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Hatchbacks Have Distinctive Advantages

When it comes to whether you may purchase a sedan or a hatchback, the decision may come down to a matter of perception. However, perceptions can often be based on misconceptions instead of fact, and many shoppers just feel that a hatchback is not right for them. The fact is, there are many solid reasons that you may want to consider for getting a hatchback.

A hatchback offers much more cargo space than a sedan with a trunk. 

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Tire Markings Explained

All of the markings on the sidewall of a tire might seem confusing. However, many simply apply to the size of the tire. The first letter designates whether the tire is for a passenger car, “P,” a light truck “LT” or another type of vehicle. The number that follows the letter is the width of the tire measured in millimeters. The next number represents the sidewall height. 

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Suspension Service and When You Might Need It

A suspension is something on a vehicle that is often overlooked when it comes to routine inspection or maintenance. If you didn't have your suspension you would absolutely notice it though. Your suspension helps buffer those bumps you go over and if there is an issue going on with your vehicle you will notice it in a number of ways. This can include:

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Mufflers & Exhaust Problems: What to Look For

Have you noticed a new noise coming from your exhaust? Does it seem noisier? You could be dealing with muffler and exhaust damage.

Mufflers get damaged for all sorts of reasons. You could also have an older vehicle that has a failing muffler. When your exhaust system starts to fail, you may not get the right fuel efficiency. However, there are more serious issues associated with muffler problems.

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What You Should Know About Spare Tires

It is always so inconvenient to be on the road only to hit a bump or run over some sort of debris and next thing you know you have a flat tire. Don't worry, the vehicle you bought from us here at Lithia Subaru of Fresno has a spare tire right on the vehicle with you. You can simply pull over and swap the tire out and be on your way. What type of spare tire does your vehicle have though? 

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Motor Oil Myths

Have you ever heard some advice regarding having your oil changed? Chances are you have heard conflicting stories over the years and are not really sure what you are supposed to do when it comes to this routine maintenance. Our service center here at Lithia Subaru of Fresno want to make sure that you know the facts so let's run down some of the most common, and untrue myths about motor oil:

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Pay Attention to Your Tire Tread and Pressure

One of the best ways to keep you safe on the road is ensuring your tire tread and pressure are in good condition. These two factors could mean the difference between being in control of your car or not as you navigate the Fresno, CA region.

The quickest way of ensuring that your tire pressure is at the recommended levels is by using a tire pressure gauge that is readily available in our dealership service center. Remember, incorrect tire pressure means could mean the tire pressure will not be evenly distributed across the tire, which eats up on the tire…

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Exhaust System Repair for General Car Owners

The exhaust system on any car, from any make or model, has a number of important jobs. It reduces the noise that your car makes and takes toxic car fumes and turns them into fresh air. Cars are regulated by the amount of emissions they can produce, and you can fail your inspection if your car produces emission levels that are deemed too dangerous.

You may notice that your car gets really loud when you are driving it. This is usually caused by a hole in your muffler and can be easily repaired. 

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Why Only Buy Your Parts from the Local Dealership?

The local dealership should be your only source for replacement auto parts for a number of reasons. If you are still getting those parts at the discount parts center, consider all these reasons you should now be only traveling to our showroom at Lithia Subaru of Fresno instead.

Our local dealership refuses to sell shoddy parts with poor workmanship; these are all OEM parts that were crafted to fit in and on your vehicle like the day the car was first built. The dealership has a parts room that is larger than most local shops combined.

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