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Useful Tips to Keep Your Child's Car Seat in Its Correct Position

Although you keep your child in his or her car seat when you are behind the wheel, ensuring that it is properly installed will decrease the risk of injury if an accident happens. It is important to our team that you keep your child safe when you are driving, which is why we invite you to read our car seat installation tips below.

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Two Signs Your Fuel Pump Might Need Servicing

The fuel pump delivers fuel to the engine, and it it's malfunctioning, then your vehicle will not be able to move. It's never any fun to get stranded on the side of the road, so if you notice either of these warning signs, you should get into a mechanic to have your fuel pump checked out.

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Check Everything for Towing Items

When you are thinking about towing your vehicle, you have to make sure that your vehicle is able to do so. If your vehicle is not optimized for towing, then you are not going to be able to tow successfully without having a ton of issues.

Among the different things you need to check with your vehicle when it comes to towing is all of the lug and other tools. 

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What Does Motor Oil Viscosity Mean?

When you are getting your vehicle's motor oil changed, have you heard the service mechanics discuss motor oil viscosity? At Lithia Kia of Anchorage in Anchorage, AK, one of our goals is to help you stay informed about how your vehicle functions. Read further to learn what motor oil viscosity ratings mean.

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Do a Quick Clean-Up of Your Vehicle

You can do this right now. It will only take 10 minutes. If you've been shy about letting people in your car or haven't cleaned in it awhile, you can take just a little bit of time today to ensure that you make your car look good as new again in just a few minutes. One way to do this is to gather all the debris and trash from your vehicle with a trash bag. 

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Why Should You Buy A Crossover?

When it comes time to part ways with your current vehicle and shop for something new, you might want to take some time to shop the large selection of crossovers that we currently have on our lot here at Lithia Kia of Anchorage.

This type of vehicle is something we often recommend to many of our clients. It works well as a commuter car thanks to its fuel efficiency ratings. 

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Front-Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive: Which is Right for You?

Here at Lithia Kia of Anchorage we want you to know your options when selecting your next vehicle. When it comes to front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive, the best choice for you depends on your driving style and the road conditions you mostly travel.

Front-wheel drive vehicles are less expensive to build. They weigh less which means better fuel economy. 

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Don't Get Stranded. Check Your Vehicle's Battery

A dead battery can you leave you stranded. Fortunately, you can save yourself the stress of a dead battery by testing it regularly.

Whenever you test a car battery, you'll want to make sure your ignition is turned off, and check that all of your lights and the stereo are turned off. Connect a voltmeter to your battery. The red voltmeter lead connects to the positive terminal on your battery, and the black voltmeter lead connects to the negative terminal.

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The Difference Between a Hatchback and a Sedan

Do you know the difference between a sedan and a hatchback? Well, for one, a hatchback allows more room for cargo, but there are a few other difference, and at Lithia Kia of Anchorage in Anchorage, AK, we want you to make an informed decision. That's why we've compiled a few other reasons that you should consider a hatchback for your next vehicle purchase.

Did you know that many people actually like the way that hatchbacks look? 

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Protect Your Car: Cover It!

We at Lithia Kia of Anchorage love to encourage great car maintenance habits for all seasons. One of the best ways to maintain a vehicle against the elements is a car cover.

While many don't use car covers on a regular basis, the more often they are used the more they can protect a car from the weather, rocks, sun, sap from trees, bird droppings, and even theft.

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