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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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Choosing the Right Type of Winter Tires

Your vehicle’s tires are an important part of your car, but they do more than just take your car from Point A to Point B. They also play a part in getting you there safely, especially on winter roads. Choosing the right type of winter tires can make all the difference. We have a full line of winter tires at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City and would love to advise you on what type of winter tires you need.

Most winter tires are available as passenger car tires or light truck/SUV tires. 

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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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