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How do I change the clock on my Subaru Forester?


Uh oh. Daylight Saving Time change. It's been...well, it's been since the last time the clock had to change. It's not like you're messing with the clock all the time. So, how does it work again?

Thankfully, Kelly put together a step-by-step instruction sheet on how to do it. She even did us the honor of showing us how to:


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What does antifreeze do? What is antifreeze? How does antifreeze work?


What does antifreeze do?

 
 

It keeps him from taking over Gotham.


Okay, actually, antifreeze is what makes engine coolant more effective. Your engine is cooled by liquids that are pumped through the engine to absorb heat and expel it away safely. This helps keep the engine in good condition by keeping it in an appropriate temperature range. If your engine were to get too hot, engine parts could warp or break, and those warped or…
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What does WRX mean? What does STi stand for?

 

The Subaru WRX performs. The rally powerhouse added to its scores of first place finishes with the top spot at the Rally in the 100-Acre Wood.

David Higgins and Craig Drew dominated at this weekend's snowy Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. With ice covering 50% of the roads yesterday and steady snow all day with 6+" of accumulation, this was a true snow event. The 2015 Subaru WRX STI handled the treacherous conditions with ease and performed flawlessly all weekend.
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What does this light on my dashboard mean? DEEP DIVE (moving parts and lights)



 
(To beep or not to beep)

By far one of our most useful blog posts has been What does this light on my Subaru dashboard mean? And with good reason. It's a great quick-reference guide for almost every light that shows up on your dash. So, now you know what light corresponds to what system, but why do they light up? Should you do anything about it when they do? How involved is it really?

Welcome to part three of our Technical Schmecnical deep dive on why these lights go off in the first place and what to do…
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What does this light on my dashboard mean? DEEP DIVE (fluids and batteries)



 
(Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and End the Beep)

By far one of our most useful posts has been What does this light on my Subaru dashboard mean? And with good reason. It's a great quick-reference guide for almost every light that shows up on your dash. So, now you know what light corresponds to what system, but why do they light up? Should you do anything about it when they do? How involved is it, really?

Welcome to part two of our Technical Schmecnical deep dive on why these lights go off in the first place…
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What does this light on my dashboard mean? DEEP DIVE (Seatbelts and airbags)


(Alternate title: How to Deal with Beeping Things Guide)

By far one of our most useful posts has been What does this light on my Subaru dashboard mean? And with good reason. It's a great quick-reference guide for almost every light that shows on your dash. So, now you know what light corresponds to what system, but why do they light up? Should you do anything when they do? How involved is it, really?

This is part one of our Technical Schmecnical deep dive on why these lights go off in the first place and what to do about…
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How is Crosstrek Hybrid's technology different from other hybrids?

 

We've written before about what kind of performance the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid can offer (and so have others), so you probably already know you don't lose any of the 8.7 inch ground clearance between the 2014 XV Crosstrek and the Hybrid. You may also know that although the gas mileage improvement is modest, the Hybrid significantly improves performance, handling, and has much-reduced road noise. You may know all that, but how is Subaru's hybrid different from other manufacturers' hybrids?
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How Does Subaru X-Mode Work? | Advantages of Using Subaru X-Mode



What is Subaru X-Mode? | How Does Subaru X-Mode Work? | Why Would A Driver Use Subaru X-Mode?

 

First we will explain what X-Mode is, then get into the details of how it works, and finally answer our most frequently asked question about X-Mode.

2014 & 2015 Subaru Forester models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT feature Enhanced Active All Wheel Drive. Select Foresters also feature X-Mode. Both of these new safety and performance features help improve vehicle control…
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