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What Should I Do If My Car Is Overheating?

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It's not common for well-maintained Subaru vehicles to overheat--but if yours does, there are things you can do to help. If the temperature gauge needle is inching towards the red, but hasn't yet arrived, you can turn off the air conditioning (and even crank up the heater, if you can handle the heat). If the needle is in the red, it's a good idea to pull over as soon as it's safe to do so. Low coolant is one of the main causes of overheating engines. Wait until your engine has cooled down sufficiently (about half an hour, or however long it takes for the temperature gauge to move to cool), then carefully add more coolant and see if that helps. We recommend using a towel when you remove the radiator cap, to avoid any hot steam. If you'd rather leave things to the professionals, give your roadside assistance company a call to have them handle it--if you have any doubts about your abilities, it's better to be safe than sorry.

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What Else Should I Know About an Overheating Vehicle?

Overheating is not normal for your Subaru, and it could indicate a serious problem. For this reason, if your vehicle has overheated--or even come close to overheating--we recommend bringing it in to Shingle Springs Subaru. The Mother Lode is no place to have to deal with an engine that runs too hot; fortunately, our technicians are experts at finding the problem. We also have a variety of options, including shuttle service, to make any necessary service as convenient as possible.

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Schedule Your Next Service at Shingle Springs Subaru

Scheduling service for your Subaru is easy at Shingle Springs Subaru. Many services, such as oil changes, don't require any appointment at all--simply stop by 4045 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springs, CA 95682. If you have more intensive service or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call or use our convenient online form.

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Your Subaru vehicle is impressively long-lasting; in order to keep it performing at its peak, it's important to get regular service. The experts at Shingle Springs Subaru have been trained and certified by the factory, and they know your Subaru better than almost anyone else in the Mother Lode. They'll use only genuine OEM and Subaru-approved parts, fluids, filters, and accessories, so your Subaru will keep its renowned quality. Don't forget to look through our regularly updated coupons to find special savings on important services that keep your Subaru running. We look forward to serving you at Shingle Springs Subaru.

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