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Soft or Spongy Brakes? It's Time for Service

Your brakes are one of the most important safety features in your car so it's important to have any changes checked out right away. If you notice your brakes are soft or spongey instead of feeling firm when you apply them it's time to have an expert auto technician diagnose and repair the problem before it becomes a safety hazard.

Air in the brake lines is a common culprit with soft brakes. This can be addressed by bleeding the lines and ensuring that only brake fluid is flowing through the lines. Or you may have a leak in…

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Car Battery Jumping Strategies

When a car battery is totally drained, there are easy ways to charge the weak cells. However, if you want to avoid buying expensive charging equipment, your options will be limited. This is why most drivers invest in jumper cables. In order to use jumper cables properly, you'll need to follow a few easy steps.

Begin the process by aligning both cars so that they're about 18 inches apart. Before clamping the cables on the batteries, ensure that the engines aren't running. If one of the automobiles has an automatic transmission, put the shifting...

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Tire Pressure Sensor

In the majority of new vehicles that are being manufactured to date, tire pressure sensors are being included on each vehicle. These sensors are designed to alert you on your dashboard if the pressure inside of your tire falls below twenty-five percent of the recommended level.

A lot of people choose to ignore a tire pressure warning, but if your tire has fallen below twenty-five percent below its recommended limit, this can be a hazard. Without having enough air in your tires your vehicle just simply won't be able to handle the road as well regardless of the weather…

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Keep Your Family Safer On Properly Inflated Tires


We all want to be as safe as possible when traveling in our vehicles. One of the things that is sometimes forgotten is the important role proper tire inflation plays in that.

At Lithia Fiat of Concord, we try to make sure that all our customers understand that ensuring their tires have the right amount of air pressure is one of the easiest things they can to keep their family safe. We want to see them back here at our service center in Concord every chance we get.

To help in this quest, here are some facts about tire pressure…
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Windshield Wipers


When you are driving down the road in harsh weather conditions, your windshield wipers will be a big help to remove slush, icy, rain and snow from your field of view. If your wipers are cheap or damaged, you likely won't be able to do a good job of clearing your windshield so it might be a wise decision to stop down here to Lithia Fiat of Concord so we can upgrade your windshield wipers to something that is more beneficial.

It is normal that your windshield wipers will need to be replaced so don't worry if this…

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What Type Of Spare Tire Do You Have?


You certainly never want to be driving around Concord and have a flat tire. In the unfortunate event that you do, you need to know what type of spare tire you have and how it will affect your driving. Most vehicles have either a full-size spare tire or a compact spare tire. Some people call these tires donut tires.

If your vehicle does have a full-size tire, you can replace this with the flat tire, and there will be no difference in your driving. If you have a compact spare tire, you need to realize that this type of tire…
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Timing Belt - The Often Forgotten Necessity

Your vehicle’s timing belt has a vital role in keeping the vehicle running. If it suddenly breaks, the car will probably stop running. Your engine could suffer thousands of dollars’ worth of damage from a broken timing belt. The timing belt – often the forgotten car part – should be inspected periodically. Stop in at Lithia Fiat of Concord and let our qualified techs service your car.

Your owner’s manual will offer suggestions on the frequency in which your timing belt should be serviced. Typically this is ever 60,000 to 100,000, but you don’t need to wait…

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Keeping your car ready for every season


It's always amazing how quickly the seasons change. It seems like summer breaks were just happening and now Fall is already here. It's also easy to lose track of time when it comes to regular maintenance, especially seasonally dependent maintenance, that needs to be done on your vehicle.

Be sure to come by to have your fluids, tires, and suspension system checked out. By having this done regularly...
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