Blog

Good Windshield Wiper Blades Are Essential

You definitely don't want to hear a high-pitched squeaking noise coming from your windshield wiper blades. That is a sign that your windshield wiper blades need to be replaced. Windshield wiper blades are made out of rubber, and they aren't designed to last for a long time.

Windshield wiper blades need to be changed about every 6,000 miles. The rubber in the blades tends to deteriorate when it is very hot in the summer. When it is below freezing, the wiper blades can become brittle, too. Ice and snow can also damage the wiper blades. 

Read More
Categories:

Guide to Removing Dog Hair From Your Vehicle's Interior

Lithia Reno Subaru wants car owners to be happy with their vehicles. One way to enjoy a vehicle to the fullest is to keep it clean. One thing owners need to keep an eye on is pet hair if you ride around with your dog. Consider the following to keep your vehicle clean:

  • Blow up a balloon and use the static electricity to attract pet hair.
  • Spray a little water on the seats and rub your fingers on the interior while wearing rubber gloves.
  • Mix a few teaspoons of fabric softener in a spray bottle. The mixture should soften hair…
Read More
Categories:

Safe Driving Starts with a Clean Vehicle

While many vehicle owners place an emphasis on preventative maintenance and repairs, it is not uncommon to neglect washing the vehicle. Savvy automobile owners understand the importance of keeping the exterior of the vehicle clean. In addition to the pride that comes with driving a bright and shiny car, there are a host of practical reasons for wanting to keep your vehicle clean.

A vehicle that is washed regularly and diligently will enjoy a longer life span than one that is not properly cleaned consistently.  

Read More
Categories:

Spring is the Perfect Time for Car Maintenance

When the weather changes, you might notice some new issues with your vehicle. Cars need regular maintenance to run optimally, and spring is a great time of year to make sure that it's ready for the summer heat. At Lithia Reno Subaru, we want you to have all of the information on maintaining your vehicle so that it runs smoothly for years. Here are a couple of spring maintenance tips.

Check the air in your tires to ensure that the pressure is at the manufacturer's recommendations. When the weather gets cold, the air in your tires contracts, causing…

Read More
Categories:

Correctly Handling an Accident is Critical

Lithia Reno Subaru provides you with helpful information on dealing with a collision. Even professional drivers are subject to being involved in a collision. There are a few tips that'll help ensure your safety and the safety of everyone else involved. Taking appropriate action can help reduce the mental stress felt from being involved in an accident.

Emergency matters come first. It's important to contact 911 if there are any injuries that have been sustained from an accident, no matter how minor they may seem.  

Read More
Categories:

Safety First: The Danger of Driving into the Sun

Here at Lithia Reno Subaru, we want all of our customers to stay safe on the road. A fairly common issue drivers encounter is driving into the glaring sun. When you are driving into the sunrise or sunset, the glare can compromise your ability to see potential hazards on the road. Here are a few tips to help you in these situations.

Put down your sun visor. It helps keep the sun from getting directly in your eyes. Wear a pair of polarized sunglasses. Go for a good quality pair to protect your eyes and give you a clearer view…

Read More
Categories:

Tips on How to Replace a Tire

Replacing a flat tire with a spare is actually easier than you might think. When you’re in on-the-go, you can get a spare on quickly in order to safely travel down the road.

Focus on getting all of the tools that you need to do the job. This includes a jack, a lug wrench, and the spare tire. If it’s at night, you should have a flashlight and some emergency warning devices, too. It will make it easier for other drivers to see you when you’re on the side of the road.

The lug wrench is used…

Read More
Categories:

Follow Move Over Laws in Your State

As you drive around town, what do you do when you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road? Hopefully, you’re abiding by the Move Over laws that are in place. At Lithia Reno Subaru, we want to make sure everyone knows what they are.

In the span of a decade, over 130 law enforcement officers were killed because of being struck by a vehicle when they were in the line of duty. The Move Over laws are in all 50 states as a way of protecting officers and first responders. 

Read More
Categories:

Car Wash: Protect Your Paint, Finish & Undercarriage

Washing your car does more than preserve its appearance. It also rids your car of irritants that ruin its paint, finish and undercarriage. We here at Lithia Reno Subaru want you to be the most informed car owner possible, so we offer the following heads up.

Environmental Factors That Ruin Your Car

Daily exposure to elements, such as extreme cold and heat, aren't the only things that beat up your car. Dust, air pollutants, pollen, salt, tree sap, bug guts and bird droppings form a thin layer atop your car, slowly damaging the paint, finish and even the undercarriage…
Read More
Categories:

Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Want to get the ultimate shine out of your tires? The one thing that you have to remember is that a garden hose or pressure washer can really make the difference. You want to be able to spray away the grime and dust from your vehicle’s wheels. When you have a lot of caked on tar and debris, you’ll need more power from your water source.

Once you clean off your tires, then you can use a gel cleaner to spread over your tire and wipe down the tread. This will give you a deeper clean, but you…

Read More
Categories:
)
; ;