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How To Prepare A Winter Survival Kit

Winter can one of the roughest seasons here in Westerly, RI. Sometimes it gets so bad that people are left without power and are stranded for days. Our team at Valenti Subaru wants to make sure that if this happens to you, that you are prepared.

One of the first things to do when making a winter survival kit is to ensure you have the proper nutritional food for everyone.

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How Weather Affects Batteries

Most people are aware that batteries often fail during winter. But more would be surprised to learn that batteries often fail during summer too. Batteries are created to work in a wide range of temperatures. However, their performance suffers in high and low extremes.

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Signs That You Need Fuel System Service

Your engine needs a constant stream of fuel in order to get you down the road. One of the major components of your vehicle's fuel system is the fuel pump. Valenti Subaru located in Westerly, RI wants to inform you that there are some signs that point to a possible fuel pump problem.

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A Few Facts About Car Recalls

Many people are unsure what a car recall is and what to do if they receive a notice. Fortunately, it is not as complicated as it sounds. A recall occurs when a car manufacturer believes something may be faulty with a certain make or model of a vehicle.

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Detailing Techniques for Your Vehicle

When the interior of the vehicle you drive around Westerly, RI is starting to get dirty, Valenti Subaru can help. We can offer you an array of techniques to properly detail the interior of your vehicle so that it looks and feels like new.

Getting carpets clean is an important first step in detailing your vehicle. 

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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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