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7 Things You Should Never Do When Changing a Tire

Flat tire? Yeah, that'll ruin your morning for sure. Let's face it-no one wants to end up with a flat tire on the side of the highway, but life happens sometimes. To make this unpleasant task a little bit easier, you'll want to prepare yourself for the worst situation. Here are 7 things you should never, ever do when changing a tire. 7 Things You Should Never Do When Changing a Tire1. Ignore your tire pressure. When your tire pressure light flashes on, don't ignore it. Keep your tires properly inflated and you'll significantly reduce your chances of having a flat. 2. Not maintain your spare tire. A spare tire can be a lifesaver when a flat tire occurs, but only if it's ready to roll. Learn now how to remove your spare tire and where to find the jack in your car. If you don't have one, it's time to invest to ensure you're always covered in the event of an accident. 3. Break down in an unsafe location. While you ... read more

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Top 4 Car Tricks For Winter Months

When it comes to driving, winter can be a scary time of year. You have to worry about snow, ice, hail, and distracted drivers hustling around during the holidays. We want to make the season a little easier for our favorite Subaru owners-here are our top 4 car tricks for winter months. 4 Winter Car Hacks to Make the Season Brighter1. Keep an ice scraper on hand. First and foremost, you should always keep an ice scraper in your trunk or glove box. On a cold, snowy day in Seattle, you might need it to scrape off snow or ice from the windshield before heading into work. 2. Raise your windshield wipers overnight. Don't have a garage? Parking your car outside for the night? Check the weather and be ready for the snow, ice, or wind chill. If you know it's going to snow or inclimate weather is imminent, consider raising your windshield wipers overnight. This will keep them from getting buried under snow and frozen to your windshie ... read more

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Packing Your Car for a Snowy Adventure

Taking a winter hike up to Hog Lake in Spokane? Heading off on a weekend getaway to ski with old friends? Whatever snowy adventures you have planned, you'll want to pack your car accordingly. Here's exactly how to pack your car for a winter trip. How to Pack your Car for a Winter TripPack in reserve order. Packing a full car's worth of skiing and snowboarding gear can get complicated really quickly. You'll want to start with a clean slate and add items according to priority. Things you'll need the least should go in first; things you'll need the most should be at the back or front of the car and easy to access. Decide to roof rack or not. Thinking about carrying your gear on a roof rack? This is the first decision you'll have to make when planning to pack for a snowy adventure. Racking your heavier items will free up space inside the car for people and gear, but installing a full roof rack system can be expensive (if you do ... read more

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The Ultimate Winter Car Survival Kit

Seattle winters can be a bit brutal, especially if you're heading up the mountain for a ski trip or winter family outing. Before you start up the car and venture out in the cold, make sure you and your car are prepared for anything by packing the ultimate winter car survival kit. What do we mean when we say ultimate winter car survival kit? Imagine your car breaks down during a winter storm-would you have everything you need to stay warm, keep yourself from starving, and alert emergency services? If not, read on. What to Keep in Your Car in Case of an Emergency Whether you run out of gas, get a nail in your tire, or skid on some serious ice, here's everything you'd need in your car to keep you safe and help you get back on the road quickly. Basic Supplies Think about the basics first. What do you need to stay warm and hunger-free if you're stuck in the car for a few hours or overnight while you wait for help? Here's our go-to list. Blankets and mitte ... read more

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Snow Tires, Chains, and Socks: Which Is Right For Your Car?

Seattle winters are no joke. Sometimes your Subaru needs a little extra help to drive along icy roadways or up the mountain for a weekend ski trip. From snow tires to chains to socks and more, there seem to be endless options for getting your car around in the winter-but which is the right choice for you? Here, we'll break down the difference between snow tires, chains, and socks to help you decide on a solution. Snow Tires, Chains, and Socks: Which Is Right? Driving in heavy snow or ice can be quite the experience. To make sure you're prepared, you'll want to invest in the right snow solution for your Subaru. Here are some of the options. What Are Snow Tires? Snow tires are perfect for winter terrain-and they are especially designed for use on snow and ice. Compared to summer tires, snow tires have a tread design with larger gaps to improve traction on snow and ice. You also have to be willing to spend the extra to own snow tires. On average, a ... read more

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