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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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Understanding Tire Pressure

Your tires help you to gain traction on the road below you. As you drive in Great Falls, your tire pressure will change periodically. As the temperatures rise and drop, so will your PSI. The PSI or pounds per square inch need to be monitored so that you can make sure that there is the recommended amount of are in the tires at all times.

You can check on the PSI reading of your tires at any time with the use of an air gauge. Additionally, you may have a tire pressure monitoring system in the car that will tell…

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Muffler & Exhaust Systems

Many people believe that mufflers are only needed to reduce noise levels. However, the part is also important for reducing the harmful gases that are released through the exhaust system. The entire system begins with the manifold, which connects to the engine's cylinder heads. Harmful emissions enter the manifold and are evaluated by the oxygen sensors. The catalytic converter then refines the gases, which then make their way through the muffler and tailpipe.

Due to normal wear and tear, road debris and weather conditions, any of these vehicle parts may fail....

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Timing Belt Maintenance


The timing belt on your vehicle in absolutely necessary for your vehicle to be able to operate. The timing belt keeps the camshaft and the crankshaft in synchrony so that the engine will perform in the proper manner. If the timing belt breaks while you are driving, the car will shut down, and the engine may suffer damage.

It is very important that you have a timing belt that is in good condition. Most car manufacturers suggest that the timing belt be changed at around the 60 to 70,000 mile mark. Some car makers suggest 100,000 miles. If…
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Spare Tire Convenience Should Not Extend Beyond Maximum Use


A spare tire is one of those things that you never think about as a driver until you really need it. Hopefully, you won't need to use your spare tire anytime soon, but you should know that there is a difference in a full-size spare and a compact temporary tire; otherwise known as a “donut”.

The donut was specifically designed for convenience and safety while changing the flat tire. It is also a space saver. However, it was not designed to be used long term. In fact, the label on the donut will tell you the maximum miles that…
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Online Finance Options

Are troubled finances keeping you from getting you the car of your dreams? If so, consider visiting Lithia Subaru of Great Falls to learn how we can help you navigate the murky waters of online financing. Our goal is to help you get the car you need and want in life. There is no reason why you should not be able to walk out of our dealership with a brand-new ride.

Thanks to our help, you can qualify for financing that you did not think was possible. Cars are expensive, but we want to make them affordable to all. This…
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Subaru Parts Are Worth It!


You no longer have to wonder whether or not automotive parts that are available through Lithia Subaru of Great Falls are of superior quality. The proof is in the pudding.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts are exceptional for various big reasons. They can make you feel a sense of security that's matchless. What can be better than knowing that you're depending on parts that come directly from the original companies? Aftermarket parts are nowhere near as tried and tested as OEM components are.

 
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Work With Our Knowledgeable Subaru Technicians When You Need Servicing

Surely you are looking for a repair shop that will service your vehicle in a way that will actually help it last longer. Many local mechanics will perform services and maintenance tasks that are more for show than for helping out the health of your car. Well, the certified technicians here at Lithia Subaru of Great Falls are here to be the team that you can rely on to get that job done in an accurate, affordable and timely fashion!

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