The All Wheel Drive Auto Blog

Subaru FAQ # 9 Q. How often should I rotate the tires on my Subaru?

Q. How often should I rotate the tires on my Subaru? A. We used to suggest every other oil change, but with the oil change intervals being pushed further and further out by Subaru its become part of an oil change to rotate the tires on the current Subaru Models. The newer Subaru AWD vehicles with the more balanced torque split (power distribution front VS Rear) typically require less tire

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Subaru FAQ # 8 Q. Can I put Snow Tire Chains on My Subaru?

Q. Can I put Snow Tire Chains on My Subaru? A. You need to consult your owners manual for specific information about the model and year Subaru you currently own. Many modern vehicles, Subaru’s included just don’t have enough clearance to accommodate tire chains. There are companies that provide tire chains in the aftermarket such as Thule that have a low profile design, but even then I have never seen

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Subaru FAQ # 7 The head light bulbs don’t seem to last very long on My Subaru, Why is this?

Q. The head light bulbs don’t seem to last very long on My Subaru, Why is this? A.  In many case bulbs that  are purchased from aftermarket parts houses are cheaper in many ways.  For example the 2005 to 2009 Legacy and Outback use an H7 bulb, but unless you buy an H7LL (long life) it will not hold up in your Subaru at all.  Many parts stores do not

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Subaru FAQ # 6 The Subaru Dealer just reflashed my Subaru and now it stalls, what’s going on? WVU-31

  The Subaru Dealer just reflashed my Subaru per WVU-31 and now it stalls, what’s going on? A. On 2005 and newer models care must be taken  when reflashing the engine control module or disconnecting the battery for any reason.  The most critical part of this is turning the key to the on position prior to starting the vehicle and waiting for the systems to “settle a bit” before starting.

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Subaru Tire Pressure Light

Subaru FAQ # 5, My Tire pressure light came on, but when I check the tire pressure they are all ok, what’s going on?

  A. There is some sort of a malfunction the the tire pressure monitoring system that needs to be evaluated, the most common thing we see currently is the batteries in the Sensors failing right around the 5 year mark. The light is just an irritant and as long as the tire pressure is ok, you should be fine to drive it until you can get your Subaru in.

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Measuring the tread depth on a tire, Subaru

Subaru FAQ # 4, The tire shop is telling me I need 4 new tires, is this true even when I technically only need one?

Q. The tire shop is telling me I need 4 new tires, is this true even when I technically only need one? A. Depending on the situation this may in fact be true, if you own an AWD Subaru all four tires must have have like tread depth and type. So if you have three used tires that are worn down to below 8/32 of tread life remaining, and the

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Subaru FAQ # 3 My Check Engine Light Came On And Or My Cruise Control Light Is Flashing, Can I Drive My Subaru?

  Q. My check engine light came on and or my Cruise control light is flashing, is My Subaru ok to drive? A. The check engine light can come on for one of many reasons, as such there is really no way to know if its for a loose gas cap or something much more serious without at a minimum a code scan. Starting in 2005 Subaru commanded the Cruise

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Subaru Parking Light Switch

Subaru FAQ # 1, I can’t seem to get my parking lights to shut off, what’s going on?

Q. I can’t seem to get my parking lights to shut off, what’s going on? A. You may have inadvertently bumped the rocker switch located on top of your steering column, which will allow the parking lights to come on even when the key is off. Start with checking the switch, if that does not resolve your issue, send us an email service@allwheeldriveauto.com or call us at 425 828 3600.

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Whats Included With Your Subaru Oil Change

    An Oil Change on your Subaru at All Wheel Drive Auto includes. New oil filter New drain plug gasket 5w30 Synthetic blend oil or full synthetic as required or requested We will check and top off the following. Washer Fluid Coolant (including the new Subaru Super Coolant) Transmission and Differential Fluids Brake Fluid Clutch Hydraulic Fluid Power Steering Fluid We will check and correct your tire pressure as

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