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How to Tie Your Christmas Tree to Your Car

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It’s that special time of year again and you just scored big at the Christmas tree farm, now all that’s left is to get it home in one piece. That can be easier said than done, but with these tips and tricks you can safely tie your Christmas tree to your car without any added stress.

1. Measure: Before purchasing your Christmas tree, measure the height of the room where you plan to display the tree to ensure it will fit. Ideally, your tree should be at least six inches below the ceiling or lower depending on the size of your tree topper.

2. Use the Right Vehicle: It’s best to transport your new fir tree on top of a vehicle equipped with a roof rack, but if need be you can use the bed of a pickup truck, or an SUV, van, or minivan that can fit the tree inside with all the doors closed.

3. Protect Your Car and Tree: Most Christmas tree farms provide netting, but if you happen to go to one that doesn’t, shake the tree before wrapping it in an old blanket or tarp to free any loose needles. It’s also a good idea to lay down another blanket on the roof or bed of your truck to protect your car from scratches, and ensure the tree won’t shed as many needles on the way home.

4. Position the Tree: The tree should be placed so that the trunk is facing toward the front of the car. This helps prevent wind damage to the tree and guarantees your beautiful tree you just picked out won’t lose too many needles.

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5. Tying it in Place with Roof Racks: If you have a roof rack, secure the tree to your vehicle by first opening your car doors; if you try to tie the tree down through the windows, you won’t be able to open your car doors. Next, take a piece of rope and knot it to one side of the roof rack. Stretch the rope across the tree, stopping to wrap the line a couple times around the trunk, before tying off the rope to the roof rack on the other side. Wrapping the line around the trunk helps to prevent the tree from sliding under the line and becoming a danger on the road. All that’s left is to repeat this process at the middle and near the tip of the tree to fully secure it to your ride.

6.Tying it in Place Without Roof Racks: If you don’t have a car with a roof rack, you can still get your tree home safely. As with roof racks, remember to tie down the tree with the doors open, rather than going through the windows. Follow the same instructions as above but use a heavier gauge rope so as to not cut into your car door weather stripping and keep your tree in place.

Whether you get your holiday fir from a local lot or a nearby tree farm, these few foolproof tips can help you transport your Christmas tree without risking life, limb, or damage to your vehicle. For more information on all your Subaru can handle, or to find the right ride this holiday season, be sure to contact Subaru of Morristown by calling (866) 910-3466 today!

Morristown Subaru Service Center Helps Drivers Start the New Year Right

As we roll into 2018, plenty of folks are making resolutions to help them build a better year. Whether you’re starting 2018 with a new-year-new-me attitude or just looking to build on the foundation you established last year, no one can deny that it’s a great time to build good habits.

Many drivers don’t pay quite as much attention to their vehicle’s needs as they should. If that sounds like you, don’t worry; it’s never too late to start, and the team at our Subaru service center in Morristown is here to help!

Routine Subaru maintenance in Morristown

A great place to start is by giving key components of your vehicle a once over as we roll into the new year. This can give you a firm idea of where your vehicle is in terms of routine maintenance, that way you can plan ahead for maintenance or repairs that  might be needed later in the year.

A Strong Start to the Year

A great–and easy–way to start the year is by dropping by our express service center in Morristown for an oil change. This simple service is one of the most crucial and helps your car to perform its best and to avoid premature wear and tear on many of your engine’s moving parts.

While you’re here, our expert Subaru technicians can take a look at many parts that frequently need attention to make sure that you’re in good shape. We’ll check belts and hoses, as they tend to be more stressed in the colder weather.

Morristown Subaru service center

We’ll also take a look at your brakes and let you know if they need to be replaced. If they don’t, we can give you an estimate on how much longer the pads will last so that you can come back before they wear out.

For more information on how to better care for your car in 2018, or to schedule a service visit with our team, be sure to contact us online or to call the Subaru of Morristown team directly at (866) 910-3466!

Morristown Dealership Looks Ahead to the 2019 Subaru Ascent

Here at our Morristown Subaru dealership, we’ve been thrilled to form lasting relationships with many of our customers. In many cases, we’ve been proud to watch as our customers’ families grow–and now, we’re thrilled to announce that the Subaru family is growing, too.

2019 Subaru Ascent preview

As we roll into 2018, we’re beyond excited to reveal that Subaru’s largest SUV yet will be hitting the road for the 2019 model year. We can’t wait for our customers to be able to come in and check out the sprawling space of the upcoming 2019 Subaru Ascent at our Morristown showroom!

An All-New Adventure

This all-new model is set to hit the road as Subaru’s largest SUV yet. The 2019 Ascent will sport three spacious rows, providing seating for up to eight passengers. That means that even growing families will be riding in comfort. A towing capacity of 5,000 lbs is also perfect for bringing along all of your favorite toys when it’s time for an adventure.

All-new 2019 Subaru Ascent

Of course, that comfort is also going to be accompanied by confident. Subaru’s renowned symmetrical all-wheel drive system is standard, of course, giving you the optimum sense of control that you’ve come to expect from the Subaru nameplate.

Better yet, Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is included as standard on the 2019 Ascent–a first for the EyeSight® system. Along with SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia and STARLINK Safety and Security, EyeSight® is set to provide drivers with the incredible sense of awareness and control that they crave!

For more information on the 2019 Subaru Ascent as its arrival draws closer, be sure to contact us online or to call our team at (866) 910-3466. Of course, you can also contact us to schedule a test drive in any of the latest Subaru models!

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