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Road Trips: This Is How to Prepare

If you are looking forward to a road trip in the near future, then Lithia Volkswagen of Reno's team strongly recommends that you do the following things before you leave Reno and hit the road.

The most important thing to remember is to make sure that your vehicle's maintenance and repair needs are met. Bring your car in to be inspected before you go.

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Does My Car Need Synthetic Oil?

"Would you like synthetic oil or conventional oil?" Most car owners are faced with that choice each time they take their vehicle in for an oil change. However, many consumers don't know what synthetic oil is or if their car needs it. The Lithia Volkswagen of Reno service team can help.

Synthetic oil is an artificial engine lubricant created with chemical compounds. It is designed to provide better lubrication and superior engine protection when compared to conventional, or natural, oil. 

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How to Read the Letters and Numbers on a Tire

Tires play an important role in getting you safely to your destination. There is a group of abbreviations on the side of your tire that explain critical information about the right fit for your vehicle. A little explanation will help guide you.

The first letter indicates the type of vehicle, so a "P" represents a passenger car. The next set of three numbers is the tire’s width in mm. A tire that’s 225 (mm) is approximately 8.86 inches. After the slash is a two-digit number, which represents the aspect ratio. 

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Consider a Pre-Road Trip Checklist

With holiday travels in the future for countless families in the local Reno area, it’s important to consider the benefits of having a pre-road trip checklist. With one, you are prepared for any emergencies, and the trip is more enjoyable. Below are a few tips to get you started with creating your own:

Follow these tips to ensure a great road trip. We wish you safe and enjoyable travels from Lithia Volkswagen of Reno…

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Why Lithia Volkswagen of Reno is the Only Choice for Repair and Auto Parts

Bring your vehicle to Lithia Volkswagen of Reno when you need parts or servicing, and you get more than just your vehicle back in short order. These are a few of the reasons your neighbors are all making use of the local dealership for parts.

Each technician that works at the dealership has access to most up to date details on your car and only sell OEM approved parts for your vehicle. If you would like to stay at the dealership and let the team install those new OEM parts for you, feel free to enjoy our spacious waiting room…

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