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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!

Ensuring a Smooth Ride with Suburb Service

Have you ever wondered why your Subaru might feel a bit off after a long drive, or why those new tires you just bought seem to be wearing down too quickly? At Suburb Service, we understand the intricacies of your Subaru and are here to ensure it stays in peak condition.

One crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance that often goes unnoticed is properly mounting tires. This simple yet essential service can significantly impact your driving experience, safety, and the lifespan of your tires. Whether you’re exploring the scenic trails around Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, or Bothell, you want your Subaru to be in top form for every adventure.

What Is Tire Mounting?

Tire mounting involves placing new tires onto your vehicle's wheels and ensuring they are securely attached. This process requires precision and expertise to ensure the tires are balanced and aligned correctly. Proper mounting is vital for maintaining the performance, safety, and efficiency of your Subaru, particularly when navigating the diverse and often challenging roads in Washington state.

Signs Your Tires Need Mounting or Re-Mounting

Driving through Lake Forest Park and the surrounding areas can take a toll on your Subaru's tires. Here are some indicators that it might be time to consider tire mounting or re-mounting:

  • Uneven Tire Wear: If your tires show signs of uneven wear, they may not be mounted correctly.

  • Frequent Deflation: Tires that need constant air might not be seated properly.

  • Vibration While Driving: If you feel unusual vibrations, it could be a sign that your tires are not balanced.

  • Visible Damage: Cracks or damage near the tire bead (the edge of the tire that contacts the wheel) might require re-mounting.

The Tire Mounting Process at Suburb Service

When you bring your Subaru to Suburb Service, you can expect top-notch care and precision. Here’s how we handle tire mounting:

  1. Inspection: Our technicians thoroughly inspect your tires and wheels for any damage or issues.

  2. Mounting: Using specialized equipment, we mount the new tires onto your wheels, ensuring they are seated correctly.

  3. Balancing: We balance the tires to prevent vibrations and ensure a smooth ride.

  4. Final Check: A test drive and final inspection confirm that your Subaru is ready for the road.

Our team is renowned for their expertise and dedication, ensuring that your Subaru is equipped with perfectly mounted tires, ready for your next journey or daily commute.

Benefits of Proper Tire Mounting

Properly mounted tires offer several advantages, particularly for Subaru owners who love exploring the great outdoors:

  • Enhanced Safety: Securely mounted tires reduce the risk of blowouts and other tire-related issues, providing peace of mind on long drives.

  • Better Fuel Efficiency: Proper mounting and balancing reduce rolling resistance, which can improve fuel efficiency—essential for those scenic drives.

  • Extended Tire Life: Correct mounting prevents uneven wear, helping your tires last longer and saving you money.

  • Improved Handling: Experience a smoother and more predictable drive, crucial for navigating Washington's varied terrains.

At Suburb Service, we’re committed to keeping your Subaru in top condition, ensuring you’re always ready for the road ahead. Whether it’s a rugged trail or your daily commute, trust us to provide the care and expertise your vehicle deserves.

Suburb Service: Your Local Subaru Experts

In the vast expanse of Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Bothell, Kenmore, and North Seattle, there stands a beacon of Subaru expertise: Suburb Service. We proudly hold the title of the largest and oldest independent Subaru repair shop in our area. Since 1997, we have been owned and managed by women, a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our highly skilled technicians, driven by their passion for Subarus, work tirelessly to get you back on the road safely and with dignity.


We want every customer—man, woman, novice, or expert—to understand the Subaru issues and auto repairs we perform. Confidence in our staff's level of service, professionalism, and trust is something we strive for in every interaction. Our relationships with our customers are the number one priority for our business. Our front office staff ensures that your needs are handled promptly and efficiently. At the same time, our auto mechanics take pride in the extraordinary care they offer.

Experience Convenience and Quality

When you entrust your Subaru to Suburb Service, we make your convenience our priority. If you're in a rush, our touchless/contactless key Dropbox system is at your service. If you can swing by the shop, we'll provide you with a loaner car while we work on yours. We kick off the process with a digital inspection of your Subaru. If our auto mechanics spot anything that needs attention, we'll send you our diagnosis and recommendations, putting you in the driver's seat of your Subaru's maintenance.

A Legacy of Trust and Quality

Our dedication to quality is not just a promise, but a guarantee. When the work on your Subaru is complete, we'll reach out to you with our fees, ensuring complete transparency. You and your Subaru will be back on the road in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline, but never alone. We stand firmly behind all of our work at Suburb Service with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty, a testament to our confidence in the quality of our service and the trust we place in our customers.

Join the Suburb Service Family

We value your Subaru and your trust in us. That's why we invite you to schedule an appointment at Suburb Service today. Our management, service advisors, and auto mechanics are here to make the repair process easy for you as we handle your needs. You can find us at 15017 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, and we're open Monday through Friday, from 7 AM to 4 PM. Visit our services page to learn more about what we offer.

Keep Your Running Smoothly

Regular wheel alignments are crucial for your vehicle’s performance and safety. Bring your car to our shop for a professional alignment service if you notice any of the signs mentioned. Explore our FAQs for more information on our services and tips on maintaining your Subaru. At Suburb Service, all we do is Subaru, and we are dedicated to keeping your vehicle ready for every adventure.


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