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Which Tire is Best Suited for Your Needs?

Knowing the difference between a compact temporary tire and a full-size spare tire is very important for your safety. There are quite a few differences that you should know and understand between these two types of tires.

A full-size spare tire will actually maintain the aesthetics of the vehicle you drive. This means that in the event of a tire disablement, you may not have to travel to a repair shop or dealer to have the issue fixed. On the downside, you need to have adequate space to store the full-size spare tire in your vehicle. 

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How to Tell if You Need New Tires

Now that your vehicle is a few years old, you might have already performed some routine repairs and maintenance on your vehicle. If you have been thinking about investing in a new set of tires, now might be the time to start doing some shopping around. Investing in a new set of tires before the holiday travel season can get you some added protection on the wintry weather roads.

You can do a penny challenge test on your tires to see if your treads are worn down. You insert a penny into the tread of your tires. Lincoln's head…

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Dealing with Motion Sickness on the Road

There's nothing worse than experiencing motion sickness in the middle of a family vacation. While these types of issues can ruin road trips, there are things you can do to treat it. With these simple tips, you can overcome your motion sickness and have fun on the road.

Those who suffer from motion sickness should always sit in the front passenger's seat. A clear view of your surroundings can put your mind and body at ease. When you start to feel uneasy, pick a spot on the horizon and focus on it. Don't look down or read…

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Learning to Share the Road with Those on Bikes

As a driver, you should do all that you can to stay safe and to look out for the safety of those around you. Lithia Reno Subaru wants you to know how you can look out for those on bicycles as you are driving.

It is important for you to always have your eyes on the road when you are driving and for you to pay close attention to your surroundings. You need to see any bicyclists who might be on the road with you. 

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Keeping Every Light in Good Condition

One thing you should know about vehicles is that it is important to have lights that are working. Without working lights, you can be vulnerable to a lot of problems including legal trouble. If you are unable to see and be seen, then you are very likely to fall victim to an accident.

It is always important to check your lights. The lights that need checking are headlights, brake lights, turn signals and other lights that your vehicle has. You must make sure that they are working. 

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The Importance of Correct Tire Pressure

The appropriate tire pressure must be maintained in all of the vehicle's tire year-round in order to have the ability to handle the vehicle properly. Tires might be over or underinflated.

When tires are overinflated, the weight of the vehicle concentrates on the center strip of the tire. Underinflated tires concentrate the weight on the outer edges of the tire. In either scenario, the tires are not providing a sufficient amount of traction. If not inflated properly, you also decrease the life of the tires.  

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Your Vehicle Needs a Back-to-School Service Checkup

The reason getting the cooling system inspected this school season should be a priority for car owners is because there are so many parts that need to be working together to keep these parts from seizing.

The service team will pay very close attention to the water pump. If the belt is too loose or the bearing start to fail, the pump is going to be unable to circulate the coolant through the engine and radiator.

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How to Find a Vehicle with Top Safety Ratings in Reno

When you look at the different used vehicles, you might see rating from the IIHS or NHTSA. These safety ratings are based on crashes and tests performed by different agencies. The IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is a non-profit group by insurance companies. It performs five tests and awards ratings of poor to good based on the results.

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Know What You are Getting by Looking at a Vehicle History Report

We at Lithia Reno Subaru want all of our prospective customers to make the most informed purchase possible when it comes to a vehicle. This is why we are encouraging every one of our customers to consider looking through a detailed vehicle history report before buying a used vehicle.

A vehicle history report can reveal a lot of information that you will be unable to tell by just physically inspecting a vehicle. You will get access to detailed information such as prior repairs, accidents, and modifications. 

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Avoid Distracted Driving for Your Safety

We here at Lithia Reno Subaru want you and your loved ones to stay as safe as possible on the road. Because of this want, we have compiled a few tips about driving without distractions on the road. The leading cause of accidents, putting down your smartphone while on your commute, can go an incredibly long way in keeping you and your passengers safe.

First, if you ever find yourself tired or foggy-headed, get off the road immediately! A tired mind is one prone to sloppy mistakes and poor reaction times, which are a recipe for disaster on busy or…

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