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Check Out Your A/C Now!

Check Out Your A/C Now!

Photo by Daniel Baird on Unsplash As the Spring begins to turn to summer, it’s a good time to consider if your Subaru’s air conditioning is working properly. Is it?   The Air Conditioning is not considered by many to be that important to the operation of your vehicle, because almost all Subarus run their Air Conditioning separate from their coolant system. But don't forget that the ac works with the defrost to keep the windows clear from steaming up. As Spring turns to Summer, this is the right time to act, before others need to-- especially during a period of supply chain woes.   To many, when money’s tight, it’s more of an inconvenience than a serious problem. You might be able to ... read more

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Helping Out When You Witness an Accident

Helping Out When You Witness an Accident

Photo by SD-Pictures on Pixabay Accident Will Happen Being safe on the road is hard enough when everything goes right. One of the biggest slow-down factors in an accident isn’t the obstructions on the road, which are usually cleared quickly; it’s the rubberneckers who want to see what happened and slow down to have a clear view.    While you don’t want to be a rubbernecker, you may have something valuable to offer the accident participants if you had a clear view of events, or have a camera that caught the event clearly. And there might be help that you can offer. If you have approved medical training, you might possibly help save a life. When the Worst Happens When the worst happens, it’s important to not let your own curiosity, interest, and opinions get in the way of helping people out of a bad situation.    Here are some protocols to fol ... read more

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Valentine’s Day in Lake Forest Park for the Lonelyhearts!

Valentine’s Day in Lake Forest Park for the Lonelyhearts!

Photo by Pexels on Pixabay   We hope you and your partner will have a wonderful Valentine’s Day this year! But we want to acknowledge that this is a hard time of year for some of us, socially and mentally. For the single person, St. Valentine’s Day can really stink.    It’s hard enough to find yourself at a place in your life where you are not in a good, healthy relationship, but this holiday seems to point out your loneliness to everyone. It’s a matter of maintaining good mental health and positivity that we must reject the norms and find a way to celebrate by ourselves.   Just because you don’t have a significant other doesn’t mean you should miss out on Valentine’s Day. Here are our top 4 tips for being a lonelyheart at St. Valentine’s Day!   Treat Yo Self! If you had a partner, today would be the day you’d ... read more

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Best Camping Tips & Tricks For Subaru Owners

Best Camping Tips & Tricks For Subaru Owners

Welcome to the April blog for Suburb Service! We’re glad you’re here. We hope you and your family are healthy, happy and hope everything is working out well for you this year, amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19. Staying safe as a family can be tricky in these times, so congratulations to you if you’ve managed to persevere. Most Subaru owners already know that Subarus make good camping vehicles. Their all-wheel drive is good for navigating across difficult terrain that would rule out other vehicles. Some of you who are new to Subarus might be surprised to learn just how adept they are at camping! There are two main lifestyles in Subaru camping. The first is the Cowboy Camper who sleeps in the car itself or in a sleeping bag under the stars, and brings less with them. The second is the Overland Camper who has a proper tent to set up in the wild or a tent resting on the roof of the Subaru. Cowboy Camping is roughing it. It means saving yourself hauling equipment, but ... read more

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Why Do Subaru Drivers Love Their Subarus So Much?

Why Do Subaru Drivers Love Their Subarus So Much?

Make no mistake, Subaru “Love” is a very genuine thing. Even hardened skeptics like TorqueNews have come to acknowledge that Subies have a particular love for their cars that transcends the normal relationship between driver and vehicle.  The exact defining element is often elusive, but Subies agree that it’s there-- but cannot agree on that defining element. We’ve isolated five of the most significant factors: Zip. Subaru cars are known to be sporty and cool, and that goes a long way with people and the cars they love. Resale. Subarus tend to hold their value pretty well, and that’s no small thing considering the abuse they take.  Reliable. They’re known for being fairly reliable as a brand. Versatility. You can upgrade them and use them in wonderful ways. Friends. The peer support for Subies is unlike any other brand. The Jets and the Sharks never h ... read more

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