Rock River Block

Winterize Your Kia near Beloit, WI

Enjoy Service from Our Expert Staff!

Winter is fast approaching! At Rock River Block, we want to remind you that with this change in seasons comes freezing cold temperatures as well as icy or snowy roads. All of these factors can put strain on different parts of your car with results that range from inconvenient to downright unsafe. To make sure that you and your vehicle are fully prepared for everything Mother Nature has in store for us, be sure to stop by our dealership at 224 North Alpine Road in Rockford, IL, and ask for winter service.

Why Winterize My Vehicle?

To many of our hearty midwestern customers, winter doesn’t seem like a huge deal. Many of us have grown up with snow and ice and are used to the cold—some even prefer it to other seasons! We love that we have drivers who love using their vehicles at all times of the year, but we want to offer a reminder of the dangers winter can pose. According to the US Federal Highway Administration, an average1 of 1,836 deaths and 136,309 injuries occur per year due to snowy and icy roads. These figures are nothing to sneeze at, and many occur to factors that may not be in your control if a component of your vehicle fails. That’s why you should do you utmost to ensure that you and your automobile are as ready as possible. Stay safe and have fun on the roads by visiting Rock River Block.

Winterizing Your Kia

When you stop by our Service Department, we’ll do our utmost to prepare both you and your vehicle for the impending season. Icy and snowy roads pose threats to your tires and brake pads, so we’ll be sure to check on those to ensure that you have the stopping power you want. The cold can also affect your engine and battery, so we’ll be sure to take a look at your engine filters, your battery’s power, as well as fluid levels throughout your ride. If you have any specific concerns, don’t hesitate to ask one of our expert mechanics! They can take care of general maintenance and any precise repairs you might have in mind.

Winter Driving Habits

While you’re at Rock River Block, you should also ask one of our technicians about winter driving habits. Even when your vehicle is performing perfectly, other drivers and even your own driving abilities could pose a risk to your safety. But if you take proper precautions, you’ll be able to set out more confidently each day. The primary advice we have is to slow down. This means leaving your home earlier for work or any scheduled meetings and leaving at least a full car’s distance between you and surrounding vehicles. Be prepared for longer stopping distances, and be patient with your own car’s performance as well as that of other drivers. You’ll have mastered the elements in no time at all!

Are you starting to want to winterize your Kia near Beloit, WI? If so then just pay us a visit at Rock River Block. You can schedule a visit online or just stop by during our service hours. Either way, we’ll be happy to see you at our dealership.


Testimonials

"Easiest Vehicle Purchase Ever"

hiwayman
DEALERRATER
9-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie made this the easiest and most personable car buying experience I've had in many years of auto purchases. He asked what I was looking for in a vehicle and what my budget was and we went from there, showing me options in makes and models then finding the one that was right. He was polite, courteous and offered none of the usual BS I've come to expect from dealerships. Mike in finance sealed the deal in no time again, making sure I was comfortable with all aspects of the deal, Truly a pleasure dealing with them both! Nice to walk out of a dealer knowing I was treated fairly and with respect.

"AWESOME"

steve beck
DEALERRATER
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie and Lance Armstrong are 2 of the best Employees that Anderson ford could ever ask for there GREAT So is Gregg for finance department

Nikki Drake
Nikki Drake
GOOGLE
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Great waiting area, comfortable and clean.Friendly and courteous staff...to patrons and each other. Service is decent.

"Exceptional dealership for buying a new vehicle. "

jstone Rkfd
DEALERRATER
9-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly staff and top notch dealership for buying a vehicle. Bernie Krowczyk (salesman) is the best. Jim Ballard (manager) and Jason Brown (general manager) are awesome. Gregg Decman (finance) is exceptional for putting together all the financial aspects of the deal. Thanks to all of you for another pleasant buying experience. Jack and Raye Stone, Rockford

Maggie Williams
Maggie Williams
GOOGLE
9-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service department is AMAZING. So helpful. They seem to truly believe in customer service

steven Crowell
steven Crowell
GOOGLE
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Steve Adams
Steve Adams
GOOGLE
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

"Our 2019 Mustang GT"

Mustang 2015
DEALERRATER
8-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie Krowczyk sold us our third Mustang. He is very knowledgeable and listens to what car we would like to have. He picked us up and took us to the dealership and back home again. He goes out of his way to make sure we are satisfied with our purchase. Mike Schoenberg did a fantastic job of explaining our financing on the Mustang. He was able to get us a low interest rate.

"Easy to work with"

2base
DEALERRATER
8-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch was very good to work with, knew his cars but was not overbearing like so many car salesmen. Purchased a Fusion S with no pressure to upgrade to an SE or SEL.

