The extraordinary reliability of Subaru cars, is the main reason they are so popular here in the Pacific Northwest, Subaru's have always been known as rugged as well as environmentally friendly cars. Subaru has been a pioneer in All Wheel Drive technology, a very attractive feature here in the Northwest. One of the most unique engineering features of your Subaru is the use a flat-four and flat-six boxer engine configuration, this boxer design was invented by Ferdinand Porsche in the mid 1930's. While the engine has been modified, upgraded and more modern technology applied, it is still Porsche design. Boxer Engine The horizontally opposed piston, or "boxer-engine", configuration has many advantages over the more common in-line piston engines. A boxer design means the pistons are opposed to each other on either side of the crank shaft. On the "down-stroke", the pistons move towards each other like boxe ... read more
The water pump is an important part of your Subaru's engine. However, even when not functioning at 100%, the water pump will rarely cause your engine to overheat. If your Subaru is overheating there are other more likely other culprits. Before you consider replacing your Subaru's water pump, check to be sure that your vehicle's coolant levels are good and that its electric fans are cycling on and off. If the fans are functioning properly, consider the possibility that an internally collapsed radiator hose, weak or damaged radiator cap, plugged radiator, or failed head gaskets may be causing your Subaru to overheat. Contacting us before replacing can save you time and money in the long run. How to Replace a Subaru Water Pump Although it rarely completely stops circulating coolant, over time your Subaru's water pump may leak an ... read more
Driving a Subaru is a bit like driving a tank. You have the best of all-wheel drive, incredible safety standards, high quality materials, and a comfortable amount of space. They are among the safest road vehicles in rain, ice, and snow. With proper maintenance, a Subaru will run for a lifetime. Subaru parts are durable, but like all mechanical things,they will eventually wear out. We are addressing the coolant system here. Because of the way Subaru engines are structured, performing maintenance on the coolant system can be a bit difficult but extremely necessary. Here's a run down of what it takes to service the Subaru coolant system. Understand this is a basic overview of issues and possible cures. Your car may or may not need this described work or may need more in depth diagnosis or inspection, each model of Subaru has its specialized procedures. Hoses To start, pres ... read more
I have a question for all you Subaru owners. First, according to the US Government, your Subaru may be the second largest monetary expenditure beside your home. My question is why would you trust your Subaru to someone that will work on any car and not truly know and understand or specialize in servicing your Subaru? Suburb Service the northwest's most experienced Independent Subaru Repair center has specialized in Subaru for over 20 years. We already know what you are going to pay the other guys to learn on your $$$'s. Suburb Service has been there, done that, and can solve your Subaru service problems quicker, far less expensive and far more efficiently than the national chains, the import specialists, and the general repair shops. It goes without saying our overhead is far less than the Subaru dealer, so we beat them as well. Here's another tip, Suburb Service uses genuine Subaru parts that are engineered especially for your Subaru ... read more
Yes, that’s right – Suburb Service only knows one thing – Subaru vehicles! And that’s why we’re adding a blog to our website, to inform Subaru drivers and reach out toward our community. Suburb Service has been servicing Subaru vehicles in the Seattle area for over 20 years, delivering the absolute best service and satisfaction to our customers. So, if you drive a Subaru, make Suburb Service your number one choice for anything you may need – conveniently located in Seattle and Marysville. And in the meantime, watch out for weekly specials on our Facebook .