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Understanding How LATCH Can Work for You

Savvy parents understand the importance of fully comprehending how to use the LATCH system of their vehicle. This innovative system ensures that your child's car seat is safely installed, taking the worry out of driving with children. The LATCH experts at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City want parents to be educated about the ease of child seat installation when choosing their next vehicle. We look forward to answering any of your questions today!

LATCH is an acronym for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. 

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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet by Car

Traveling with your pets requires a bit of planning. You want to make sure your animals are safe and comfortable for the car ride, regardless of how long it might take. At Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we have a few tips to make it easier for you to travel with your dog or other pet.

Place your pet inside of a well-ventilated carrier or crate. Larger animals can go directly on the seat as long as they are secured sufficiently. Consider letting your pet get accustomed to the car with short rides. Then, gradually increase the length of the…

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Ways to Make Sure That Your Battery Keeps Working

One of the most important aspects of your vehicle is the battery. Therefore, you have to take a lot of precautions in order to make sure that your battery is working. Among the precautions you have to take involve making sure that your battery is in a comfortable environment.

Another thing that you have to do is look at the CCA, which is the cold cranking amps. When it gets cold, the battery has a reduced capacity. Therefore, you have to check the number of CCA in the battery so that you can make sure that it is not in…

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Your Vehicle's Differential: What Purpose Does it Serve?

To extend the life of your vehicle, it is important to have an understanding of its components and how they function. At Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we strive to keep you informed about your vehicle so that it will run smoothly. A differential is an important piece of equipment that keeps your vehicle performing well.

A differential is a gearbox that is found between the drive wheels of your vehicle. If your vehicle has a four-wheel drive system, then it more than likely has a front and rear differential.  

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Is a Crossover Vehicle Right for Me?

If it's time for you to buy a car, you may be wondering if a crossover vehicle is the right choice. With one of the most successful track records in sales and customer satisfaction, plenty of drivers are pleased with their crossover. Consider your lifestyle and your cargo or passenger needs to ascertain if your next car should be a crossover.

In what seems to be the best of both worlds, crossovers are a blend of sedans and SUVs, giving drivers a comfortable cabin, smooth handling, stringent safety records and plenty of interior space for both passengers and cargo…

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How Brake Pads Work on Your Vehicle

The entire team at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City wanted to help bring awareness to the way the brakes function on your vehicle so you are in a better position to be able to identify when things are failing.

The thing to remember about the brake pads is that they are designed to wear away in an effort to not only stop the vehicle, but to protect the rotors and calipers from damage. The brake rotors are attached to each wheel in the disc system, and spin freely until they are slowed by the brake caliper. 

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Getting Your Car in Shape for Winter

At Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we want you to have a safe driving experiencing in the upcoming winter months. In order for that to happen, you need to make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the winter season.

Your vehicle's battery needs to be in top working order for the winter. Have your battery tested. You should replace your battery if it tests at a low or borderline level. The cold weather makes it harder for your batter to turn the engine over, so you want a battery that is operating at full power. 

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Sharing the Road is no Longer Easy

It may have been easy years ago for drivers to share the road with bicyclists, but this has changed because both cars and bikes have gotten faster. Drivers are now expected to drive a bit slower when they see bicyclists on the road. Also, drivers now have to watch for riders every moment because they can come out of nowhere, and riders even hit the highway today. The best thing drivers can do is always anticipate bicyclists on the road. This will cause drivers to always be aware of them. 

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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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