Scenic Spots Around Bourne to Visit This Fall

Scenic Fall Spots | Hyannis, MA

Fall has arrived in Massachusetts, and the scenery is especially lovely in and around Bourne. Whether you live on Cape Cod or are just visiting, here are some of the area’s top spots for autumn beauty.

Shining Sea Bikeway

Running from North Falmouth to Woods Hole, the Shining Sea Bikeway takes you past Great Sippewissett Marsh, which turns gorgeous colors in the fall.

Bourne Sisters Woodland

Bourne Sisters Woodland near Monument Beach boasts 22 acres of autumn scenery, which you can take in while hiking up and down this preserve’s many hilly trails.

West Barnstable Conservation Area

On your visit to the West Barnstable Conservation Area, you can explore 1,200 acres of beautifully forested land on foot or mountain bike. Enjoy brilliant fall shades courtesy of this property’s plentiful beech, oak, pine, and sassafras trees.

Bourne Farm

Located in North Falmouth, Bourne Farm welcomes families with a pumpkin patch, open fields, and numerous wooded trails where you can see red, orange, and yellow fall foliage at its finest.

What are some of your favorite local spots for enjoying autumn leaves? Be sure to let us know next time you visit us here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis to have your vehicle serviced!

Copeland Subaru Hyannis: Committed to Our Cape Cod Community

Copeland Subaru | Hyannis, MA

At Copeland Subaru Hyannis, it’s our mission to give back to Cape Cod. Along with selling outstanding vehicles and providing trustworthy service, we also donate regularly to the local causes, charities, and organizations that make this community such a great place to live.

One reason we care so much about Cape Cod is that it’s our home, too! Copeland Subaru Hyannis is locally owned and operated by Todd Copeland and Bryan Scarpellini, who live here with their families and strive every day to put the community first.

Living up to the Subaru Love Promise mission, Copeland Subaru Hyannis works with a wide variety of local organizations. For example, over the past 2 years, we’ve raised $36,000 to support Cape Abilities as they serve individuals with disabilities throughout the community. We also make annual donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help patients at Cape Cod Healthcare Cancer Center.

Copeland Subaru Hyannis loves supporting kids in our community, too. Recently, we’ve donated money to the Toys for Tots Stuff a Bus program, Barnstable Youth Soccer, the Mashpee High School baseball team, and Marguerite E. Small Elementary School.

Our dealership also sponsors important local events, including the Housing Assistance Corporation’s Walk for Hope and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce Father’s Day Car Show.

Whether or not you’re a customer here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis, we care about you! From the vehicles we sell to the organizations we support, we strive every day to make our community a better place.

Subaru Ascent Gets a Snazzy Upgrade for 2023

2023 Subaru Ascent | Hyannis, MA

The three-row Subaru Ascent SUV is in line for some bold, high-tech upgrades in 2023. Let’s take a closer look at all the exciting new features you can expect when you test-drive the 2023 Ascent at Copeland Subaru Hyannis.

Improved EyeSight®

An updated suite of EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology features comes standard on every Ascent model. Improvements for 2023 include new software, an electric brake booster, and a Wide-Angle Mono Camera that helps the Ascent spot pedestrians and bicyclists more effectively at intersections. Some Ascent models also receive a new Automatic Emergency Steering feature and a 360-degree overhead Surround View Monitor.

Other tech upgrades

For 2023, the Ascent showcases a new tablet-style 11.6-inch touch screen with wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. On higher trims, newly available Cabin Connect uses a front microphone and rear speakers to help the driver talk with second-row and third-row passengers.

Refreshed design

The 2023 Ascent looks different from both front and rear, showing off an enlarged grille, redesigned Steering Responsive LED headlights, a new front bumper cover with better aerodynamics, and refreshed C-shaped rear taillights.

The 2023 Ascent is a better solution than ever for busy families, and it will be available soon here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis!

