When fuel prices are high it's especially important to make sure that your vehicles are properly maintained. For an engine to run efficiently, friction needs to be kept to a minimum. Changing your oil and filter is important to ensure that friction is minimized, and the internal parts don't wear excessively. Excess wear has environmental consequence because the engine will burn more fuel and also burn motor oil. Proper care of tires is also important. Under-inflated tires cause excessive roiling resistance, as do mis-aligned wheels.

In light of all of this Subaru has announced there support of Fall Car Care Month. Owners of Subaru cars can bring their cars into local dealerships for free inspections with particular focus on areas that minimize fuel consumption. Even if you don't have a Subaru, now is good time to have your car checked out and make sure that regular maintenance is being done. Full press release is after the jump.

[Source: Subaru]

SUBARU ENDORSES FALL CAR CARE MONTH


- During the month of October, Subaru drivers can bring their vehicles in for a free inspection including an MPG inspection that will help owners maximize fuel efficiency --

CHERRY HILL, N.J. Sept. 26, 2006-Subaru of America, Inc. today announced its support of Fall Car Care Month, a nationwide effort spearheaded by the Car Care Council to focus motorists' attention on the need to maintain and repair their vehicles. October is Fall Car Care Month and is part of a consumer education campaign about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair. Many Subaru dealerships across the country are hosting free car care clinics for owners of Subaru vehicles.

"Subaru proudly supports the Car Care Council's efforts to educate consumers on the benefits of taking care of their vehicles," said Jim Sinclair, Vice President, Service, Subaru of America, Inc. "Particularly when fuel prices are high, vehicle maintenance that enhances fuel efficiency becomes more top of mind. The Subaru car care clinics are also a great opportunity for owners to prepare their cars for winter and help preserve the life of their vehicles."

Subaru owners are encouraged to bring their vehicles into participating local dealerships for a free professional diagnostic inspection with no obligation. The inspection includes a check-up of all major operating systems with a written report of the vehicle's condition.
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In addition, Subaru has just launched the Subaru MPG Inspection as an added bonus. The MPG - Maintenance Preserves Gas - Inspection focuses on those maintenance areas that will help owners maximize fuel efficiency, thus reducing gasoline consumption.

The Car Care Council, a non-profit organization created over 25 years ago, promotes National Car Care Month in April and Fall Car Care Month in October. The goal of the organization is to educate motorists about the benefits of proper vehicle maintenance.

October is a perfect time for motorists to get their cars properly serviced before the winter months. Through this nationwide event, the Car Care Council aims to improve highway safety, air quality and fuel conservation.

Subaru owners should contact their local Subaru dealers for available clinic dates and times. Owners can contact 1-800-SUBARU-3 or visit www.subaru.com to locate their nearest Subaru dealer.

About The Car Care Council
The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware"
campaign, educating consumers about the benefits of regular vehicle care,
maintenance and repair. For more information about Fall Car Care Month, visit
the Car Care Council Web site at www.carcare.org.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2005. For additional information visit www.subaru.com.



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