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Looking at the Factors of LATCH

If you are wondering what goes into the ratings of the LATCH evaluation, we at Lithia Reno Subaru are willing to let you know the criteria of the evaluation. As a matter of fact, we are willing to show you the exact factors that are going to meet the criteria of the vehicle.

The criteria that influences the evaluation of the LATCH include location, the hardware, the force needed to connect the seat and plenty of other factors. While it may be possible to successfully the child seat without the LATCH, it can be a lot harder.  

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Traveling with Pets is Easier Than You Think

If you’re planning on traveling by car with your pets, we at Lithia Reno Subaru have a few tips for you. There’s no reason why you can’t take a dog or a cat on a road trip with you. Simply focus on ways to keep them calm, comfortable, and safe.

Your pet may not be used to riding in the car. Consider making a few short trips before going on a long trip. Get the right gear for the car, too, such as a breathable crate or carrier. You can also find car harnesses for bigger dogs…

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What is a Blind Spot Monitor?

All modern vehicles come with new sensors and cameras, especially after 2015. These vehicles are now equipped with other driver assistance features, such as traffic alerts, lane departure assist, and blind spot monitoring. Wouldn't it be great if you could drive knowing where every car was around you? Blind spot monitoring gives you that peace of mind.

When you have an especially large vehicle, blind spot monitors can come standard. While they are not required like rearview cameras, most SUVs, vans, and trucks have some kind of blind spot monitoring.  

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Best Reasons to Invest in a Crossover

If you've had your eye on an SUV but your budget doesn't meet its price tag, the less expensive crossover may be give you plenty of the same advantages at a lower cost. At Lithia Reno Subaru, we consider crossovers very good vehicles with big advantages delivered in a smaller package.

The crossover combines the comfort of a sedan with the functionality of a full-sized SUV. The newest models are designed with more interior space than ever before, enabling you to transport more passengers and cargo that the earliest crossover versions. 

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The Benefits of an Infotainment System

There are different things to be gained from having an infotainment system in place in your new vehicle. This screen between your two front seats can offer much to you as the driver and it can also be useful to your passengers.

An infotainment system can entertain you and everyone else in your vehicle. If you are looking to listen to music, this can help you do that in a number of different ways. Your infotainment system may allow you to stream music from your phone or it may give you access to satellite radio.  

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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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