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Car Battery Maintenance Requires Proper Equipment

Batteries for cars can be charged long enough so that a motorist can reach a proper maintenance destination. In order to distribute power to a battery that has drained, you'll need a jumper cable and access to another vehicle.

If you're going to store your jumper cable in a trunk, ensure that the housing on the lines is constructed out of a very tough material. 

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Don't Forget to Change the Oil Filter

Fresh motor oil in a car's engine can keep it running smoothly for up to 100,000 miles or longer. To determine how often the oil should be changed, you can refer to your owner's manual. In most cases, you don't need to change it every 3,000 miles, and your vehicle may actually tell you when to get it done.

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Temperature Extremes Can Destroy Your Battery

When the air temperature goes to extremes, it’s hard for your battery to work properly. In very hot weather conditions, your battery will begin to evaporate fluid. This results in a temporary improvement of your battery, followed by your battery breaking down from the heat.

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Which Solution is Best for Winter Traction Emergencies?

Winter has arrived here in Helena, Montana, and it is vital that your winter survival kit is top-notch for the season. One of the biggest concerns to think about is if you have the right materials in case your vehicle gets stuck in the snow. What is the best choice to get you unstuck?

Kitty Litter

If you find yourself stuck in slushy snow, pour some non-clumping kitty litter in the path of your wheels to absorb moisture and help get traction. Fresh kitty litter can be quite messy as it absorbs liquid. You'll also need to plan how…

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Why You Should Keep Your Fuel Tank Full in Winter

One of the most important things that a car owner should do is keep the fuel tank of your automobile full of gas in the winter months. You do not want to run out of gas during this time of year, especially in the Helena, MT weather. One of the things that can help is to pretend that half a tank of gas is the empty mark. When the needle reaches empty, fill the tank.

Running your gas tank very low can cause a few problems. One of the problems is that the fuel pump can burn up. Since the…

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Why Winter Wiper Blades are the Best Choice for Colder Weather

The wiper blades that kept your field of vision clear in the summer may not be up to the task as the cold weather arrives. Not only are those older blades not strong enough, but they will also fail if the temperatures drop too low.

The winter wiper blades are made to protect the flexing framework from ice or snow. Encased in a rubber sleeve, nothing can interfere with how the blades will keep your field of vision clear. Winter blades won't rip or tear as the temperatures drop to freezing. The winter wipers have been designed to be…

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3 Simple Pre-Road Trip Precautions Before You Travel

So you have a road trip coming up you're excited about! Who doesn't love a road trip? Let's make sure your journey is safe and smooth so you can relax and enjoy it instead of having it turn into a stressful experience when the unexpected could pop up, and it could have been prevented.

Here's a quick Pre-Road trip checklist that will help you make this a great trip:

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Convenient, Hassle-Free Servicing here at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Helena

If you're like most drivers, you always want your car to run smoothly and drive at its very best. Finding the time to get it serviced can be a challenge for many. Even making the appointment can be a bit of a crunch for some. Well, we at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Helena are entirely committed to our customers and their satisfaction. And we have come up with a great time-saving solution regarding servicing your beloved vehicle!

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Do You Regularly Check Your Car Fluids?

Performing routine fluid checks is one of the most crucial ways of maintaining the health of your car, SUV or pickup truck. At Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Helena, we advise you to examine all of your car fluids, ranging from everything to the transmission fluid to the windshield wiper fluid, at least on a monthly basis.

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