Monthly Archives: January 2019

SUBARU MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES (And a little about the "X" feature!)

SUBARU MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES (And a little about the "X" feature!)

We know SUBARUS. As both veterans of the repair industry and veteran Subaru owners ourselves, we can tell you that SPOT-ON MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES are key to keeping costs down on these vehicles. But the term "schedule" is different for Fairbanks. LET'S BE HONEST. There aren't many things more fun to drive on bad roads than a vehicle with Subaru's legendary all-wheel-drive system. OK, well. Hmmmmm.  That is, unless you have a Subaru product with "X Mode"! Push that button, and it feels like a cat on carpet no matter the frost heaves or moose obstacles. X Mode is standard on the Outback and optional on the Forester, and it will help you get up even the worst goat trail or back road in the mud and snow. Lower gear ratios produce additional power to wheels that have secure contact with road surfaces. This software also deactivates the transmission's lock-up clutch to prevent powering slipping wheels. Earlier intervention during ... read more

Boots and Brakes

Boots and Brakes

If you have a heated garage, and you park your Tacoma in it (Oh My Gosh how many of us have heated garages and DON'T park in them because they are full of stuff--that is another blog entirely). As I was saying, IF you have a heated garage AND you park your car in it, read no further. This information is not for you. If you park OUTSIDE and idle your Outback for twenty minutes to take the edge off of an ice-cold commute, this is for YOU. AVOID A TOW BILL BY READING THIS SIMPLE HACK. Depending on how many storms we have had by January, the snow from our shoes forms an iceberg on the driver's side floor. In and out, in and out, the snow builds up. But the heat entering the cabin is usually directed at the windshield so we can see out, at the chest and face for moral support, and somewhat at the feet just because it is rude to leave them out (not that we can ever feel the heat down there). This results in a semi-thawed ice rink on the driver's mat.  ... read more

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