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High-Ranges and Transfer Cases

Like many drivers, you may drive a car, SUV, or truck that can shift from 2-wheel to 4-wheel drive on-demand. If you do, then your vehicle almost certainly contains something called a transfer case.

Transfer cases are mini-transmissions that attach to regular transmissions. From their vantage point, transfer cases can route torque from the main transmission to each drive wheel. Many transfer cases allow drivers to shift into either high-4x4 or low-4x4. High-4x4 offers you several advantages that include lateral stability and traction. 

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New Dealership Broadway Ford Serves Idaho Falls Area

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Great news for drivers and shoppers near Idaho Falls! Lithia has opened yet another excellent dealership, Broadway Ford. This location is staffed and equipped to handle a broad range of automotive needs. From great selection to top-notch service, Broadway Ford is ready to lend a hand to drivers near Idaho Falls.

Shopping for a new car near Idaho Falls? You're in luck -- the varied new model inventory at Broadway Ford has great options for all kinds of drivers. With a variety of styles to choose from, shoppers will have no problems finding new Ford models that live up to…

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Several Reasons Your Car Tire Pressure Matters

When the tire pressure indicator light goes off in your vehicle, take this seriously and don't ignore the trouble. The longer you drive with too much or too little air in the tires, the better chance you are doing damage to the car tires. If the tire pressure is too low in the car tires, the tires have more surface area in contact with the road. Not only do they wear faster, that added friction increases the heat too. The under-inflated tires make it harder to steer your vehicle too.

When the air pressure in the car tires is…

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Compact vs. Full-Size Spare: Know the Differences

Most of us have had to change a tire at some point, and depending on what kind of vehicle you have, you probably have either a full-size spare tire or a compact temporary tire. It is important to note that these are two very different kinds of tires.

A compact temporary (or "doughnut") tire is rated for about 50 miles of travel maximum. They are not designed for extended use and going further on one really puts your safety at risk. 

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Keep Your Fuel Topped Off in Winter

The temperature outside just seems to keep dropping, and while we would love to stay cozied up in our homes all winter long, we still need to get to work each day, get the kids to school and activities and make sure we keep up with all of our errands. Driving around in the slush and snow can put a lot of wear and tear on our vehicles, but the cold temperatures can also affect our cars in a negative manner. We here at the Lithia Auto Stores want to give you some tips on how to protect your vehicle…

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Is it Time to Get Your Muffler Replaced?

If your car is suddenly much louder when you are driving down the road, you could have hole in your exhaust system. While a hole in your muffler should be a quick repair, it's necessary to have your entire exhaust system checked to make sure there aren't additional holes.

Your exhaust system is made out of metal that comes in contact with road salt and other chemicals. Over time, the metal is going to corrode, causing holes in the exhaust. You may notice a loud car, or smell fumes coming into your car. Bring your car to a…

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Yearly Brake Inspections for Routine Maintenance

Driving a car is a responsibility, and you have to follow a good maintenance schedule to keep your car running well. Your brakes should be inspected at least once a year or after driving 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

To keep you safe on the road, brakes need to be checked for pad wear, fluid levels and blocked brake lines. At our Lithia Auto Stores locations, we provide quality brake service and will inspect your system to check for problems. 

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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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