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Five Ways the Volkswagen Atlas is Ready for Families

Looking for a family hauler for the roads around Sparks and Carson City? Take a look at the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. It offers a range of features to make family driving that much easier.

  1. Third-Row Seating: The new Atlas can seat up to seven passengers, with plenty of legroom to spare in the third row. Drivers can also reduce seating to eight passengers with available second-row captain's chairs.

 

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Advanced Safety Features in the New Toyota Land Cruiser

Are you scouring the internet for a new luxury SUV that has great safety features? Then the Toyota Land Cruiser, now in its 60th year, is an excellent choice! Listed below are two features that make this SUV one of the most popular in its class:

  • 10 Airbags - The Toyota Land Cruiser comes with airbags specifically integrated into the SUV to ensure that all passengers are safe in the event of a collision. 
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Enjoy Convenience in the New Toyota Sienna

If you are looking for a vehicle that provides you with optimal gas mileage, plenty of interior space, towing capacity, seating for up to eight people and lots of cargo space, then look no further than the 2018 Toyota Sienna. Sounds like a pretty perfect vehicle doesn't it? We here at the Lithia Auto Stores family of dealerships agree, and we recommend the Sienna to a lot of our clients that either have large families or need the additional cargo space that an SUV or crossover do not provide.

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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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Keep Good Tires on Your Vehicle

You look at the tires on your vehicle and you know that they are not in the condition that they were in when you had them installed on that vehicle. The treads are wearing down, and the tires are not what they once were. It may be time for a fresh set of tires. How can you tell?

If you have tires that have become smooth because of all of the work that they have done, you may notice your vehicle taking a little longer to stop than it once did. You need to have good treads on your tires…

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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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Discover the Merits of 4WD vs AWD

Chances are you came across our website during your search for a capable work truck or SUV. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to stick around to discover whether a Four Wheel Drive (4WD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD) model is the right choice for your daily travels. While the Lithia Auto Stores team recognizes the merits of both systems, only one will fit your needs. Let us share an overview of both systems with you today.

What are the Main Selling Points of 4WD Vehicles?

  • 4WD models give you exceptional control over your gears. 
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