Tanya Scott
Tanya Scott
GOOGLE
8-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional, friendly team. Aleays take good care of me and my car. Appreciate how thorough and transparent they are. Love that they have a comfortable waiting room and shuttle service.

Nathan Holt
Nathan Holt
GOOGLE
8-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Laura Obrien
Laura Obrien
GOOGLE
8-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Great people to work with

"Great customer service and prices!"

Shane
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie is always so friendly and helpful! what's whatever questions I had, he would find the answer. Matthew deering and service is awesome as well as all the service staff.

"Experience purchasing our new Ford Edge ST."

j&mfordcar
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It's hard to purchase a new vehicle. You wonder if this is the right thing to do and if you an afford it. The entire ordeal is stressful. However, all these doubts and frustrations were removed by the our current purchase from Bernie Krowczyk. His humor reduces the stress and his knowledge of the Ford product is unmatched. Gregg Decman was our finance man. He was excellent also. He conducted our deal with respect and courtesy. He explained our process step by step. Even though this is not our first purchase he took the time as we went through every detail and answered every question. Thank you. John and Mary Lynde

"Reliable and respectful"

Jones7469
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch was an excellent person to work with. He is very respectful and keeps his word. This was the best experience by far we have had when buying a car. Normally we dread going into a dealership to buy a car. Not anymore. We will always come back to Mitch. On a scale of 1-10 to rate him, we give him a 20! You will never find a better sales person than Mitch. He is bar far the best in Rockford!

"Professional, fun atmosphere."

Bearded
DEALERRATER
8-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people, great service and lots of laughing. Even though my credit didn’t work out. I never once felt like I was judge. He tried all options and it just wasn’t the time yet, but you better believe I will be there again. the lad bad attitude of hey I just want to help you and enjoy doing it. Was excellent. I recommend them to everyone!

"The best experience I’ve ever had buying a new car!"

Nanny
DEALERRATER
8-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch Edler was fantastic...I felt comfortable with him right from the start. I felt NO pressure and he was very friendly and positive. He did a great job of explaining the “bells and whistles “ ...more than once! He was sooo patient. His knowledge level was superb...he obviously knows these autos. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Chip Messiner
Chip Messiner
GOOGLE
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people, great service. I'll be back!

"Fastest car buying experience ever! "

Paigeb
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was my second time purchasing a vehicle through Mitch at Anderson Rock River Block and it was so easy and painless. We went into the dealership (with our 2 little ones) and he helped us order our vehicle. He let us know all of what to expect. We were out of the dealership within an hour. As soon as the vehicle arrived, I received a text from Mitch letting me know it had arrived. He had all the paperwork ready as soon as we arrived to pick it up. We had to fill out some other information and we were out the door again within an hour! Mitch has kept in touch making sure that everything is going well and has asked multiple times if we have any questions on our new vehicle. We will continue to purchase our vehicles with Mitch at Anderson Rock River Block.

"Fantastic, personalized customer service"

F150driver
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have been shopping around for a new Ford F150. We specifically came to the Rock River Block to see Mitch. He was able to get EXACTLY what we didn't know we were looking. We came looking for the bare minimum of trucks. He showed us a stunning show model, more than we thought we were in the market for. Mitch worked his magic and got us into the truck of my husband's dreams. We will be looking to trade in another car in the next year or so and guess who we will be visiting: Yep Mitch!

"AMAZING!!!!"

maria1#
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional, honest, no games, clear detailed itemized pricing of the car and all fees associated with the purchase. Mitch Edler is a wonderful salesperson. Todd Berg is a wonderful manager. They made the process quick and easy. Mitch gave a detailed tutorial on the car. He answered all our questions and he made it clear that he would be available to us, in the future, if we had any other issues. In a few simple words... SIMPLY AMAZING. I would highly recommend both Mitch , Todd, and the dealership. F.Y.I. I contacted MANY dealerships in my car buying quest. Out of 9 dealerships I found a total of 2 who were willing to be honest and upfront on the costs. Rock River gave me the best service and price. If you're wondering.... I'm not a personal friend or family member of either person. I'm just a customer looking for the best price and service. Go with Mitch Edler, in sales, you wont be disappointed.

Tim Hintzsche
Tim Hintzsche
GOOGLE
8-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service department I was in and out in with everything done.

austin scholten
austin scholten
GOOGLE
8-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Foht Larry
Foht Larry
GOOGLE
7-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Sandra L.
Sandra L.
YELP
7-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Darrell had great customer service would have given a 5 but since my last visit in 2018 they had my phone number wrong which I had gave them to correct last time and he asked me for it today and when I called them to check if my car was ready they stated they had left me a message???? When I arrived to pick up my car the cashier guy 1st of all had no customer service or personality. I also told him my phone number was incorrect again gave him my number so I hope for my 3rd visit its corrected. Anytime I take me car for service I have always received a courtesy car wash and nothing that was my experience at Ford.

