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Don't Let Your Engine Overheat and Cause Expensive Damage

Buying the right car at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City is important, but maintaining that car is just as important as selecting it. The radiator is one of those things you will want to maintain because the engine can overheat and cause significant damage to your vehicle if the radiator does not work properly. Here is what you can do to avoid an overheated engine and the costs associated with it.

The signs of a problem with a radiator include leaking coolant underneath the car. 

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What is a Timing Belt?

Many car owners have no idea how important a timing belt is to their vehicle. A timing belt synchronizes the crankshaft and camshaft that keeps an engine going. Without it, your car simply wouldn't run.

There is a difference between timing belts and timing chains. A belt is made of rubber and a chain is made of metal. New cars have timing belts while older cars, those from the 1970s and beyond, used timing chains. Manufacturers switched them out to reduce the vehicle's weight and for fuel efficiency/ 

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A Clean Car Will Extend the Lifespan

When you spend the money on a new car, it's important to take good care of your investment. Cleaning the exterior of your car on a weekly basis will help it look new for a long period of time, and will help extend the lifespan of your vehicle.

Cleaning your vehicle helps you maintain your health and safety. A dirty car can have germs, dirt and trash on the inside. When you clean your car, you are giving yourself a safe, clean environment to drive in. In addition, clean windows make it easier for you to see while driving…

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Take Care of Your Vehicle This Spring

Spring is a time of renewal. A good spring cleaning of your vehicle is always a good idea. Start with your owner's manual and complete any scheduled maintenance. For your vehicle to be in great shape all summer, get your car tuned up. From the wiper blades to the air conditioner, get your car ready for summer.

Have your tires checked for wear and tear. If the pressure is low, add air to your tires. Your fluids will need to be topped off and any small mechanical problems that developed over the winter should be fixed. Get your oil…

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How to Handle Accidents When You're the Only Driver Involved

Every accident is different. For example, sometimes there's a driver in one vehicle, but the other car is unattended. Maybe a driver crashes into property. Here's how to deal with these situations.

Crashing into an unattended vehicle or property could cause a bit of panic, but stay calm. You need to find the owner of the car or property to let them know what happened. If you can't find the owner, leave a note that explains the situation and has your contact information.  

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Fuel Economy Tips for Driving in the Summer

The hotter temperatures are actually your vehicle's best friends. The fuel economy can greatly improve in the summer. For one thing, your vehicle is going to have an easier time getting to the appropriate temperature so that you can drive with better fuel economy. However, there are certain challenges that come with hot temperature.

A lot of people do not like having to deal with hot weather when they are in the vehicle. This means having to turn on the air conditioner which uses up some of the fuel. 

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Features of Android Auto

Android Auto, which is a very popular technology system that allows you to take technology down the road with you, has many great features. If you’re like most people, you take your phone with you wherever you go. Android Auto allows you to get the most out of your phone when you’re out and about. Stop at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City and let us show you the many features of Android Auto.

With Android Auto, all you have to do is plug your phone into your car or download the app and enjoy technology on a touchscreen…

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What to do When a Tire Goes Flat

Failing to fix a flat tire could cause other damage to the vehicle. Therefore, it is important that you know what to do if one of your vehicle's tires goes flat or is otherwise damaged. The first thing that you need to do is get your car near a level surface.

Doing so will prevent the car from falling over after you elevate it. Before you take off the damaged tire, take a close look at it to determine if the damage can be fixed. In some cases, you can patch a small puncture or take other steps to…

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What Goes into Technology to Repair Windshields?

While you can replace a cracked windshield, you can also repair it. As a matter of fact, it might be a little more financially practical to repair the windshield as opposed to replacing. Also, there is a type of technology that makes repairing the windshield a smart decision for the driver.

When deciding to get the windshield repaired, the first thing you need is knowledge on how the whole thing works. One of the ways that the windshield repair technology works is by forcing the air out of the glass and strengthening the bond.  

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Preventing Salt Corrosion

One of the side effects of snowy winter weather is an excess of road salt that may accumulate on your car. This can have a serious impact on your car's performance if not taken care of in a timely manner.

The reason why road salt can be so dangerous for the exterior of your car is that it can corrode the paint if left unattended over time. This may cause rust to form, which could ultimately damage the mechanical components of your car. Rather than waiting to deal with the damage at that point, it is best to have…

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