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Learn About the Dodge Charger Safety Features

The introduction of the Charger was in 1964. Since then, this Dodge muscle car has remained a notable fixture on the market. It is the only 4-door sedan available in its category. Part of the Charger’s enduring presence is Dodge’s continued attention to safety features.

The Rain Brake Support, for example, offers assistance when you turn your vehicle’s windshield wipers on. 

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The Advantages of the Chrysler Pacifica

Comfortable room for eight is just one of the advantages you’ll enjoy in the Chrysler Pacifica. Upholstery ranging from cloth to leather pampers the touch while the available Stow 'n Vac® powered by RIDGID® easily eliminates food crumbs and other dirt left by the kids. Everybody stays entertained from the soundtrack delivered by the Harman Kardon® Premium Surround Sound System and its 20 speakers.

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Jumpstarting A Vehicle with A Dead Battery

It happens at the most inopportune times. The car won't start; now what to do. You could jump start it and here's how.

According to the service technicians at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Eugene in Eugene, OR jump starting a vehicle is no big deal if you know what you are doing.

  1. Identify the negative and positive battery posts on your vehicle and the one providing the jump start.
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Don't Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles

You may have heard that your engine's oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. While that may have been a good guideline in years past, today's vehicles can go much longer without needing fresh oil. It is likely that your vehicle can go as long as 7,500 miles between oil changes.

To determine the exact frequency at which your oil needs to be changed, read your owner's manual. 

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Change Wiper Blades for a Better View

Driving around the streets of [CITY], it's important that your are able to have a clear view of the road and traffic ahead. If your vehicle has old windshield wiper blades, they can leave streaks on the windshield that can obstruct your view and make it harder for you to drive.

Windshield wiper blades on most vehicles need to be changed often as they are subject to wear and tear. 

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Why Temperature Extremes Can Be a Real Killer on Your Battery

We here at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Eugene are always looking for new ways to share knowledge and educate our customers on their vehicles. Helping them make an informed decision is our main goal, and this is especially true when it comes to extreme temperatures and car batteries.

Extreme Cold

Extreme cold temperatures can affect the battery in three ways: capacity reduction, extra draw from the starter, and extra draw from accessories. 

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Help Your Tires Last Longer With an Alignment

It's easy to knock your wheels out of alignment as you navigate the Eugene, OR landscape. If you hit a speed bump just the wrong way or find a curb by accident with your wheel, your tires may go out of alignment. This can cause problems while you are driving down the road, and it's time to head to Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Eugene to get your car properly aligned.

If you are driving down the road and your vehicle pulls to one side or another, your tires aren't aligned. 

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What You Need to Know About Belts and Hoses

Belts and hoses have been part of the basic structure of all vehicles since Henry Ford first rolled out his iconic Model T more than a century ago. Whether you have a powerful muscle car, a sensible sedan, or a rugged pickup, you'll want to make sure these parts are working as expected for your Eugene, Oregon adventures.

One of the most important belts in your vehicle is the timing belt. If this belt stops working, your engine won't be working either; the drive belt provides power for things like your vehicle's A/C compressor, cooling fan…

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Fuel in The Tank Reduces Unnecessary Costly Repairs

Experts recommend drivers living or traveling in regions where all four seasons are experienced - take precautions to ensure the gas tank is half full during the coldest months during the calendar year. This provides protection if unforeseen events leave you stranded, or help ensure car mechanics function adequately.

Adverse weather conditions such as black ice, lake effect snow, partially cleared roads and traffic congestion may halter estimated time of arrival to a given appointment. A fuel tank that is half full will help provide warmth as you wait through the congestion.

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