Subaru’s 2022 Lineup Earns 8 IIHS Safety Awards

Subaru’s 2022 Lineup Earns 8 IIHS Safety Awards | Hyannis, MA

Subaru’s cars and SUVs have an impeccable reputation for safety, and the 2022 model year is no different. An impressive eight Subaru models were recently awarded with TOP SAFETY PICK+ and TOP SAFETY PICK status by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

TOP SAFETY PICK+ is the highest award given out by the IIHS. To win it, vehicles have to pass six rigorous collision tests to measure their crashworthiness in a variety of situations. TSP+ vehicles are also required to offer “advanced” or “superior” frontal crash technology and come standard with headlights rated “good” or “acceptable.”

Six Subaru models were awarded with TSP+ ratings:

  • 2022 BRZ
  • 2022 Legacy
  • 2022 Crosstrek Hybrid
  • 2022 Forester
  • 2022 Outback
  • 2022 Ascent

Meanwhile, TOP SAFETY PICK vehicles are required to pass all the same crash tests as TSP+ models. They also must offer the same frontal crash features. The only difference: TSP models can provide “good” or “acceptable” headlights as an option instead of a standard feature.

For this year, a pair of Subaru vehicles achieved TSP status:

  • 2022 Impreza five-door
  • 2022 Crosstrek

On top of their reliable crash ratings, most new Subaru vehicles come standard with an extensive suite of EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology features. Enabled by cameras and sensors, these include Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Keep Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

You can learn more about all of these award-winning Subaru models by visiting us here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis. We look forward to seeing you!

Get Your Car Road Trip Ready with These 3 Service Tips

Planning a summer road trip around Cape Cod or farther afield? If so, make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape for the journey by following these service tips from Copeland Subaru Hyannis!

Check the oil

Pop the hood and check your vehicle’s oil. If it’s running low, you’ll need to add more to keep your ride running the way it should. If your oil is dirty, you may also be due for an oil change. While the hood is open, make sure your vehicle’s coolant, brake fluid, washer fluid, and other fluids are at the right levels.

Check the tires

To help your vehicle operate at peak efficiency and safety, check the pressure for each of your tires to make sure it’s at the recommended level. It’s also a good idea to make sure the treads aren’t worn and that your tires aren’t damaged in any way.

Check the AC

Has your air conditioning system been struggling to cool your vehicle lately? To avoid an annoying AC failure during your trip, get the system checked out and serviced here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis before you leave.

When you visit our dealership here in Hyannis, Massachusetts, we’ll carefully check the rest of your car, too, so you can embark on your road trip with full peace of mind. Call soon to schedule an appointment!

3 of the Best Summer Road Trips in Cape Cod

2022 Subaru Forester | Hyannis, MA

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore Cape Cod. Need ideas? Here are three great road trip destinations that are just a short drive from Hyannis, Massachusetts.


Located in Cape Cod’s far southeast corner, Chatham is a beautiful old town surrounded by amazing ocean views. While you’re here, you can spot seals at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, tour the historic Chatham Lighthouse, or sample the catch of the day at Chatham Pier Fish Market.


Drive up to Cape Cod’s far northern tip for a day filled with art, fine seafood, and gorgeous beach and ocean scenery in Provincetown. The many highlights here include the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the East End gallery district, the Cape Cod National Seashore, Race Point and Herring Cove beaches, and big summer events like Provincetown Carnival and the Portuguese Festival.


The oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich is packed with fun things to do. Swim or fish at Scusset Beach State Reservation, kick back and relax at Sandy Neck Beach, stroll the Sandwich Boardwalk, or tour the fascinating Sandwich Glass Museum. And you won’t want to miss the gorgeous Heritage Museums and Gardens.

Before you head out on your Cape Cod road trip, be sure to make a service appointment at Copeland Subaru Hyannis. Our expert team of technicians will get you caught up on maintenance so you can enjoy your travels with full peace of mind!

6 Subaru Vehicles Win 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK Ratings

Seeking trustworthy transportation for your family in Hyannis, Massachusetts? Subaru has long been known for producing some of the industry’s safest vehicles. In 2022, a grand total of six Subaru models have been honored with TOP SAFETY PICK+ or TOP SAFETY PICK awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

These four models were named TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners:

  • Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
  • Subaru Outback
  • Subaru Ascent
  • Subaru Legacy

Two more Subaru vehicles won the TOP SAFETY PICK rating:

  • Subaru Impreza five-door (when equipped with EyeSight® safety tech and LED headlights)
  • Subaru Crosstrek (with EyeSight® and LED headlights)

“We are thrilled to receive six IIHS awards for our 2022 model lineup,” said Thomas J. Doll, Subaru of America’s president and CEO. “Our top priority is to provide customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety.”

