Monthly Archives: October 2018

How to Protect Your Car From Winter Without a Garage

Let's face it: winter can be brutal on your vehicle. From cold temperatures to inclement weather, you can almost expect a bit of damage to be made to your Subaru if it's left outdoors. Ideally, it's best to put your car in a garage during the Seattle winter-but, what if you don't have the space? You'll have to find another way to protect your car. How to Protect Your Car From Winter Without A Garage - 5 Tips If parking your car in a garage or carport isn't an option this winter, it's best to take extra steps to protect your vehicle from the cold temperatures and winter storms. Here are 5 safety measures you can take. Protect your glass First off, it can be a real chore to get all the snow and ice off your windshield before heading out on a chilly winter morning. Invest in a windshield snow cover-this barrier between your glass and the snow can make your life easier when you don't have a garage. Covering your glass can allow for quick takeoff ... read more

Categories:

featured

7 Northwest Day Trips to Make the Most of Fall

Looking to frolic in the fall foliage? Want a fall-focused Instagram post that's not you drinking a pumpkin spice latte in the city? Here are 7 of our favorite Pacific Northwest day trips to help you make the most of the fall season. And the best part? They're all no more than two hours from Seattle-so let's start planning! Best Places To Take A Fall Day Trip Near Seattle in 2018Bellevue Botanical Garden by bluebrightly is licensed under CC 2.0Bellevue Botanical Garden Travel time from Seattle: 15 minutes Bellevue Botanical Gardens is the perfect place to ogle the beautiful fall leaves. Offering visitors more than 53 acres of gardens, meadows, wetlands, and woodlands to explore, you'r ... read more

Categories:

featured

Is Your Car Shaking? Common Problems That Cause Cars to Vibrate

Owning a car comes with a lot of responsibility. At first, a new car offers an easy, care-free way to get around town...then, it gets older. At some point in its life, there's a good chance you'll develop some car problems. For many drivers, one of the most common problems to experience is your vehicle shaking while accelerating or braking. Bothersome vibrations can be a minor fix or they can be a major nuisance. Whatever the case, you're probably wondering: why is my car shaking? And, what can I do to stop it? Here's how. What's Causing My Car To Shake? And, How To Fix It Many car shakes and vibrations can be due to a minor tire issue. In that case, a simple tire rotation or balancing procedure will solve your car shaking woes. In more serious cases, car vibrations and annoying shakes can be due to one of the following issues: Tire Problems If you're jumping to conclusions, start with the tires. Unbalanced tires is one of the most common rea ... read more

Categories:

featured

4 Car Myths That Make No Sense (And Some That Are Actually True)

You've heard some pretty wonky things about cars. Whether it came from a close friend or a relative, you're inclined to believe them because they're your people-but what's true and what's not? We're here to help bust 4 car myths that are totally false (plus, clue you in on a few that sound made-up but are actually true!). 4 Car Myths That Are Just That: A Myth!Premium fuel will help my car's performance Premium gas is more expensive, but that doesn't make it better. It's actually designed for particular cars that need less combustible fuel. In your normal car, it won't make any difference. Large SUVs are safer than small cars Don't let this one give you a false sense of security. Large SUVs are no safer than smaller cars-just because you're bigger doesn't make you better. You need an oil change every 3,000 miles Once upon a time, cars needed frequent oil changes...but modern cars have upgraded technology. Mod ... read more

Categories:

featured

Our Top Tips to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Whether you're a new car owner or a seasoned driver, one thing remains the same: you loathe the price of gas. Driving (especially if your morning commute sticks you in rush hour) can be quite inefficient. That's why we're here to help with our... Top 8 tips for improving fuel efficiency in your Subaru Be softer on the brakes (and the accelerator!). Did you know that the harder you accelerate, the more fuel you waste? It's true. Pushing down on the gas to quickly accelerate just sounds like money flying out of your wallet. Soft acceleration and soft breaking is easier on your engine and allows your car to maximize its fuel efficiency-plus it extends the life of your Subaru's breaks. Cool it on the AC Summer road trips (even here in the Pacific Northwest) can be a bit warm and you might be inclined to turn up the AC. Our advice? Sweat it out. Overusing the air conditioning puts a s ... read more

Categories:

featured