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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 Travel with Pets

Driving with pets doesn't have to be complicated. You can bring your best friend on all of your road adventures without missing a beat if you follow these practical steps to ensuring a safe journey.

The first thing you need to do is create a specific space in your vehicle where your pet will stay. It should not be in the front seats or bed of a truck. It is best to use some sort of restraint to make sure that your dog does not stray from that spot. In addition, you should keep the windows rolled up and…
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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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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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