Spring 2009 Forward to a Friend

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CHARGING YOUR NEW-GENERATION IPOD

Apple Inc. has released several new or revised iPod units. The second-generation iPod touch and the fourth-generation iPod nano were changed internally. As a result, they can no longer be charged by a 12V power source such as the one available through the current Subaru iPod Interface. Otherwise, the new iPod units will function normally.

Subaru is updating its iPod Interface, which will be available in spring 2009. Please check www.subaru.com/ipod for updates.

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WARMER WEATHER REMINDER: CHECK YOUR VEHICLE TIRE AIR PRESSURE

As the weather warms through springtime, the air in your vehicle’s tires warms, too. Check air pressure for overinflation. Overinflated tires can reduce fuel economy and cause a harsher ride.

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SEARCH FOR POINT OF INTEREST (POI)1

Feature Spotlight: 2006-2009 Legacy, Outback, Tribeca Navigation Systems

Here’s a trick we’ve learned as a quick way to spot POIs either at your current location, along your intended route, or at your final destination:

  • Tap the touch-screen, and the “POI” button appears on the bottom right of the screen.
  • Press the “POI” button, and access the POI menu.
  • Select a POI category you want to search (for example, restaurant type – Japanese).
  • In the lower right-hand section of the POI menu is a “List All” button – press it.
  • The system will list all POIs in the navigation database sorted by distance from the vehicle’s current location.

1 Editor’s note: Please be advised that you must stop the vehicle in a safe place before operating the navigation system. For safety’s sake, some of the navigation system’s controls and functions cannot be used unless the vehicle is stationary. Please consult your Owner’s Manual.

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BE PREPARED FOR TRAVEL EMERGENCIES

  1. Always wear seatbelts.
  2. Secure loose items in the vehicle cabin (including the cargo area in wagons and SUVs).
  3. Pay attention to traffic behind you.
  4. Be prepared to call 911 for emergency help.
  5. Carry flares or reflectors to warn other drivers.
  6. Carry a first aid kit.
  7. Carry a blanket and jacket, especially in cold weather.
  8. Keep your insurance card and a disposable camera in the glovebox.

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SUBARU PARTNERS WITH CARFAX IN CARFAX SERVICE LINK PROGRAM

Subaru dealers who take part in the CARFAX Service Link program report vehicle service and maintenance information to CARFAX. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports™ then carry the vehicle’s service records and dealership names, indicating trusted dealerships to buyers of the vehicles when they appear in the pre-owned market. The information also allows fair evaluation and pricing for that market.

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APRIL – NATIONAL CAR CARE MONTH

National Car Care Month – endorsed by Subaru of America, Inc. – encourages owners to visit their dealers to ensure that their vehicles are in good working condition. Motorists are keeping vehicles longer, so proper maintenance is a necessity. It ultimately saves money, improves safety, and helps to reduce pollution.

Watch for Subaru dealership promotions – coupons and special offers. Remember that factory-trained technicians are prepared to take care of your Subaru vehicle at your dealership. April is one of two National Car Care Months. The other is October.

(See the article Caring for Your Subaru Vehicle in this issue for more about maintenance.)

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WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES

Replacing your wiper blades? Remember that Subaru wiper-blade replacement falls under your vehicle’s three-year/36,000-mile warranty!

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