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Winter 2011 Forward to a Friend

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FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN DRIVING IN WINTER WEATHER

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1 Prepare for the season

2 Prepare for each outing

3 Watch your tires

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4 Check underhood fluid levels, including:

5 Drive carefully

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OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR

Temperature Indicator

When the temperature outside your vehicle drops to 37 degrees Fahrenheit or lower while you’re driving, the temperature indicator flashes to warn you that the road surface may be frozen. (The indicator is NOT broken!) Remember that bridges and overpasses freeze first!

The indicator flashes for five seconds either when the outside temperature drops to 37 degrees or lower or when turning on the ignition while the temperature is 37 degrees or lower.

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Warning Lights

BRAKE WARNING LIGHT

You probably know that when you see the BRAKE light illuminated in the instrument panel it means the parking brake is applied.

Be aware that it also illuminates when:

In any of these cases, vehicle operation is dangerous. Pull over and check the systems as directed in your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual. If necessary, have your vehicle towed to the nearest Subaru dealer for repair.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: 110 V POWER OUTLET

Available for all new Subaru vehicles except Tribeca, the Genuine Subaru Accessory 110 v Power Outlet provides electricity for devices with rated consumption power up to 100 W. These include portable radios, CD players, TV games, battery chargers for mobile phones as well as still and video cameras, computers (and their batteries), lights, compressor-less coolers, shavers, audio players, some television sets, and more.

However, never use this outlet for any medical device, such as blood-pressure gauges, aspirators, or contact lens sterilizers.

Other electric devices cannot be used, such as measuring devices and those that require large electric consumption. These include larger television sets, clocks, refrigerators with compressors, pumps, blow guns, and power tools with AC motors.

Operating tips:

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