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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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Fluids Are Key To A Healthy Vehicle

Car fluids are the key factors that lead to a happy and healthy vehicle. You don't need an expert to tell you that fluids help keep everything running smoothly and safely inside the complex systems of your automobile. They lubricate vital parts and components, and without fluids, your car, SUV or truck would never be able to get far.

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Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Portland Is the Place to Go For Service

Most people think of a dealership as simply the place that they go in order for them to buy a vehicle. The thing is that the dealership is also the place to go when the vehicle you buy needs to be serviced. We here at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Portland take pride in the vehicles that we sell and take even more pride that we are able to afford the customer the best in vehicle maintenance and repair.

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