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Know When It’s Time to Service Your Brakes

Subaru Brake Service

Hearing some funky noises when you stop at a red light? We at Subaru of Morristown in NJ are here to help you figure out what’s going on with your brakes. What exactly the problem is will depend on the specific noise you are hearing.

Squealing vs. Grinding

If your brakes are squealing, you’re likely driving on some worn down brake pads. The brake pad wear indicator rubs against the rotor and causes the squealing sound (sounds like a high-pitched whistle).

If your brakes are grinding, you should check them immediately. This indicates that your brake pads are worn down and you’re damaging your rotors. You don’t want to jeopardize your safety by driving this way for much longer!

If you already know that you’re not the DIY kind of gal or guy when it comes to cars, see why you should service with our NJ Subaru dealership. With professionally trained technicians looking at your car, we’ll determine what’s wrong and have your car ready to go in a jiffy. To the amateur mechanics out there: check out the list below! However, if you don’t know exactly what each step entails, it would be wise to bring your car in for service.

The Repair

  • BUY THE SERVICE MANUAL. This contains essential information and is not a suggestion.
  • Jack up the car and remove the wheel and tire
  • Remove the caliper
  • Check the rotors
  • Check the wheel bearings
  • Replace Wheel Bearings (if necessary)
  • Replace the brake pads
  • Put the assembly back together
  • Bleed the brake fluid
  • Replace the tire and wheel assembly, put the hubcap back on, and you’re all set!

It’s important to note that checking means more than looking. You must check the wheel bearings for pitting and/or scoring and the rotors for a specified minimum thickness measurement (using a micrometer).

The more specifics details involved in each step are essential to your safety. If you don’t know what all of the above steps require, schedule service at Subaru of Morristown or contact our service department at (866) 868-4009. We’ll have you on the road in no-time…your safety and satisfaction guaranteed.

Delaware Valley Provides a Perfect Route for NJ Subaru Drivers

The team at our NJ Subaru dealership knows how much our shoppers tend to love the outdoors. After all, the capability that Subaru is known for is a huge selling point for drivers looking to embrace their adventurous spirit.

Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive is certainly perfect when you want to leave the pavement behind, but you don’t always need to go off-road to get up close and personal with Mother Nature. New Jersey is home to a wealth of history and scenic views, and you can soak it all in along the Delaware Valley scenic drive.

Subaru off-roading

Covering 30 miles along Route 29, this scenic drive stretches from Frenchtown to Trenton and provides the perfect opportunity to hop into your favorite 2017 Subaru model and enjoy some of NJ’s finest views! It’s just far enough away for a change of pace on a day trip, and we think you’ll agree that it’s worth the trek.

Taking It all In

This stretch of road can be covered in less than an hour, but a variety of stops and attractions along the way can easily turn the route into a gorgeous day trip! Starting in Trenton, there’s plenty to do. Our state’s capital is home to attractions including the New Jersey State House and New Jersey State Museum, both of which offer great tours for some background on state history before embarking on your drive in earnest.

Once you’re on your way, Washington Crossing State Park is a worthwhile stop. Encompassing 1,400 acres with a wealth of history from Washington’s legendary crossing of the Delaware, the park offers a visitor’s center as well as plenty of hiking and biking trails for fresh air.

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Moving along the route, you’ll have the opportunity to visit quaint towns like Lambertville and Stockton, which are known for their antique shops and Victorian-era construction. This stretch is perfect to take a break, do some shopping, and grab a bite to eat!

Toward the conclusion of the route, Frenchtown offers a great taste of Victorian-era architecture, as well. Whether you want to kick back and take it easy or explore the towpath, you’ll have plenty of options.

Staying Close to Home

Of course, there’s plenty to see and do right here in our backyard, too. Whether you’re visiting Jockey Hollow to explore Washington’s Revolutionary War-era headquarters or looking out for crittersildlife in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, it’s easy to get outdoors and smell the fresh air when you’ve got a free afternoon.

From a leisurely day visiting the towns along the river to a weekend-long camping adventure, the Subaru lineup is perfect for your next expedition! For more information, or to schedule a test drive in the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle, be sure to contact us online or to call Subaru of Morristown at (866) 910-3466 today!

Subaru Announces Year-Long Anniversary Celebration

Subaru has built up a strong reputation for quality and performance over the years, and the team at our NJ Subaru dealership is blown away that the automaker is just a year away from its 50th anniversary! After all, making exceptional vehicles for half of a century is certainly no small feat.

Classic Subaru vehicles

While the actual anniversary doesn’t roll around until February of 2018, there’s no reason not to start celebrating now. Subaru has already hinted at plans for a year-long celebration leading up to February 15th, 2018!

Kicking the Party Off Early

Many Subaru drivers are already familiar with the Subaru Love Promise, the automaker’s campaign to support a wide array of different charities, causes, and organizations across the nation. In keeping with that goal, the company has unveiled that the year’s festivities will culminate in a special donation of “50 cars for 50 years.” The donation will be in support of a national charity, to be announced when the anniversary is closer.

2017 Subaru models available in NJ

Special celebrations are also expected to occur throughout the year, with different events for dealerships, drivers, and shoppers to participate in. As the anniversary draws nearer, Subaru fans can even look forward to seeing a line of special anniversary edition models out on the road. These unique models are expected to debut in early 2018.

In addition to the upcoming 50th anniversary, Subaru is also celebrating record sales here in the United States. Over the past decade, the automaker’s figures have climbed each year to surpass the last. From 2007 to 2017, the brand’s annual sales have more than tripled!

Here at Subaru of Morristown, we can’t wait to kick off the festivities and start celebrating with our customers! For more information on our current inventory, upcoming events, and all things Subaru, be sure to contact our Subaru dealer in NJ online or to give us a call at (866) 910-3466 today!

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