Monthly Archives: May 2020

5 Scenic Drives to Take Around Seattle

As stay-at-home orders have taken effect across Washington state, you've likely found yourself stuck inside the home. You're limiting your non-essential travel...and your car? It's likely been collecting dust in the garage. Here's what you can do to change that scenario. While traveling too far isn't recommended (because traveling to communities where you don't live, even by car, can spread the virus), you can drive around town. Thankfully, you live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and scenic drives are just minutes from your front door. Here are the best scenic drives to take around Seattle right now ... read more

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Why We Don’t Provide Repair Quotes on the Phone

Repairs can be costly and annoying, but they are an inevitable part of any car owner's journey. When it happens for you, you'll surely call around to find the best price on the repair you need-you're just looking to get the best value! However, you may find that many car service shops won't give you an estimate on the work over the phone. Here's why. Why Don't You Give Me a Car Repair Estimate Over the Phone? At Suburb Service, we get a lot of calls about Subaru repairs. Many of them start with "so, here's the problem" and end with "so, what will that cost me?". Whether you were told by another shop that you needed rear-end links or a new engine, our team is too cautious (and cares too much about you as a customer) to give you an answer over the phone-here's why. Every problem is unique. Your car's issues are uniquely yours. If we've never serviced your Subaru before, we're not going to know your vehicle well enough to give you a quote. Even if we ha ... read more

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What Do the Sounds My Brakes Make Mean?

Unusual brake noise-you know the kind of screeching, grinding, and chewing sounds you hear when you slam on the brakes in a traffic jam-can be alarming. Brakes are an essential operating system for your vehicle. Without them, you'd be unable to stop your car in motion. But, are all sounds that brakes make bad? What do they mean? Let's review. Brake Noises: What Do They Mean? When you press on the brake, you're creating friction between your brake pad and the tire. Over time, your brakes can take a beating-and sometimes when you slow down they may make noise or occasionally behave abnormally, even though nothing is wrong. Here are 4 common "unusual" or alarming brake noises and what they mean for your vehicle. Rattle Hearing a rattle come from your brakes when you slow to a halt? Brake rattle is a common concern for drivers and should not be feared. Typically, rattling sounds mean your brake pads have expanded. If they were not installed with anti ... read more

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Giveaway: 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED TV

* Giveaway Extended until End of May!! * We want to spread some fun and positivity during these uncertain times. 🙌 🙌 🙌 🙌 For every $100 on a single invoice in APRIL / MAY, you will receive one raffle ticket for a 55′ Class 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart LED TV! 📺 🎉 Up to a max of 5 tickets. This is pre-sales tax. Includes online coupons. We can't wait to give this tv away to one of our amazing + loyal customers! 🙌 YES, WE ARE OPEN! We are an Essential Service, and will continue to serve our community. A majority of our customers are nurses, doctors, first responders, grocery store workers, and more! These heroes 😇 need their vehicles to get to and from work, SAFELY. Of course safety is our #1 Priority for both our Employees and Customers. Stay safe and take care of one another, Candy + Suburb Service Gang

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What Your Driving Style Says About Your Personality

Why are some drivers aggressive while others can remain totally calm behind the wheel? Why are some drivers uber cautious while others love a road race? Driving styles can totally vary based on the personality of the driver. Some people like to live their lives on edge; others prefer to stay cool as a cucumber no matter the situation. Wondering what your driving style says about your personality? See what we've observed below. 4 Driving Styles and What They Say About Your PersonalityThe Chill Charlie The Chill Charlie doesn't let anything ruffle his feathers. He's cool as a cucumber in traffic. Not even aggressive drivers can get a reaction out of him. Typically, the chillest of drivers are a bit slower to pick up speed; psychologists have noted that this indifference towards road rage and surrounding traffic could be a sign of depression. The Road-Rage Roger The Road-Rage Roger is the aggressive driver that's easily annoyed on the ... read more

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