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Autumn Lookouts

Autumn Lookouts

Photo by Kevin Solbrig on Unsplash   With Autumn quickly moving in on the West Coast, we're starting to settle into a routine that begins each fall in Lake Forest Park. For many of us, it is born out of values we learned growing up. The Holidays are coming, and many of us still feel the implied threat of "better watch out"! We hunker down and focus on our work.   Instead of ensuring we get the toy we want, our rewards run deeper as adults. We're getting ahead so that the holidays don't get us behind. We're making preparations for our kids (or fur babies). We're making some slack for ourselves, so we can have a peaceful transition to winter.   October is just the beginning of this ... read more

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Back to School Lookouts

Back to School Lookouts

Photo by moren hsu on Unsplash   Autumn is upon us, and with school back in session, our lives are going to get a little bit busier.  Summer bids us good-bye, but leaves us with new concerns for the Fall, many of which come from our kids returning to school.    We’d like to just say a few words about some of the yearly concerns we see, in the hopes of making this year safer and better for everyone.   The back-to-school period is a moment where we are suddenly reminded of how dangerous a crowd of kids walking together on a sidewalk can be for a driver. Children tend to run in and out of traffic when on the way home from school. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and make sure to stay safe ... read more

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When Was Your Last Tune-Up?

When Was Your Last Tune-Up?

Image by Davgood Kirshot from Pixabay   The summer is nearly over, and we're all thinking about making the most of these summer months outdoors. It's easy to take our eye off the ball where our Subaru is concerned and forget to give it the attention it needs. When was the last time you brought your Subaru in for a tune-up?    If you can't remember, it's probably been too long. A tune-up is an important part of regularly scheduled maintenance for your vehicle. When you bring your Subaru in for a tune-up, our certified technicians will inspect and service all the major systems of your car. This includes checking the engine, transmission, brakes, fluid levels, and more ... read more

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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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