Marian Montana
Marian Montana
GOOGLE
7-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Cooperative helpful to some extent

"Fantastic Customer Service!"

R. Lisa Matthews
DEALERRATER
7-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

There is a BIG difference between dealership services offered in Chicago vs. a non-city dealership. I have dual heating/AC, and one side of the car is stuck on heat, the other on AC. However, the car is still hot. The first time this happened, I told the dealership where I bought the car about my Narcolepsy and intolerance for heat which will make me sleepy behind the wheel and can they PLEASE squeeze me in? The best they offered me was an appointment 7+ days away. Fortunately, it fixed itself prior to the appointment date. Fast forward a year or so later, I'm in Rockford, it happens again, told them the same thing and that I can't drive back to the city in a hot car, what did they do? Squeeze me in and they are just as busy!! Go figure. Not to mention, offered me a car (repeatedly) while I wait for repairs, which isn't offered at my dealership. Never again will I purchase a car in the city. It is consistently my experience that you always get the hood version of customer service.

Lisa Matthews
Lisa Matthews
GOOGLE
7-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

There is a BIG difference between dealership services offered in Chicago vs. a non-city dealership. I have dual heating/AC, and one side of the car is stuck on heat, the other on AC. However, the car is still hot. The first time this happened, I told the dealership where I bought the car about my Narcolepsy and intolerance for heat which will make me sleepy behind the wheel and can they PLEASE squeeze me in? The best they offered me was an appointment 7+ days away. Fortunately, it fixed itself prior to the appointment date. Fast forward a year or so later, I'm in Rockford, it happens again, told them the same thing and that I can't drive back to the city in a hot car, what did they do? Squeeze me in and they are just as busy. Go figure. Not to mention, offered me a car (repeatedly) while I wait for repairs, which isn't offered at my dealership. Never again will I purchase a car in the city. It is consistently my experience that you always get the hood version of customer service.

Don M.
YELP
7-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

We have been working with Brian Haselhorst and Don Murray for the repairs to our 2017 Ford Explorer. Parts have been on backorder for several weeks now and the dealership has provided us with a great loaner throughout this process. Their communication has been fantastic. Unfortunately Ford Motor Company has not been helpful throughout this process and this dealership is at the mercy of an uncaring company with a poor zone manager for FMC.

Ryan Kessler
Ryan Kessler
GOOGLE
6-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Wow. Dwight was very pleasant, KEPT his word about a time frame (1.75 hours or less) (just over an hour and a half total), always friendly and got us the vehicle we needed. Very pleased with the whole process here. Would definitely be back for another vehicle or refer people here. Keep it up.

katia pena
katia pena
GOOGLE
6-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place nice people

"Great people, communication & hardworking service department"

dcmoza
DEALERRATER
6-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have been working with Brian Haselhorst and Don Murray for the repairs to our vehicle. Parts have been on backorder for several weeks and they have provided us with a great loaner throughout this process. Great communication!

Don Moza
Don Moza
GOOGLE
6-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have been working with Brian Haselhorst and Don Murray for the repairs to our 2017 Ford Explorer. Parts have been on backorder for several weeks now and the dealership has provided us with a great loaner throughout this process. Their communication has been fantastic. Unfortunately Ford Motor Company has not been helpful throughout this process and this dealership is at the mercy of an uncaring company with a poor zone manager for FMC.

"Overall experience"

JV
DEALERRATER
6-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Overall professionalism, friendliness, helpfulness Bernie is always friendly and helpful. He explains options thoroughly, listens to me, and guides me in decision making. Thank you!

"Great customer service"

Bgdaddy2
DEALERRATER
6-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Melissa went out of her way to make sure I all the info needed to make my decision. She knew I was driving over 2 hours away and made me feel at home with NO PRESSURE if purchasing. She understood this vehicle we were texting and emailing back and forth wasn’t my first choice. But she got me all answers I was looking for. In turn I decided to come and see the vehicle for myself . Glad I did. Thanks Melissa. Great job.!!

David Monk
David Monk
GOOGLE
5-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service. Willing to listen to your needs.

Tom Duffy
Tom Duffy
GOOGLE
5-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had car issues and these folks were great

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Winterize Your Kia near Beloit, WI

Contact Information


Sales Hours

866-537-4034
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Dealership Information

1 These figures represent the 10-year average between 2005 and 2014.