TIP OF THE WEEK FOR PROLONGING THE LIFE OF YOUR SUBARU:# 2 Drive with Care
Do not race your Subaru's engine during start-up. This can add years of wear to your engine, especially if it's cold outside.
Accelerate slowly when you begin to drive. The most wear to an engine and drive train occurs in the first ten to twenty minutes of operation.
Warming the engine while letting it idle in the driveway is not a good idea. The engine doesn't operate at it's peak temperature, resulting in incomplete fuel combustion, soot deposits on cylinder walls, oil contamination, and ultimately damaged components.
When turning the steering wheel, don't hold it in an extreme right or left position for more than a few seconds. Doing so can damage the power-steering pump.
Put less strain on your engine and automatic transmission by shifting to neutral at red lights. Otherwise, the engine is still working to push the car even while it's stopped.