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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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A Simple Explanation of Your Vehicle's Timing Belt

At Reynolds' Subaru, it is important to us to keep all of our customers informed about their vehicles. Your vehicle includes a timing belt that is vital for optimal engine performance. If your vehicle's timing belt snaps or malfunctions, it could cause the engine to shut down rapidly and lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Find out more about your vehicle's timing belt below.

Your vehicle's timing belt is important because it helps the camshaft and crankshaft turn correctly. With most automobiles, the timing belt should be changed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. However…

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Fuel Economy Tips

We here at Reynolds' Subaru want to make sure that when you are driving to and fro in Lyme, CT that you aren't spending more time than is absolutely necessary on your car. Those vehicles are already expensive enough without having to constantly stop for gas.

In order to make sure you are getting the best efficiency out of your vehicle, there are a couple things you can do. The single most important is to make sure that you have your car plenty tuned up and ready to go. Oil changes on time, tire rotations regularly and making sure…
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Save Yourself Thousands When You Replace Your Belts and Hoses

Have you ever known someone who had to replace the engine on their vehicle? It's pretty expensive. And if you want to learn ways you can avoid ruining your engine and other parts of your vehicle, keep reading. If you pay attention to certain belts and hoses, you could save yourself thousands in repair costs.

When your timing belt brakes while the car is running, you could do serious damage to your engine. Even a refurbished engine can cost a couple of thousand dollars, so it makes much more sense to replace your timing belt if you hear a…

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Suspension


As time goes on and you use your vehicle more and more, the shocks and suspension will eventually be in need of repair. If you don't know a lot about vehicles in general, then you might not spot one of these issues. There are some common signs you should watch out for when it comes to automotive service and your suspension. Let's take a closer look:
  • Watch out for uneven wear patterns on your tires. This is easy to spot and may occur on one or more of your tires.
  • In addition to the tread on your tires…
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