How Clean Is Your Steering Wheel

Keep this in mind next time you make a pit stop at a fast-food drive-through - the steering wheel of your car harbors nine times more germs than a public toilet seat. 

Research has found that while 80 bacteria lurk on each square inch of toilet, around 700 harmful bugs inhabit the car's interior. 

Germs collect on door handles, buttons, controls, seats, carpet and even the air inside your car. 

Tips on How to Clean…

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How to Defrost Your Windshield in the Winter

How to Defrost Your Windshield in the Winter:

Defrost/Defog: To clear the windshield and front door windows of fog or frost, press the defrost button, set the temperature control to the red position, and set the fan speed control to the…

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Can Winter Have an Impact on Your Car Battery?

Your car's battery is the heart of its electrical system. Lights, defrosters and wipers used for extended  periods place high demands on the charging system.

In extreme temperatures..

  • Batteries lose about half their strength
  • Demands on batteries are increased
  • Engine-cranking power…

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Stay Safe on the Road this Fall

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…

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Get the Most Out of Your Subaru Experience is more than just a website for purchasing and comparing vehicles. 

The website offers helpful information for those who have already joined the Subaru family. 

Clicking on the For Owners tab will lead you to the resource center where you can learn about Bluetooth compatibility, navigation, Starlink and vehicle care and maintenance. 

The vehicle care tips tab offers overviews and information on a wide variety of subjects from driving tips to pet safety…
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Why Should I Have My Brake Fluid Serviced?

Brake fluid naturally absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. As the moisture content increase, the fluids boiling point decreases. Overtime braking performance can deteriorate due to inadequate heat dissipation. 

In addition, increased moisture content can contribute to deposit formations and corrosion inside brake components.  Since brake fluid moisture absorption is unavoidable, many manufacturers recommend a fluid exchange as part of their service intervals.
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Summer Travel Tips

Summer is here! It's time for road trips and vacations. Before you hit the road here are some things you should check. 

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…
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Pump up your gas mileage with routine maintenance.

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 milage by 3%. 

Alignment: Have your tires periodically balanced and aligned for proper performance, longer tire life and improved fuel efficiency. 

Air Filter…
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Useful Apps for Road Trips

Are you planning a road trip? Check out these useful apps during your travels.

A must-download for interstate driving, this app will tell you what you'll find at each upcoming exit - restaurants, gas stations, hotels - so you can plan your pit stops, rather than just winging it. Free.

Use this not only to locate the closest gas stations, with customer reviews, but to find out the gas prices at…
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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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