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When Should You Get Your Brake Pedal Checked At The Dealer?

The safety of you and your family should always be your top priority. That is why our team at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Santa Rosa wants to make sure you can spot some warning signs of a bad brake pedal. The first time you should take your vehicle to the auto repair shop is when there is damage to your disc brake calipers. They are what actually clamp down the brake pads to slow down your vehicle. Only trained professionals are suited to make this repair as it is quite difficult without the proper tools.

 

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Explore the Dodge Durango Performance Features

If you need a vehicle capable of towing, the Durango may be the one for you. Each of the two models that Dodge offers comes standard with all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability, and the third-row seating provides full-size capacity. You’ll have the performance and comfort with either model.

The standard package for the Durango SRT can pull up to 8,700 pounds. When you need all the might you can get, this 6.4L Hemi V8 engine complete with 475 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque will deliver. 

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From Work to Play: Chrysler 300

In the market for a new full-size luxury sedan that can transition from your busy work days to your fun evenings, then look no further than the 2018 Chrysler 300. Below are two reasons this full-size luxury sedan meets all your needs:

  • Supremely Sporty - Do you need a luxury sedan to take work clients out in during the day, but also want a sporty sedan for evenings and weekends? The 2018 Chrysler 300 is a perfect fit as it comes with an available Sport Mode that gives the driver increased accelerator pedal response. 
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Learn All About Motor Oil Viscosity

Viscosity measures how much your oil can resist flow. A highly viscous oil moves slowly. One with low viscosity moves much more quickly. It's indicated with numbers like 10W-30. The letter W stands for "winter." Combined with the number (5W, 10W) measures how the oil moves in low temperatures. The other number (30, 40) measures how the oil moves in warm temperatures.

It's important to use the right viscosity oil for your vehicle. An oil that's too thin won't coat the moving parts properly. 

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Maintain a Dependable Ride With Belt and Hose Service

The belts and hoses play an essential part in keeping your vehicle running and on the road. Regular service and replacement by a trained service technician is the best practice for keeping your vehicle running properly.

Function and Maintainance of the Belts

  • Timing Belt - Ensures synchronization of the engines camshaft, crankshaft and distributor
  • Serpentine Belt - Transfers all power from the crankshaft to all the engine's accessories 
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Take Good Care of Your Car’s Battery

Any seasoned vehicle owner understands that there is more to maintaining a car than simply changing the oil on time. One of the most important elements of owning a vehicle is its reliability. If it won't start when you need it, it is of no use to you. In this instance, making sure that the battery is healthy takes a lot of the worry out of driving.

At our auto service center, the residents of Santa Rosa, CA know that they can trust our experienced mechanics to keep everything, including the battery, working properly. 

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Take a Fresh Look at AWD and 4WD

When you're getting ready to purchase a new vehicle, you may have a certain make and model in mind. You've probably also researched options and different trim levels. A popular feature to consider is an all-wheel (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) model. Both of these options provide you with unmatched traction, handling, and, of course, safety.

Many customers have skipped this feature in the past because it was associated with a hefty price tag. Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Rosa has many of these vehicles at very reasonable prices. 

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Understanding Horsepower

You may probably have visited a car yard and noted that there is an inscription on most of the vehicles. The inscription reads “Horsepower.” This is a unit for measuring the amount of power that the vehicle's engine. 

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Come See Us with Your Pre-Approval in Hand

If you've been searching high and low for auto financing, you're at the right place. Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Santa Rosa knows that this can be a challenge for many people. Good news is here, you no longer have to sit around wasting hours of valuable time to get a new vehicle. We've simplified the process for every type of buyer. Simply go online, browse through our selection of vehicles, and, apply online for financing. You'll be on your way to the dealership with a pre-approval in hand.

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Tips for Holiday Food Transport

Holidays are times when families, friends, and associates meet and have fun while having delicious meals together. Travelling with your favorite food becomes a necessity so that you can share it with your family or friends. Here are some of the tips for transporting food safely, prepared by the Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Santa Rosa team.

  • Ensure that all the food is properly sealed to avoid cross-contamination. Tupperware containers can be used for this purpose.
  • Use a cardboard box which is insulated on all the sides with towels to keep the food warm during the journey. 
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