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Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners

The summer season is a great opportunity to spend time hanging out with your four-legged friends, especially if you’re the outdoorsy type. The high temperatures that come with summer can be potentially dangerous, though, so always be sure to remember how pets handle the heat differently and to plan ahead!

Staying Hydrated

While this one might be fairly obvious, that doesn’t make it any less important. You know the importance of drinking plenty of water when the temperature goes up, and the same is true of pets. Whether you’re home or away, be sure to provide your pets with plenty of water. You can bring a bowl along with you, or check out specialty options made specifically for giving your dog water on-the-go.

Bringing water along for dogs

Travel Appropriately

No matter how you’re traveling, keep your pet in mind. If you’re driving somewhere, never leave your pet in the vehicle unattended. Even if your pet has water or the air conditioning is on, the unexpected can lead to disaster and things can go wrong in the blink of an eye. If you need to stop, bring your pup inside with you or leave a human in the car to keep an eye on things.

Traveling with pets

Don’t Go Overboard

Hikes, runs, and walks are all great ways to spend time getting fit with Fido, but not when the temperature is extreme. If it’s too hot out, it’s best to limit exercise to short trips in the shade for your dog to do her business–save the hike for a cooler day.

Also, don’t forget how hot sidewalks and pavement can get in the sun. If it’s uncomfortable for you to press your back of the hand to the walkway for an extended period of time, it’s too hot for your dog to be out walking on it.

Watch the Humidity

Lastly, don’t forget that your dog handles heat differently than you do. While dogs do sweat a bit (mostly through their paws), panting is a big part of how they cool down. When it’s humid, panting is less effective. Be sure to keep an eye on your dog’s temperature on hot and humid days, and don’t hesitate to visit the vet if you suspect your pet may be overheating or suffering from heatstroke. It’s always better to be safe than sorry in these situations!

For more information on how to make the most of your summer with your pets, or if you’re after a new vehicle for all of your adventures together, be sure to contact Subaru of Morristown online or to call us directly at (866) 910-3466 today.

What Warning and Indicators Could Mean for Your Subaru

You get into your Subaru and start the engine and you’re greeted with an unfamiliar indicator on your dashboard. What does this mean? Our Randolph area Subaru service center wants our drivers to feel safe in their car. That’s why it is important to know what these symbols mean and when it is time to bring in your vehicle for a service. The most common warning indicators people might see are the check engine light, low tire pressure warning light and oil pressure indicator warning.Subaru Low Tire Pressure Indicator

If this symbol above does not disappear after two seconds of turning your Subaru on, your tire pressure is low. During the cold months, low tire pressure can be a common issue for vehicles. If this symbol appears, check your tires as soon as you can and inflate them to the proper pressure. Failure to do so can lead to tire failure which could cause extensive damage. Subaru tires are available at our Randolph area service center.

Low Oil Pressure Warning Light for Subaru

For your car to have a healthy life, it needs to have oil. When the indicator above appears, this means oil pressure is low or the lubricating system is not working properly. If this light appears while driving or does not shut off after the engine starts, reach a safe location to turn your engine off and check your oil level. If the oil level is low, add oil immediately. However, if you find the oil to be at a normal level but the light is still on the dashboard, a specialist from Subaru of Morristown will need to analyze your vehicle.

The Meaning of Check Engine in your Subaru for Randolph Area Drivers

There could be a few explanations why a “check engine” light could appear:

 

-If a check engine light that blinks or steadily appears while the car is running, this implies there is a problem in the emission control system. You need to bring your car to Subaru of Morristown immediately for service.

-If the check engine light is blinking while driving, the emission control system could be damaged. A check engine light should not be taken lightly and will require attention from a Subaru specialist. Further use of your vehicle could lead to serious damage that may not be covered under your warranty.

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, call (866) 868-4009.

Subaru service appointment near Randolph

Morristown Must Have Meals

The daily drive can get you down. Whether it’s sitting in traffic on your way to work as cars meticulously change lanes thinking that this one is definitely faster or dropping off your kids at school as you hear the moans and groans about how they don’t want to go. Sometimes you just need a little me time.

Well, why we’re confident that simply hitting the open road in your Subaru will cure the weekday blues, we want to guarantee that you’re going to have a good time. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the must have restaurants here in Morristown! Spend a night on the town with that special someone, get dressed up, and enjoy some fine dining!

Romantic dinner date

Good Eats

Surf and Turf

There’s nothing better than a good steakhouse, that’s why we’ve listed Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille atop our list of restaurants that you must hit. Opt for a nice warm night so you can sit out on the balcony and take in a beautiful view as the chandelier in the background sets the mood. It’s pure romance and the perfect date night that you and your significant other need after a stressful week!

Bistro is Best

Step a little bit out of your comfort zone and take in a night at Marjan Persian Grill. Make a reservation for a Saturday night and order the eggplant. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. There’s a little bit of everything here to please everyone, from the stuffed grape leaves all the way to the chicken kabobs.

Casual is Key

Maybe you’re not in the mood for a high-end experience like the one you’ll receive at Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille. Well keep it loose and casual and head over to GK’s Red Dog Tavern, because what’s better than an order of chicken wings and a bar pie? Kick back and enjoy a few drinks in this perfect tavern/bar setting.

Burgers

Meat, Meat, and More Meat

Head on in to The Committed Pig on a Friday night for extremely flavorful meat, great toppings, and a varied menu that always delivers. We recommend that you order one of the burgers and get it with The Pig Fries. It’s a popular spot, so you should head over here early enough to get a seat. It’s also BYOB, which is always nice, so be sure to hit the liquor store before to wet your whistle with your meal.

Get On A Roll

For the best sushi in Morristown, there’s only one place to head and that’s the friendly confines of Asahi. You’re treated like family the moment you walk through the doors here so come on in to experience the exceptional service. Order your favorite sushi rolls, the shrimp dumplings, and the edamame that certainly hits the spot! This will quickly become your favorite spot for authentic Japanese sushi.

We can’t wait to here how much you enjoyed these spots, so come on in to Subaru of Morristown and give us your reviews! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at (888) 892-3239 today.

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