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Troubleshooting a Car That Won't Start

Every once in a while, you are going to be dealing with a car that won't start. This is where you are going to have to do some troubleshooting. There are many issues that can cause a vehicle to not start. Therefore, you want to find the issue before acting on it.

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Deterring Rodents from Invading Your Vehicle

At Lithia Body and Paint of Portland, we understand the damage that mice and rats can cause to a vehicle if they decide to make it their home. From storing food in the engine area to chewing the insulation off wires and causing short circuits in the engine, they could cause major issues that are expensive to repair.

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Have You Ever Heard of a Blind-Spot Monitor?

You know that safety is important to you. It is especially important in the vehicle that you will drive almost every single day. Out of all of the latest safety features that are out there, one of the latest is the blind-spot monitor.

Recently, USA Today released an article in which they said that blind-spot monitors could save countless lives, and they may be right. For decades, the blind-spot has been the cause of thousands of accidents where people are seriously injured or even killed. How can these accidents be stopped? 

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Why Car Covers are Important

The popular belief is that car covers are just to hide your luxury vehicle from thieves. Car covers serve several purposes to help you preserve the exterior and interior of your vehicle. Keep your vehicle covered to protect your investment.

3 Reasons to Cover Your Car

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Don't Become a Victim of Auto Theft

There's probably no worse feeling than going back to the place you parked your car, only to discover it's been stolen. Three-quarter of a million drivers annually experience auto theft. At Lithia Body and Paint of Portland, we want to provide you with some tips to help prevent you from becoming an auto theft victim.

Never leave your vehicle running with the key in the ignition, even if you're only running a 30-second errand. Always lock your vehicle after parking it, even if it's in your own driveway, and close all windows.  

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Getting Repairs After A Recall

When you receive a phone call or a notice in the mail that there is a recall related to your vehicle, it means that there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Some recalls aren't too serious while others could impact the safety of the vehicle while you're driving in Portland.

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