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The Ultimate Winter Car Survival Kit

Seattle winters can be a bit brutal, especially if you're heading up the mountain for a ski trip or winter family outing. Before you start up the car and venture out in the cold, make sure you and your car are prepared for anything by packing the ultimate winter car survival kit. What do we mean when we say ultimate winter car survival kit? Imagine your car breaks down during a winter storm-would you have everything you need to stay warm, keep yourself from starving, and alert emergency services? If not, read on. What to Keep in Your Car in Case of an Emergency Whether you run out of gas, get a nail in your tire, or skid on some serious ice, here's everything you'd need in your car to keep you safe and help you get back on the road quickly. Basic Supplies Think about the basics first. What do you need to stay warm and hunger-free if you're stuck in the car for a few hours or overnight while you wait for help? Here's our go-to list. Blankets and mitte ... read more

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Snow Tires, Chains, and Socks: Which Is Right For Your Car?

Seattle winters are no joke. Sometimes your Subaru needs a little extra help to drive along icy roadways or up the mountain for a weekend ski trip. From snow tires to chains to socks and more, there seem to be endless options for getting your car around in the winter-but which is the right choice for you? Here, we'll break down the difference between snow tires, chains, and socks to help you decide on a solution. Snow Tires, Chains, and Socks: Which Is Right? Driving in heavy snow or ice can be quite the experience. To make sure you're prepared, you'll want to invest in the right snow solution for your Subaru. Here are some of the options. What Are Snow Tires? Snow tires are perfect for winter terrain-and they are especially designed for use on snow and ice. Compared to summer tires, snow tires have a tread design with larger gaps to improve traction on snow and ice. You also have to be willing to spend the extra to own snow tires. On average, a ... read more

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Airbag Safety Check: Fraud, Theft, and Recycling

When you are in an automobile accident, your car's airbags are the first line of defense. However, you have to keep your car and its features well-maintained if you want to protect yourself and your passengers from harm. Here, we'll explain how airbags work and share general guidelines to keep you safe. How Do Airbags Work? Airbags are designed to deploy when the vehicle suspects you are in an accident. In most cases, this happens when the accelerometer detects a rapid change in speed. Typically, they are signaled during a moderate to severe crash and help to reduce any damage to the body. How to Ensure Safe Airbag Deployment To ensure your airbags deploy safety, our independent Subaru repair shop of Seattle has compiled a list of tips and tricks for Subaru drivers. Keep your seat away from the wheel. Do you have a tendency to scrunch up ... read more

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Pros and Cons of Electric Cars

Purchasing a new car is a big life decision. If you are deciding between electric and fuel-powered vehicles, you might have a long list of questions for the dealer. What's more expensive...but what's a better investment? How often will I need to charge my electric car? How badly does a fuel-powered car hurt the environment? To be honest, the questions are endless. Thankfully, we've got the answers (or, at least, most of them!). What are the Pros to Owning an Electric Car? Being a responsible citizen? You can absolutely make that happen with an electric car. Owning an electric car can help you reduce your carbon footprint by lowering your emissions as you travel to work, school, and vacation. Plus, they offer a whole host of benefits. Electric cars are energy efficient. First, electric cars are efficient in producing actual energy for powering the wheels. Compared to conventional gas-powered vehicles, electric cars convert up to 62 percent of energ ... read more

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Great Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers

Does your brother adore his new Subaru? Have a spouse who's obsessed with his car, truck, or SUV? They're particular about their auto accessories-and that can make holiday gifting quite daunting for family and friends. The good news? Our team at Suburb Service also loves cars and we're happy to share some insider tips to make gift giving a breeze. No matter your budget, you're sure to find something for any car lover in your life. 6 Amazing Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers 1. Car Care Kit Another great option for the Subaru aficionado in your life? Let them keep their car clean and pristine year-round with an indoor and outdoor car care kit. This kit from Armour All contains everything you need to fight fading, lift away dirt, and deliver an incredible shine. 2, Auto Garbage Can For most auto lovers, a clean car is ... read more

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