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Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Explained

You know which motor oil your car needs, but have you ever wondered what those letter-number combinations are on the bottle? They are motor oil viscosity ratings, and knowing their meaning can help you take better care of your vehicle.

When you see 10W-30 or another combination on a bottle of oil, the number before the W stands for viscosity at low temperatures. The number after the letter is viscosity when the car's engine is hot. 

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What Will Synthetic Oil Do for Your Car?

You have likely heard of synthetic oil. It may even be what's recommended for your vehicle. Knowing how it's different than conventional oil is important. It's chemically formulated in a lab and considerably more refined than the crude, natural oil used in the conventional variety. Synthetic oil will also outperform conventional oil in most instances, so you typically won't need oil changes as frequently.

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Automotive Service for Mufflers and Exhausts

When you are driving around Pocatello, you may not even realize that you are having problems with your muffler or exhaust system. The most obvious symptom of a bad muffler is that your car is making quite a bit more noise. The problem is that your system could be failing without really involving your muffler. You are going to want to get your system checked every now and then to make sure everything is up to par.

For the most part, the system is made in a way that it should last the life of your car without needing to…

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Ram 1500 Big Horn Delivers Excitement and Performance

When you're looking for a pickup truck that is stylish and dependable while also providing great gas mileage, take a look at the RAM 1500 Big Horn pickup truck. While offering plenty of power with a V8 engine, the RAM 1500 also offers a 3.6 Pentastar V6 engine that is more economical while still providing up to 7,400 lbs of towing power.

The RAM 1500 Big Horn pickup is a dependable truck that can get the job done while also offering plenty of comfort and convenience. 

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Should You Replace Road Salt With Kitty Litter?

Road salt is used to treat roads in the winter, making them safer to drive on. People throughout Pocatello, ID use road salt on their walkways and driveway to prevent slippery ice from accumulating as well.

The problem with using too much road salt is that it can kill off vegetation and wreck the components beneath your vehicle because it is corrosive. While you may be tempted to try to use kitty litter as an alternative to road salt, it is much less effective. 

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Car Financing for Everyone with Our Online Application

If you're needing a new vehicle, we'll show you the fast and easy way to get into a great car with the least amount of effort. Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Pocatello is glad to provide our community with their transportation quickly and, at an affordable price. Using technology, we've stayed ahead of the curve by being able to allow our customers to preview vehicles, and, you can even get a pre-approval for financing.

 

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Winter Wiper Blades: Why You Need Them

When the winter hits, it is very important to do everything possible to keep yourself and others safe while out on the road. There's one aspect of safety that many drivers overlook during the winter and that is the wiper blades. Many drivers are unaware that during the winter, their normal wiper blades are actually not making full contact with their windshield, resulting in distracting streaks. Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Pocatello can help.

The danger of streaks being left on your windshield during the winter months is serious. 

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OEM Parts Generally Offer Better Quality Than Aftermarket Options

The sad thing about owning a dream car is that at some point you may have to replace a part of the vehicle. Many people consider that an expense they would rather not have. It really doesn’t have to be that bad as long as you replace your parts with an OEM dealer like Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Pocatello. OEM parts usually last longer, helping you avoid frequent changes of parts. The benefits of getting your parts replaced by an authorized dealer are plentiful.

 

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