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Subaru of America Supports National Car Care Month, Offers Fuel Savings Tips For All Drivers as Gas Prices Surge

Subaru Drivers to Enjoy Free Vehicle Diagnostic Inspection in April at Participating Subaru Dealerships

Cherry Hill, N.J., April 4, 2011 – Subaru of America, Inc. is once again celebrating the Car Care Council’s National Car Care Month in April by offering free vehicle diagnostic inspections for Subaru vehicles, at participating dealers across the country. Subaru’s theme for this year’s program is “MPG: Maintenance Preserves Gas,” which underscores the importance of regular vehicle maintenance when it comes to maximizing any vehicle’s fuel economy.

Subaru is also sharing some helpful tips on ways to improve fuel economy, which can be used by any driver, for any vehicle:

  • Maintain proper tire pressure
  • Replace air filter when dirty
  • Use cruise control when possible
  • Remove excess weight inside vehicle
  • Change engine oil and filter when dirty
  • Drive sensibly
  • Tighten the gas cap
  • Avoid excess vehicle idling

“Whatever vehicle you drive, these simple tips will help maximize your fuel economy and save money at the pump, which is especially important now that we’re seeing a noticeable increase in gas prices,” notes Gary Palanjian, vice president of parts and service, Subaru of America, Inc. “And beyond fuel savings, they’ll pay off in other ways, too – you’ll increase your vehicle’s reliability, you’ll reduce the likelihood of costly repairs, and you’ll enjoy higher trade-in or resale value down the road.”

During National Car Care Month, participating Subaru dealers will perform a thorough multi-point diagnostic checkup of all major operating systems, and owners will receive a detailed written report of the vehicle’s condition. Check Subaru’s Facebook page for car care tips throughout the month.

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 more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero- landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

About the Car Care Council
The Car Care Council is a national non-profit organization providing information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign that promotes the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair. For more information, visit