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Preventing Your Vehicle from Being Stolen

A vehicle is one of the biggest investments you're ever going to make, aside from the purchase of a home. In order to ensure that your vehicle doesn't become the target of a theft, you should follow some simple tips.

Anti-theft devices are available for your vehicle. You can use something like a steering wheel lock to make sure people stay away. Look for a vehicle model that comes with some great anti-theft devices. Always take your keys with you when you exit your vehicle, and don't leave your engine running, even if you're leaving your…

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Keep Your Family Safe in the 2020 Subaru Forester

At Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we know that safety is a number one priority for most people when choosing a new vehicle. That’s why we are happy to share with you some information about the 2020 Subaru Forester. The new Forester has safety features such as Standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, and All-Around Awareness. It also features adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, and a lane-departure warning to prevent accidents. 

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Subaru Legacy Combines Premium Features with Value

You do not have to sacrifice premium features for value when you choose the Subaru Legacy. This popular midsize sedan offers a capable ride paired with a host of comfort and convenience features to deliver an exceptional driving experience, regardless of whether you are commuting through Oregon City or taking your Legacy out for an epic road trip.

The direct-injection turbocharged Subaru BOXER engine features 260 horsepower partnered with 277 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine boasts up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway with almost 600 miles of range.  

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Affordability and Comfortable Design in the Impreza

If you're looking for a car that's inexpensive and that still delivers the speed and comfort that you desire, then consider the Subaru Impreza. The Premium model features heated front seats, which are beneficial for when the weather is cold. Another advantage in cold weather is the all-wheel-drive that makes it easier to navigate in the snow and other weather conditions.

The mirrors in the vehicle are heated, and the windshield features a de-icer system that aids in getting ice off of your vehicle on frosty mornings.  

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See the New Subaru Outback

The Outback quickly became a popular choice among individuals and families who were enamored by the option of having a crossover SUV. The Outback is small enough to handle efficiently while providing plenty of space and boasting versatility. The year's latest models are on display at our Subaru sales location. Experience the appeal of the SUV by going for a test drive.

The new Subaru Outback conveniently sits nearly nine inches above the ground, which provides enough clearance for some of the roughest roads around.  

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Tips for Caring for Your Car Battery

Driving around safely is dependent on a properly functioning battery. At Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we have a few tips to help you with your car battery. It makes it easier for you to get behind the wheel knowing that everything’s working properly under the hood.

If your car isn’t starting, it’s easy to jump to conclusions that it is your battery. Before paying to replace your battery, you will want to test the battery for its voltage. It could be corrosion on the battery posts or a bad alternator. 

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Preserve and Protect Your Tires with Regular Service and Rotation

Rotating tires ranks right alongside changing oil, updating windshield wiper blades, and maintaining proper coolant levels are important tasks that must be carried out by every vehicle owner. Lithia Subaru of Oregon City is standing by to provide this service for you, and we’ll gladly offer you additional advice on getting the most from your car, truck, or SUV when you visit us for automotive maintenance.

Rotating tires involves moving each individual tire from the front to the rear or from one side of the vehicle to the other.  

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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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