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Don't miss out our certified Subaru brake service deals here at Lithia Reno Subaru

Every Subaru car needs repairs from time to time, and if you want to keep your Subaru car stopping on a dime, it's important to consider brake service and maintenance. If you notice squeaking or squealing sounds, or your Subaru car simply doesn't have the stopping power that it used to, it may be time to consider stopping in for our certified Subaru brake service here at our Reno, NV repair center.

 

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Learn more about the common signs of wheel misalignment here at Lithia Reno Subaru

When your Subaru car's wheels are out of alignment, there's a number of issues that can arise. From drifting to the left or right when you're simply trying to drive straight to uneven wheel wear, there's a wealth of reasons to get your Subaru car's wheel alignment checked. Fortunately for you, that's something that's only too easy to do here at our Reno, NV Subaru service center.

 

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Don't miss out on those end-of-summer service specials here at Lithia Reno Subaru

At Lithia Reno Subaru, we know that our guests lead active lifestyles and likely spent the better part of the summer months on the road. But whether you visited family and friends out of state, or took part in the grand tradition of summer road tripping, it's important to ensure your car is in great shape now that summer is coming to an end. That's why we offer attractive Subaru service specials at the end of summer here at Lithia Reno Subaru

 

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Personalize your Subaru car with our genuine Subaru accessories

Subaru cars are remarkably well-equipped from the outset, but with the right genuine Subaru accessories, it's only too easy to enhance your car, crossover, or SUV's capabilities. From additional storage to enhanced interior amenities, our OEM Subaru accessories for sale here at Lithia Reno Subaru can open up a whole world of possibilities for you.

 

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What Is Hydroplaning, and How Can You Avoid It?

Hydroplaning is a general term used to describe when a vehicle is sliding across a wet road or surface. This usually occurs when the vehicle's tires cannot get grip on the surface, and it can lead to you losing control of the vehicle.

Hydroplaning can be scary, but you can take steps to avoid it. The first way to avoid hydroplaning is to rotate and replace your tires regularly. Waiting till your tires are bald can be a major contributing factor to hydroplaning. Another way to avoid hydroplaning is to make smooth inputs when driving.

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Save the Planet and Your Pocketbook with These Fuel-Saving Tips

Without much effort at all, you can become a hero to the environment while also saving a surprising amount of money. Simply by taking steps to save fuel while you're driving, you can help the world breathe a little easier. To help you figure out where to start, here are some easy steps to save the planet and your pocketbook.

One crucial step is to keep your tires properly inflated at all times. Tires, especially those that are underinflated, cause your vehicle to work harder to move the same load in Reno, meaning you use more gas if you…

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Better Braking Means Having Regular Brake Service

Lithia Reno Subaru knows that you care about keeping your car or SUV in good condition with regular maintenance. Brake service is one of the most important types of vehicle care. Avoiding regular maintenance on your car's brakes can put you at risk for an accident.

Brakes are a complex matter. The braking system of a car has multiple parts such as rotors, fluid lines, and brake pads. All of these have to be working properly. Otherwise, the entire braking system is affected.

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How to Know When to Service and Replace Your Belts and Hoses

Your engine's belts and hoses, which are critical to your vehicle, will someday dry out and crack, so it's important to maintain them and replace them when needed.

The timing belt is a toothed belt with reinforcement that is used to drive the camshaft by way of a sprocket to the crankshaft to ensure proper synchronization. Look for worn teeth and fraying, and be sure to check them if the engine backfires or stops. The serpentine belt transfers power from the crankshaft to all of the engine's accessories. 

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How to jump start a car with a dead battery

One of the worst things you can have happen when you are attempting to drive in Reno is for your vehicle not to work because you have a dead battery. If you find yourself stranded due to this situation, it's important to know how to jump start another car.

Once you have positioned the vehicle that will do the jumping, you must make sure both vehicles are turned off. Connect the positive jumper cable to the live battery first and then to the dead battery. 

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Battery Service May Delay the Need for Replacement

Your battery doesn't have enough power to start the engine. You may think that it's time to replace it. Before you buy a battery, try servicing the old one first. You may still get some life out of it.

Check the battery's voltage. If it's not totally dead, the battery may need a simple recharge to get back up and running. Some batteries allow you to see how much water is left inside. Remove the battery cables. Gently pry off the top covers and peer inside. If the water isn't close to the top, try…

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