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General Problems That Affect a Braking System

When a brake pedal isn't firm, the process of implementing braking procedures on the road will be very challenging. In order to ensure total safety on risky roads, you must understand the common brake maintenance signs so that a professional can service your braking system during important situations in a timely manner.

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What Danger Does a Stuck Thermostat Pose?

As you operate your vehicle on a daily basis, you motor produces prodigious amounts of heat. This heat must be processed and expelled in some way in order to keep your engine healthy, and your motor's cooling system takes care of this important task.

One of the main goals of cooling system parts is to keep the fluid called engine coolant at safe temperatures. 

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How to Read Tire Sizes

Tires are an important part of getting you where you’re going. The group of abbreviations on its side gives you essential information about choosing the right size to fit your vehicle’s wheel. With a little explanation, you will have the basic information you need to make a decision.

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Time for Muffler and Exhaust System Service

If you have recently failed a car inspection and the emissions check was to blame, it's time to bring your car to DCH Subaru of Riverside for an exhaust system service. While your exhaust system is responsible for making your car quieter, it is also essential for reducing the carbon monoxide and other harmful substances coming from your vehicle.

Your exhaust system is more than just your muffler. The system goes throughout your car, starting just behind the engine. 

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Time to Get Your Brakes Inspected

You should have the brakes on your car inspected at least once a year. This will give you the peace of mind you need while driving your car. Brakes are important, and you don't want to wait until your brakes have failed to learn there is a problem. A brake inspection involves checking over your system, making sure the pads aren't too worn down and that the brake fluid levels are adequate.

To get your car serviced, contact us at DCH Subaru of Riverside and make an appointment with our service center. 

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Why The 3000-Mile Oil Change Rule Is Not Relevant Today

Does it make sense to follow a guideline on how to do something if that guideline is 30 years old and there's a better way to do it? Not at all, yet it's still happening with car oil change habits. Most people change their oil every 3,000 miles even though they really don't need to and shouldn't.

A big reason why most people don't know any better is that mechanics are not giving them the correct information. They still use those 3,000 miles stickers and tell them to come back by then, but…

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All-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive Are Different by Function

Some people are still having trouble with deciding what four-wheel-drive vs. all-wheel-drive are. Most people get it that both somehow cause a vehicle to operate with all four wheels getting traction on a driving surface. Our team at DCH Subaru of Riverside is here to break down the differences between the two:

The only thing that either definition has in common is the fact that four wheels work all at once in powering the vehicle. Any similarity ends there. Four-wheel-drive works by using a split differential and a lower gear ratio to initiate a four-wheel traction.

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2018 Subaru Forester: the Family Hauler that Can Do it All

 

Are you on the hunt for a compact crossover for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at DCH Subaru of Riverside would be downright delighted to introduce you to ours, the 2018 Forester.

Will it be a match made in vehicular heaven?

Click "play" on the clip below to figure that out:

No doubt the most impressive model across the Forester fleet, the top-tier 2.0XT Touring is straight-up decked out.

Standard equipment on this trim includes a 250-horsepower turbo-four engine, all-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, bigger brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, configurable drive modes ...

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