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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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Top 5 Signs You Are a Subaru Enthusiast

Top 5 Signs You Are a Subaru Enthusiast

Photo by jtaevans on Pixabay How much do you love Subaru? When you reflect on it, how deep is your love for the brand? When you hear an I Love You, does your mind go immediately to your Subaru? Do you wish you could buy Subaru bedsheets (you can) and drink from a Subaru mug (you can)? Take a look at the top 5 signs that you are a Subaru enthusiast and see if you qualify! 1. You call yourself a Subie. It’s an unofficial nickname for Subaru enthusiasts, an actual trademark of the top fans. And you connect with other people the ... read more

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What Your Young Driver Should Know About Subaru Maintenance

What Your Young Driver Should Know About Subaru Maintenance

Photo by Matan Ray Vizel on Pixabay   As we get closer to the new school year, many first-time drivers will start out on Lake Forest Park roads. It’s an exciting time for them as they discover the freedom that a car and a full tank of gas can bring.    Do you have a young driver in your home learning about cars for the first time? Passing on Subbie love is a beautiful experience. Subaru’s state-of-the-art safety features, affordability, and fuel efficiency are just a few reasons why Subaru is a great first car for a new driver. But they must understand the responsibility of upkeep that comes with owning a vehicle for the first time. Here are a few things for new drivers to keep in mind about Subaru maintenance:   Read the owner’s manual - this step ought to be obvious, but it’s often skipped. People will only refer to the manual when they need to know something and never take the time to read it. This step should be a gatekeeper to gaining ... read more

The Dogs of Subaru

The Dogs of Subaru

Photo by Halie West on Unsplash   We thought we’d take this month to have a fun look back at Subaru’s relationship with dogs in their commercials.    From the early offerings of dogs driving around town, to the Barkley family (Subaru’s official mascot family), to the more emotional and poignant commercials involving humans and our lives with dogs, Subaru is very clearly a dog-loving brand. They’ve even invented a Dog Mode that allows your Subaru to run the A/C with the doors locked while you’re running errands, to keep your pets cool and happy!   Here’s a curated guide to our favorite Subaru commercials featuring dogs!   ... read more

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Our Five Favorite Road Trips Within 100 Miles of Seattle

Our Five Favorite Road Trips Within 100 Miles of Seattle

Photo by Steven Striegel on Unsplash   Ready to head out on a new adventure in the Subaru? Lucky for you, your Subaru is the perfect adventure vehicle due to all-wheel drive, comfy seating, lots of cargo space, and excellent fuel economy.   Now is also the ideal time to start planning your summer road trip. Here are a few incredible destinations that are within 100 miles of Seattle:    If you’re looking for a lovely beach to get away to, Birch Bay State Park is an excellent, quiet option. The park is known for its peaceful and serene atmosphere. The park is usually not crowded, which allows for a very private feel. Here you can enjoy a nice walk along the beach, enjoy water activities in the warm water, camping, and other activities. There is so much to do here and lots to explore. One of Washington’s most beautiful ... read more

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Why Are Subarus Known For Head Gaskets?

Why Are Subarus Known For Head Gaskets?

Photo by Jakob Rosen on Unsplash   Welcome to the new blog! We’re going to talk about the elephant in the back seat: Subaru’s issues with head gaskets.    While most Subaru fans LOVE their cars, one of the most frustrating elements of owning a Subaru has been the company’s lack of accountability for faulty head gaskets. Unreliable material in manufacturing has made the head gaskets a regular issue. These are three symptoms to watch for that may indicate head gasket damage:   Coolant overflow Coolant or oil leaks beneath your vehicle Overheating engine on highway or mountainous roads   ​Many models were affected over a decade… here’s the Subie models that might need he ... read more

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