Compact Spares Have Limited Uses

Many automakers equip their vehicles with compact spares. These small tires are different from full-sized spares. Standard or full-sized spares work like other regular tires. Using full-size spares, drivers can operate their vehicles at normal speeds, distances, and in the usual ways. Compact spares cannot function as regular tires.

Many drivers know that compact spares were intended for emergency use only. Drivers cannot operate vehicles at normal speeds or for long distances on compact spares.  

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Here at Hatfield Subaru, we want to make sure that you are safe while behind the wheel of your vehicle. Just because we have sold you your current model doesn't mean we don't care about your safety. We have some tips to share with you. These tips will help you determine if you are in need of a new set of tires in the near future.

Completing a tread test will give you an idea of how soon you may need to replace your tires. Place a penny inside the tread of all four of your tires. The…

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Driving Safely Around Bicycles

Bicycles and automobiles must share the roads. At Hatfield Subaru, we notice the number of bikes on the streets and roads has grown in recent years along with the number of collisions. Increased driver awareness can reduce accidents and improve safety for cars and bikes. Bikes and drivers must obey the rules of the road, and drivers must use extra care to notice bikes and yield to them when needed.

Local drivers understand that driving around bicyclists requires extra care. Drivers must allow for a safe distance between their vehicles and nearby bikes. 

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How to Keep Motion Sickness from Ruining Your Road Trip

When one member of your family starts to feel sick on the road, that can lead to everyone feeling sick. When one person throws up while you are on a road trip, that can ruin the whole trip for everyone. We want you to know how to stop the motion sickness before it starts.

It is important that you find a natural treatment that you can use to try to help the one who struggles with motion sickness. Peppermint is something that can help with this. You might also consider an actual medication made for motion sickness. 

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Service Your Vehicle as School Starts Up Again

It is good to have a regular plan and schedule for servicing your vehicle. Hatfield Subaru wants you to know just how to care for your vehicle so that you can keep it in the best possible condition. Servicing the vehicle as school starts up again is a good idea and something that you can do each year.

You should check your vehicle's owner manual to see if there are any services that you should have handled and missed. You should also pay attention to the dash of your vehicle and see if there are any warnings there. 

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Avoid a Blowout By Checking Your Tire Pressure

Have you ever had one of your tires blow out? It's a scary experience as you feel yourself losing control of the vehicle. If you've experienced this, you might wonder how you can avoid this in the future. It's actually pretty simple. Just keep your tires properly inflated and you'll greatly decrease the likelihood of this and other tire-related problems.

When your tires aren't properly inflated, it's more likely that you'll have problems with your tires. For instance, if they are underinflated, you could have a problem with your tires wearing on the…

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Safety Ratings Are Important with A Vehicle

Different safety ratings are registered to different vehicles, so it's extremely important that you know the difference. For example, after 2011, the government put together a committee to test drive all cars to make sure they were durable if a crash should occur. This means cars produced before 2011 have fewer safety precautions built into them.

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Why Choose a Hatchback for Your Next Car?

We feel that it's important for you to choose a car that suits your lifestyle and will work for you. If you're on the market for a new car, why not consider choosing a hatchback? The advantages of this style of vehicle will surprise you.

Hatchbacks can help you be more flexible with your seating arrangements, creating space in the trunk or additional seats as needed. 

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Keep Safe By Avoiding Roadway Distractions

All across the country, distracted driving is one of the most common yet dangerous threats to American drivers. With all of the distractions posed by today's gadgets, it's easy for your eyes and mind to move away from the road. We want you to keep safe on the road, and some tips can help you avoid the dangers of distracted driving.

One of the easiest ways to get distracted behind the wheel is to drive while you're drowsy or over-tired. Keeping your concentration on the road can be difficult when you're fully alert, so driving while…

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Car Covers Can Help You Take Care of Your Subaru Vehicle

After you've done all the work of researching a car, you can do a few things in an effort to keep that "new car" feeling going strong. First, you can make sure you're getting regular servicing so all of your internal components are well maintained. You can also take steps to take care of your cosmetic components. 

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