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What Sand, Salt and Kitty Litter Can Do

Winter brings a lot of unfriendly weather, and with it comes slick roads and driveways. There are three things that can be used to remedy slick surfaces you drive on, but they have to be used correctly. Those three things are salt, sand and kitty litter.

The most commonly used is sand, and for good reason. Sand is the most commonly used way to get traction on driveways because it doesn't cause rust to vehicles or death to vegetation like salt. It also isn't slick after absorbing moisture like kitty litter.

Should you ever use kitty litter to…

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Winter Windshield Wipers Essential to Bad Weather

Many responsible car owners don't give their windshield wiper blades a second thought. We understand they are often worn out and desperately need replacing before you bring your vehicle to us to have them changed. Despite being commonly neglected, windshield wipers are essential to have a clear view of the roadway, and not having proper windshield wipers can be dangerous.

There are three types of windshield wipers, and when you live in a wet or cold winter climate, you need to purchase winter windshield wipers. Winter windshield wipers provide more protection from the elements. 

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Getting New Tires Is Important

You love your car, but knowing what parts are the most important and require regular replacing is also key. Of course, new tires are important. You depend on them for your car to transport you safely on the road and in your Honolulu.

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Routine Service Is Vital to Your Vehicle’s Health


​Servicing your vehicle is one of the less glamourous aspects of ownership. However, it is one of the most important parts of the experience.

That is because servicing your vehicle is the best way to keep your vehicle healthy, and ready for the road. By performing oil changes, and tire rotations, and other services, we are able to ensure your vehicle is ready to take on the open road. This helps your vehicle last longer, and gives you more versatility behind the wheel.

In short, it’s a win-win for everyone involved!

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Create a Roadside Emergency Kit for Your Car

 

 

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Vehicle breakdowns can happen at any time, usually when you least expect them and often in inconvenient places. From flat tires to dead batteries, sometimes you just get stuck.

That's why a roadside emergency kit should always be in your car. With the right supplies, you can fix small problems yourself, hold out until help arrives, and stay safer in the process.

Here are a few things that should be part of your kit:

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Summer Maintenance Tips From Lithia Auto Group

Before you and your loved ones hit the road in search of endless adventure this summer, Lithia Auto Group wants to make sure you're up to date on a few helpful summer maintenance tips for your vehicle.

 

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The summer months are often higher in temperature, which means your vehicle may be more prone to overheating, and no os in tip-top shape for summer fun right away.

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Your warning indicator lights are more important than you might think

In our advanced society we have developed and implemented systems to help make our lives run more smoothly. One of those systems is the notion of a warning. Warnings serve to alert us to a potential problem that needs to be addressed, allowing us to stay out of harm's way. Similarly, our vehicles alert us to specific issues that may be arising as they occur. Here at Lithia Auto Stor

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Service your vehicle before summer's arrival

Getting amped for the coming summer months? We are too here at Lithia Auto Stores. We know, however, that those icy, chilly and snowy winter months can often wreak havoc on your vehicle. Before you start planning all your summer vacations and road trips why not let one of our dealerships' service centers take a peek under your hood?

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Common reasons that check engine light comes on

How should you assess your check engine light? A good place to start is knowing the most likely reasons it came on in the first place. Despite the level of innovation we see in today’s vehicles, caring for them continues to require proper attention to detail and performance to ensure long-term high-level performance.

Here are five common reasons your check engine light may be on:

  • O2 sensor mass airflow sensor
  • Loose gas cap
  • Catalytic converter
  • Spark plugs

The above issues are very common for techs to address, but there are a plethora of separate issues that may be affecting…

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