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The Brains that Protect in the Chrysler Pacifica

The sleek aerodynamic form of the Chrysler Pacifica conceals brains with a penchant for keeping things easy and convenient for you and your family. You’ll still stay connected to your compatible smartphone, for example, because the infotainment system supports wireless connections through Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. The kids can have fun with the available Connect® Theater which includes interactive games and activities like Backseat Bingo and Math Flash Cards.

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Safety is First in the Dodge Journey

The Dodge Journey is a capable and passenger friendly mid-size SUV that you can depend on to get from here to there safely. With the roomy three-row seating, you can pack all the kids and all their stuff, plus not have to worry about distractions or hazards on the road with the available safety systems.

Drivers can utilize the available Parkview Rear Back Up Camera that captures the view of the back of the vehicle when in reverse and displays it on the Uconnect touchscreen. 

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Don't Worry About These Two Common Motor Oil Myths

We all have our road trip checklists, but there's one item that might be on your list, that doesn't need to be there. There's a widely-held belief that if you are going on a road trip, then you absolutely need to get your oil changed before you leave. That's not necessarily true. If you will be due for an oil change before you get back, then it is probably a good idea to get the oil change before you leave. 

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Tire Rotations and Good Handling

One of the most important ways in which you can ensure that your car will be able to handle well through all of the conditions that the road may throw at you is to make sure that you are rotating your tires on a regular basis.

Because tires located on different parts of the car will wear at sharply different rates, it is important to rotate all of the tires through multiple positions on the vehicle. 

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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Keeping your vehicle’s windshield clear of debris, rain, and snow falls to the humble windshield wipers. Without them, you would have a difficult time driving in certain conditions. Keeping a routine maintenance schedule that includes wiper blade inspection is an important aspect of driving.

Because of their exposure to the elements, such as the sun and inclement weather conditions as well as regular use, the blades’ rubber material eventually erodes. 

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Is Your Car Battery in Medford Affected by the Weather?

Most cars use lead acid batteries to deliver amps to the engine when starting up the vehicle. The battery also powers all of the car's electronics, including its lights, infotainment systems and power windows. Extreme temperatures affect the performance of the battery.

The upper range for optimal battery operating conditions is 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Save Time With Our Online Service Schedule Tool

Here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Medford, we understand that your time is important, so we wanted to do something to help you save as much of it as you can. When scheduling a service appointment, you won't always need to speak to someone directly. If you know what you need to bring your vehicle in for and the time frame that you want, then you can save time by trying our new online service appointment setting tool on our webpage. Using this feature is quick, very easy, and is sure to save you plenty of time.

 

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GAP Insurance Explained

GAP Insurance, or Guaranteed Asset Protection, is a benefit that can be purchased when you buy a car that will help protect you in the event of an accident. When there is an accident and the car is damaged beyond repair, the auto insurance will pay off fair-market value only. The compensation amount may not fully cover the amount owed on the car’s financing.

 

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What to Know About Your Vehicle's Fuel Tank for The Winter

There has long been a debate among vehicle owners and drivers about whether keeping your vehicle's fuel tank on full or empty is a better choice. Both options have their benefits, so let's look at keeping it close to empty first.

With a nearly empty tank there is less weight since gasoline and diesel both have weight to them and so most drivers figure that since the overall weight the engine has to handle is less, it will get better fuel efficiency and then be more cost-effective.

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