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What Is an Automotive Differential?

Our vehicles are made up of hundreds of parts both small and large, and each of them plays a part in its operation and functionality. The differential is an important component because its role is to make your wheels drive correctly on both straight and curvy roads. 

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What Do Your Vehicle's Belts Do During Normal Operation?

The belts in your vehicle are an important part of its smooth operation in Anchorage, AK. While older vehicles tended to have multiple belts, modern vehicles usually only have one belt. No matter how many belts your vehicle has, though, they all have the common purpose of keeping various components turning to provide energy for operation.

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You May Have a Bad Starter

There are times when you try to start your vehicle, and nothing happens. At first, you might think that this is due to a dead battery. However, you may have a starter that has gone bad or is starting to go bad. Lithia Kia of Anchorage in Anchorage, AK wants you to know that there are some signs that will warn you of starter problems.

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Types of Winter Tires

At Lithia Kia of Anchorage, we want to help Anchorage, AK drivers stay safe when they're behind the wheel this winter. You may be thinking about investing in winter tires. There are numerous winter tires to choose from, and knowing which one is most suitable for your vehicle enhances safety.

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Metallic, Ceramic or Organic: Which Brake Pads Serve You Well?

When it comes you to your brake system, you can't be too careful. Understanding the different options available for brake pads goes a long way for making the right selection when replacements are necessary. Here at Lithia Kia of Anchorage, our auto service station team would like to help you make an informed decision as to which brake pads to choose when it's time for a replacement.

Metallic pads are made from metal shavings including copper, brass, and steel which are bonded together with resin to create a more durable product. 

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Consider Servicing Your Headlights

Happy New Year from all of us here at Lithia Kia of Anchorage! We know the weather has turned colder and the last thing you feel like doing is heading out to get your vehicle routinely serviced. Sure, repairs are one thing, but if you are in need of some basics things like oil changes or having a headlight bulb changed, many people tend to put this off. We want to make the process easy for you and we want you to understand how important it is that you get these routine items taken care of, starting with your headlights…

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Prevent Frozen Fuel Lines This Winter

It is always wise to keep your gas tank full rather than let to reach empty before filling it up again. If you do that you are much more likely to have car trouble. The reason is that the more air that you have in your gas tank (due to the lack of gas) you are going to also have more condensation.

Condensation is bad to have in your gas tank because it will eventually make its way to your fuel lines and if it gets cold, it will freeze. If it freezes then the gas in your tank will…

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