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Impress vs. Depress: Maintaining your Subaru Impreza
Small but terrible.that\'s what the Subaru Impreza is for some of its owners. This compact car was known to be the pioneer for compact cars with a front-wheel drive, which made it a hit during its time. From being your typical compact car, the Impreza has evolved and made into the race car scene. However, over time, even this little beast can give you not only a rough ride but also a tough time, especially if you don\'t know how to maintain it properly. So, it pays to know what the common problems of Subaru Imprezas are and how to deal with them.
Depressing film problem
Part of the goal of an Impreza is to impress its owner, its passengers, and its onlookers. Unfortunately, one of the most common complaints against this compact car is a windshield film problem on a particular batch. Subaru never issued a recall but gave just an advice to Impreza owners to clean their windshield using a certain cleaner. The manuafacturer said that the film is due to other factors, like new carpeting or off-gassing and promised that it is just temporary. But many Impreza owners are not so impressed. They report that the fogging can become so bad that you would need to pull over to wipe your window. A temporary fix is to apply a wax coating to the windshield. This is to prevent the film from sticking to the windshield. The costly solution is to replace the rubber seals in the HVAC, which is said to solve the problem.
Windshield becoming too foggy
Since the windshield film problem doesn\'t seem to have a \"cure\" yet from the manufacturer, some Impreza owners are suggesting alternative ways to keep it from becoming too foggy. For windshields, any glass cleaner would be safe to use. On the other hand, if you have tint on the top area of the windshield, you can spray the cleaner on a towel. Make sure to avoid applying the cleaner on the tinted part. When you\'re done cleaning the windshield, you can apply an anti-fogging product. This is proven to last longer than using a sealant, which is not safe for interior glass. Observing these tips can keep your interiors clean and protected and free from fogging or off-gassing as well.
Head gasket issue
Apart from ensuring that your windshield is always clean and clear, it is also important to note that Imprezas are also prone to head gasket issues. Some complaints said that the root cause of this problem is the bad or faulty design of the gasket itself. The stock gaskets are coated with a material that deteriorates over time or when you reach at least 100,000 miles. You would know that your head gaskets are wearing out if your oil weeps between the head or block surfaces. This weep becomes a leak and can cause your engine to overheat. Early detection is important so you can readily fix or replace your damaged head gasket even before it starts to leak.