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Servicing Your Car for Back to School

The prospect of kids going back in school is the perfect time to service your car so it's reliable for the coming school year. You'll find both minor and major service procedure recommendations in your owner's manual. Basic services, like oil changes or brake pad replacement, can be done every 10,000 miles or so. More labor-intensive jobs will only be required every 40,000 miles.

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The Timing Belt Is Essential

In order for your vehicle's engine to run in the proper manner, your car is equipped with either a timing belt or timing chain. Most vehicles will have a timing belt. However, older cars and a few new cars will have a timing chain.

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Stop Neglecting Your Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers play a vital role in keeping you safe. So, why do so many drivers neglect their windshield wipers? Valenti Subaru wants you to stay safe in Westerly, RI, so we are going to cover everything you need to know about windshield wiper maintenance.

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Hints to Help You Debadge Your Car

If you want to try to customize your car on your own, debadging is an easy way to start. You need patience for this process because it is super frustrating and expensive if you end up chipping away at the paint.

Work with an adhesive loosener to take the elbow grease out of the equation.

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Why You Shouldn't Drive on Winter Tires Past Winter

Do you have winter tires on your vehicle? At Valenti Subaru, we want to help you maximize those tires' longevity. We've seen enough damaged snow tires and ice tires at our location in Westerly, RI to know that you should not drive on them beyond winter. Let's highlight the reasons now.

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Driving Safely While the Sun Is Out

At Valenti Subaru, we want to make sure that you keep yourself and your passengers safe while driving. One issue that most drivers will have to contend with at some point is glare from the sun. An easy way to avoid glare is to not drive in the early morning or late evening hours.

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Steps to Take if You're in an Accident

While most people like to focus on the positive, preparing yourself in advance for an accident will help you to respond the correct way when it happens. If you take steps now by outfitting your car with first aid items and warning flares in addition to arming yourself with knowledge, you can make the best of a bad situation.

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All-Weather vs. Carpet: Which Mats are Best?

Choosing the type of floor mats you want in your vehicle in Westerly, RI can be a difficult decision. At Valenti Subaru, we are here to discuss some of the pros and cons.

All-weather mats, typically made of rubber, can withstand all of the elements. 

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Scrubbing Headlights with Toothpaste

If you don't want to spend a lot of money on cleaning products for your headlights, then just get a tube of toothpaste. Wet the headlights before you apply the toothpaste. You can use your fingers or a small brush.

Once the paste has covered the headlights, let it sit for about 10 minutes.

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Advantages of Android Auto

Android Auto is a new technology that allows drivers and passengers to connect their Android smartphones and devices to their vehicles and enjoy all the same technology from home while they’re on the road. To learn about the many advantages of Android Auto, stop at Valenti Subaru and speak to one of our staff.

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