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Roadside Emergency Kit - A Necessary Luxury

As much as we think we’ll never have a roadside emergency, we know that it could happen. Having a roadside emergency kit can be a necessary luxury if that time comes. If you’re in need of a roadside emergency kit or just need suggestions, stop at our Subaru service center and let our professionals help you out.

When you're putting together your own emergency kit, it's important to consider what you might need most. Here are some suggestions:

  • Blanket
  • Water
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Jumper cables 
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Why Is Your Tire Pressure Light On?

When you see your tire pressure light come on, you may think that it indicates a serious problem with your vehicle. However, in some cases, the light comes on because it was cold outside the night before. When the weather turns colder, the tire tends to lose pressure. As the car warms up, the tire will regain some of that lost air pressure.

This should be enough to get the light to turn off. The light could also come on because the tire hasn't been inflated in many weeks or months. 

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How to Stay Safe on Rain-Covered Roads

You do not want your vehicle to get out of your control at any point while you are driving. When it is raining and the Wallingford road surfaces are covered with water, there are some things that you can do to avoid hydroplaning and stay safe.

Make sure that the tires on your vehicle are quality tires and that they are in good shape. You need them to do a good job of gripping the road's surface even when it is wet. Avoid hydroplaning by turning off cruise control when driving on wet surfaces and watching your speed carefully…

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Learn to Identify Exhaust Problems

Exhaust leaks are one of the most potentially dangerous issues a car can have. Carbon monoxide, a deadly odorless gas, is a component of your car's exhaust. Breathing it in can be deadly. The signs of an exhaust leak are easy to identify and can be symptoms of other serious issues, too.

The first sign of an exhaust leak is a popping or hissing noise while the engine's running. Also check for damaged paint near the exhaust ports. Burned spark plug wires can be another sign. Pay attention to the noise coming from the tailpipe, too. Changes should…

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The Right Way to Jump Start Another Car

If you need to jump another car, keep this handy guide close by. Be sure you're wearing safety gloves and glasses before working anywhere near the car battery. Once the two cars are nose-to-nose, open the hoods, cut the engine, and turn off the car lights.

The positive ends of the jumper cables are red, and go to positive end of good battery first. Then you can place the other red one on the positive of the dead battery. The negative ends of the jumper cables are black. 

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Don't Get Stuck - Learn How to Change a Flat Tire

You wake up late, then you can't get your hair to look right. The milk is spoiled plus no coffee. This is nothing compared to having a flat tire that you can't change. Wise drivers anticipate the occasional breakdown, but a flat tire can be replaced on the spot if you know what to do.

Be sure to park in a safe location. Please cut off your car engine then engage the emergency brake. Locate the tools to change your tire, and professionals recommend practice so you will feel confident to do the job. 

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Why Choose an All-Wheel Drive Subaru for Connecticut Driving

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It can get pretty snowy here in Connecticut, so you need a vehicle that can handle it all. Choosing a Subaru gives you the benefits of their iconic symmetrical all-wheel drive, on all but one of their models. Why not upgrade your driving experience with a new Subaru?

The advanced technology in the all-wheel drive system on your new Subaru Forester, Outback, Impreza or other model will help keep you safe on the road, compared to traditional front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive vehicles.

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Winter is Coming: 3 Car Prep Tips to Keep You Safe in Connecticut

Snowy Winter Road

Yes folks, winter always seems to be just around the corner here in New England. And whether you've only experienced one winter here in Connecticut or you've lived here all your life, you know just how cold and slippery it can when the mercury starts to drop in your thermometer.

But just as you prepare yourself for winter by buying a new parka, getting the shovel out of the garage, and maybe even stocking up on hot cocoa, it's important to make sure your car is ready for winter too.

Fortunately, we here at Quality Subaru have…

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Why Subaru Oil Changes Are So Important for CT Drivers

Subaru Oil Change in CT

Oil is the lifeblood of every Subaru car. As essential to your car's performance as gasoline, oil keeps your engine cool, lubricated, and clear of buildup. Unfortunately, when it comes to car care, oil changes are also among the most often forgotten. Here at Quality Subaru, we'd like to change that, which is why we've put together a brief rundown of frequently asked questions on Subaru oil changes that address the "what, why, when, and how" of this most essential of Subaru services...

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The Last Few 2017 Subaru Models Offer Great Deals in Wallingford

The 2017 model year editions of many of the popular new Subaru vehicles found at our Wallingford dealership offer some great deals for your next ride, as we try to clear out space for new and upcoming 2018 versions. That means you'll be able to find a great deal when you decide to shop at our Wallingford, CT Subaru dealer serving Hartford, Middletown, Durham and Branford, as our 2017 new ...

 

 

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