Understanding Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Here at Jefferson Auto, we want Washington motorists to understand how their vehicles work. Although you may know what type of motor oil your engine uses, do you know what those numbers mean? If not, let's find out!

What does motor oil viscosity mean? It's the measurement of resistance to flow. For example, a high-viscosity oil flows slower than a low-viscosity oil. If the motor oil is thin and light, it's probably a low viscosity oil. High-viscosity motor oils are thick and heavy.

Choosing a motor oil with the right viscosity for your engine is a crucial…

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Choosing Your Teen's First Car

If you have a teen who has learned to drive and you want to buy them their first car, then there is a lot to consider. The right car for a teen is not like the right car for an experienced adult driver.

For example, an adult would love a powerful engine that has a lot of acceleration, but for a teen, this could be difficult to control because they don't have a feel for road speed and navigating traffic yet. A young driver would benefit quite a bit from safety features to help them avoid an accident and…

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Affordable Used SUVs for Sale



 

Many drivers choose SUVs for their spacious designs, versatile capabilities, and family-oriented features. When you add the affordability of buying used to the equation, used SUVs are even better suited for family drivers and daily commuters. At Jefferson Auto, we carry an impressive selection of high-quality used SUVs to consider in a wide variety of options.

Learn more about why so many drivers choose our used SUVs.

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Is it Risky to Buy Used?



 

No, you will discover high-quality used vehicles and transparency when you choose us. We are proud to stand behind the quality of our inventory and provide the information you need to buy with confidence. While you may have had a bad experience in the past with a private seller, you will discover a completely different shopping process at our dealership.

Learn more about how we provide you with peace of mind.

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About Vehicle Safety Ratings

Each vehicle in our Washington, PA Jefferson Auto inventory has undergone testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine if the car, SUV, or truck should receive a one to five-star safety rating. The vehicles are subjected to various crash test simulations that determine the strength of the vehicle and its ability to protect occupants during an impact.

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How to Determine if You Need New Tires

Your tires are an incredibly important component of your car. To avoid an accident, you need to keep up with proper tire maintenance. An easy way to do this is by completing the "penny test."

To assess the quality of your current tires, all you need is a penny. Take the penny and flip it so that Abe Lincoln's head is facing down toward the ground and facing toward you. If you can see all of Abe Lincoln's head, then your tires are too worn down and it's time to replace them.

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It's Hard to Beat the Utility of a Used SUV

Many drivers in the Pittsburgh area are now turning to SUVs for their main mode of transportation, and it's easy to see why. With so many benefits that come with owning a used SUV, it's no wonder that SUVs are more popular now than ever before.

If you need a vehicle with lots of cargo space, you can't go wrong with an SUV. Many SUVs have large cargo areas in the back, and lots of SUV models feature foldable back seats to accommodate even more cargo. With this larger amount of space, you can also expect plenty…

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Ford F-150 Power and Towing

The Ford F-150 is back on the pickup truck market and even stronger than before. The F-150 offers a solid steel frame design and a durable body construction that is designed to handle a variety of tough tasks. There are six bold trims that are available for the latest Ford F-150 lineup.

 

Powertrain Options

Customers have several options between V6 and V8 powertrains when it comes to the used Ford F-150 models. Additionally, among the five different engine layouts that are available for the latest F-150, there is an available diesel engine option. The most powerful gasoline-powered 

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