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When Should I Change My Wiper Blades?

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 should be checked and or changed periodically. Most manufacturers recommend at least once a year.

Wipers should be checked monthly and cleaning with a…
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Basic Benefits of Nitrogen in Tires

Nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than is oxygen, which means that your tire pressures will remain more stable over time and temperature changes. Nitrogen installation can cut down on the frequency of your low tire light illuminating; however, it does not completely eliminate the need for occasional pressure adjustments.

With nitrogen, your tire pressures will remain more constant, saving you a small amount in fuel and tire-maintenance costs. There will be…
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Is Your Vehicle Ready For Spring?

Spring is right around the corner, but for those of you who suffer from allergies like hay fever or asthma, spring may not be the most comfortable time of year. One of the quickest and easiest ways you can reduce pollens entering your vehicle's interior cabin is to check to see if your vehicle's cabin air filter needs to be changed.

The benefits of replacing a car's cabin filter include:
  • Protects occupants…
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Fuel Mileage Tips

Engine Performance: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.

Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.

Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer.


Air Filters: Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and…
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Fuel Mileage Tips


Engine Performance: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.

Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent

Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended for your vehicle by the manufacturer.


Air Filters: Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and…
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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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