Subaru News (BLOG)

Welcome to Subaru News, Suburb Service’s monthly blog! Subaru News is meant to educate, entertain, and engage you in monthly musings on such topics as auto mechanics, Subarus, travel, auto repair, and driving and living in the Lake Forest Park and Shoreline area. Our blogs are released on the first day of each month!

Category Archives: advice

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

Categories:

advice

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

Categories:

advice

Traits Every Good Subaru Repair Center Has near Shoreline

Are you looking for a good Subaru repair center near Shoreline? It's important to stay on schedule with factory-scheduled maintenance. Because your vehicle is important, finding a mechanic you trust is key. Low rates are tempting, but it takes a qualified and trained professional to get the job done right. To ensure your car is properly taken care of, give preference to shops with the following traits. Positive Customer Feedback When looking for a good Subaru repair center in your area, start by examining feedback left by previous customers. You can usually find ratings, reviews and testimonials on company websites. Price Estimates A good Subaru service center will provide a detailed estimate before you commit to service. Get this in writing so it's easier to compare with other options. Ask the auto technician any questions you have about their work . Warranty Offer Additio ... read more

Categories:

advice

Finding a Reliable Subaru Service Center near Bothell

Are you looking for a reliableSubaru service center near Bothell? Whether you need to schedule factory-scheduled maintenance or more extensive Subaru repair, it's important to find a shop you can rely on. With so many different companies in the region, it can be difficult to choose between them. The following tips can help you find the high-quality service you desire. Ask for Recommendations Start your search for a reliable Subaru service center by asking people you know for recommendations. A family member, friend or coworker who owns a Subaru can probably point you in the right direction. Research Options Thoroughly Referrals are a wonderful place to start, but do some research too. Read through information provided on company websites, schedule consultations and request quotes. It's also a good idea to speak directly with the auto technician ... read more

Categories:

advice

Subaru Service Tips for Drivers Stuck at Home in Kenmore

Stay-at-home notices and shelter-in-place orders are still impacting drivers across the nation. As social distancing becomes the new normal and many are beginning to work at home and drive less, it's important not to overlook your Subaru service. Whether it's time for a little tidying up or some simple factory-scheduled maintenance, your car will thank you for the attention. A little time invested now can help prevent the need for repair down the road, so consider completing these tasks while you're stuck at home in Kenmore. 1. Start Your Car Regularly When was the last time you started your car's engine? If you can't remember, do it now. As Subaru owners wait out the pandemic, their vehicles sitting idle can result in dead batteries. You don't want to deal with that when it's time to go out to pick up groceries. And when starting the car, let it run for 10 minutes to reach normal operating temperature and give the battery a good charge before shutting it off ... read more

Categories:

advice