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Summer Maintenance Tips From Lithia Auto Group

Before you and your loved ones hit the road in search of endless adventure this summer, Lithia Auto Group wants to make sure you're up to date on a few helpful summer maintenance tips for your vehicle.

 

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The summer months are often higher in temperature, which means your vehicle may be more prone to overheating, and no os in tip-top shape for summer fun right away.

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Safe Driving Benefits Everyone

Being a good driver is a great skill to have. Being a safe driver is even a greater skill, since safety is the most important thing when you find yourself behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Your family is irreplaceable. They are the ones you work hard for everyday to provide a good life. They depend on you. While you drive, they depend on you to get them to their destination in safety.
Simple safe driving tips such as these will help keep everyone safe:

 
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Service your vehicle before spontaneous summer road trips

The long-awaited summer months are making a triumphant return, and with them comes many planned and spontaneous road trips. Lithia Nissan of Ames knows all too well how much damage winter weather and treacherous driving conditions can often cause to your vehicle, and that's why we always advise coming in for some maintenance before the changing season.

No one wants to run into car trouble when they're out enjoying a beautiful sunny day with loved ones. Scheduling service and maintenance appointm

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Your warning indicator lights are more important than you might think

In our advanced society we have developed and implemented systems to help make our lives run more smoothly. One of those systems is the notion of a warning. Warnings serve to alert us to a potential problem that needs to be addressed, allowing us to stay out of harm's way. Similarly, our vehicles alert us to specific issues that may be arising as they occur. Here at Lithia Auto Stor

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Service your vehicle before summer's arrival

Getting amped for the coming summer months? We are too here at Lithia Auto Stores. We know, however, that those icy, chilly and snowy winter months can often wreak havoc on your vehicle. Before you start planning all your summer vacations and road trips why not let one of our dealerships' service centers take a peek under your hood?

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2017 BMW X4 Leaves Cars.com Critics Smiling

If we here at Lithia Auto Stores were to detail the many winning qualities of the 2017 BMW X4, the Bavarian brand's chameleonic compact crossover, we'd no doubt be here for quite some time. That list, as it turns out, is a mighty long one.

So, rather than take this approach, we thought we'd link the following video.

Pair up with Cars.com personality, Joe Bruzek, as he tries the X4 on for size:

Potent and polished, the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine of the range-topping M40i model is sure to satisfy all but the most…

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The Ultimate in Versatility

Whether you're taking it down to the lake or just dropping the kids off at soccer, the 2017 Ford Explorer is the car for you. The Ford Explorer combines comfort, capability, and convenience in one amazing package.

The Ford Explorer has available three-row seating for up to seven people. That's enough room to carry your kids and their friends. There's 21 ft3 of space with all the seats up, 43.9 ft3 with the third row folded down, and a whopping 81.7 ft3 with the second and third rows down. The 2017 Ford…

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Common reasons that check engine light comes on

How should you assess your check engine light? A good place to start is knowing the most likely reasons it came on in the first place. Despite the level of innovation we see in today’s vehicles, caring for them continues to require proper attention to detail and performance to ensure long-term high-level performance.

Here are five common reasons your check engine light may be on:

  • O2 sensor mass airflow sensor
  • Loose gas cap
  • Catalytic converter
  • Spark plugs

The above issues are very common for techs to address, but there are a plethora of separate issues that may be affecting…

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When Leasing is a Better Choice

When looking for a new car, the two main options that you will have are to either buy or lease the vehicle. While most financial experts agree that buying a car make more financial sense, there are many cases when leasing is the better option.

One situation when leasing makes more sense is when you want a new car, but don't want to pay a lot for it. Monthly lease payments on a car are typically less than half of the amount that you would pay in auto loans for the same car. This can make leasing far more…

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