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Avoiding a Tire Blowout

Your vehicle’s tires are looking bad, huh? If you notice that your tires are low or have uneven tread, you could be headed for a tire blowout. This happens when you have improperly inflated your tires or haven’t kept up with the tire pressure, leading to a flat tire that can easily “pop” when you’re driving. There are some common signs that occur before a tire blowout, however.

If you notice any type of vibration when you drive, especially when going at faster speeds, then you could possibly have uneven tread or a bulge in your tire…
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Can You Drive on Winter Tires in the Summer?

While drivers are always looking for ways to save money on car maintenance, and no one really enjoys spending their afternoon waiting in a tire shop lounge while their tires are changed, deciding to drive all summer on winter tires isn't the place where drivers can cut corners. Winter tires have very specific design elements that make them unsuitable for summer driving.

While most people may think of the physical design of the winter tire, its chemical makeup is just as important. Because cold temperatures make everything stiffer and more likely to crack, winter tire material must...

 

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The Test Drive is One of the Most Important Steps of Buying a Car


When it comes to making a purchase, you'll want to be sure of what you're doing. At Baierl Subaru, we always give our customers the time and space they need to make the right decisions, and we feel that test drives are very important for potential customers.

Planning ahead can be helpful during the car buying process. If possible, call ahead to make an appointment for a test drive. This will signify that you're serious about your research, and it can keep you from waiting around. It's a good idea to do multiple test drives on…
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Keep Your Vehicle Shining with Wax

If you drive a car around Pittsburgh, you know that you'll run into all types of things that can make your vehicle look old or dirty. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to freshen up its look, including putting on car wax.

Car wax can either be natural or synthetic, and it usually is a combination of materials so that it can be spreadable. Wax is applied to vehicles to protect it from various elements, like UV rays and water.

Why is waxing a car important? Well, water, dust, grime, and other particles can start to stick…
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What is a Vehicle History Report?

Car professionals like the people at Baierl Subaru understand that vehicular history is important when buying a used car. You want to know what a car has been through so you know what to expect. The following will help you understand the vehicle history report a little better.

Understanding the Report

A lot could be learned through this report. A used car could have had numerous owners. Some of them may have even been in accidents.

Accidents happen all the time in cities like Pittsburgh, and it could mess up certain aspects of the car, so knowing this information is…
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Warm Weather And Low Humidity For Cleaning

Cleaning the engine in your car can often help to prolong its life. You'll be removing the dirt and grease that has collected on the surface each time you drive your vehicle in Pittsburgh. The area under the hood of your car might not be impacted as much as the outside of your car, but dirt can get into the crevices of your engine, especially if your car sits for a long period of time.

The best time to clean your engine is when it's warm outside. Lower humidity also helps as moisture won't collect as easily…

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Explore Android Auto at Baierl Subaru

Each member of our team understands the importance of staying connected while on the road. Introducing Android Auto, this popular in-vehicle technology can help you play music, make hands-free calls, make use of your smartphone apps, and get to your destination.

While many vehicles offer navigation services, Android Auto gives you real-time alerts for traffic so that you can get to your destination on time. It offers both Google Maps and Waze and can switch seamlessly between the two with just your voice.
 

 

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What's the Story with Backup Cameras?


At Baierl Subaru we want to make sure you are up to date with the new safety equipment on vehicles. If you are planning on purchasing a new vehicle, it is likely that it will have a backup camera. Backup cameras are a safety feature that helps a driver get in an out of parking spaces easier, among other things.

Using a Backup Camera

A backup camera usually shows a visual on the screen in your vehicle. You can check the screen to make sure there are no obstacles in your way as you back out of a driveway or…
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LATCH Evaluations

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit organization that evaluates the crashworthiness of a vehicle through a series of tests. All of these exams are designed to assess the vehicle’s ability to maintain its structure in an accident as well as to shield the driver and passengers from serious injury.

There are a total of six tests that the IIHS uses to determine the safety of a vehicle. Included in these evaluations are a series of assessments that examine the vehicle’s roof strength as well as head restraint and seat duration in an accident.

 

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Get Ready for Winter Weather with an On-board Survival Kit

When preparing for winter weather, it’s important to cover all the bases by having an emergency kit for your home, your workplace and even your vehicle. Below are a few important components to include in your vehicle’s winter weather preparedness kit.

In addition to the flashlight, water, food, jumper cables and other items that you should regularly be carrying in your car, you should consider adding blankets, winter boots and winter clothing like hats, jackets and gloves to the kit. Sand or...

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