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Subaru Crosstrek Owners Manual: Parking on a grade

Always block the wheels under both vehicle and trailer when parking. Apply the parking brake firmly. You should not park on a hill or slope. If parking on a hill or slope cannot be avoided, you should take the following steps: 1. Apply the brakes and hold the pedal down.

2. Have someone place wheel blocks under both the vehicle and trailer wheels.

3. When the wheel blocks are in place, release the regular brakes slowly until the blocks absorb the load.

4. Apply the regular brakes and then apply the parking brake; slowly release the regular brakes.

5. Shift into 1st or reverse gear (MT models) or "P" position (CVT models) and shut off the engine.

Driving on grades
Before going down a steep hill, slow down and shift into lower gear (if necessary, use 1st gear) in order to utilize the engine braking effect and prevent overheating of your vehicle's brak ...

In case of emergency
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Refueling in cold weather
To help prevent moisture from forming in the fuel system and the risk of its freezing, use of an antifreeze additive in the fuel tank is recommended during cold weather. Use only additives that are specifically designed for this purpose. When an antifreeze additive is used, its effect lasts ...

New vehicle break-in driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)
The performance and long life of your vehicle are dependent on how you handle and care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these instructions during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km): Do not race the engine. And do not allow engine speed to exceed 4,000 rpm except in an emergency ...

Stopping engine
Stop the vehicle completely. Move the select lever to the "P" position. Press the push-button ignition switch. The engine will stop, and the power will be switched off. WARNING Do not touch the push-button ignition switch during driving. When the push-button ignition switch is ...

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