Which Subaru Models are Hybrids? | Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru in Orangeburg, near Spring Valley

Adventure and utility or fuel economy and lower emissions? Subaru StarDrive® Technology, available in the Crosstrek Hybrid, offers the best of both worlds—combing the efficiency and environmental compatibility of a plug-in electric vehicle with the long-range and performance of a Subaru BOXER® engine. The Crosstrek Hybrid offers the same versatility and rugged all-wheel-drive capability as the regular Crosstrek, but with even better mileage and available full-electric operation.

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid finds its motivation in a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets

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When does my Subaru need new tires?--Bill Kolb Jr Subaru in Orangeburg, near New City and Suffern

While tires probably aren't the most exciting attribute of your Subaru, they're a major contributor to its safety, efficiency, and ride quality. Tires allow your vehicle to roll smoothly by flexing to absorb bumps. And their tread provides the traction necessary for confident handling and control in wet conditions. And as the only contact point between you the road, their maintenance and timely replacement are vital components of routine maintenance.

Good tires are pretty durable and can last upwards of 50,000 miles, depending on factors like age, driving conditions, and...

 

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Is leasing a vehicle a better deal than buying?—Bill Kolb Jr Subaru in Orangeburg, near New City

Once you've finally found the Subaru car or SUV that best suits your preferences, the next step is choosing how you want to pay for it. Apart from paying for the vehicle in full, your two primary options are leasing or financing. But which one is best for your needs and budget? To help you with your decision, we're providing a quick overview of each method's distinguishing characteristics.

Starting with a brief summary, the main difference between financing and leasing is ownership. With financing, you own the vehicle and will eventually receive the title after the final…

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What does APR mean for a car loan?–Bill Kolb Jr Subaru in Orangeburg, near Spring Valley and New City

When calculating how much a car loan will cost, some people may look at the interest, which is the fee charged by a lender for providing the loan. However, standard interest doesn't tell the full story. For a better indication of a loan's full cost, it's best to look at the annual percentage rate, or APR.

What's the difference between APR and interest rate?

While the interest rate of a car loan is what the loan issuer charges per month for the loan, the APR indicates the amount of interest for a whole year, given as…

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How long do brake rotors & pads last?—Bill Kolb Jr Subaru in Orangeburg, near New City and Spring Valley

While we buy our Subarus to transport us to various locations, their ability to stop is probably even more important than their ability to "go." A problem with your brake system can be hazardous to you, as well as others on the road, so proper brake service is a vital part of your Subaru's routine maintenance. But since the brakes are usually out of sight and generally just work, they're easy to forget about until there's a problem. Fortunately, it's possible to mitigate major problems by recognizing certain symptoms and addressing them before they become more…

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How Much Does a New Battery Cost?


A new battery for your Subaru car or SUV will cost anywhere from $50 to upwards of $200. If you have other repairs scheduled for the same day, including an oil change or tire rotation, you can expect to pay more. We also include labor and other fees in the invoice. To get a closer estimate on how much you’ll spend during the appointment, don’t hesitate to call our service department. Once you’re ready, it’s easy to schedule a service appointment online.

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When Does My Subaru Need New Brakes?


There are a few ways to know when your Subaru Forester, Impreza, or Outback needs new brakes. The best way to tell is by using your ears and simply listening to them as you push down on the brake pedal. Do they squeal? Squeak? Grind? These sounds could be a sign that it's time for new brakes. If you suspect your Subaru SUV or car needs new brakes, be sure to schedule a service appointment online.

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How Long Does Tire Replacement Take?


A tire replacement at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru can take anywhere from 45 minutes to upwards of 90 minutes. The Subaru technician needs roughly 10 to 20 minutes to replace each tire.

If you have other services scheduled at the same time, including a wheel alignment or battery check, you can expect the appointment to take longer. You can easily schedule a service appointment online for multiple services.

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Find Battery Maintenance at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru

You can trust the service team at Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru to examine your vehicle’s battery. Having one of our certified technicians perform battery diagnostic services will give you peace of mind every time you jump behind the wheel. We use a reliable machine to run a test on your battery and its charging system components. Our service team will remain honest and will explain exactly what your vehicle needs.

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How Long Does Brake Repair Take?

At the Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru service department, we strive to perform car maintenance and repairs quickly and efficiently. If your Subaru Crosstrek is in need of brake repair services, these appointments will take our team about 45 - 60 minutes to complete. If we do need more time to work on your Subaru model, we will let you know.

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