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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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Tailgating: Throw a Great Pregame Party!

We at Lithia Reno Subaru are always excited to help our customers get ready for the big game. Tailgating is a great way to socialize with other fans. Getting your vehicle packed for the game the night before will always help when traffic is heavy, or you are in a hurry to enjoy the party.

Things to pack for a great party are coolers, a toolbox full of essentials, decorations, a bucket for hot coals, items for a cleaning station and tables and chairs. 

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Protect Your Car Inside and Out With a Car Cover

An essential item that can help keep your car protected from the harsh outdoor elements in all seasons is a car cover. Covering your vehicle with the appropriate car cover will protect the interior as well as the exterior, while also ensuring the resale value and protection from costly repairs.

Covering your vehicle with a car cover can be frustrating and difficult. Using the following tips will assist in your decision of when to cover your vehicle.

  • Vehicles left in direct sunlight for extended periods of time need to be covered. 
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Safely Jump-Starting One Vehicle with Another

In order to be able to safely jump-start one vehicle with another, you'll need to drive the one car as close to the other as possible. With the noses of the two vehicles almost touching, the jumper cables should safely reach. Turn the car lights and engine off, put on safety eye-wear and gloves if you have them.

Place the red, positive end on the plus side of the battery still holding a charge. The other red cable goes on plus side of the bad battery. Place the black, negative end on minus side of the battery holding the…

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