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Will A Reusable Engine Air Filter Really Get Better Gas Mileage?

Subaru air filter for sale near Parsippany

Engine air intake filters are important for making sure your engine is “breathing” clean air, for proper function and ventilation. They should be changed frequently to maintain top-notch performance. 

Some brands offer reusable engine air filters, which can be cleaned rather than replaced, and claim that they can do a number of things like increase horsepower, acceleration, and, in particular, gas mileage. So are those claims true? The team here at Subaru of Morristown’s Parsippany area service center is here to take a look.

The Truth About Reusable Engine Air Intake Filters

Reusable engine air filters are made from a special material that can be cleaned, either by hand or using a compressed air hose, and reinserted under the hood for further use. They may offer respectable performance–though some studies have found they can allow even more dirt and grime into the engine than traditional disposable filters.

The idea that reusable air filters provide enhanced performance and gas mileage, however, is even more dubious. Nothing has proven any enhanced performance, and EPA testing showed that even clogged-up conventional air filters displayed no significant loss in gas mileage when compared with their reusable counterparts. 

Ultimately, the choice is yours as for what air filter you want to use in your Subaru. The reusable filter may last longer, but it adds a bit of hassle with having to clean it repeatedly. For a simple, straightforward conventional air filter change, schedule service with Subaru of Morristown. 

And if you’re the type to make those changes yourself, no sweat: We won’t hold it against you. But we will suggest getting in touch with our Subaru parts department to get your hands on a great new air filter for your vehicle!

What Does the Subaru Keyless Access System Do?

Subaru keyless entry

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!

Subaru Tire Protection Plan

Subaru tires for sale in Morristown

Good tire health is essential to safe and pleasant driving, particularly for an all-wheel drive vehicle like a Subaru. Good tire tread and inflation ensure that your vehicle can handle and stop the way it’s designed to, in order to keep you safe.

Subaru Tire Center

At Subaru of Morristown, we stock and sell only the best tires for your Subaru, and proudly mount them at our Subaru service center. And we don’t stop at just selling and installing: We stand by the tires we sell with a 24-month tire protection plan.

The Subaru 24-Month Tire Protection Plan is free with any of the tires you buy from Subaru of Morristown. It includes tire replacement or repair and complimentary tire roadside assistance, redeemable at any Subaru retailer*. That way, you always have peace of mind that your tires are protected and ensured in case of unexpected failure or leaks.

Shop Subaru Tires in Morristown

Before buying a new set of tires, do some research on what tires best suit your vehicle and driving style. There’s plenty of general varieties out there, like all-season tires and winter or summer tires, and it’s important to make sure you’re getting the right set for the scenario you’ll primarily be using your vehicle in.

Once you’ve done your research, make an appointment with the expert team here at Subaru of Morristown to get your new tires and have them installed. Our professionals will mount, balance, and align your tires for optimal safety and enjoyment on the road, so you can keep on getting the very best performance out of your Subaru vehicle.

If you have any questions about our Subaru tire selection or the services offered at our Subaru service center, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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