Have your dealer winterize your Subaru for safer, more economical travel. Your dealer should check:
Before starting out on any length of drive – even if its 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 vehicles surfaces, including hood and roof. It can blow onto the windshield or cover other windows and block your vision once youre under way. It also can blow onto or in the path of other vehicles, creating a driving hazard!
As air temperatures cool, so does the temperature of the air in your vehicles tires, contracting the space that it fills. Air pressure drops, underinflating the tires.
Referring to the recommended air pressure in the Owners Manual or on the label mounted on the drivers 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.
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.
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 systems 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 vehicles interior according to climate control settings.
Subaru remote start system features include: