Winter 2010 Forward to a Friend

Quick Stops



Tire Tread Depth

WINTERIZING

Have your dealer winterize your Subaru for safer, more economical travel. Your dealer should check:

  • The coolant system – to see if it’s time to replace and add new antifreeze
  • The heater and defroster – for proper operation
  • The wiper blades – if necessary, replace with Genuine Subaru Winter Wiper Blades that have a rubber boot covering the arm to prevent snow and ice buildup
  • The washer reservoir – fill it and check to see that the system functions properly
  • The battery – if it’s three years old or older
  • The tire pressure and tread depth – to ensure sufficient “grip” on snow and ice
  • The brake system – for proper operation
  • The exhaust system – to make sure there are no leaks

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Clear Your Windows

CLEAR YOUR WINDOWS

Before starting out on any length of drive – even if it’s to go only a couple of miles – make sure your windows are clear of dew, frost, snow, ice, fog, sand, dust, dirt, mud, leaves, and anything else that might obstruct your vision.

Remove accumulated snow from your vehicle’s surfaces, including hood and roof. It can blow onto the windshield or cover other windows and block your vision once you’re under way. It also can blow onto or in the path of other vehicles, creating a driving hazard!

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COLD WEATHER REMINDER: CHECK THE AIR PRESSURE IN YOUR TIRES

Check Tire Pressure

As air temperatures cool, so does the temperature of the air in your vehicle’s tires, contracting the space that it fills. Air pressure drops, underinflating the tires.

Referring to the recommended air pressure in the Owner’s Manual or on the label mounted on the driver’s door pillar, check tire air pressure for underinflation. Underinflated tires can reduce fuel economy and lead to premature wear of your tires.

If your vehicle is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, heed its warnings concerning loss of air pressure.

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VEHICLE NEED SERVICE?

According to the Car Care Council, 80 percent of vehicles checked during National Car Care Months in April and October required parts replacement, service, or fluids. Motor oil, windshield wipers, air filters, belts and hoses, and lights were the most frequent areas requiring attention.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT:

Bi-directional Remote Start System (for 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback)

The new Subaru two-way remote start system – available on the 2010 Legacy and Outback – is easy to use and reliable. To start the vehicle, simply press the START button twice on the hand-held remote. If within range, the vehicle horn will emit a short “chirp” and the parking lights will flash to indicate that the remote start system has been triggered.

The vehicle “talks back” by sending a confirming signal to the hand-held remote, which will flash twice to confirm that the vehicle has started. It will emit two flashes every few seconds to confirm that the vehicle is running.

Generally, the system works in a range of up to 400 feet, but that will vary with the locations of the vehicle and the remote operator as well as the condition of the remote battery.

Please note this new function: If the vehicle is running in remote start mode, the engine will turn off when any door is opened. The driver then can restart the vehicle with the ignition key. This feature is necessary to ensure that the vehicle security system remains fully functional.

Remote starting does not interfere with the system’s pre-cool or pre-warm function. Automatic climate control systems will automatically adjust the temperature to ensure that the interior is cool during summer months and warm during winter months. Vehicles equipped with manually adjusted climate controls will heat or cool the vehicle’s interior according to climate control settings.

Subaru remote start system features include:

  • Fully integrated, factory-fit wire harness
  • Reliable, long-range operation
  • Subaru warranty
  • Easy operation
  • Components designed to high Subaru engineering standards
Subaru two-way remote start system

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