Monthly Archives: March 2019

Wrap or Paint Your Subaru? Here Are the Pros and Cons

Let's say you bought a new car and you're not totally happy with the color. Or, you've had your Subaru SUV for a few years and want to change up the look. What do you do? You have two options-repaint or wrap. Choosing to paint your car might be your first instinct, but don't discount car wraps just yet. What once was reserved for small business advertising is now becoming increasingly popular among the masses. It's actually pretty easy to find a shop near that offers car wraps-even in solid colors! So, what are you to do? Painting and wrapping have their advantages (and some drawbacks, too). Let's discuss the pros and cons of each based on a few important considerations. Painting Your Subaru: Pros and ConsCon: Application How long will it take to paint your Subaru? Well, it depends. A few factors must be taken into consideration-including the type of paint you choose, how many coats you request, and the length of time it takes for the technic ... read more

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Does Your Dog Hate Car Rides? Try These Tips

Does your dog hate riding in your car? How can you tell? Well, if Fido is a big fan of the open road, he'll jump right in when you're ready to ride. If your pup shows hesitation, anxiousness, or gets car sick in your Subaru, chances are he's just not that into it. Car rides are a common dog phobia. Being jostled around in a moving vehicle can be jarring for pets-and their negative reaction to hating the car can be distracting, and a potentially unsafe, for the driver. Want to help your dog overcome the fear of riding in cars? The key is patience and a lot of positive reinforcement. Here are a few tips to get started. 6 Tips for Lowering Your Dog's Anxiety During a Car Ride1. Use positive reinforcement to lure your dog inside. Even the thought of riding in your Subaru can be triggering for your dog-especially if they've previously had a bad experience with cars. What you can do to reverse this is to associate the car with positive things. For ... read more

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How to Do the Penny Tire Test & Quarter Tire Test

Most Subaru owners will agree: your tires are a pretty important part of your car. Having good tire tread is what keeps you and your family safe on the road. With good tire treads, your vehicle will be able to handle weather conditions like rain and snow much better. And, overall wear and tear on your car will be minimal (at least from your tires!). So, how do you know if you need a new set of tires on your Subaru? A tread depth gauge is the best tool-but not always readily available. If you don't stash a tread depth gauge in your back pocket (don't worry, most people don't!), then a penny or quarter will do. Here's how. What is and how to do the Penny Tire Test? The Penny Tire Test is an easy way to use your loose change to check your tire tread in a pinch. How do you do it? Grab a penny and point President Lincoln's head down towards the ground. Insert the penny into the grooves on your tire tread. Check to see where Lincoln's head is now. Is it ... read more

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