- First aid kit
- Inexpensive camera
- Jumper cables
- Emergency signal devices, such as warning triangles, light sticks, and/or flares
- Cell phone
- Basic tools
- Tow rope
- Spare tire (filled to recommended air pressure)
Summer is often travel time. Enhance fuel economy by following these tips.
- Accelerate gradually and drive smoothly
- Avoid jackrabbit starts
- Plan ahead to avoid overusing the brakes
- Use cruise control to hold even speeds
- Avoid idling – shut off the car when stopped
- Avoid or reduce air conditioning
- Drive with your windows up
- Plan trips to combine them when possible
- Maintain your vehicle
- Remove unnecessary items to reduce weight
- Use ammonia-free products intended for automotive glass (such as Genuine Subaru Glass Cleaner) – not household window glass cleaner. The two types of products have two different applications. Household glass cleaners can streak vehicle glass. Plus, if your vehicle windows have aftermarket tint, the ammonia in many household products can dissolve the tint adhesive.
- Avoid direct sunlight.
- Wipe off cleaner with a lint- and scratch-free micro fiber or soft towel. Use long strokes to reduce the streaking.
- Roll down windows to clean along the edges first. Then clean the main part of the glass – inside and outside.
- Clean thoroughly, including along moldings, in corners, and around mirrors and other fixtures.