Car Care Tips


Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant

2301 East Washington
Directions Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

  • Sales: (319) 248-7886
  • Service: (319) 529-9647
  • Parts: (319) 505-8212

Seasons may change, but your car maintenance should remain the same in order to keep your car running smoothly and safely. Making sure that the battery, fluids, and tires are working properly is a necessity. Having an emergency kit is helpful for any unforeseen circumstances or seasonal needs. Read below to learn how you can keep you and your car ready for any season.


  • Monday 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am-8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Keeping your washer fluid filled, as well as replacing your wipers allows for great visibility for various environmental factors. You should check up on other fluids, such as the coolant level, brakes and power steering fluids. It is also important to make sure that you are making time for regular oil changes, based on your owner's manual for recommendations.


As the outside temperature changes and the conditions of the road change, it's important that your tires can handle the elements. Proper tire alignment, inflation, and rotation are very important factors to your car safety. There are many tire options for your financial and driving needs.

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Extreme summer temperatures can drain your battery. This will impact it's performance in the cold season.

Emergency Car Kit 

Keeping a stocked kit in your car is very important! The following items can really come in handy during various seasons and for unexpected events.

Your kit should include: 
  • Flashlight with extra batteries 
  • First-aid Kit 
  • Non-perishable snacks 
  • Jumper cables 
  • Drinking water 
  • Blankets 
  • Ice scraper 
  • Shovel 
  • Add gloves, hats, and other clothing items to keep warm in case of an emergency