Should I Wash My Car More Often Than Once a Month?

Our service center knows all about the importance of washing the exterior of your car. Not only does it help to bring out the color of the paint, it helps to reduce the likelihood that dirt and debris will start eating away at t;he surface and diminishing the overall appearance.
Here are a few reasons washing the car more often is so important:
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Be Prepared for the Worst

If you're planning to go on a road trip, be sure to at least plan out a few things first. Research your destination and see what things there are to do along the way. Plan some fun things to do and see and plan to leave some extra time for some sightseeing.
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Tuesday Car Care Tips & Tricks — Cleaning your Headlights

Visibility plays an important part in keeping you safe on the road, so it goes without saying that keeping your headlights clean is good habit! Thankfully, it does not take too much time out of a day to keep your headlights in tip-top shape. You just need two items for the job—toothpaste and a microfiber cloth.

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Tuesday Car Care Tips & Tricks — Cleaning your Windshield Wipers

Most drivers will agree that driving in a clean car feels great! Fortunately, keeping your car clean is easy—even if you are a busy bee, constantly on the go. You just need to make cleaning a regular habit, if only for a few minutes each day. Our team at Lithia Downtown Body & Paint suggests making a list of simple projects and tackling them one by one, especially if your free time is limited. One quick task that you can do is to clean your windshield wipers!

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Fixing A Cracked Windshield

There are many of people that assume that they are able to fix the crack on their windshield. Generally, they think that taking the at home route will save them a lot of money. It is recommended to pause and think for a while about if you are doing the work efficiently. Are you really saving money? The fact is that you are placing your safety at risk, by trying to fix the windshield crack yourself. Leave the windshield repairs in the hands of our service center experts. In the long run, this will save you more money and help…

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Keep an Eye on Your Tires

Ever wonder when you need to replace your old tires? They do not expire, but they do wear down over time. There are a few diverse ways to check if they need to get replaced, or even aligned, or rotated. First off, if you visually check your tires, you will learn a lot about them. If you look at your tires and they have tread that is worn more in some places, then you probably need to get them aligned, especially if they are more worn on the inside or the outside of the tires. If your car "shudders" when…

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Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Car's Paint Job

There's nothing worse than spending the time and money to choose the car of your dreams, only to watch as the paint job chips, fades or otherwise falls into disrepair. We've asked paint specialists to make a few suggestions for how you can improve the appearance of your car's paint job.

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Do You Really Need to Repair Dents?

It all depends. Do you plan to sell or trade-in your vehicle eventually? Do you prefer that your paint remains rust- and corrosion-free? If so, then you need to repair any dents that may show up on your pride and joy.

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How To: Detailing Your Car with Ease

Every time your car gets dirty you take the time to drive to the carwash and spend the money to get it clean. Keeping your car clean helps to make the cars paint last longer and allows it to looker newer for longer. But, one way to keep it looking clean for a longer time is by taking the time to do a full detail at home and you can have your car looking cleaner than ever before.

Detailing your car sounds like a much more intensive task that it has to be. Sure, you can take hours and hours…

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Snow Tires or All-Season?

Buying tires is an unfortunate part of owning a car. Tires can be expensive, but with proper care they will last a long time. With that in mind, when the winter hits it is time to start looking to getting snow tires. The question about this is not just about snow tires, but what if you just got new all-season tires, is it still necessary to get snow tires?

This is not a question that can be easily answered. While all-season tires are viable in some snowy situations, snow tires are much safer. All-season tires are able to handle all…

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