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Back To School Carpooling Tips

Back To School Carpooling

As the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer come to a close, your focus is likely shifting to school supplies and class schedules. One of the most common back-to-school routines is carpooling, and our Subaru dealer near Summit is happy to provide you with some helpful tips to make the process that much safer and simpler.

Get Your Carpool Crew Organized

We recommend keeping your kids in the know when it comes to the daily carpool. Remind them who is picking them up and dropping them off – this is particularly important when getting into a new routine at the beginning of the school year. As far as staying in touch with other parents, take a look at the following hints for keeping your carpool group cohesive.

  • Get together to discuss emergency contacts, schedules, routes, and rules.
  • Kids and parents should be on time, and a group text or email can help keep everyone informed of updates or changes.
  • Stick to the schedule. Staying consistent with parents assigned to specific days of the week keeps things easy and can prevent potential mixups and confusion.

Staying Safe in the Car

Safety is key when driving, and Subaru offers a multitude of safety features to keep your entire carpool crew safe. EyeSight® system technology can help prevent a collision through adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and sway warning, pre-collision braking, and pre-collision throttle management. To maximize safety, the following tips are also recommended.

  • Make sure children under 4 feet, 9 inches are buckled into a booster seat and those under the age of 13 sit in the backseat.
  • Follow traffic laws and pay attention to crossing guards and carpool-line monitors.
  • Keep your car in Park until your carpool group is safely inside with seatbelts fastened.

Dropping Off and Picking Up

Drop-off and pickup can require some additional organization, especially for children.

  • Have children enter and exit the vehicle from the curbside.
  • Don’t drive distracted. Kids are counting on your to get them to and from; make sure that you are focused and not answering your phone or changing a song.
  • Do a double-check of the backseat for any belongings that may have been left behind.

Let Subaru of Morristown help keep your carpool safe and organized when driving around Summit this fall. For questions about available safety features, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

What Does the Subaru Keyless Access System Do?

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The days of jamming a key into the car door to open it went out the window years ago when the lock/unlock remote came onto the scene. More recently, the very idea of an ignition key has begun to fade, thanks to keyless access and push-button start.

On new Subaru models, a new available keyless access and start system allows you to simply get into your car and get going as quickly as you can pull a door handle and press a button. 

How Does Subaru Keyless Access Work?

The keyless access system is a safe way to enter your car because the door handles will only open if your key remote is nearby. It sends out radio singles that interact with antennas in the car, notifying your Subaru that it can be unlocked. The same applies for the push-button start system available in many Subaru vehicles. 

The keyless access system can be customized using your Subaru’s computer. With the car on, press “Settings” on the Starlink navigation screen, and then press the “Vehicle Customization” tile. From there, you’ll be able to set how the system works, like whether to allow access to all doors when your remote is in range, or just the driver door.

Keyless access has been available on every Subaru model since 2015, although not necessarily on every trim level. On many models, it’s an option on higher trims. Check out our 2019 Subaru trim level comparisons to see which particular models offer keyless access.

If you need to replace your Subaru remote, head on over to our New Jersey-based Subaru parts department. And if you want to see keyless access, and all of Subaru’s other great technology tools, in person, visit Subaru of Morristown soon!

Spring Maintenance Tips for your Car

We’ve made it through another long, cold New Jersey winter. Now it’s time to make sure your car did, too. Here’s what to do (and look out for) as we move into a windows-down spring and a summer full of roadtrips.

Check Tire Pressure

Everyone knows that you’ve got to check your tire pressure, and usually put some air in them, when it first gets cold. Well, the reverse is also true: When the temperature warms up, your tire pressure goes up too, and you don’t want to be driving around on overfilled tires. So make it a point to check the recommended air pressure in your owner’s manual and then let out some air if need be. And if your tires are looking a little ragged, Subaru of Morristown offers great replacement Subaru tires at good prices.

Clean that Car!

It hasn’t been the snowiest winter in recent memory, but your car still got plenty of exposure to road salt, gravel, and ice this winter. All that can corrode your vehicle’s handsome paint job, so give it a thorough bath this spring and then a nice coat of wax to protect it from whatever the summer sun has to offer.

