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Get your Subaru back into great shape with our service specials at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls

If you spent a lot of time traveling this summer, you've probably come back to Great Falls refreshed and ready for the opportunities ahead. Unfortunately, all that travel can mean your car took a bit of a beating, so it's important to get it repaired before you head out on another major road trip. Fortunately, we always have end of summer Subaru service specials for our guests to take advantage of here at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls.

 

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How often do I need to change the oil in my Subaru?

As a good rule of thumb, most modern Subaru cars require an oil change roughly every six months or 6,000 miles. Having your Subaru car's oil changed here at our Subaru service center here in Great Falls, MT can go a long way to ensuring you enjoy the full performance potential of your Subaru vehicle.

 

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Working Quickly and Other Car Waxing Tips

If you have a great car and want to keep it looking its best, then you need to get into the habit of applying wax three times a year. Contaminants can erode at the body of the vehicle, but a coat of wax can keep your ride looking great for years. At Lithia Subaru of Great Falls, we know that maintaining your vehicle is important to you, so we would like to give you some tips.

First off, you need to make sure that your vehicle is clean on the outside before you apply wax so that you're not…

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Saving Money on Gas is Easier Than Winning the Lottery

People spend money on lottery tickets, hoping that they'll win even a few dollars from the scratch-off ticket, but what if there was a way to win money without paying anything? When you incorporate a few techniques, you can save a lot of money on your monthly fuel bill for your vehicle. At Lithia Subaru of Great Falls, we're excited to show you ways to "win" money without spending a dime.

First of all, use the free air pump at your local gas station the next time you have to fill up your tank. Keeping your tires inflated…

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Should You Switch to Synthetic Oil?

If it is time to change your vehicle's oil, you might have heard about the benefits of using synthetic oil.

Many oil brands are advertising their synthetic oil for use in the environment around Great Falls.

Properties of Synthetic Oil

Like all petroleum products, motor oil is refined from crude oil. Refining transforms the oil's molecular structure so that it provides lubrication to your vehicle's engine.

Synthetic oil further transforms those molecules into chemical compounds that provide similar lubricating properties.


 
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Your Vehicle Doesn't Have To Smell Bad

There is no reason why you should allow your vehicle to carry on smelling bad just because you don't know how to change that situation. We will give you a few quick tips on how to make a change.

1) Identify The Source Of The Problem

Figure out what it is that is causing your vehicle to smell in the first place and just work on eliminating it. It is usually fairly obvious what is causing you the most problems. You can throw that thing or things out and move on with your day.

2) Get It Vacuumed Up…
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Tips on How You Can Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning occurs when your car tires don't scatter enough water to stay in contact with the road. To avoid this dangerous situation, here are some safety tips to consider.

Never drive with your cruise control activated.

Be sure to slow down when the roads wet. It is always a good idea to avoid large puddles or areas with standing water.

Try to keep your vehicle in the tracks of the vehicle that was directly in front of you so you get more tire tread on the road.

Shift your vehicle into low gear if driving on wet surfaces.
 

 

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Important Items To Include In A Roadside Safety Kit


Emergencies, by their nature, are always unexpected. That means, when an emergency strikes in Great Falls, you will not have any time to prepare for it. That’s why, as much as you can, it’s important to prepare for different types of emergencies in advance. When it comes to your vehicle, the best way to be prepared for emergencies is by having a roadside safety kit in your vehicle at all times. In some cases, this kit could literally mean the difference between life and death.

One item that’s important to include in your safety kit is a…
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How to Find the Terminals on the Batteries

When jumping a vehicle, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. This means making sure everything is well connected in the right spots. The terminals of the battery need to be connected to the right cables in order for it to be effective at giving the vehicle a boost.

The terminals on the battery should be marked. However, if you are looking for other signs of a positive and negative terminal, one thing you can look at is the wideness of the terminal. The positive terminal is usually the wider terminal on the battery.

 

 

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Wash Your Car to Experience These Benefits

At Lithia Subaru of Great Falls, we’re always reminding people to wash their car. It’s to your advantage that you do, too. It might be added time and money to get it done, but it’s going to be what’s best.

First, it’s safer for you to have a cleaner car. If you have too much dust and dirt on your windows, it can cut down on visibility. Additionally, you want to make sure your wheels get cleaned regularly, or you’re going to deal with problems with your brake pads.

 

 

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