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All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

Floor mats are a great way to keep your car clean, and they can also protect the interior of your car from damage. There are two basic choices: rubber mats or carpet mats. If you're unsure which one is best for you, we at Reynolds' Subaru can help pick the right mat for your car!

Rubber mats are a lot easier to clean than carpet, and they are very durable. They last longer that carpet, and are ideal for traveling with pets, and they are easy to clean if you work outdoors or have to deal with a lot…
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Tips For Touch Up Paint Application

After a long winter, you often end up with a few nicks or dings on your vehicle. Not every bit of damage requires an entire paint job. You can often use a bit of touch up paint to get the job done yourself. We have a few tips to share with you so you do a good job.
  • Make sure you buy your paint from a Subaru parts department. If you buy a product on the internet, we can't guarantee that it's going to end up looking anything like your current paint color.
  • Make sure your vehicle is…
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How Do You Use a Backup Camera?


Most new vehicles come with backup cameras installed. At Reynolds' Subaru in Lyme we like to educate people about properly using safety features on new vehicles. You can purchase a vehicle with a camera installed by the manufacturer or install one after you purchase your vehicle. Either way, they are a good feature to have for added safety.

Using a Backup Camera

When you use a backup camera, you put your car in reverse and check your screen in your car. On the screen, you will see what is behind your vehicle and guidelines to follow while backing up...

 

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Save Yourself Thousands of Dollars in Car Repairs By Repelling Rodents

If your mechanic has ever found evidence of rats or mice having been underneath the hood of your vehicle, you should find out how they got in there soon. Rodents aren't just a nuisance; they also can cause you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damage. If you think you might have a rodent problem, check out some of these simple fixes.

One of the easiest ways to reduce the number of rodents that are drawn to your vehicle to find shelter and electrical wiring to chew is to ensure that you're not luring them...

 

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Learning About LATCH Evaluations

We want you to know how simple it is going to be to get your child's car seat installed in your new car. It is important for you to learn about the LATCH system and how it will help you out, and to learn about the testing that has been done to ensure this system is good.

When IIHS evaluates the LATCH systems in vehicles, one of the things that they look into is the accessibility of the lower anchors that are part of the system. The system is studied to see if it is something that is easy…
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Add These Important Items to Your Winter Survival Kit!

We at Reynolds' Subaru like to encourage preparation for safe driving in the winter. Whether you are driving a short distance to the store in Lyme or a long distance, it is important to have supplies in an emergency. These items can vary based on who your passengers are and how far you travel.

Blankets, food, water, and flashlights are essential if your car is not going to move for a while. If you are just stuck, having a tow rope, shovel and tire chains can help you get out of the situation quickly. Store your items in the front…
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How To Respond To A Slide-Out

The snowstorm has come and gone and now the roads are full of black ice. Onlookers are waiting for that one special person to drive down the road and do a 360 turn that could result in a crash or injury. Reynolds' Subaru will show you how to prevent this sliding effect from happening in Lyme, CT.

The first rule to calm yourself. Of course, this is easier said than done because emergencies tend to put us on edge. However, you need to think clearly to save your life and your vehicle. The long-term pain is not worth doing oversteering…
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What is an Infotainment System?


Blending an information center with an entertainment unit, a vehicle's infotainment system keeps drivers informed about the road ahead and passengers entertained while they travel. As more cars adopt an infotainment system and as they improve in their ability to drive autonomously, drivers can expect to see advancements in infotainment technology.

Both Apple and Android have operating systems that will integrate with a car's infotainment system using Bluetooth. Send and receive emails, plan a trip route, select a playlist or get a weather report using voice commands or touchscreen 

 

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Finding a Reliable Mechanic

At some point during vehicle ownership, the car or truck may need maintenance or repairs that are beyond the ability of the owner. You must then locate a mechanic. There are many reputable technicians who provide dependable service. However, there are also many who take advantage of consumers by inflating part and work prices. They may engage in other types of fraudulent practices.

Before needing a mechanic, vehicle owners must have a basic knowledge of mechanical function. Owners are less likely to be duped if they understand the service the mechanic claims that the vehicle needs. 

 

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How Your Vehicle's Alternator Functions

If you want to gain an understanding of how your vehicle works, we can help at Reynolds' Subaru in Lyme. An alternator is an important component that works like a generator. It is important to keep it in good shape because your engine can suddenly shut down due to a faulty alternator. To learn more about your vehicle's alternator, read further.

An alternator is part of your vehicle's charging system. The charging system also includes the starter and battery, and the alternator keeps the battery sufficiently charged when the vehicle is running. In addition, an alternator also...

 

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