at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane were asked, "What Are You Thankful For?" There were some outstanding responses! Family and friends were a popular answer. People really are what make The Difference! From all of us to you, Happy Thanksgiving!

2016 Shelby GT350

This is the 2016 Shelby GT350.

This high powered, rear wheel drive performance vehicle comes with a TREMEC® 6-speed manual transmission, and a 5.2 liter V8, producing 526 horsepower, and 429 lb.-ft of torque. This vehicle comes with dual exhaust with active valves and quad tips, vented 4-wheel disc brakes with Brembo® calipers, signature High-Intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, LED sequential taillamps, and 19" black painted aluminum wheels. This Shelby also features aluminum pedals, SYNC, a rear view camera, keyless ignition, and launch control.

To see more great vehicles like this 2016 Shelby GT350, come in to Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane today, or Click Here! You can also visit us at

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

2016 Shelby GT350 Exhaust

Today, we had the chance to hear this 2016 Shelby GT350 start-up, and we couldn't get enough of it! This incredible vehicle sounds as mean as it looks. Check out this video to hear it for yourself!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Recap of the Vehicle Winterizing Workshop at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

Yesterday, Wednesday, November 18, 2015, guests had the opportunity to learn valuable information about preparing their vehicle's for winter. This free event was held in the service lanes at  Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane. The service team demonstrated and explained best practices for vehicle maintenance and preparing for winter. Topics included, checking tire pressure, checking tread depth, checking the air filter, checking oil level, coolant testing, fluid testing, and use of jumper cables. Guests were able to ask questions during the presentations to gain a full understanding of the topics. Thank you to everyone that attended the workshop!

Check out this video from the workshop!

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