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When was the last time you checked your lights?

With the time change, more people are driving in the dark. Some, really in the dark with their lights out. My commutes to and from work are now in the dark and I have noticed numerous cars with tail lights, brake lights and even headlights that are not working. Don't be that person in front of me without any tail lights. Have your lights checked today and stay safe during your Holiday travels. You…
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Cold Weather Driving Tips

Check your battery.
When the temperature drops, so does battery power. For gasoline-powered engines, be aware that it takes more battery power to start your vehicle in cold weather than in warm. For electric and hybrid vehicles, the driving range is reduced and the battery systems work better after they warm up. Make sure your battery is up to the challenges of winter by:
  • Having your mechanic check your battery for sufficient voltage.
  • Having the…
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How Serious are Dashboard Warning Lights?

It depends on the color of the light. A red light means you need to seek service immediately. There are two courses of action to take here. If it's a warning light related to your engine, such as an oil pressure or engine temperature warning, pull over as soon as it's safe, turn off your engine and call your Subaru service center. This can be the difference between an inconvenient tow and catastrophic engine failure.
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Safe Driving Practices for Autumn

Seasonal weather changes and the end of daylight saving time can make autumn driving unpredictable. The following guidelines provided by the AARP can help you stay safer and more aware on the roads this fall.

Watch out for leaves. Once leaves become wet, they can present slippery and dangerous driving conditions. Watch for patches of wet leaves on the road or on road lines.

Stay alert on the road. The end of daylight saving time…
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Your Owner's Manual

If you purchased a used Subaru (2000 model or newer) that didn't come with an owner's manual or you misplaced the original, Subaru.com allows you to access and download a free copy. Simply enter your vehicle's VIN; or specify your vehicle, its year and model. You can find the VIN on the vehicle registration, an insurance card or on the vehicle itself. Store this valuable document on your computer for convenient…
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Summer Travel Tips

Check the tires including tire pressure and tread. Underinflated tires reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy and uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. 

 

Check the hoses and belts as they can become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system. 

 

Check filters…

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When should I change my wiper blades?

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The Little Things Make a Big Difference


BatteryWhen the water turns cold, a strong batter is able to deliver enough power to start a cold engine.

Belts and Hoses: A new belt and/or hose can keep engines cool, maintain power steering and strengthen the electrical charging system.

Oil and Air Filters: Clean oil filters improve fuel efficiency and acceleration. Clean air filters help improve airflow from the cabin vents and prints allergens from entering the cabin's air stream. 

Tire…
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Importance of Maintaining Your Vehicle


Properly maintaining your vehicle can do more than improve its performance. It can also improve your fuel economy. Ask about our FREE multi-point service inspection.

We look at items like these that can have a big impact on your gas mileage:

Tires: Properly inflated tires are safer, last longer and can improve mileage by 3%.

Alignment: Have your tires periodically balanced and aligned for proper performance, longer tire life and improved fuel efficiency…
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Most of the time the answer is NOW because you are driving in a heavy rain storm and realize that they aren’t doing their job.

The next day is sunny and the wipers are forgotten about again until the next storm.

Wiper blades and inserts are a maintenance item that…