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Take a Better Look at the Jeep Compass Capability Features

The new Jeep Compass is a popular compact SUV with capacity features designed to keep you and your passengers safer. These are just a few features that will make driving easier too.

The Compass has a traction management system that puts control back in the hands of the driver. With five different driving modes, matching the traction to road conditions couldn't be easier. 

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Knowing the Differences in Spare Tire Types

Changing a tire is something all car owners should know how to do in case of an emergency. But did you know there are different types of spare tires? That is why we here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Reno in Reno, NV want to ensure that you know the differences.

The two main types of spare tires are full size spare tires and compact temporary, also known as donut, tires. 

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Setting the Record Straight About Motor Oil Myths

At our Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Reno service center in Reno, NV, we'd like to set the record straight about a number of motor oil myths that many customers still believe in. The first is the 3,000-mile change rule. The actual average interval between change that's still healthy is about 7,000 miles.

It's not true that black oil is a sign it needs to be changed.

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Should I Buy the Good, Better, or Best Level of Windshield Wiper Blade?

Though it is true that windshield wiper blades come in several levels, it is not necessarily true that the most expensive blade is the best blade for your vehicle. All windshield wiper blades are made of the same materials and are subject to the same corrosive elements.

If you are following your vehicle manufacturers recommendation to change your windshield wiper blades every six months, then the added expense of an expensive blade as opposed to a cheaper blade makes no sense. 

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How do Extreme Weather Temperatures Affect Car Batteries?

If you live in a climate that stays at a moderate temperature all year, then extreme weather conditions won’t have an effect on your battery. For the majority of people, however, knowing the best way to maintain your car’s battery can save you headaches and costly replacements.

On very cold mornings, you will notice that it takes longer to start and warm the vehicle up. Motor oil thickens when it’s cold, so it creates more work for the battery and starter relay to turn the engine over and warm it up. 

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How Does Horsepower Affect Your Car?

Advertisements often tout that a particular vehicle has a certain horsepower that is higher than their competitor's similar vehicle. But what exactly is horsepower other than just a number we see on commercials? We here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Reno want to be sure that you understand exactly what you're paying for when you shop at our dealership.

Horsepower isn't exactly what it sounds like. While it is a unit of power, a 500 horsepower truck does not literally have the power of 500 horses.

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Is a 3,000-Mile Oil Change a Waste of Time?

There was a time when it was necessary to change your engine oil every 3,000 miles to keep your automobile running smoothly, but that is no longer the case. Advances in engine and oil technology have improved the life of engine oil and most automobiles now can go from 5,000 to 10,000 miles between oil changes. Here are some reasons not to change your oil every 3,000 miles:

  • Money - Simply put, it is a waste of money. Quick oil change companies want consumers to change their engine oil every 3,000 miles so they can make…
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What to Do Before Departing for Your Travels

Over here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep of Reno, we understand the importance of travel. Whether you are going on vacation, visiting family, or going on a work trip, we want you to stay safe while traveling. To do so, there are some guidelines you should follow.

Plan out your route. If you are traveling far, figure out which route will get you there the quickest. Also, leaving in the morning time is a good way…

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