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SUBARU ADDED SECURITY EXTENDED SERVICE AGREEMENT

Subaru Added Security (SAS) provides after-warranty mechanical repair protection – including parts and labor – for up to 100,000 miles. Please note that Added Security is the only Extended Service Agreement fully backed by Subaru.

Also note that Subaru will not call you concerning SAS. So if you’re receiving calls from telephone marketers trying to sell you an after-warranty program, the call is NOT from Subaru. And the warranty is NOT SAS, nor does it have the benefits of SAS.

For more details about Added Security’s comprehensive, attractive, and affordable plans, visit www.subaru.com or call (800) 932-0636.

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ACCESSORY AUTO–DIMMING MIRROR

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Genuine Subaru Accessories auto-dimming mirrors with three HomeLink1 Wireless Control System buttons are available for most Subaru models.

The mirror darkens (and absorbs the light) in proportion to the amount of glare detected, enhancing comfort and safety when driving at night.

HomeLink buttons can be programmed to control devices such as garage door openers, estate gates, security lighting, and more. Go to www.homelink.com to see the programming video or to download instructions. Another HomeLink resource is (800) 355-3515.

Online Exclusives: Read more below in the Online Exclusive.

1 HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc.

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BIANNUAL SERVICE REMINDER – OCTOBER IS NATIONAL CAR CARE MONTH

Subaru of America, Inc. endorses National Car Care Month – the twice-a-year (October and April) reminder about the importance of maintaining vehicles. Many dealerships promote the event with coupons and special offers. See your Subaru dealer for details.

Regularly scheduled maintenance contributes to more fuel-efficient operation, improved safety, and enhanced comfort. Plus, at Subaru dealerships, factory-trained technicians are ready to take special care of your Subaru vehicle.

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FOR A “GREENER” VEHICLE

From the Car Care Council, here are suggestions for making your vehicle as environmentally friendly as possible:

  • Keep your vehicle properly tuned
  • Regularly check and replace dirty air filters
  • Check and replace spark plugs as needed
  • Maintain the engine cooling system
  • Maintain proper tire inflation
  • Follow the speed limit
  • Avoid aggressive driving
  • Avoid excessive idling
  • Plan ahead to avoid extra trips

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CAUTION: WORK ZONES

Road work hasn’t ended just because it’s the fourth quarter of the year. Orange barrels and safety cones are still in abundance, so continue to exercise care in work zones.

  • Watch out for workers
  • Slow down!
  • Maintain a safe distance to the vehicle ahead
  • Allow plenty of time to reach your destination

Help keep work zones safe – all year ’round!

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HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE GENUINE SUBARU REMOTE START SYSTEM

  • Replace the two remote control batteries periodically. Low battery power is indicated by decreased range.
  • Up to eight remotes can be programmed to operate your system. They are available from your Subaru dealer (part number H001SAG030).
    • To disable remote start function, place system in Service Mode:
    • Press and hold down the brake pedal, turn on the ignition switch, and press the remote control START button three times. After a two-second pause, the vehicle horns chirp three times to indicate that the system is disabled.
    • To re-enable the system, press and hold down the brake pedal, turn on the ignition switch, and press the remote control START button three times. After a two-second pause, the vehicle horns will chirp one time to indicate that the system is enabled again.

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RECYCLE USED MOTOR OIL

If you change your own oil, give careful thought to disposing it. Improper disposal can have devastating environmental results.

Nationwide, there are more than 30,000 convenient recycling centers for used motor oil, including auto shops and quick-lube retailers. Find the nearest disposal/recycling location at www.earth911.org or ask your Subaru dealer.

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AUTO-DIMMING MIRRORS – HIGH-TECH MODULES

Rearview mirrors are another outstanding example of technology at work inside Subaru vehicles. With features like automatic-dimming, HomeLink1 Wireless Control System, and a compass display, today’s mirrors help make driving safer and more convenient.

It’s easy to see that today’s rearview mirrors do far more than provide drivers with a rearward view. These mirrors have evolved into sophisticated electronic modules that automatically eliminate nighttime glare caused by trailing vehicle headlights, making night driving safer and more comfortable. Auto-dimming and other popular features are available on nearly every Subaru model.

Glare Elimination Technology

Auto-dimming mirrors have sensors that detect glare and send an electrical current to specialized chemicals (electrochromics) sandwiched between two layers of glass. The chemical darkens and lightens relative to the glare level, subtly changing the mirror’s reflectance to the optimum level. That means there’s no more discomfort or “night blindness” caused by trailing headlight glare in the rearview mirror.

Everyday Convenience Features

The mirror is also an ideal platform for integrating other high-tech features, like a sophisticated compass transducer and a compass display that makes it easy for drivers to view eight highly accurate directional headings.

The HomeLink Wireless Control System is another popular feature available in the auto-dimming mirror. With the press of a button, drivers can control radio-frequency (RF) devices like garage doors, estate gates, security lighting, and more. Three HomeLink buttons are located on the mirror bezel, so drivers can enjoy convenience, plus improved interior aesthetics by eliminating one or more remote control boxes.

High-Quality Product and Support

Auto-dimming mirrors with integrated electronic features are designed and engineered for years of reliable operation. If your Subaru is equipped with one of these mirrors, you’ll find a comprehensive User Guide conveniently located in the vehicle’s glove compartment. This guide contains tips and instructions for typical operations such as compass calibration and the auto-dimming feature. For mirrors equipped with HomeLink, a separate document provides step-by-step programming instructions. Another HomeLink resource is (800) 355-3515.

For more information on how to make a high-tech mirror part of your vehicle’s interior, contact your Subaru dealer.

1 HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc.