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Choosing a Safe First Car for Your Teen

The vast majority of parents go with a used auto as their teenager’s first vehicle, but it can be difficult to know if you’re picking the right car, truck or van for your child. Reynolds' Subaru has a full array of high-quality used vehicles to select from, and we’d love to go over all your options with you when you come in and request a test drive.

A little knowledge goes a long way when buying any vehicle, and it’s critical to educate yourself on the safety ratings of the specific models that you’re considering…

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Whether to Refinance or Trade In Your Vehicle

If you are deciding between lowering your monthly car loan payments through a refinance or trading it in for a new car, your decision should be based on how long you want to keep your car. Refinancing your vehicle lets you drive it longer without committing to a new car purchase. You need to be aware that you will pay more money in interest over the term of the new loan.

Trading in your car is a way to lower monthly payments on your new car loan if you get more in trade-in value than what you have left to…
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Apple CarPlay Can Keep You in Touch When You're Away From Home

Apple CarPlay is a very popular technology that allows you to connect your iPhone, iPad or other Apple device to your vehicle and enjoy the same technology on the road that you do when you’re at home. Come to Reynolds' Subaru, allow our trained staff to explain how Apple CarPlay works, and answer any other questions you may have.

With the Apple CarPlay app and your device connected to your vehicle, you can get the most out of technology with only a touch of a knob or button....
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Which Tire is Better? The Summer or All-Season Variety?

Don't be overwhelmed with all of the different options that are available to you when it comes to new tires for your vehicle. You can decide upon the brand later on. Right now, think about whether you would prefer a summer set of tires or the all-season variety. Both of them have their perks, but one will likely stand out as the better option for your current budget and lifestyle.

A summer tire is designed to look nice on your vehicle, but they don't hold up well when the temperatures start to dip below freezing....
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Why You Should Wash Your Car Today

Buildup of dust, pollen and air pollutants can leave your car looking unsightly and can damage your car's paint, finish and undercarriage. Washing your car can prevent these outcomes. How often should you wash your car? We here at Reynolds' Subaru want you to have all the information required to provide optimal care for your car. Here's why you should wash your car every two weeks or every week.

Twice Monthly Car Wash

If you're blessed to live where the climate is fair, and you park your car in a covered garage, wash your car twice monthly…
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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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