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Planning Your Budget For Food And Lodging

Depending on the type of road trip you are going to be taking, you are very likely going to be spending some time at a lodge. This could be a hotel or a timeshare. While you are away, you are very likely going to make at least one stop at a restaurant.

When you are on a road trip, one thing you might want to do is avoid fast food places and go for the local cuisine in the area. One thing that can help you find the right places to eat at is reading the reviews of the places…

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Infotainment Systems Deliver Good Guidance on the Road

Are you curious about the latest technology that's available in infotainment systems? Visit Lithia Subaru of Great Falls to look at brochures and other publications. This auto dealership will discuss the highlights of multimedia systems that are optional in select trims.

If you're worried about getting lost while driving on unfamiliar roads in Great Falls, you'll definitely want to buy a car that has a reliable infotainment system in the cockpit. GPS navigation software will precisely guide your every mode on freeways, highways and secondary roads. 

 

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Bike and Car Safety: Tips to Keep the Peace on the Road

Great Falls has bicyclists and car drivers on the road. This means they have to learn how to share the road. The following is a list of suggestions to help you drive safer around bicyclists.

3 Feet

One rule of thumb is to maintain a three-feet distance from bicyclists when you are passing them. This distance gives you and the bicyclists a sense of security, which is good for everyone.

No Tailgate

We are car lovers at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls, and one thing we know is that tailgating is not good. You do not want to tailgate other…
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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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Preparing Your Vehicle to Tow a Camper

Have you been thinking of going on a camping trip? With towing campers, you have to be careful to not damage your vehicle due to the weight of the camper. This really applies more to larger campers, but even with smaller campers, you have to check that the towing capacity matches the camper size. You can find this rating in the owner's manual. Cars and trucks have a Gross Combination Weight Rating, which includes the weight of the vehicle and the camper together. You'll need to figure out if this rating matches the capacity in the owner's…
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The Basics of Backup Cameras


Using your vehicle's safety features properly helps you enhance the overall safety of your car, whether in motion, at rest or when parking. Backup cameras help you back up your car without overreaching, crashing or running something over. We here at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls think backup cameras are the most helpful new auto safety feature since forever. Here's why.

How a Backup Camera Works

On most vehicles, putting the car in reverse activates the backup camera. The camera is often mounted in the car's trim, discreetly tucked away. It lets you see the space behind…
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How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work


Who knew that auto-dimming rearview mirrors could be so amazing to behold? In fact, the technology behind this popular feature in modern vehicles is also called an electrochromic mirror. There is a bit of smart technology used in these mirrors to make them work so well when driving at night.

Driving at night can sometimes be difficult if you have sensitivities to bright lights. Since these can be blinding to some drivers, then you can use an auto-dimming mirror that helps get rid of the "Troxler Effect,"...

 

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Preventing Rodent Damage Will Protect Your Vehicle and Your Investment

Just one rodent can quickly cause a great deal of damage to your vehicle if you aren't careful. You might think your vehicle is protected because it is new, but rodents can quickly gain access to your vehicle no matter its age. Here are some tips to help protect your vehicle from damage:​
  • Make sure that you keep the interior of your vehicle clean. If you have garbage and food inside, this is going to attract rodents and bugs.
  • If you park your vehicle in the garage at night, this is a great location. Just make sure that this…
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A Winter Survival Kit: Include These Items

Creating a winter survival kit is highly recommended by us at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls. We know how important it is to have supplies when the weather changes in Great Falls and there is an emergency. Getting stuck in a storm can make anyone nervous! If you have a survival kit with you, it may help ease some of the anxiety.

Include food, water, blankets, flashlights and a portable charger for your cell phone and car batteries in your kit. You should also make sure you and your passengers wear the proper attire for the cold months. If you…
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Lithia Subaru of Great Falls Has A Set of Rules For Avoiding Sliding On Ice

We at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls have put together a useful list of things that you can do to keep your car on the right track when ice has attacked those wheels. Unexpected things happen on the road, but how we respond to them makes the ultimate difference.

When you are chugging along the road and feel those back wheels starting to slide out in a certain direction, keep your hands firmly on that wheel and softly steer in the same direction.

 

 

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