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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads?

When there are icy roads, you have to take extra precaution. Most drivers tend to slow down, but they don't realize that going over 45 mph can cause hydroplaning and fishtailing on icy roads. Snow conditions also should force you to be more precaution when you brake and accelerate. If you brake too hard, your wheels could get stuck and cause you to slide even further.

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Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors: The 1.4 Second Difference

Here at Valenti Subaru, we want you to be informed about the latest vehicle safety features so you and your passengers can stay safe on the road.

Intense headlights in your rearview mirror can disrupt your vision, and your reaction time, for up to 1.4 seconds. Unfortunately, much can happen in 1.4 seconds.

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Benefits of Buying a Crossover

Road trips, spacious seating, and the open road are great reasons to buy a crossover. These aren't the SUVs of yesteryear. These are incredible machines that allow you to hit the road with cargo space and function, getting plenty of room for friends, family, and all of the gear. You can fit more of your stuff in a crossover than a regular sedan. Crossovers are defined by their ability to have space and economy in one vehicle.

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Knowing About Infotainment and What It Entails

There is a lot of information going around about infotainment. If you want to know about infotainment is, one of the first things you can do is break down the terms. Infotainment is comprised of two words. The two words are information and entertainment. When you understand that, you get the idea of what infotainment is.

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Easy Vehicle Battery Maintenance Steps for Your Vehicle

The process of checking the power levels in a vehicle's battery cells is simple. If you want to tackle this type of project in your driveway, you'll only need a voltmeter, gloves, and goggles.

The voltmeter that you use will impact the testing process. If you conduct a test with a digital voltmeter, you'll get a reading on a convenient display. 

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Time to Hit the Road

The classic road trip is an annual rite of passage for many families. Before hitting the road, it is imperative that your SUV is packed safely and efficiently.

Using a series of specially designed storage cubes will help keep items organized in your vehicle. Be sure to use every nook and cranny in your SUV for maximum space efficiency. 

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Fuel Economy Tips

We here at Valenti Subaru want to make sure that when you are going from errand to errand in Westerly that you are getting the most out of your car. That means you are going to want to have the best fuel economy you can possibly have.

The best way to assure good fuel economy is to make sure that you are keeping your car nice and tuned up. This means make sure your tires are all good, and your oil changes are going off like clockwork.

You're going to want to make sure you are rotating the tires…
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Automotive Service: Cabin Air Filters

The climate in the cabin of your vehicle relies greatly on your cabin air filter. Removing dust, mold spores, pollen, and other contaminants from the air, cabin air filters make the air you and your passengers breathe significantly better.

When is it time to replace the filter? If it's visually dirty, you feel there is reduced air flow within the cabin, the fan is noticeably louder when it's running, or you notice your vehicle's acceleration is weaker than normal, it might be time to replace the filter.

Check your vehicle's manufacturer recommendations on how often to…

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Why Vehicle Safety Ratings Matter in Teen Vehicles

Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when buying your teenager their first car. Vehicle safety ratings can help you make a wise choice.

A 5-star Safety Ratings program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evaluates vehicle performance in crash tests. Tests cover frontal, side and rollover impact because those are what the majority of car crashes involve. The more stars awarded, the safer the vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluates crashworthiness, and rates vehicles good, 

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Choosing the Right Car Seat

Regardless of what vehicle you drive home in from our Valenti Subaru location, there are still some choices to make after your purchase. If you have children then you are going to need to find a car seat to install in your vehicle. There are a number of different options available and some different things to consider before making a purchase.

If you have an infant then you are going to want an infant car seat. This is the type of unit that has a carrier that you strap the child into. Then that carrier attaches securely to a base…
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