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An Overview of the New Subaru Outback

As one of the most popular all-wheel drive crossover SUVs, the Subaru Outback has proven to deliver exactly what drivers want. Capable of excellent performance on the highway and around town, it can transition just as easily to off-road trails. Whether you need a reliable vehicle for your daily commute or a utility vehicle that can stand up to the rigors of unpaved roads, the Outback is your ideal car.

Be comfortable as you're fording riverbeds with a completely redesigned interior for the new model year. 

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Now is the Time to Check Out the Subaru Impreza

Now is your chance to check out all of the impressive features of the Subaru Impreza. This popular compact car is available as either a sedan or 5-door hatchback, giving you maximum choices for your commuting needs.

The small but mighty Impreza boasts a Direct-Injection Subaru BOXER Engine, delivering 152 horsepower and active torque vectoring. The roomy cargo area ensures that your Impreza is up for any adventure. 

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Battery Tips for the Changing Season

The winter months can take a toll on your car's battery. Before temperatures drop, have Prestige Family of Dealerships check your battery to ensure that it has a good charge. If it's weak, then consider getting it replaced so that you're not left with a dead battery one morning.

Try to keep your car covered as much as possible in the winter. A carport or a garage will help, but if you have a blanket or a tarp to put over the hood, then this can help keep your battery from getting too cold while your car…

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A Tire Rotation Provides Perks on the Road

Cornering is a driving maneuver that everyone performs on a regular basis. Each time a car sways around a curve, it tires gradually develop wear. Tire rotations benefit drivers who corner regularly because the procedures protect and preserve treads that provide grip on the road.

The drive train impacts how tires produce traction while cornering. For example, when an automobile with a front-wheel drive system corners, all power generates from the front tires. This means that these tires will produce consistent friction while the rear wheels generate less heat.  

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Steps You Can Take to Avoid Hydroplaning

While the most important rule of being on the road is to drive safely, there are some situations that require you to alter your method of driving. When it comes to hydroplaning, there are a number of tips that can help you avoid a dangerous situation that could cause an accident. Let's take a closer look.

The tread wear on your tires is something very important that you should keep an eye on. When it comes time to invest in new tires, don't put the investment off for very long. If you are driving on a very rainy…

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How to Make Sure You Get the Best Traction With Your Vehicle

Tire traction is one of the major factors to the safety of your vehicle and how well it drives. There are ways to make sure that you are getting the best traction possible from your vehicle. This can help you maintain the safety of your ride so that you will be able to get to where you need to go.

One of the things you need to do is make sure that your tires have the proper amount of air. Over- or under-inflated tires are going to have an effect on the traction and the treads of the tires. 

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Why You Should Include Washing Your Car as Regular Maintenance

Most car owners understand that regular maintenance of their vehicle is essential for proper performance. However, proper maintenance should go beyond regular tune-ups, oil changes, and other mechanical concerns. At Prestige Family of Dealerships, we want you to enjoy the beauty of your car as well as its performance, which is why it's important to add regular washing of your vehicle as part of your maintenance routine.

Just about everyone washes their vehicle at some point, but in order to keep your vehicle in excellent looking condition, it's important to wash it on a regular basis.  

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The Importance of the Owners Manual in Seasonal Maintenance

When dealing with the maintenance of a vehicle, you need your owners manual. The manual of the vehicle has all of the recommendations when it comes to how to handle every part of the engine and the fluids in the engine so that you can keep your vehicle running correctly.

One of the areas that you need the manual for is the cooling system. You want to make sure that you keep the coolant at the level that is recommended by the owners manual. You also want to check the level and condition of the coolant on a regular basis…

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Things to do When Involved in a Car Accident

Finding yourself in a car accident isn't pleasant. No one wants to deal with the mess. Driving away isn't an option, though. Doing so would constitute the crime of "hit and run." Don't make careless mistakes when involved in a collision. Follow established, acceptable steps for the aftermath.

Feel concern for others. Take steps to call emergency responders to deal with the injured. At the appropriate point, move the vehicles out of traffic lanes if possible. Calling the police becomes critical as well. Filing a police report helps if a negligence claim is forthcoming. 

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Keeping Your Vehicle in Shape With Fuel Economy Tips

If you take care of your vehicle, your vehicle will take care of you. Therefore, one of the last things you want to do with your vehicle is neglect it. This will result in reduced fuel economy among other issues you are going to be facing with your vehicle.

There are a lot of factors that you have to address when it comes to the shape of your vehicle. Among the factors that have an effect on the fuel economy are your engine, your tires, motor oil grade and plenty of other factors. Therefore, you need a plan in making…

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