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What an Alternator Does in Your Vehicle

When you think about the alternator in your car, what you need to know is that it has to do with the power in your vehicle. Without an alternator, your battery dies fast and you are left without the ability to drive your car.

 

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What You Need to Know About Move Over Laws

When it comes to the move over laws there is a lot more at stake than your car or acting on a common courtesy. Workers, emergency responders, tractor trailers, tow truck drivers and pedestrians who may be experiencing car troubles all benefit from this simple life-saving rule. The act of simply moving over can save your life or someone else's.

 

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Try Our Online Scheduling Tool

It can be overwhelming sometimes to think about all of the different things that you need to accomplish each day. Between going to and from work, running errands, making meals for your family, getting to and from activities and trying to find time to relax with those that you love, the last thing you want to consider is something like scheduling routine maintenance for your vehicle.

We here at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek want to make this process as easy for you as we possibly can. 

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How Do You Know When to Change Your Oil?

For the longest time, people took their cars in for oil changes every 3,000 miles. However, nowadays, this generally is not necessary. Here at Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek, we know that some cars only need oil changes every 10,000 miles. Even the cars that need the most frequent oil changes typically only need an oil change every 5,000 miles or so.

You could be wondering how you can tell when your oil should be changed. There are actually a few ways to tell this. If you check your vehicle's manual, this information should be listed…

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Do You Want All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive?

It can be hard to decide whether it's better to have all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. One is not necessarily better than the other, but it can help you to decide by figuring out what you want to drive. If you like to drive a truck or SUV, then you'll get four-wheel drive. If you like crossovers or sedans, then you will probably get all-wheel drive.

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Whats Next? Your Lease Is Coming To An End

Many drivers choose to lease a new vehicle instead of buying for the many benefits of leasing. Like getting a new car every couple of years or having lower maintenance costs. But your lease is coming to an end and what should you do when the lease is up on your car? You have several options of what to do about your lease ending. Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek can assist in making the best choice for you.

 

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Steps to Help You Parallel Park

Parallel parking can be intimidating, even for experienced drivers. Here are the steps you should take to parallel park with confidence.

  • Find the right space that will fit your vehicle.
  • Check your rearview and drivers side mirror to make sure there's not another car coming and turn your signal on.
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2018 Subaru Crosstrek, WRX Pick up 2017 Top Safety Pick+ Honors From IIHS

Band practice, football games, weekend road trips – Autumn is an exciting time of year for families in the Walnut Creek, California area. Now you and your family can venture from one event to the next without apprehension in a new Subaru from Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek. Our Subaru sales team is proud to announce that the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2018 WRX models both picked up recognition as IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick+ models when equipped with LED Steering Responsive Headlights and EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.

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U.S. News & World Report Names 2017 Subaru Outback in Best New Cars for Teens Segment

Are you looking to buy your teenager their first vehicle? Then consider the new 2017 Subaru Outback. This affordable crossover SUV is not only an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+. It was also named by the editors of U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Best New Cars for Teens."

 

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