Monthly Archives: September 2018

4 Best Places to Go Apple Picking (or Tasting) in Washington

Fall is coming-and you know what that means? Pumpkins and candy corn and apples, oh my! Crisp air and warm sweaters are best accompanied by a tart treat. Not to mention, apple picking is one of our favorite family-friendly activities to do in Washington in the fall. Not sure where to start? Here are the 4 best places to go apple picking (or tasting!) in Washington this year. What Are The Best Apple Picking Spots in Washington? Washington is a great place to be in the fall. Whether you're visiting the area or a local looking for a fun Saturday activity, we highly recommend the following places for apple picking (and tasting!) this fall. Apple Creek OrchardAddress: 5367 Barr Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 Opens: October 1 Nothing's sweeter than a fresh picked Jonagold apple from Apple Creek Orchard. Located in Ferndale, Washington, the orchard is only about an hour and a half from Seattle. Prime time to visit is betw ... read more

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How to Get Your Car Ready For Fall

Fall is the perfect time to admire the changing leaves and savor a cup of hot apple cider-but, before you begin enjoying the crisp air, don't wait to check this one thing off your list: prepare your car for cooler weather. How do you prepare your car for fall? Look and listen. 5 Steps to Prepare Your Car For Cooler Weather Fall weather in Seattle isn't quite as brutal as the winter-but we like to look at the cooler temperatures as a preparation period. Prepare your car for winter in the fall to prevent problems down the road. How? Follow these 5 steps in September or October to set yourself (and your Subaru!) up for success. 1. Check your tires. Your tires might just be the most important part of your car to check as you head into icy road season. In the fall, you should make sure that the tread on your tires is still up to par. You'd rather know now that your tires might slip and slide than when it's too late. Let us ... read more

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How To Service & When To Replace Spark Plugs

If you woke up this morning to a car that wouldn't start, you're probably frustrated. Your first thought was probably a dead battery-but don't get ahead of yourself. Before you run to the local auto parts store, consider another major cause of a no-start: spark plugs. What Are Spark Plugs & What Do They Do? Spark plugs are a fundamental part of your vehicle's motor. In order for your Subaru's engine to start, you must have a spark that ignites the air and fuel mixture within the car's cylinders. Small but mighty, the spark of electricity emitted creates just the right combustion to start your vehicle. In basic terms, without a spark plug, your car won't start. You won't be going anywhere. And, as experts will tell you, the health of your spark plugs is essential to the health of your vehicle. With a direct link to engine performance, weak or faulty spark plugs can and will lead to problems with your car-so what are you, the Subaru owner, to do? Sig ... read more

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How to Remove Bumper Stickers from Your Car

You've added a bumper sticker to your car...but now you're regretting it. Your son didn't make the honor roll this year. You've decided you're a little too old to showcase your former sorority letters Your politics don't quite align with what you're showing off on the road. Whatever the case, you need to know how to remove bumper stickers from your car with ease. Here's how to do so safely-and without leaving sticky residue on your Subaru! Tips on How to Remove Bumper Stickers from Your Car Removing bumper stickers from your car isn't quite as easy as putting them on. Here are 3 tips to make it a little easier on you-and your car! Grab your hair dryer and get to work. Adding heat to a bumper sticker will reactivate and loosen the adhesive on the back. First, soak a rag or sponge in hot water (boiling prefered!) and hold it on the bumper sticker for one to two minutes. Then, blow the hair dryer directly on the bumper sticker. Start at one corner and move across. Once yo ... read more

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7 Tips For The New Seattle Driver

As a new resident to the beautiful city of Seattle, you're going to want to learn a few things before settling in. First and foremost, driving in Seattle can leave you a little confused. With over 700,000 people covering only 83.78 square miles (and that's only the people that live here!), it's sure to be a different experience. Are you new to Seattle? Just now getting your driver's license? Here are our 7 tips for the new Seattle driver to keep you safe on the road 1. Always leave for your commute a few minutes early Compared to other major cities, driving in Seattle is much less stressful. Drivers in Seattle are generally polite and cautious. However, you still want to give yourself time to get where you're going. If you don't, you might find yourself in a bit of tough spot with traffic and the stress of not arriving on time-especially if you're a new Seattle driver! 2. Driving in the rain can be a challenge. On average, Seattle experiences ... read more

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