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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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When Leasing is a Better Choice

When looking for a new car, the two main options that you will have are to either buy or lease the vehicle. While most financial experts agree that buying a car make more financial sense, there are many cases when leasing is the better option.

One situation when leasing makes more sense is when you want a new car, but don't want to pay a lot for it. Monthly lease payments on a car are typically less than half of the amount that you would pay in auto loans for the same car. This can make leasing far more…

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Keep your car healthy through regular checkups

Humans and cars have some things in common. Like people, cars are best served by having regular checkups. In both cases, this is done so that potential problems can be caught in the earliest stages, before they develop into larger problems which are harder to fix.
Like with visits to the doctor, catching a problem with your car in the earliest stages can pay off big. Similarly, missing regular checkups can cost you big, and even threaten your life. But the good news is that taking your car to a dealership, where it can be serviced by certified techs, usually…
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Our customers are loving the 2017 Subaru Impreza!

We are excited to confirm that here at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City, we currently have brand-new Subaru Impreza models in our lot. So far, our customers have had nothing but great things to say about these awesome cars. It is no surprise that they are so popular. Subaru kept the same features that gave the Impreza its great reputation, and then added a variety of new high-tech features. Check out the video below to see some of these highlights! You are invited to stop by our dealership and take a new Impreza out for a test drive! We are…

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Your car needs love and attention too!

Your car begins to sputtering and breaking down on the side of the road and you are stuck on the side of the road until help arrives hours later. This all could have been avoided if you would have followed your car general maintenance schedule. It is vital to stick to this schedule because it helps to keep your car in optimal running condition.

Your dealership can perform such services as oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid checks and changes that will help to extend your car's life. These services need to be done at the specified mileage intervals…

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Autotrader Tries 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid on for Size

What do we here at Lithia Auto Stores enjoy about the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid, the American automaker's eco-conscious midsize sedan?

Well, to be honest ... just about everything. We feel this four-door is one of the finest on the road today.

And now, here to provide some context for our claim is Autotrader critic Jabari Jones. Watch his assessment of the Fusion Hybrid in the clip below:

Beneath the Fusion Hybrid's hood, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine works in tandem with an electric motor. That motor, in turn, is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. All told…

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Winter Driving Tips to keep you Safe

Winter is not the best season for car owners because of the more noticeable wear and tear that your car takes. But, winter does not have to be such a grueling season for driving. There are tons of little things that you can do to make driving in the winter more appealing.

One of the first things you can do that helps to make driving more enjoyable during the harshest weather is using a mixture to help de-ice your windshield on the coldest morning. All you need is isopropyl alcohol 70% and water. It is two-thirds isopropyl alcohol and one-third…

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Winter Tips to Keep Your Car's Paint Job Looking in Tip-Top Shape

Winter weather can be an incredibly tough on your cars exterior with the abundance of salt and sand on the roads. One of the most important things to do to ensure that your car stays looking good through these brutal months is to wash your car every so often to get rid of all of the contaminants on your paint and on your car's metal.

Washing your car in the winter may sound like quite the daunting task, but if you follow some basic rules you can do this with ease. Firstly, you want to make sure you wash…

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