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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What do the Numbers on Your Tires Actually Mean?

Don't get confused with all the letters and numbers on the sidewalls of your tires. They tell you everything from type and size, to load index and speed rating. When you are looking for the size of the tire, knowing which numbers to pay attention to will save time.

The first number is the width of the tire. The three numerals following either the letter "P" (passenger), or "LT" (light truck), give you the width in millimeters. 

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The Suspension Is Important for a Smooth Ride

Reviews of vehicles will often mention the suspension and how it gives a comfortable ride to the passengers inside the vehicle. But what exactly is the suspension, and how does it work to minimize the force coming from the vehicle's contact with the road?

The suspension serves to improve the handling of the vehicle on the highway and lessen the effects of the irregularities of the road.

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Signs Your Exhaust Might be Leaking

The exhaust system is an important aspect of your vehicle’s performance. When you notice fumes or noises, it’s an indicator that the exhaust isn’t functioning as it should. There are some symptoms that will indicate it may be time to have your car serviced.

If you smell fumes, there is leak somewhere. The manifold gasket, for instance, could have worn out. 

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Be Sure to Replace Your Cabin & Engine Air Filters

Inside the cabin and the engine of your vehicle are a number of air filters that work to keep dirt and debris from affecting the quality of your ride.

The passenger cabin air filters will keep the inside air free of things like allergens and mold spores. If these filters are not cleaned, the inside air suffers and you'll be dealing with dust particles and other particulates. Clean filters mean the inside air quality is improved.

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