Fall 2009 Forward to a Friend

Quick Stops

Spark Plug

SPARK PLUG MAINTENANCE

Replacing your spark plugs at recommended maintenance intervals contributes to proper engine performance, easier starts, smooth engine idle, and improved fuel economy.

See your Owner’s Manual or your dealer for details.

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OCTOBER – FALL CAR CARE MONTH

Subaru Technician

This is our biannual reminder to tend to the maintenance of your Subaru vehicle. Regularly scheduled maintenance helps you achieve better fuel economy and contributes to improved safety and enhanced comfort.

Subaru-endorsed Car Care Month happens twice a year – in October and in April – and many dealers offer coupons and special promotions to coincide with the event. See yours for details. Remember that Subaru dealerships have technicians trained by the factory to take special care of your Subaru vehicle.

Beginning October 1, 2009, you can find a list of participating Subaru dealers at www.subaru.com.

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Leaves on Road

LEAVES – SLIPPERY WHEN WET

In many regions of the country, leaves will be falling soon. They accumulate on streets and highways and then become wet. The leaves can be as slippery as ice when layers of them slide on top of each other, particularly when you’re stopping or cornering on them.

Please exercise care when driving over fallen leaves.

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HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL!

Hands on Steering Wheel

In other parts of this magazine, we’ve alluded to the importance of having both hands on the steering wheel. We recommend one on each side, at 3 and 9 o’clock. You’ll find that your steering wheel was designed for your hands to fit comfortably in these positions, which give you the greatest steering control in an emergency situation.

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MEDICATIONS AND DRIVING

Prescriptions

If you’re taking any kind of medication – prescription or nonprescription – please consult with your doctor to make sure it won’t impair your ability to drive. Check the labels of over-the-counter drugs, too. Just because they’re available without a prescription doesn’t mean that they won’t negatively affect your driving skills.

For more on this subject, visit www.fda.gov.

Thanks to Subaru owner Sherunda Lister for this tip.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Media Hub

The new Subaru Media Hub accessory provides connectivity to Apple® portable music players as well as the ability to play music stored on USB mass storage devices (Flash drives). Media Hub integrates with the vehicle’s audio system to play your favorite stored music through the vehicle speakers. An upgrade to Media Hub adds the ability to wirelessly stream music.

Media Hub

Media Hub is available for:

  • 2010 Outback without navigation
  • 2010 Legacy without navigation
  • 2010 Impreza

The Media Hub kit includes the Media Hub module, USB + Aux jack, wiring harnesses, mounting bracket, hardware, user guide, installation instructions, and quick reference cards. Mounted behind the dash, the Media Hub module is wired to the vehicle audio system and to the USB + Aux jack, which replaces the standard-equipment auxiliary jack in the center console, under the armrest.

We recommend that an authorized Subaru dealer install Subaru Media Hub.

Find details about Subaru Media Hub’s playback capabilities at www.subaru.com/MediaHub.

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