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How to Prevent Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is an issue that can ruin family road trips within a matter of minutes. The problem is caused by mixed messages between your inner ears, eyes, and brain. While it can be a nightmare to deal with, there are some things you can do to treat it.

The easiest thing you can do is to take some Dramamine. It's designed to prevent issues before they occur. If you're looking for a more natural solution, things like peppermint and ginger are also known to help. Before you hit the road, it's a good idea to eat…

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Tires Can Become Damaged If They're Not Properly Inflated

Have you ever wondered if it's actually important to keep your tires properly inflated? The reality is that it's very important. Proper tire pressure can save you a lot of money in the long run when you don't have to replace your tires as often.

When your tires are underinflated, the walls of the tires receive most of the wear. This can cause the walls of the tires to become damaged. When tires are overinflated, all of the pressure is on a thin part of the middle of the tires which means that they can become bald…

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Head Back to School with Car Services

You’ve gone back-to-school shopping. Now it’s time to get your vehicle ready for the back-to-school season. This way, your vehicle is ready for all that’s going to happen for the year. Whether you’re taking the kids to and from school, heading to PTA meetings, or rooting for the kids at sports games, you need your vehicle to function properly. 

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Interpreting NHTSA Vehicle Safety Ratings

At our showroom here at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we're committed to our customers' safety. In addition to selling the safest cars, we want our customers to understand the extensive tests that our vehicles are subject to so they can feel confident in the safety of any vehicle they purchase from us.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) publishes the results of its crash test through a star rating system with 5-star ratings awarded to vehicles that perform the best. 

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Consider a Hatchback for Your Next Investment

You don't buy a vehicle every day; in fact, it's a big investment. And that's why many people spend a lot of time deciding which kind of vehicle they should buy. If you've never considered a hatchback, there are several reasons that this could be the type of vehicle for you.

One of the biggest reasons that hatchbacks are great is because they are a bridge between an SUV and a sedan. 

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Facts About Car Covers that Every Driver Needs to Know

When it comes to car covers, the benefits are many and the drawbacks are hardly worth mentioning. Below are a few things to think about if you’re considering investing in a cover for your car, SUV or crossover.

Most car covers pay for themselves in a very short time simply by protecting the vehicle’s finish from damage and extending time between washings. Additional benefits include prevention of ultraviolet and heat-related damage to the vehicle’s interior and exterior surfaces due to direct exposure to sunlight. 

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What is a Backup Camera?

Have you searched through new vehicles, just to get completely overwhelmed with all of the latest technology that is included? You're not alone. Many people who come to Lithia Subaru of Oregon City don't know where to begin when it comes to shopping for something new. What we can recommend is that you pick a vehicle that has great convenience and safety features. It is important to feel safe behind the wheel, and there are a number of features that contribute to this safety. 

 

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Why Are Brake Pads so Important?

If you’re like most drivers, you’ve probably heard of brake pads, but you may not know exactly how they work. Here’s what you need to know about this important automotive part.

Most passenger vehicles are equipped with brakes that consist of a fixed rotor and a caliper that clamps down on the rotor as the brake pedal is used. The brake pad’s main purpose is to dissipate the friction and heat that occurs where the caliper and the rotor meet. 

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How to Choose Between the All-Weather Floor Mats and Carpeting

The entire crew here at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City wanted to inform drivers of the unique benefits of both all-weather floor mats and carpeting in their vehicle. You'll appreciate the all-weather floor mats when you are in a region where the rain and snow cause you to drag in dirt and mud into the vehicle all the time. With a quick hose down, you can place the mats back in the vehicle and they look as good as new again. This is also helpful if you or the kids ever spill anything inside the vehicle. 

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The Right Way to Jump-Start a Car with a Different Vehicle

In order to jump-start a car with a dead battery, you will need to drive another vehicle as close to the nose of your car as possible so the battery compartments are close enough for the jumper cables to reach. Unravel your jumper cables, turn off the car engine, and open the hoods of both cars.

The battery will be marked with a plus and minus sign on each terminal. The red jumper cable goes to the plus on the good battery first. The other red then goes to the plus on the dead battery. The black cable will go…

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