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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
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.
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.
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
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
Q. My Battery went dead, I had to jump or replace it and now my lights are flashing, What can I do? A.You may have just found out your vehicle has Keyless entry even if you don’t have a key fob. If by chance you have your remote simply unlocking and locking the car with the remote will resolve it, if not you will need to locate the Valet
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 email@example.com or call us at 425 828 3600.
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
If you read enough of the articles on this website and then the question and answer session that follows you will see that the perplexing issue of do I have to take my Subaru to the Dealer as well as “Should I take my Subaru to the Subaru Dealer?” often comes up. I want to address the first part, the factual answer to this question is only for warranty
What To Do To Your Subaru Before Winter Arrives! With the Storms on the East coast having crippling effects I thought it important to take a moment and remind my readers how important and often overlooked a little planning can be when it comes to your car. No one could have fully known the extent to which Sandy would damage infrastructure, but if you plan ahead you will have
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