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Why Purchasing A Used SUV Is A Great Choice

A used SUV will be easier on your wallet to purchase. It will also provide you with plenty of other benefits that other smaller vehicles lack. Here are some of them.

An SUV is safer by nature due to its larger size and heavier weight. It means you will be less likely to get seriously hurt in the event of a collision.

SUVs are the perfect car to carry lots of people. If you have a large family, then the SUV may make sense for you. You can easily transport up to seven people with one vehicle. A sedan or…
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Planning for Your Summer Road Trip

Having a summer road trip is an experience that everybody should be able to experience at least once. Here at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls, we want to help you make sure that you are able to experience the joy of a road trip this summer and create memories that will last a lifetime. The following tips will hopefully be able to assist you in planning and embarking on this adventure.

Make sure to get a pretty good idea of all the stops you want to make, and how long you are going to spend at each one. You don…

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Why Should a Driver Consider a Vehicle Alignment Service?

The alignment in your vehicle can easily get out of whack with the slightest impact. Hit a curb or drive into a pothole, and the tires will certainly not be in the same position they were.

Neglect getting the vehicle front end aligned and you'll feel it more each time you drive as your steering wheel begins to pull to one side harder and harder. If neglected, that pull turns into a vibration, and that means other components are getting loose and could fail eventually.

While the steering is making it harder to handle the car, the tire tread…
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Facts About Floor Mats Every Driver Needs to Know

Picking floor mats for your vehicle may seem like an afterthought, but it’s critical to select a product that suits your individual tastes and budget. There are many factors to consider when deciding between all-weather rubber and carpet floor mats.

If you live in an area that experiences frequent rain and snow, choosing an easy-to-clean set of rubber floor mats makes a lot of sense. Rubber mats are also an excellent choice for families with small children as well as for pet owners....

 

 

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What’s a Gasket and Why is it Important?

Gaskets are one of a couple leading causes of engine failure here in Great Falls, Montana, and a lot of people understandably don’t quite know what these things do or why they’re so vital. We’re going to look at what they do, what they’re made of and how to keep them lasting longer.

What are gaskets? What do they do? What’re they made of? Gaskets are flexible seals which keep fluids from escaping and/or mixing as well as keep air in or out of places. They’re made of layers of thin steel or…

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What types of spare tires are available?

Modern vehicles come with many forms of spare tires. It is important for the driver/owner of a vehicle to know what type of spare tire they have and how to mount them. Each manufacturer analyzes the needs of each model of vehicles they produce and decides what type of spare tire to include with the package or if not to include a spare tire at all.

There are four principal types of spare tires available. Most drivers prefer the full-size matching spare tire that is an exact copy of the tires on the car. Others prefer the Full-size temporary…

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Car Battery Service And Replacement


An informed car owner knows about the inner workings of their car. That is why we here at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls want to give you the basics about your car battery.

A car battery has one purpose: to generate an electrical current. So what does this electrical current do? It is used solely for the purpose of creating a spark. This spark is then utilized to bring the engine roaring to life. The average car battery lasts roughly for four years before it needs to be replaced but this number can vary depending on outside conditions. Extremely hot…
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Importance of Windshield Wiper Fluid

There are many cases of invisibility while driving due to bugs and dust on the windshield and require instant cleaning. That is where the reservoir, for the content used in cleaning, comes in. The liquid used by many drivers is either windshield wiper fluid or water, but most drivers do not differentiate the two. Water cleans, but it has disadvantages which are harmful to the mechanical cleaning tools.

Unlike washer fluid, water does not perform an additional function other than just cleaning. Windshield Wiper Fluid lubricates the system such the nozzle and the pump and again...

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Come see us at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls for peace of mind

A growing number of people are finding out that their tire tread that is on their vehicles may be inadequate for road and weather conditions.

Not only can improper tire tread increase the chances of a tire puncture, but it can also decrease the amount of traction that a vehicle has on the road. This lack of grip can increase stopping time needed to avoid another vehicle, animal, or other obstruction. It can also cause a vehicle to lose control and leave the road. We here at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls want to make sure that you make it…

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