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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!

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What Your Subaru’s Air Recirculation Button Really Does

Summer in Seattle can get pretty toasty. Turning the AC on full blast? Don't mind if you do-except there's a better way to cool down your car and cut fuel costs. It's called the air recirculation button. What Does the Air Recirculation Button Do? Subaru makes and models-like most vehicles of the 21st century-have a little button showing a car and two swirling arrows. This is called the air recirculation button. Fitting to its name, the button shows an image similar to a recycle symbol and helps to recirculate cool air throughout your vehicle. It helps to keep out road pollutants and only provide your with conditioned air. When Should You Use The Recirculation Button? Using the air recirculation button in your Subaru can be a game changer-but you have to know when to use it and when to turn it off. Need to cool down the car's cabin on a blistering hot afternoon? Just need some fresh air inside the cabin? Here's how it works. To cool d ... read more

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What are the Best Car Colors to Buy?

Are you in the market for a new vehicle and wondering what car color to choose? When purchasing a new Subaru hatchback, sedan, or SUV, you'll want to consider color in your final decision. But, what are the best car colors to buy? We've got the answer. Why Does Car Color Matter? Choosing a car color can seem like a trivial thing. What's the difference in choosing a red Subaru over a silver one? Does it even matter? It does. If you're hoping to resell your Subaru at any point or trade it in for a decent price, you'll want to choose a popular color. While resale value can vary by location, make, and model, car color can also make a difference. A popular color will make your car more attractive to potential buyers down the road. According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), today's most popular car color tends to remain in demand for at least five years-so you don't have to worry about selling tomorrow! Best Car Colors for Sedans & Hatch ... read more

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Why Your Trip to the Auto Repair Shop Should Happen Sooner than Later

Have you been delaying your car repair? Thinking about waiting on that oil change or maintenance service for another time? It might be time to reconsider. As the coronavirus continues to affect the lives of people in Seattle and across the world, industries and supply chains are starting to suffer. Car repair shops are among them-and repair parts may soon become scarce. Why You Should Visit Your Auto Repair Shop ASAPAuto Repair Parts Could Possibly Become Scarce Wondering why you need to schedule your repair appointment now...during a global pandemic? Auto industry experts are warning that the coronavirus (COVID-19) may soon have an effect on the availability of auto parts needed for repairs. While the Center for Automotive Research notes that most auto parts are still produced domestically, China, Mexico, and Canada do provide dealers and repair shops with some parts needed to make repairs. From 2010 to 2018, U.S. parts imports from China tripled ... read more

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Why Car Batteries Die

Car batteries die, it happens. As annoying as it can be, it's one of the easiest, quickest things to fix if you have to have a repair! Usually, you can replace the battery on your own, or for minimal cost. But why does the battery die in the first place? We know everything has a lifespan (even on a Subaru), nothing lasts forever. Eventually, the battery will die, it's unavoidable. But knowing what causes the battery to die, may help you prolong its life in the long run. We put together some of the most common causes for why car batteries die Headlights or Dome Lights Left On Yes, this is a simple user error. Yet, it happens all the time! Even for those of us living in Washington, having the experience of the outdoors and motor vehicles, make this error. When you accidentally leave on your headlights, or even a very dim dome light, this bit of constant power left on (especially overnight!) will drain your battery. It's much easier to see when the lights are left in the dark, bu ... read more

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Questions to Ask Before Buying a Family Car in 2018

"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage!" While not all families are the same, they do have one thing in common - love. With love, comes the desire to protect, secure, and be together - which includes traveling. When you travel with kids, pets (which are sometimes considered kids), and of course, adults, you need to be sure you have the space and capacity for your needs! Afraid you'll forget an important aspect while car shopping? No worries, we listed some key questions to ask yourself before buying a new family car How many kids will you be chauffeuring? Kidding...kind of. But really, you need to consider how many children you will be transporting at any given time on a regular basis. A seat belt is essential for each passenger - so when doing a headcount make sure you have the seats to match. If your kids are still small, you'll want to only count the seats in the back for their optimum safety - save the front for the adults. Will yo ... read more

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