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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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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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