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PREPARE FOR FALL AND WINTER

Tire Check

Recommended maintenance should help prepare your vehicle for the fall and winter seasons. Double-check to make sure these items have been maintained as scheduled and checked before the weather turns colder:

  • Regularly scheduled oil change
  • Coolant check
  • Battery performance check
  • Brakes and brake system check
  • Exhaust system check for leaks
  • Heater and defroster check
  • Tires – check for proper inflation and tread is sufficient for handling snow
  • Wiper blades – replace on a regular basis to maintain performance for visibility
  • Inspect all lights

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Leaves

FALLING LEAVES – BEAUTIFUL, BUT DANGEROUS!

Autumn leaves inspire songs, paintings, and photography. Motorists tour specific parts of the country in search of striking fall colors. However, be aware that those falling leaves can be hazardous as well. Be on the alert for:

  • Leaves on the vehicle that should be cleared before driving to help maintain visibility and the ventilation system’s airflow
  • Piles and stacks of leaves that might cover potholes, curbs, and other obstacles that could damage a vehicle or cause an accident
  • Wet leaves on the pavement that might cause the vehicle to slide when braking (layers of wet leaves can be as slippery as ice!)

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Cargo
Round 53-inch cross bars, a kayak carrier, and a bike carrier are mounted to a Subaru Heavy-Duty Roof Cargo Basket.

ADDED CARGO SPACE AND UTILITY FOR OUTBACK

Attaching the Genuine Subaru Accessory Heavy-Duty Roof Cargo Basket (part number E361SSA200) to the standard roof rails and cross bars of the 2010 and 2011 Outback expands functionality by providing additional storage space and utility. This accessory’s integrated cross bars increase the available fore-aft cross bar spread (distance between cross bars) from the standard fixed 30 inches to a fixed 40 inches.

Mounting Genuine Subaru Accessory 53-inch round cross bars (E361SXA400) to the basket increases the fore-aft spread to an adjustable 36 inches. In addition, the length of these 53-inch cross bars permits more cargo to be loaded (properly attached and within the weight limit).

Subaru is offering the Genuine Subaru Accessory Heavy-Duty Roof Cargo Basket at a reduced price. See your Subaru dealer.

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OCTOBER IS FALL CAR CARE MONTH

Subaru endorses Car Care Month twice a year – October and April. Many Subaru dealers offer coupons and special discounts during the event. Free service inspections are available at most Subaru dealerships by appointment throughout October. See yours for details.

Remember: Subaru dealerships have technicians trained by the factory to take special care of your Subaru vehicle. Regular vehicle maintenance contributes to better fuel economy, improved safety, and enhanced comfort.

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WINTER DRIVING TIPS

Winter driving demands your attention in these areas:

Ice Scraper
  • Clear snow and ice from all of your vehicle before driving to prevent loose snow from blocking visibility when on the road
  • Check for snow and ice buildup in the wheel wells and clear before driving to prevent it from affecting vehicle handling
  • Carry emergency equipment
  • Test the road surface by braking (after checking to make sure no one is following)
  • Leave ample space between your vehicle and the one ahead
  • Avoid piles of snow that might conceal road hazards
  • When snow is falling, turn on your lights so other drivers can see you
  • Don’t overestimate the capability of all-wheel drive
  • Consider installing winter tires, which can improve traction as much as 50 percent
  • Pay attention! Avoid eating, drinking, talking on the cell phone, and other activities that take your attention away from the road
Snow on Outback

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