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Traveling Safely With Your Pets This Summer

Road trip with pets

Summer weather is perfect for road trips and adventures, and there’s no better companion than your four-legged friend. After all, your dog might be the only one on Earth who loves spending time outdoors even more than you do!

Of course, traveling with your pets calls for some added planning and preparation. While no pet owner wants to think about the worst case scenario, it’s important to plan out your adventure in a way that keeps your pet safe.

Along the Way

Your Subaru is designed for your protection. In addition to advanced active safety systems to help you avoid accidents, though, you also rely on passive features like your seat belt without giving it a second thought. You should certainly provide the same safety for your pet, whether it’s a harness that buckles into the seat belt receiver or a crate that ties down in the cargo area.

Dog in a pet harness

In many accidents, being thrown around the cabin is actually what causes injuries for many pets. This also keeps your pet secure after an accident, when their first reaction may be to flea from the vehicle even if it isn’t safe to do so. By using an appropriate harness, you can keep your pet safe and secure.

Once You Arrive

You wouldn’t want to get caught on a sunny day without plenty of water, and neither do your furry friends. Any time you’re headed on a long drive or a day outdoors, be sure to bring water specifically for your pets. The pet supply store offers many options, from collapsible bowls to bottles with built-in drinking dishes. Bear in mind that your pup will likely drink more than usual due to heat and exertion, so bring plenty of water along to keep everyone hydrated and happy.

As long as you take the time to plan for your adventure and keep everyone safe and happy, your four-legged pal is sure to make a perfect copilot. For more information on how to tackle summer road trips safely, be sure to contact Subaru of Morristown by calling (866) 910-3466 today!

Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

Even a driver who loves their vehicle is sure to get excited if they see a brand new car with a ribbon on the hood sitting in the driveway, but for most of us a new vehicle doesn’t quite fit into the holiday shopping budget. Don’t fret, though. If you’ve got an automotive enthusiast on your shopping list this year, the team at Subaru of Morristown has gift ideas for just about any budget.

Cleaning Up

While you might not be breaking out the hose until winter’s over, you can bet that car lovers will be rushing out to wash salt and road grime off of their beloved vehicles the first chance that the weather allows. You can help ensure that they’re ready when the moment comes by gifting them with an auto-care bucket.

Car wash supplies

You can buy pre-packaged car wash buckets, or you can go to the store and set one up yourself. Start with a bucket, then load it up with quality car soap, wax, microfiber cloths, and other essential car wash gear. Think of it like a gift basket with a practical side!

The Feel of Leather

Leather driving gloves might seem like a blast from the past, but for spirited drivers there’s not much better than staying warm without sacrificing grip. Plus, they just look cool! Alternately, you can also opt for a nice leather keychain for a stylish touch. If your recipient has a common name, you might be able to find a personalized one. If not, you can always custom order one with their name or monogram stamped in.

Keychains

Easy Tech

While modern motorists likely have a lot of tech built into their vehicles–especially if they’re Subaru drivers–many drivers still opt to use their smartphones for directions, music, or communication on the road. Buying your special someone a phone mount that attaches to the windshield or air vent can make this dependence a lot less risky on the road.

Car phone mount

We’d also suggest looking into a dash cam for your favorite driver. These are becoming more and more common, and the footage can go a long way with insurance companies if an accident does occur. They also double as the perfect companion for drivers who like to visit the track or explore off-road.

Whatever type of driver is in your life, we’re sure that you can find a great gift to show them you care without breaking the bank. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Subaru of Morristown online or to call our team directly at (866) 910-3466 today!

Dog Owners Have Some Fun in the Sun

Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the weather with your furry friend. While your dog may not be able to tell you himself, take it from us: he’s tired of going on walks around the block! Exercise is always great for your pup, but why not try something new this season?

Go for a Hike

Throw your walk into high gear by heading out for a hike with your dog! New Jersey is home to a ton of forests, mountains, parks, and recreation areas, and your Subaru is the perfect vehicle for getting to the trailhead. You’ll appreciate the fresh air and scenery, and your dog is sure to love a whole world of new scents on the trail!

Hiking with your dog

If you’re really feeling adventurous, planning ahead and choosing the right area can turn your hike into a camping trip. Your four-legged friend may love the bed you have for him at home, but his ancient wolf spirit is sure to enjoy a night spent under the stars.

Take a Ride

If you’re ready to get off your feet for a while, consider bringing your pup along for a ride on your favorite outdoor mode of transportation. Depending on the size of your four-legged friend, you can enjoy everything from bikes on the trail to canoes and kayaks out on the water. Just like your human companions, though, make sure you have a life vest for your dog just in case.

Dog in a kayak

Grab a Snack

Take a break and grab a bite to eat! Many restaurants with outdoor seating, including ice cream shops, have dog-specific menus or treats available for pet owners. If not, bringing your dog’s normal food or a special meal along for the experience is always a nice change of pace!

Wherever you go, be sure to take note of leash laws to help keep you and your pal safe along the way, and check for ticks when you get back home. For more information on soaking up the sun with your furry buddy, be sure to reach out to the pet-loving team at Subaru of Morristown by contacting us online or giving us a ring at (866) 910-3466 today.

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