Spring 2007 Forward to a Friend




Satellite Radio Capability  • National Car Care Month  • 10 Things to Check on Your Vehicle During National Car Care Month
Check Your Belts and Hoses  • Vehicle Maintenance and My.Subaru.com  • Playing with CDs


Satellite Radio

SATELLITE RADIO CAPABILITY

Many Subaru models have XM® or SIRIUS® Satellite Radio available as an accessory. Hardware for the radio and subscription to the service are sold separately.

Please note that when a vehicle’s specifications state that it has “Satellite Radio Capability,” that means the vehicle has been built to accept the radio’s hardware. It does not mean that satellite radio has been installed as standard equipment.

Subaru vehicles that have standard satellite radio already installed are Special Edition 2007 Impreza Outback Sport, Special Edition 2007 Impreza 2.5i, and Special Edition 2007 B9 Tribeca models.

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NATIONAL CAR CARE MONTH

Twice a year – April and October – National Car Care Month events remind motorists to ensure that their vehicles are in tip-top shape. Subaru of America, Inc. endorses National Car Care Month, and Subaru dealers around the country participate with coupons and special offers. Watch for them!

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10 THINGS TO CHECK ON YOUR VEHICLE DURING NATIONAL CAR CARE MONTH
10 THINGS TO CHECK ON YOUR VEHICLE DURING NATIONAL CAR CARE MONTH

For improved safety, dependability, and fuel economy, here’s a list of car care items for you to check to make sure your vehicle is in good shape:

1. All fluids
2. All filters
3. Battery and charging system
4. Engine cooling system belts and hoses
5. Engine oil
6. All lights
7. Windshield and rear window wipers
8. Tires and suspension
9. Air conditioner refrigerant and hoses
10. Engine drivability

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Belts and Hoses
CHECK YOUR BELTS AND HOSES

This is not a caution about fashion accessories, but a suggestion for preventive maintenance.

Almost one-third of all vehicular belts and hoses are changed only after they have failed. These failures are inconvenient at best, but they could pose potential durability and safety problems as well.

The belts under the hood drive components such as air conditioner compressors, alternators, fans, and pumps for engine coolant and power steering. These components won’t work if the belt or belts break. Belts should be inspected for cracks, which would indicate that replacement is necessary.

Cracks on hoses also indicate wear, as does bulging or ballooning. Cracks along a hose’s wall – especially at either end – indicate locations where liquid can seep through. This can result in pinhole leaks or a burst hose. Squeeze the hoses near their ends. A soft, mushy feeling indicates that replacement is necessary.

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my.subaru.com
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND MY.SUBARU.COM

By registering your vehicle on My.Subaru.com, you can take advantage of a number of tools that enhance your ownership experience. Tools such as e-mail reminders help you keep up a proper maintenance schedule. Your service history can be made available, and service campaign information will reach you through the site.

By activating your personal My.Subaru.com site with your vehicle identification number, or VIN, you can initiate contact with your participating Subaru Care Retailer. That dealer will provide you with discount coupons for Service, Parts, and Accessories.

Check out all the benefits at My.Subaru.com. If you haven’t activated your account, there’s no better time than now.

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heart shaped cd
PLAYING WITH CDS

As a reminder, CDs with peeling labels, burrs, and breaks will jam your CD player. So will multiple discs inserted in a single slot and the use of irregularly shaped discs.

For more information, go to www.drivesubaru.com and see the article “In-dash CD Changer/Player Disc ‘Dos and Don’ts.’ ”


Labels Peeling



Broken CDs



Double Disc Insertion


Burrs on CDs
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