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Welcome to Subaru News, Suburb Service’s monthly blog! Subaru News is meant to educate, entertain, and engage you in monthly musings on such topics as auto mechanics, Subarus, travel, auto repair, and driving and living in the Lake Forest Park and Shoreline area. Our blogs are released on the first day of each month!

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5 Little Known Subaru Facts and Trivia

If you drive a Subaru, you’re already a convert. You know that they’re great vehicles that can last for years. They’re rugged, good looking and high-performing. And you can drive a Subaru for as long as you want – they’re incredibly durable when properly maintained. For expert care of your Subaru – no matter the make, model or year, turn to Suburb Service – we’re the oldest independent Subaru service center in the Pacific Northwest. 5 Little Known Subaru Facts and Trivia #1 Subaru WRX is the Most Ticketed Car The good news is the Subaru WRX is a sporty fun car to drive. The bad news is that many WRX drivers tend to enjoy driving their car so much that they have a lead foot and go speeding around. This results in traffic tickets. The WRX is preferred by younger drivers that are more likely to put the pedal to the metal and blow through speed zones ... read more

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Changing Your Wipers and Wiper Blades Can Save Your Life

Most of us only think about changing our wiper blades when they start to make a terrible noise or a piece of rubber begins to dangle off one of them. In fact, you should be much more vigilant about your windshield wipers. They are one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on your car, yet one of the most neglected. Contact Suburb Service now if your wipers are not wiping as they should. Here's what you need to know about when to change your wipers and wiper blades, wiper blade options and what can happen if you neglect your wipers. How often do wiper blades need changed? First, there are two options when it comes to your wipers. You can replace just the rubber portion, the wiping part, which is cheaper but may not offer the best results. Alternately, you can replace the entire blade which is the metal arm and the rubber wiping part. This is a little more costly, but will provide much better results. Wipers and/or blades should be changed eve ... read more

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Subaru Class Action Oil Suit

Subaru Owner Alert: New Class Action Oil Suit May Affect Some Subaru Vehicles If you own certain makes and models of Subaru, you should be alert to a new issue that's prompting calls for a class action suit over an oil consumption problem that's causing owners to spend big bucks on Subaru repairs and maintenance to replenish fluids lost far faster than they should be. And Subaru of America is being accused of failing to alert owners and even refusing warranty coverage on engine repairs related to the problem. Subaru says this is not what happened and says they've been on top of the issue the whole time. If you own one of these models, you may be affected by oil consumption issues: 2011-2014 Subaru Foresters with 2.5 liter boxer (flat-four) engines 2013 Legacy sedans with 2.5 liter boxer (flat-four) engines 2013 Outback with 2.5 liter boxer (flat-four) engines 2012-2013 Impreza with 2 liter boxer ( ... read more

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Top 8 Subaru Groups - Love Your Subaru? Hang Out With Other Like-Minded Individuals!

If you love your Subaru, you should know you're not the only one. There is a nation full of like-minded individuals just like you and it may be fun to hang out with them. Some amateur Subaru Groups are for Subaru owners in general while others are devoted to specific makes and models of the iconic Japanese autos. In addition to exploring these groups, be sure to order a Subaru Badge of Ownership to proudly display how many Subarus you've owned, how much mileage you've racked up and lifestyle icons. What keeps these cars running so long? A lot of it is repairs and maintenance but as these groups show it's also just a lot of attention. NW Subies - Check out the Northwest Subaru Owner's Club for drivers in Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Washington and Oregon. Explore ... read more

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