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A Car Operates Inefficiently When a Fuel Pump Has a Problem

Most modern cars are designed with practical tools that can simplify the process of detecting typical fuel pump problems. For example, if you study the panel on your dashboard, you can easily pinpoint a minor fuel pump issue before an inefficient gasoline distribution problem impacts the engine. In many cases, you could also detect some fuel pump issues without relying on the gauges by increasing your awareness throughout traditional hauling routines.

The fuel pressure gauge can help you determine whether or not fuel is traveling to the engine...

 

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Watching for Exhaust System Failure

Back in the day, a loud or leaky exhaust system meant a car that was loud and considered “cool” by teenagers. Today a leaky exhaust can mean harmful gases escaping into our vehicles and in the atmosphere. It can also mean citations from law enforcement. Stop at Lithia Nissan of Eugene if you think your exhaust may be starting to fail or may need replacement.

When your exhaust is starting to leak, you may not realize it right away because the harmful exhaust gases are odorless and colorless. However, they can still do you harm if they’re flowing through…

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Keep Your Transmission Working Correctly by Replacing Transmission Fluids

The transmission of your vehicle helps that vehicle to run well. The transmission fluid that is in your vehicle keeps your transmission lubricating and working as it is meant to work. You should take care of your transmission by replacing the transmission fluid every now and then.

You should have recommendations that you can follow that go along with your vehicle when it comes to changing out the transmission fluids. You should refer to your vehicle's owner's manual to learn how often you should change out the transmission fluid. We are here to help you with the actual…

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Are Transfer Cases Attached to Transmissions?

Some lucky people get to drive vehicles that have both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive capabilities. These hybrid vehicles include special components known as transfer cases. These intricate pieces of automotive engineering are specials torque-converting transmissions that take rotary energy from the regular transmission and route this power to each wheel.

In order to do this job, transfer cases require direct connections to the regular transmissions that they get their power from. To accomplish this, some automakers place the transfer case and the regular transmission in the same...

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Three Reasons to Keep Your Tank Full During This Winter.

We here at Lithia Nissan of Eugene are excited about the winter season. As the season comes it brings many exciting things for us, but, it also brings problems for many of our clients and drivers just like you. One thing you need to do is keep your vehicle's tank full during the winter months and here's why. First, you never know when bad weather can hit, and you want to make sure you have enough gas to keep you warm.

The second reason for keeping your gas tank full is, if you get stuck somewhere, you can…

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Keep Your Car Safe with Transmission Service

The transmission on your vehicle keeps you running in the right gear. Yearly checkups on your transmission should be enough maintenance for several years. You'll want to check your owner's manual regarding transmission flushes. Some vehicles can go 100,000 miles without needing the transmission fluid changed.

If your car begins to be difficult to handle, head over to Lithia Nissan of Eugene. Our service center will inspect your car carefully and look for the reasons behind the tough driving. When your transmission is at fault, you'll notice that your car doesn't go into gear well…

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Best Reasons to Start Investing in a Set of Winter Wiper Blades


Once the snow and sleet sets in, you better have made changes to your vehicle to be able to drive safely on the roads. Getting to Lithia Nissan of Eugene for a set of brand new winter wipers can make all the difference when you are trying to navigate to slicker roadways.

The rubber composition of the winter blades is made to not tear and to handle the severe drop in temperatures.

Winter wipers are enclosed in a rubber case that is designed to keep the elements from jamming the framework. If ice were to get in that moving frame…
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Are Your Tires Putting You at Risk This Time of Year?


When it comes to car maintenance, tire tread is one of the most important things that need to be attended to. Tires that need to be replaced can blow out, which is especially dangerous if this happens while driving. Another hazard is how a lack of treading can affect how quickly a car is able to come to a complete stop.

A car's stopping distance is especially impacted by cold weather because rain and snow cause roads to be slick. Tires that do not have sufficient tread take longer to stop on wet roads. This can increase the risk…
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Why Tire Rotation is a Genius Idea for Your Car

Buying new tires can be a costly affair. Therefore, it is prudent to want to get as much service from your current set as possible. To answer your question, how? There is a technique known as tire rotation where you swap each tires' position after a period, preferably when you have an oil change.

The tire swaps ensure that the tire wear in a uniform manner which means they live longer. The reason is that all the four-wheels have their wear points which are never uniform. The tires have different contact points with the roads that tend to wear quicker…

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