All IIHS winners are required to pass a rigorous series of six crash tests. They also need to offer available “advanced” or “superior” front-crash technology to prevent collisions with pedestrians and other vehicles. TOP SAFETY PICK models have to offer available “good” or “acceptable” headlights, while TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicles must provide highly-rated headlights on all trims.

If you’d like to learn more about Subaru’s award-winning lineup of safe vehicles, come see our team here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis.

Choosing the Right Motor Oil for Your Subaru Vehicle

Motor Oil | Hyannis, MA

Regular oil changes are vital for your Subaru’s health. And each time you add new motor oil, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right kind for your vehicle’s needs, your driving style, and the climate here in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Oil Types

Motor oil comes in four primary types. Conventional oil is the least expensive but is less pure doesn’t work as well at very high temperatures. Synthetic oil is more expensive, but it’s also purer, works better at high and low temperatures, and is more effective for heavy stop-and-go city driving.

You can also opt for synthetic blend oil, a combination of conventional and synthetic. If you’re driving an older vehicle, you may want to consider high-mileage oil, which has additives to counteract your engine’s age and help it run more smoothly.

Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil is manufactured at a variety of viscosity (or thickness) ratings. Lower viscosity helps the oil work more effectively at lower temperatures. Oils are rated with numbers like 5W-30 and 10W-40. The lower the first number is, the better the oil will flow when you’re starting a cold engine. The lower the second number is, the better the oil will flow at the engine’s regular operating temperature.

If you don’t know which oil type and viscosity your Subaru needs, check your owner’s manual to learn more. And if you’re still not sure, never fear! Here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis, our trained service staff will help you choose the very best oil to maximize your vehicle’s performance and lifespan.

Subaru BRZ Makes Car and Driver 10Best List

2022 Subaru BRZ | Hyannis, MA

The all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ sports car just scored one of the auto industry’s most coveted awards: a spot on the annual Car and Driver 10Best list.

The BRZ rose to the top after two weeks of in-depth testing alongside dozens of other vehicles. According to Car and Driver, the BRZ stood out by providing outstanding value and a memorably fun driving experience.

Car and Driver’s editors had high praise for the BRZ’s new 2.4-liter naturally aspirated SUBARU BOXER® engine, which delivers an incredibly effective and dynamic 228 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The redesigned BRZ also comes equipped with stickier tires, a lightweight design, and a much more rigid and balanced build so you can toss it around with gusto.

Other key BRZ features include standard RWD with a Torsen limited-slip differential, a track-tested suspension, and a choice between a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

For 2022, the BRZ is available in Premium and Limited trim levels and boasts a starting price that’s well under $30,000.

To learn more about the award-winning BRZ, visit us here at Copeland Subaru Hyannis. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive that’s sure to impress!

3 Signs Your Alternator is Dying

Copeland Subaru | Hyannis, MA

Without a functioning alternator, your car is in trouble. That’s because the alternator keeps the battery charged and enables you to do basic things like start the engine, play the radio, and use the headlights. Here are three of the most common signs that your alternator needs to be replaced.

The battery dies

Sometimes, a dead battery indicates alternator problems. If you jumpstart your vehicle after it goes dead and it quickly dies again, this is a sign that the alternator isn’t delivering enough juice to your battery.

Your car stalls or won’t start

If your alternator isn’t charging the battery, you’ll hear a clicking sound when you try to start your vehicle. And if it’s not delivering the proper power to the spark plugs, your vehicle may stall out.

Your lights and accessories act up

If your car’s lights are too dim, too bright, or frequently flickering, your alternator is probably failing. Another important alternator warning sign is malfunctioning accessories, like windows struggling to roll up and down, a glitchy speedometer, or a dead radio.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, bring your vehicle to Copeland Subaru Hyannis in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Our expert service team will be happy to install a new alternator and get you back on the road.