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When to Get Your Engine Oil Changed

Changing your car’s oil is just one of those things that you know you have to do, even if you don’t want to do it. Like brushing your teeth or grocery shopping. There’s just no way around it, you have to change your oil if you want your car to run more than a year or two after you...Read more

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10 Things to Know About Service for Your EV

Electric vehicles are generally cheaper to drive & maintain than conventional cars. A few periodic checks should be done...Read more

Reasonable Down Payment on a Car

Trying to sort out a down payment for your next vehicle can be a little challenging. Check out the...Read more

Best Cars to Sleep in for Camping

Some of the best cars to sleep in for camping are very practical. These cars accommodate sleeping bags, coolers,...Read more

How Does Leasing a Car Work?

Leasing a car is much like a long-term rental. Let us help you through all the ins and outs...Read more

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Cost of Charging EV’s vs Gas Prices

Looking to sort out how your next vehicle will be fueled? Read our EV vs Gas Breakdown! ...Read more

Types of Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles use electricity to improve vehicle efficiency, save you time and money, and are good for the environment....Read more

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Lost the Title to My Car How Do I Get a New One?

While it is a very important document, many people lose their car title and there is a simple process...Read more

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Simple Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage

Gas prices aren't going down, so we have some tips to help you cut down on trips to the...Read more

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How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready for Winter

Winter is here or at least just around the corner and for many drivers that also means the challenges of owning a car in the winter are also here, like icy roads, freezing temperatures, salted roads, and while we might not get a lot of it here in the Pacific Northwest; snow. Here are a few tips to make sure your car at least is ready to take on the winter months and comes out running good come spring. And, make sure you have a good understanding of how to drive safely in the snow.

 

Check Your Lights

The sun is setting earlier which, naturally, means that it is getting darker earlier and earlier and the commute home that used to be bathed in sunlight is now covered in black with the twinkle of car lights passing the opposite way.

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You’ll want to do everything possible to make sure all of your vehicle’s lights are in excellent shape and lighting up the night sky as well as they can. If a bulb is out, fix it before the nights start getting really really long. Also, be sure to check your lights to see if they are covered by any snow during that one-to-two-week snowstorm that plagues the…

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10 Things to Know About Service for Your EV

Electric vehicles are generally cheaper to drive & maintain than conventional cars. A few periodic checks should be done to keep your EV running smoothly and the vehicle’s warranty in effect.

Reasonable Down Payment on a Car

Trying to sort out a down payment for your next vehicle can be a little challenging. Check out the guide to help you make a solid choice!

Best Cars to Sleep in for Camping

Some of the best cars to sleep in for camping are very practical. These cars accommodate sleeping bags, coolers, heaters, and other types of camping gear. Essential qualities of a car to sleep in for camping include the following: Space – a large trunk and a folding backseat are a great starting point for a roomy car to sleep in for …

How Does Leasing a Car Work?

Leasing a car is much like a long-term rental. Let us help you through all the ins and outs of leasing your next vehicle. Dick Hannah Dealerships Portland, Vancouver, Portland