Have it Inspected

Winter isn’t just rough on your car’s exterior. Freezing temperatures and rough roads can spell trouble for it mechanically, and it isn’t uncommon for cars to pick up squeals, squeaks, creeks, and other unpleasant noises after the colder months. Beneath those annoying sounds could be actual operating issues, so make sure your suspension, engine, drivetrain, and brakes are all in good working order before making big summer driving plans. Your steering might need to be aligned, and it might be time for an oil change. And if anything needs to be addressed, get on it sooner rather than later by finishing our Mendham area service center.

Check Wiper Blades

This might seem like an afterthought, but it shouldn’t be. Frigid temperatures, the resulting thaw, can cause those thin rubber wiper blades to split and crack. Wipers are a quick, easy replacement, but they make a world of difference when spring showers and punishing summer thunderstorms roll through our area, so give them a look, too!

Excellent Car Service near Mendham

Whatever your vehicle needs this spring and summer, make sure you don’t ignore it. Get your car serviced by the best at our Mendham area Subaru service center. From routine maintenance to major fixes, we’re the ones to trust with your beloved vehicle. Schedule your appointment online today!

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.

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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!

Subaru of Morristown Offers Competitive Service Pricing

Here at our Morristown Subaru service center, we know that drivers like you have many different options when it’s time to bring your vehicle in for maintenance or repairs. That’s why our team always strives to ensure that your visit is convenient, informative, and as enjoyable as possible.

We know that an exceptional experience isn’t the only thing that drivers are looking for, though. We recognize the importance of price when you’re shopping for service, so we decided to look at the numbers up close to ensure that we’re not only providing an outstanding service, but doing so at the best price possible!

Subaru maintenance in Morristown

We recently conducted a detailed car repair price comparison of shops that drivers around Morristown might visit, including ours, and we’re happy to show off the results! Don’t worry about the data being skewed, either; we checked the going rate for four common maintenance procedures and listed the prices–even when ours isn’t the lowest on the list. That’s how confident we are that our service is worth a couple of extra dollars now and then!

The Service You Deserve

Our goal at Subaru of Morristown is to provide you with more than just service at a competitive price; we aim to provide exceptional service at that price! When you choose to visit us for your maintenance and repair needs, you can rest easy knowing that your vehicle is in the hands of a team comprised of factory-trained Subaru technicians. With access to state-of-the-art specialized tools and genuine Subaru parts, we always have what’s necessary to do the job right the first time.

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Additionally, we offer a free multi-point inspection as a courtesy during every service visit. We’ll check your fluids, belts, hoses, and a range of other key components to ensure that everything is in good shape. If it’s not, we’ll give you a heads up so that you can have it handled before it becomes a bigger problem.

Courteous service at a competitive price is our promise to you! For more information on all we offer in our service center, or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Subaru of Morristown online or to call our team directly at (866) 910-3466 today!

Subaru of Morristown Takes a Look at Love Promise’s Health Causes

Subaru is an automaker that’s known for capability, dependability, and quality, and we’re proud to provide shoppers with those qualities here at our Subaru dealership in Morristown. Our love for the brand, though, goes well beyond the vehicles that we sell.

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We’re also proud to represent Subaru on a larger level, thanks in large part to the Subaru Love Promise. The promise is Subaru’s commitment to leaving the world better than it was before, and covers a wide range of community and charity efforts. From protecting our natural resources and helping animals find new homes to giving back to the people in our communities, Subaru works hard to help make a positive impact.

One way that Subaru lends a hand is by supporting a range of causes that offer health services for those in need.

Helping to Keep Our Neighbors Healthy

The Subaru Love Promise contributes to a range of health-related causes, from fundraisers to groups who support patients directly.

A well known cause that Subaru is proud to support is Make-A-Wish® America. This foundation works to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening conditions. From family vacations to celebrity meet-and-greets, Make-A-Wish® works hard to make kids smile, and Subaru is proud to play a small role in that process.

Subaru Love Promise

Subaru also contributes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS works to fund research toward curing blood cancer. Until that cure is found and made available, however, LLS also continues to help ensure that patients have access to the latest treatments that they need.

