Parking your Subaru properly is an important part of safe driving. When parking a manual-transmission vehicle, shift the transmission into first gear when parking on an upgrade, and shift the transmission into reverse when parking on a downgrade. Vehicles with automatic transmissions should always be shifted into Park.
Never rely on the transmission alone to hold the vehicle in place when its parked. When parking your vehicle, always set the parking brake firmly. To set the parking brake, press the brake pedal firmly and hold it down while fully pulling up on the parking brake lever.
When parking on a hill, never leave the front wheels pointing straight ahead. When the vehicle is parked heading up a hill, the front wheels should be turned away from the curb. When its parked facing downhill, the front wheels should be turned toward the curb. Should the vehicle accidentally start to roll, it will roll toward the curb, which will catch the front wheel and stop the vehicle.
When the parking brake is set while the engine is running, the parking brake warning light comes on. After starting the vehicle, be sure that the warning light has gone out before the vehicle is driven. For more information, refer to the Warning and indicator lights section of your Subaru Owners Manual.
In-dash compact disc (CD) players are a great way to enjoy crystal-clear music in your Subaru. Subaru CD players are designed to play standard 4-3/4-inch-diameter CDs, which carry the Compact Disc Digital Audio logo shown here.
To prevent accidental damage to your CD player, dont use any of the following CDs in your Subaru:
For more information, see our Online Exclusive on caring for you in-dash CD changer or player.