• Prepare Your Car For Mother Nature

    By this time last year we already had a few feet of snow on the ground. For motorists, that might imply some difficult and unsafe driving conditions. Be prepared for winter season driving by taking your automobile to a qualified vehicle technician, like those at a Bertera Service Center. An automobile examination will make sure that the engine, battery, exhaust system, heating and defrosting systems are all in good working order, and will see to it that the automobile's main fluids [...]
  • Should I Replace my Shocks or Struts?

    Shocks and struts influence the control and handling characteristics of your vehicle while holding the tires to the road. They control the action of the spring to resist bottoming out-- like when you hit a pothole-- and keep the movement of the springs under control when they rebound. Without shocks and struts, a vehicle would continually bounce and bound down the road, making driving difficult. "It is important that shocks and struts are in top condition during the Fall/Winter [...]
  • Fill-A-Forester Toy Drive Event • Make-A-Wish of Mass/RI • Bertera Subaru of West Springfield

    On Saturday the twelfth of December, Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island joined us for our Fill-A-Forester toy drive! We had a blast playing games, eating food, and taking pictures all while collecting donations for the toy drive. WEEI 105.5 FM and KIX 100.9 were both there as well! We were able to collect a large number of toys for less fortunate kids this holiday season and you helped make the difference. We were even joined by other Make-A-Wish Children from past events! The [...]
  • Battery Maintenance

       All Subaru vehicles are equipped with maintenance-free batteries. The term "maintenance-free" can be misleading - as these batteries do require some attention to maintain their cleanliness and efficiency.It is extremely important to have your car's battery checked by a Subaru-trained technician regularly. A battery check will include an examination of cable connections for cleanliness and tightness. Loose or corroded connections can dramatically diminish your car's starting [...]
  • When should I purchase new tires?

       We all know that tires wear. There are certain things you, as an owner, can do to help minimize this wear.Keep your tires properly inflated. This is perhaps the single most important thing you can do. Information on correct tire inflation pressure is provided in your owner's manual and on a placard on the driver's door pillar. How often you check your tire inflation is up to you. As a rule of thumb, tires should be checked every time you fill your car with gas. Remember that [...]

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