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Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive: Make an Informed Choice

Part of making an informed choice about your next vehicle is whether you want front-wheel drive (FWD) or rear-wheel drive (RWD). The difference comes from which set of wheels drives the car forward when you hit the gas pedal. Let's look at both.

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a simpler design than the rear-wheel setup. 

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When Its Time To Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades

We at Lithia Subaru of Fresno believe that all of our customers in Fresno, CA should be as well educated as possible regarding their vehicle's features as well maintenance needs. The wiper blade is a basic, highly used, and essential piece of equipment that requires periodic maintenance. Here is how to know when to replace it.

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How to Take Care of Your Car’s Engine Properly

It's almost impossible to take care of your car if you don't understand it. At Lithia Subaru of Fresno, we understand this well, making sure that each customer that we work with is intimately familiar with how to take care of their engine. One of the most important aspects of taking care of your car's engine is constantly checking the dashboard thermometer, making sure that it never stays consistently high.

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Keeping Pets Safe on the Road

These days, many people travel with their pets, as they can't imagine leaving them behind. At Lithia Subaru of Fresno in Fresno, CA, we're happy that people have such a great bond with their furry friends. We have a few suggestions for making travel safer.

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Jump Starting Your Car: Quick Steps

We could all probably use a quick refresher on how to jump-start a vehicle just in case we ever find ourselves in this particular situation. To jump-start a car you will need to have someone come along who has jumper cables and will agree to let you use to get your car rolling again.

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How to Use a Blind Spot Monitor

Gone are the days of constantly checking rear or side view mirrors and frequent shoulder checks. While nothing can replace driver vigilance, vehicle-based blind spot monitors can add a layer of safety to your driving experience by constantly watching areas that are difficult to see.

Using cutting edge technology, car companies are incorporating added safety measures into vehicle design.

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Balance Quality and Price When Buying a Used Car with These Two Tips

When you're shopping for a new car, you're trying to balance quality, price, and a few other factors. But with all of the places that you can buy your car, how do you make accurate estimates of how much a vehicle is worth and how much you should actually pay for it. With the emergence of many online tools, it's actually easier than it was even 10 or 15 years ago.

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About “Move Over” Laws

The majority of motorists are aware that they are required to move over when an emergency vehicle flashing their lights are seen on the roadway. However, not many are aware that when an emergency service vehicle is parked on the shoulder of the road, motorists are expected to move over or slow down.

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How to Keep Headlights Clean

If you can't see what's ahead of you while driving your car, you put yourself in danger of getting hurt or hurting others. Therefore, it is important that you are able to keep your car's headlights in good condition. During the summer months, it may be a good idea to coat them with a spray containing insect repellent.

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Washing Your New Vehicle Regularly Brings Back Joy and Excitement

Now that you've made the exciting choice to purchase your new vehicle, it's time to think about the maintenance. Lithia Subaru of Fresno wants to make sure you keep the exterior maintenance in mind, as you continue to enjoy your vehicle.

Washing your vehicle is extremely important for maintaining its appearance; however, it is one of those tasks that are often forgotten about or put off for another time. It may not seem like it, but washing your vehicle regularly slows down the aging of the paint and discoloration. 
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