We’re also proud to say that Subaru is a host sponsor for the Dining Out For Life® organization. The annual Dining Out For Life® event takes place every April, with over 3,000 restaurants across 60 cities in North America contributing a large portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDs care and research. Each year, over 300,000 diners turn out for the event!

Considering Subaru’s consistent efforts to make a positive difference, it’s easy to see why our team is so proud to represent the automaker! To learn more about Subaru’s ongoing community efforts, don’t hesitate to contact Subaru of Morristown online or to call our team at (866) 910-3466.

Tuning Up Your Subaru at our Morristown Service Center

If you’ve been driving for any length of time, then chances are you’ve at least heard someone mention the phrase “tune up.” Not many drivers in this day and age are really familiar with what goes into a tune up, though. Fortunately, our Morristown Subaru service center is here to shed some light!

A traditional tune up consists of changing the spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap, as well as changing filters such as the air filter and fuel filter. Depending on the age of your vehicle and the quality of the parts used, though, the distance you go between spark plug changes can range from 30,000 miles to 100,000 miles.

Subaru tune up service in Morristown

Because of this, it’s important to note the indicators that might mean it’s time for a tune up.

Signs You Need a Tune Up

Your plugs and wires are the key to igniting fuel in your engine, and they do their job the best when the plugs are clean and properly gapped. Over time, the plugs can wear down and lead to issues like misfiring or a loss of fuel efficiency. If you’re noticing these symptoms, it’s probably time for some routine maintenance at our Morristown service center. Note, though, that modern computers do a good job of compensating for a bad plug, so these symptoms might not always be easy to notice.

Morristown Subaru tune ups and maintenance

A drop in acceleration tends to result when your air filter gets clogged. Again, though, this might not be easy to notice; as your filter gradually collects dirt and dust, the change may be very gradual.

For these reasons, our team is here to help you diagnose and correct any problems you’re noticing. If you notice issues, make note of when they happen and in what conditions. For instance, while accelerating or when the weather’s wet. We also make sure to check components like your air filter when carrying out other services, so we can let you know if things might be due for a change.

To learn more about the benefits of a tune up and signs you might be due, or to schedule a service appointment with our experts, don’t hesitate to contact Subaru of Morristown online or to call our expert technicians at (866) 910-3466 today!

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Subaru Dealer serving Madison Excited to Unveil 2015 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester near Madison Now that spring has sprung, chances are you’re finally into the swing of writing “2014” when you jot down the date. Don’t get too comfortable, though; the new batch of Subaru models on their way to Subaru of Morristown will have you excited for the chance to start writing “2015” in front of the names of your favorite models.

At our Madison area Subaru dealer, we’re practically beside ourselves with excitement to see our customer behind the wheel of the new 2015 Subaru Forester. We’ve got a batch of this incredible SUV heading toward our showroom right now, and they’re sure to have your head spinning once they arrive.

Wealth of Features Focuses on Driver Enjoyment in the 2015 Subaru Forester

The 2015 Forester’s heart and soul, of course, rests under its hood. With a 2.0L or 2.5L four-cylinder boxer engine and continuously variable transmission, drivers can expect the 2015 Forester to deliver on Subaru’s unmistakable performance with up to 250 horsepower while achieving EPA estimates as high as 32 mpg on the highway.

With Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive as a standard features alongside great ground clearance and approach and departure angles, driver’s can also expect the 2015 Forester to perform as well on the trails as it does on the pavement.

Subaru dealer serving Madison Just as exciting is the 2015 Forester’s interior, which makes the rugged SUV every bit as inviting as it is tough. Available leather upholstery and spacious seating for five make it easy to settle in, while an LCD monitor streamlines everything from available premium audio from harman/kardon to Aha infotainment and advanced navigation for finding your way.

Safety is paramount, as well, with the available EyeSight System adding a wealth of awareness and security no matter where the road leads.

To learn more about the 2015 Subaru Forester, including more information on its pricing and anticipated availability, be sure to contact our Subaru dealership serving Madison online or to reach out to our courteous staff by calling (888) 892-3239 today!

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