74 Maintenance Tips That Will Extend the Life of Your Car

Your car's wheels are down there on the road, taking the brunt of road dirt. Add in the dust that wears off your brake pads and you've got a formula for stains that are tough to remove when you wash your vehicle. Car-washing liquid won't do the job.You need a wheel cleaner specifically formulated to remove such stains.  

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Care for anti-lock brakes

Care for anti-lock brakes

An anti-lock brake system is sensitive to moisture, which can ruin the expensive ABS pump and rot the brake lines from the inside. Since brake fluid attracts moisture, it should be "bled" or purged at least every three years, or as specified in your owner's manual
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Love Promise and Subaru Loves Pets initiatives!

Through our Love Promise and Subaru Loves Pets initiatives, Carr Subaru is hosting adoption events across the country to help local shelter pets find loving homes. We are also collecting new pet supplies to donate to local animal organizations in our communities and providing shelter supply kits for our furry friends awaiting adoption.
 
 
 
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Hang on to your hubcaps!

Clang, clang, clang! There goes your hubcap, rolling off to a destination unknown. Hubcaps, wheel covers, and center caps can pop off your car's wheels as you're driving if they were not reinstalled correctly, have loosened over time, or if they were damaged by being jammed against a curb while parking. Here are some things you can do to keep these expensive parts on the car:

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Check for uneven wear!

Check tires for uneven wear. If you've maintained tire inflation properly, uneven wear may indicate the need for a wheel realignment. It can also mean improperly operating brakes or shocks, a bent wheel, internal tire damage, or worn bushings.

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Top off your brake fluid

Check brake fluid monthly. Wipe dirt from the master cylinder lid before you open it. If you need fluid, add the type recommended by your car's maker. Never substitute other fluids, such as transmission or power-steering fluid. And don't use brake fluid from a previously opened container. Once exposed to air, brake fluid absorbs moisture and contaminates easily.

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Carr Stands ready to help!

 As fall approaches, our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone in the region impacted by the unprecedented forest fire conditions, the devastation of property, and loss of life. This, in combination with a global pandemic and general uncertainties, has proven to be an extremely difficult time for all. Please know that Carr Stands ready to help provide peace of mind for you on the road forward.

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Beware the wet thumb!

If you top off your tires at a service station, check to see if there's moisture coming from the air pump. Simply depress the pin inside the inflator valve with your thumbnail. If your thumb gets wet, advise the station manager that his tanks need to be drained and go to a different station. Moisture, trapped inside a tire, can cause pressure variations and corrode rims.

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