How to Setup Apple CarPlay in a Subaru Crosstrek Model

At The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside, we want to make sure our customers around Chicago know everything there is to know about their Subaru vehicles. If you drive a Subaru Crosstrek from any of the past few model years, your vehicle will have standard Apple CarPlay compatibility with the Subaru Starlink multimedia system. Connecting your smartphone device to the Starlink system using Apple CarPlay is fast and easy, and we have all the information you need to connect your device using either Bluetooth or a USB cord to stay connected and in control...

 

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Should You Choose a New Subaru Outback or Crosstrek Model?

If you're stuck deciding between a new Subaru Outback or Subaru Crosstrek model, it all comes down to what you're looking for in your next vehicle. The Subaru Crosstrek is a subcompact crossover SUV, while the Subaru Outback is normally classified as a wagon, but also falls into the midsize SUV segment. There's also differences in performance, features, and other areas that make one model a better choice for some drivers in Chicago than the other. We're going to highlight some of the largest differences so you can easily choose the model that's right for…

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Discover Subaru's Best Safety Features

The Impreza, Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Legacy are some of the Subaru models you can choose around Oak Lawn. Regardless of what type of Subaru you choose, you can rest assured you will be able to safely drive it. The Subaru has many features that will allow you to stay safe.

Pre-Collision Braking

The purpose of this feature is to prevent you from hitting the vehicle in front of you. A collision in Chicago can easily occur if the vehicle in front of you slows down without warning. If that occurs, then you will get a visual and audible warning…

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How to Know When it is Time to Replace Your Brakes

You do not want to wait until something goes wrong to have your brakes repaired or replaced. At The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside, we want you to recognize the signs that your brakes are wearing out. When you see these things happening, it means it is time to schedule an appointment with our expert service team to make sure your vehicle remains safe around Countryside, IL.

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What is the Wilderness Package?

The Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester both have the option for the Wilderness Package! Both of these Subaru vehicles offer a tremendous amount of handling and performance for driving in the outdoors. Adding the Wilderness Package upgrades to these Subarus gives you the maximum handling, safety, and rugged features to make sure that you enjoy the outdoors as much as possible with your Subaru.

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What're the Top Benefits of Buying a Used Car?

If you're shopping for a car, truck, or SUV that can better accommodate your lifestyle and needs, we invite you to explore our great selection of used vehicles at The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside. Buying a used vehicle has many benefits, but the top benefit is saving money. Buying a used vehicle today isn't like it was years ago. You can put complete confidence in any of our used vehicles to serve you at the high level you need for miles to come around Chicago. With more affordable prices and great financing options available, we can help anyone…

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Six of Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Subaru Accessories

When you have a furry friend that you bring along on all your adventures, you want to make sure they are comfortable and content during the journey. To ensure your pet enjoys your next excursion out of Chicago just as much as you do, you'll want to take a closer look at some of the pet accessories available from Subaru. We've compiled a list of six of our favorites accessories.

  1. Collapsible Pet Kennel - This kennel fits easily in your hatchback and protects your pup while driving down any Broadview road. It comes in different sizes to fit your…
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Your Smartphone and Your Subaru: Everything Chicago Drivers Want to Know About Starlink

In-vehicle technologies are evolving to make it increasingly safer and more convenient for Naperville drivers to take advantage of their smartphones and their favorite mobile phone apps while traveling. For Subaru owners, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make smartphone integration quick, easy, and completely hassle-free via Starlink. At the Autobarn Subaru of Countryside, we're excited to help consumers learn more about this outstanding multimedia system and the many benefits it provides.

What is Starlink

Starlink is an advanced, proprietary, in-vehicle technology 

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Does AWD Really Help with Winter Driving?

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When the first dusting of snow arrives in Chicago, you want to make sure that your vehicle can get you where you need to go safely. AWD is a great feature to have in any vehicle as it improves traction and control on slippery road surfaces. If you are looking to update your current vehicle to a new Subaru that is better equipped for winter driving, then you've come to the right place! The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside, IL, has a large selection of new inventory that comes standard with all-weather driving capabilities. Continue reading to learn more.

 

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Explore These Intriguing Naperville Locations in Your Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is one of the most well-rounded compact crossovers in its class, offering roomy seating, a flexible cargo area, and a broad range of amenities and safety technologies. And thanks to its exceptional all-season capability and intrepid Subaru heritage, it's also among the most versatile. And with remarkably comfortable accommodations and various utility options, it’s an excellent road companion for journeys of all distances. So, while Forester was built for exploring, you don't have to stray from the beaten path to get the most out of owning one.

In fact, Forester is...

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