Posts by this Author: Lithia Hyundai of Fresno

Keep Your Wiper Blades In Good Working Order For Safety


Your windshield wipers are one of the most important things on your entire vehicle. Without them driving in the rain can be downright dangerous. During the warm summer months, it can be easy to overlook them as they dry out and get brittle. This causes them to be stiffer and much less effective.

You want to keep an eye on this rather than be surprised by it during the first heavy rain of the season. If you end up in a situation like that you can find that the wipers will not be able to keep up which will drastically…
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Understanding The Importance of Timing Belt Maintenance

Your vehicle's timing belt is an essential piece of equipment necessary for safely operating your car. The timing belt enables the engine to run by synchronizing the turning of the car's camshaft and crankshaft. A timing belt that suddenly breaks will completely stop your vehicle and may even lead to expensive engine repairs. You can count on the service department at Lithia Hyundai of Fresno to handle timing belt replacements before an inconvenient breakdown occurs.

Check your owner's manual for recommended timing belt maintenance, including complete timing belt replacement...

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Choose the Right Spare: Compact vs. Full Size


If your car breaks down due to a flat, you always want to have a spare tire. There are a number of ways to get cheaper tires that you only have for an emergency. Compact, temporary spare tires are just that. It is a temporary solution to a flat tire that gets you from point A to point B.

Spare tires are not always marked as such. Some customers even choose to purchase a spare tire that is the exact same manufacturer and size as their other tires. Full-size spare tires are going to offer more tread and cost a…
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Keeping Your Delicious Food From Spilling All Over Your Car While Traveling

As the holidays come upon us, so does cooking and making meals and treats to take on family trips or to charitable gatherings. That usually means using your car to bring the food there, and when you do that, you need to make sure it doesn't spill all over inside and make your car messy. So here's how you can keep your food from spilling.

Safe Food Handling Tips In Your Vehicle
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1. Bring your food in closed containers instead of open, and make sure they won't spill when tipped
2. Keep the food where it can…
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The 3,000-mile oil change concept is no longer applicable


Growing up you probably saw your parents or grandparents change the engine oil regularly. Often after covering a distance of 3,000 miles. While this was a good practice back then, it is no longer applicable today. Lithia Hyundai of Fresno says that modern cars have engines that are more powerful and that the oil chemistry as changed over the years.

Most new rides can use the miles for 5,000, 7,500, 10,000 and 15,000 depending on the model as well as the driving condition. If you drive on rough roads, you cover short distances and make…
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The 2018 Elantra: Packed With Innovative Technology

Hyundai has always offered technologically-advanced vehicles, and the 2018 Elantra is no exception. The safety technology features are impressive and available at an affordable price. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection alerts the driver of any upcoming objects, and if the driver fails to stop, the system will automatically apply the brakes. Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic coupled with lane change assist adds another level of protection.

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Have You Seen the All New Hyundai Tucson?

Anyone who has been looking for a new SUV might be aware of the all new Hyundai Tucson. This is one of the crossover vehicles that remains popular for so many reasons. Have you had the opportunity to check one out for yourself? If you are like most people looking for an SUV, you are in for quite a nice time.

The Hyundai Tucson provides SUV buyers with everything they want and more.

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Traveling with a Pet on a Long Trip

When embarking on a long trip, you need to make sure that you are prepared for the journey. This is not just a simple trip to the city; this can be a long journey and one that you will regret if you are not prepared. The main thing is to make sure you have ID tags for the pet as well as make sure that they have been looked at by a vet. After this, you need to make sure that you consider the vehicle that you will be carrying your pet in.

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