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Spare Tires

There are two different kinds of spare tires that come along with a new vehicle and you will want to know where your spare tire is located and what type of tire it is. There are compact, temporary spare tires that are designed to replace a flat tire. You can get back in your vehicle and drive to Lithia Honda in Medford service center where your tire can be fixed or it can be replaced.

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Motor Oil Misconceptions

If you've been driving for a while, you probably think that you know everything there is to know about cars. You probably think that you know everything about motor oil as well. That's probably not true, though. There are actually many motor oil misconceptions floating around.

Black dipstick oil doesn't necessarily indicate the need for oil changing service.

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Why Do I Need To Replace My Windshield Wiper Blades So Often?

Windshield per blades sweep across your windshield to remove water, grit, snow, and debris. The glass of your windshield is an extremely slow-moving liquid that can scratch easily. Consequently, any element moving across the windshield to remove foreign substances must be light enough not to affect the liquid nature of the glass yet stronger than the debris attaching itself to the windshield.

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

A monthly check of your vehicle’s tires can save you from dealing with potentially hazardous situations down the road. The tire’s tread is what allows it to deflect water as you’re driving in rain or snow. When you don’t have enough tread, your wheels are going to skid on the pavement when you try to stop.

Perform a visual inspection of the tires and then check each tire’s tread. If using a quarter, place it with Washington’s head down between the treads. 

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How Does Horsepower Affect Your New Car Purchase?

If you have been reading about vehicles at any point in time, then you have undoubtedly heard the term "horsepower." But what exactly is horsepower? Horsepower is simply a unit of measurement for the amount of work your engine can handle. As easy as it is to acknowledge, it is really not that simple to understand. Let the Lithia Honda in Medford sales team help!

Where did the term horse power originate from? An engineer named James Watt determined that a single mine pony (coal mine) can handle 33,000 pounds one foot/per minute. 

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When in Doubt, Pull Over!

This message is brought to you by your friends at Lithia Honda in Medford. Each year, hundreds of road-side workers lose their lives by careless drivers whizzing by at top speed. Not to mention, countless other problems are caused by careless drivers failing to move over in the presence of emergency or road work. That's where move over laws enter the picture.

What if you were broken down alongside the road in a disabled vehicle? Or you were a road worker who had been outside in the blazing heat or freezing cold for hours all day long?

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Keep Your Gas Filled Up This Winter Season

Keeping your gas tank full can actually prevent many problems with your car. If you keep your tank full, you will avoid the problems of having too much condensation in the tank which can freeze up your fuel lines and cause the gas in your tank to get stuck there. If your lines are frozen the gas will not be able to reach your engine. That means that your car will not start.

You should always try to keep the gas level in your car over the halfway mark and as close to the full line as you can to…

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Top Tips to Remember Before Any Road Trips

With the advancements of technology in the automobile industry, taking long road trips is becoming the more common choice for affordable recreation for many people. The open road, the sights to see and places to visit. New people and new experiences are one of the best parts of life. Just remember to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the adventure as well.

A simple checklist of things to examine and steps to take will go a long way in making sure your vehicle will safely get you where you want to go. Start with the most important…

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