Blog

Can a Faulty Transfer Case Cause Hard Shifting?

If your car or truck can shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive on demand, it probably has a transfer case installed. Transfer cases are special gearboxes that convert rotary motion from your main transmission into torque for all four wheels. Most car designs allow drivers to activate transfer cases from inside their vehicles, usually by way of electronic switches or manual gear levers.

Under normal circumstances, gear shifts from two-wheel to four-wheel drive happen smoothly. 

read more
Categories:

Comparing Synthetic Oil to Conventional Oil

Drivers may have read or otherwise heard about synthetic motor oil. It is purported to last longer and generally be better for a car's engine. However, the main difference between synthetic and conventional oil is how it is made and what it is made from.

read more
Categories:

Don’t Get Stranded: Schedule Battery Service

Has this ever happened to you? You wake up late for work, school or an appointment; you rush to get everything done, so you can get on your way. Jump into your car, and with a crank of your wrist, nothing happens. No purr of your engine, you don't hear a thing. Your car battery seems insignificant until it doesn't work.

Your vehicle’s battery system has an array of functions which include storing of energy for important electronic systems to start up. The fuel system also relies on power from the battery in order to function. 

read more
Categories:

Inspect Your Headlights for Safety

Headlights help drivers to see at night and help us be seen by other drivers as well. When was the last time you inspected your headlights? Don’t wait for another driver to alert you that your headlights aren’t working. Don't wait for the police to pull you over for a violation. Drivers need to be vigilant to keep headlights working properly.

At your routine service appointment, the service expert should check out your headlights for cracks and other problems. If anything needs to be repaired, the service technicians will alert the client. 

read more
Categories:

Secure Online Financing for Our Customers

You've done your homework and have decided on a car dealership to attend to. Great! Knowing what and where you want to purchase your vehicle is important. You can save yourself a ton of hassle by understanding the ins and outs of car dealership and doing your research. Did you know you could save time and money with an online finance operation? By filling out your paperwork online you can save yourself the hassle of paperwork.

 

read more
Categories:

Kitty Litter Can Replace Sand and Salt for Traction

Here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Twin Falls, we believe the dangers of winter weather should never be underestimated when ice and snow cause problems. One of the recommendations we have for local residents is to construct a winter emergency kit to be carried whenever driving.

The question we are commonly asked is what material(s) should be carried to aid in developing traction when stranded by snow and ice. Like most people in Twin Falls, ID, we are concerned about the environmental damage being caused by large amounts of salt and sand used to clear roadways and driveways…

read more
Categories:

Checking for An Oil Change

An oil change should be performed on your car after driving the vehicle a long time without getting one. You should consider using a dipstick and looking at the oil's appearance which could be old, especially if the oil looks old from personal inspection.

read more
Categories:

Fit Your Car With Winter Wiper Blades

It is advisable to install specialized winter windshield wipers as one of the ways to maintain clear visibility during travel. During winter, the mud, frost, and snow always happen to be blocking the windshield as you navigate Twin Falls, culminating in problems during traveling. This is as a result of reduced visibility that often builds up on the windshield.

During stormy days, you have to use your wipers to ensure the visibility is clear enough. This winter, we recommend that every car owner safely installs the winter wiper blades for better snow-clearing and visibility.

read more
Categories:

Winter’s Coming, Have You Completed the Necessary Services for Your Vehicle?

As winter approaches here in Twin Falls, ID, there are a variety of services you can get done to ensure the health of your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle. Along with the routine oil change, other services that can be beneficial for the longevity of your vehicle include an in-depth brake inspection, tire rotation and balance, as well as checking on the power steering fluid in your car and changing or cleaning the air filter if necessary...

read more
Categories:
true true true true true true true true true true true true