Winter 2008 Forward to a Friend




Two Good Reasons to Have Your Subaru Serviced at a Subaru Dealership  •  Settings for Subaru Impreza and Legacy Vehicles Equipped with SRS Audio Capability
2008 Subaru Impreza Ready for iPod®  •  Don’t Play Games with Your Gas Gauge  •  Insure Your Subaru with Subaru Advantage Insurance  •  Nine Ways to Avoid Trouble in Parking Facilities


Subaru Parts

TWO GOOD REASONS TO HAVE YOUR SUBARU SERVICED AT A SUBARU DEALERSHIP

  1. Genuine Subaru Service – featuring factory-trained technicians certified by Subaru of America. Dealerships receive the latest service bulletins and can access factory service representatives at any time through the National Technical Support Line. Plus, all dealerships have the Subaru wireless diagnostics system, along with proprietary/special tools and equipment for your vehicle.
  2. Genuine Subaru Parts – manufactured specifically for Subaru. These parts fit better and maintain vehicle quality. (See the article “It’s What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru: Genuine Subaru Replacement Sheet Metal” in Fall 2006 Drive.)

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Cold Weather Driving

SETTINGS FOR SUBARU IMPREZA AND LEGACY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SRS AUDIO CAPABILITY

SRS(•)® CS Auto* is a premium-quality audio system that elevates sound images to ear level, regardless of speaker location. Owners of new Impreza and Legacy models equipped with the system may not be aware of some of its basic operation.

SRS CS Auto on/off control is through the “MENU” button on the audio head unit. After pushing the MENU button, turn the sound control knob to find speed volume control, the on/off settings for the beep sound (operation sound), and the SRS CS Auto setting. Check your Owner’s Manual.

* SRS(•), CS Auto, Circle Surround Automotive and WOW are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.

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Subaru iPod® Interface

2008 SUBARU IMPREZA READY FOR iPOD®

New for 2008, Impreza models without factory navigation and without satellite radio can be equipped with Subaru iPod Interface. It allows control of an iPod through the audio system head unit and steering-wheel controls (if equipped). Connection is through a cable in the center console.

When connected, the iPod’s battery is charged and text information can be displayed on the head unit. A number of play modes are available, and the iPod turns off and on with the vehicle’s ignition.

Read more about the integration kit and the full capabilities of the Subaru iPod interface at www.subaru.com/ipod.

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Subaru Gas Gauge

DON’T PLAY GAMES WITH YOUR GAS GAUGE

Subaru Customer/Dealer Services has received a number of calls and e-mails concerning how much usable fuel is left when the fuel system warning light illuminates. Allowing the fuel level in your fuel tank to deplete to the point of illuminating the warning light is never a good idea, but it’s especially dangerous in winter.

Although there is a little fuel left in the tank when the warning light comes on, you cannot rely on having a specific amount – even the amount listed in your Owner’s Manual. Fuel gauges vary in calibration, and that variance could cause you to run out of gas.

So plan ahead, and keep your fuel tank filled above the 1/4 mark – especially in winter.

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Buckle Up America

INSURE YOUR SUBARU WITH SUBARU ADVANTAGE INSURANCE

Subaru Advantage Insurance carries a complete product offering for Subaru owners. These include auto, home, personal catastrophe/umbrella liability, and boat and recreational-vehicle coverages.

Subaru owners can insure their vehicles at a preferred rate of up to 10 percent off. Visit www.libertymutual.com/lm/subaru for details.

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Avoid Trouble in Parking Facilities

NINE WAYS TO AVOID TROUBLE IN PARKING FACILITIES

  1. Know where entrances and exits are
  2. Park near an exit and/or in open, well-lit spaces
  3. Close all vehicle openings
  4. Don’t leave valuables in the vehicle – especially in plain view
  5. Approach your vehicle with keys ready
  6. Trust your instincts – ask for escorts if you’re uncomfortable
  7. Report suspicious activity
  8. Don’t linger – get into your vehicle and drive away
  9. Keep doors locked and windows closed

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