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Today's a Great Day Because We're Here to Tell You About Hatchbacks

It's a great day when you find a vehicle that retains its value better than the competition, has a stylish look, and has more cargo space than many other options. Well, that great day is here. Hatchbacks offer all of the mentioned features, and at Lithia Honda in Medford in Medford, OR, we want you to know all of the reasons that you should consider at hatchback. That's why we've put together a small list.

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

When you wash and wax your vehicle, take a moment to assess your tires. Chances are, they are in need of some attention as well. This doesn't take much time as long as you have the right products on hand. We here at Lithia Honda in Medford can help you pick some items out that will get your vehicle's tires looking brand new and shiny in no time.

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What Is Brake Fluid?

The braking system in your vehicle uses a very intricate system that actually utilizes hydraulic fluid, or brake fluid, as a method of power to stop a vehicle. Basically, force is transferred into pressure using this liquid, and when you press down on your brake pedal, you will be able to stop your vehicle whether it be slow and steady or for an emergency stop.

There are many parts of your vehicle that you need to maintain over time and your brakes are definitely one of these areas. 

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How to Reduce the Chances of Hydroplaning

A vehicle can lose control in wet weather in a matter of seconds. However, there are steps that you can take ahead of time to reduce the odds that it happens to you. First, be sure that your car's tires are suited for wet road conditions. They should also be properly balanced and have sufficient tread on them.

Having sufficient tread makes it easier to push water away and maintain contact with the road. 

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The Importance of Changing Out Cabin and Engine Air Filters

There is dirt and dust in the air all around you, and you stir that up when you drive through Medford or take a ride out into the country. Your vehicle is set up with air filters to catch that dust, and you must change those out regularly.

Your vehicle has a cabin air filter that helps you breathe in clean air while riding in that vehicle. 

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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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