Is it Summer Yet?
Much like people, cars don't like sitting for extended periods of time. Social distancing protocols mean that a lot of us are spending more time indoors, and that can be having an unexpectedly negative effect on our cars. To fix that, here are some things that you can do at home to keep your car running smoothly.
Learn About Your Vehicle 
Have you read the owner's manual for your car? While they can seem intimidating at first, an owner's manual contains a lot of information that can help you down the road. Reading through the owner's manual is a helpful way to stay on top of any oil changes or maintenance that your car needs, along with an effective way to avoid any nasty surprises. Who knows? You just might discover a new switch that enables a perfect seating configuration. 
Clean Your Car
We get it. Nobody likes cleaning, and even fewer people get excited at the thought of cleaning a car. That said, cleaning your car is rather therapeutic, especially if it really needs it. Additionally, it's a great way to prevent things like dirt, bugs, and leftover boxes from casting an unpleasant sheen over your drive when you next take it out. Insects, bird droppings, and tree sap can all damage your paint, so make sure that you clean them off with a light detergent. When you're done, vacuum the inside and remove any leftover food or soft drink containers. Your future self will thank you.
Maintain the Engine, Transmission, and Battery
A car can sit outside for a few weeks with no issue, but you don't want to be measuring the time between drives in months. Taking a vehicle out for a drive will ensure that all the necessary fluids can cycle through its systems, preserving engine, brake, and transmission health. Doing this will also charge the battery, which you can aid by making sure that your headlights are on while you drive.
By taking a few simple steps, you can make sure that your dream car stays dreamy. If cleaning out your car has you thinking about upgrades though, swing by Beyer Subaru and we'll help you find your next dream car! 
Beyer Subaru is your one-stop-shop for everything Subaru in the Alexandria area. Swing by our dealership for answers to all your burning Subaru inquiries, along with plenty of chances to fall in love with our amazing inventory!


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At the foundation, or should we say chassis, of Beyer Subaru is a desire to bring drivers in the greater Alexandria, VA area an assortment of new and used cars capable of transforming everyday commutes into something a little more extraordinary. This is why we sell only sell new Subaru models such as the Forester, Impreza, Outback, Legacy, and mint-condition used cars.

But, that simply wasn't enough. So, in addition to our new and used car inventories renowned across Washington DC and we decided to add a Subaru service center commanded by a team of experts hand-picked for their knowledge, passion and promise to treat every car as if it was their own.... And because we know there are still people set on doing it themselves: we added a genuine Subaru parts shop.

The logic? We want to make your life easier - put everything under one roof. We also want to help ensure that the extraordinary experience of owning a new Subaru stands the test of time. Buying a new car is, after all, a serious investment. Which brings us to our custom-crafted car loan and lease options. We know the numbers don't add up the same unless we add your circumstances and financial goals into the equation.

Are you ready to be treated as you should be? As an individual? Yes. Well, then visit Beyer Subaru today. Conveniently located at 7416, Richmond HWY, we are just 10 minutes down the road from Old Town, Alexandria.

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