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Discover all the Jeep Compass Capability Features

The new Jeep Compass is a compact SUV that has been getting quite a lot of attention these days. If you are looking for a new ride, check out some of these capability features in the new Jeep.

Going from highway conditions to the off-road just go that much easier. The Jeep Compass has a traction management system that comes with five different driving modes that the driver can choose from on the fly. Once selected, the driving mode will instantly sync with the transfer case, throttle control, pedal response, and vehicle shifting. 

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The Unrivaled Power of the Dodge Durango

If you have a family that you need to drive to various locations, check out the 2018 Dodge Durango from Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Portland. The Durango is a three-row SUV that has plenty of passenger room and room to haul items in the spacious interior. The Dodge Durango is also a powerful vehicle that can haul trailers and boats.

The Dodge Durango comes with three engine options. The smallest engine is the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6. The next size up is the 5.7 liter Hemi V8. The largest engine is the 6.4 liter Hemi…

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Introducing the Stylish 2018 Chrysler 300

The new Chrysler 300 is one of the most popular full-size sedans on the market today. One of its signature performance features is the all-wheel drive (AWD) that can adjust based on road conditions and other factors. This means that you will always have proper traction no matter what the weather is like or how fast you are going.

It also handles well because of the electric power steering. This feature makes it easier to get around obstacles in a hurry or make smaller movements in tight spaces such as parking lots. 

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How Can Transfer Case Technology Help You?

If you enjoy driving off-road or if you need serious hauling capability, then you've probably enjoyed the services of four-wheel drive transmissions and the transfer cases that power them. That said, you may not know how they work or how they can benefit you.

Transfer cases enable SUVs, trucks, and other heavy vehicles to enjoy the benefits of both two-wheel and four-wheel drive modes. 

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Watch out for the Warning Signs of Failing Brakes

Hearing the occasional squeak or feeling a vibration or pull to one side when you hit the brakes on your car is an easy thing to dismiss. Many people put off having their brakes serviced because they don't want to spend the time required to have their car looked at, and they're afraid of how much it might cost to get their brakes looked at and repaired. But allowing brakes to get to the point where they are at risk of failing is an incredibly dangerous thing to do.

 

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Car Engine Guide: What Do Timing Belts Do?

Your car's engine runs with the help a timing belt that moves the camshaft and crankshaft in sync. Timing belts are also responsible for water pumps, air conditioning, oil pumps, and injection pumps in some car designs. While new cars have strong rubber materials in new timing belts, older cars may have trouble with their timing belts around the 60,000-mile mark.

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Move From a "Donut" to a Full-Size Spare

When you have a flat tire on the road, you may need to perform an emergency roadside replacement. In many cases, the replacement tire inside your vehicle is a compact temporary replacement, also called a "donut." Donut spares save space in your trunk, because these donut tires are smaller than standard tires. 

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Importance of Using Windshield Wiper Fluid

Some drivers in Portland have opted to use water in cleaning windscreens without the knowledge of understanding how windshield wiper fluid is essential. You may not know how the liquid is much better as it offers a range of benefits compared to water which has its critical demerits despite it being able to clean your windshield.

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Move Over Laws Crucial to Safety

Move over laws have been adopted in states all across the United States and for a good reason. They are essential to ensuring the safety of emergency personnel as well as construction crews who may be on the roads or shoulders.

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It's So Simple to Use Our Online Service Scheduler at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Portland!

Each time the seasons change, so do the service and maintenance needs of your vehicle. Don't assume your car, SUV or pickup truck will make it through yet another season without any issues whatsoever, and use our online service scheduling tool at your convenience. Our certified service center here at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Portland will make sure that everything is running as it should be within the complex systems of your beloved vehicle.

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