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Subaru Outback: Aluminum wheels

Aluminum wheels can be scratched and damaged easily. Handle them carefully to maintain their appearance, performance, and safety.

● When any of the wheels is removed and replaced for tire rotation or to change a flat, always check the tightness of the wheel nuts after driving approximately 600 miles (1,000 km). If any nut is loose, tighten it to the specified torque.

● Never apply oil to the threaded parts, wheel nuts, or tapered surface of the wheel.

● Never let the wheel rub against sharp protrusions or curbs.

● When wheel nuts, balance weights, or the center cap is replaced, be sure to replace them with genuine SUBARU parts designed for aluminum wheels.

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 Replacing the air cleaner element

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