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We are still here for you and your Subaru

Helping Subaru Owners

Helping Subaru Owners in need For the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to figure out where my small business fits in terms of being able to offer any real help. We have a healthy staff most who do not fall into any high risk category, but we did put a few staff members on standby to limit the number of people in place during the need for

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Japanese Auto Service

We know this is a very difficult time for many and we want you to know we are here for you. Our staff is healthy, we are taking the appropriate precautions including sanitation of your car before and after service. Due to Covid 19 and many auto repair shops closing, All Wheel Drive Auto is now offering service on most Japanese makes and models. All service and repairs come with

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Still here for you and your Subaru.

We are still here for you and your Subaru Service needs. The work performed at All Wheel Drive Auto falls under essential services. We will continue to stay open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 6:00 Pm. We have temporarily suspended Saturday service until the end of April. If your Subaru is in need of service we are here for you and we are offering 15% off labor with

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Free Subaru Second Opinion

For the second time in the last couple of years Subaru issued a recall for the for a long list of Subaru vehicles. The odd thing about this one is it’s really a recall of the recall as many of the cars repaired over the last couple of years were basically repaired with the same potentially defective passenger side air bag they were taking out, as the real replacement parts

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Subaru Service, Finally a Real Led Headlight Upgrade

One of the things I have really tried to do my entire career is look for solutions when solutions are truly needed.  When I started All Wheel Drive Auto in 2005 that was going to be a main focus, part of that sometimes is also getting information out so I can try and help more Subaru drivers than just the ones we see locally at the shop in Kirkland and

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Subaru Service; A Better Bushing for Your Subaru

Up until 2004 Subaru used a pretty archaic suspension system, remaining relatively unchanged since 1989 in the Subaru Legacy.  In the front there is a strut, spring, and lower control arm fitted with a front position bushing, a lower ball joint, and a hydraulically activated rear bushing, which is prone to leaks after mileage and time. The system was limited by design and didn’t really allow much for handling. In

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Subaru Service, After the Snow

Well we just survived the first snow of 2020 and for some reason this one felt kinda bad for such a quick storm.  The snow seemed heavy, the very definition of “cascade concrete” and we already have had a lot of calls about Subarus that impacted curbs, have had trouble starting or worse overheating.  Winter weather can be brutal at times and for some of our customers this might be

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Seattle; Is your Subaru Ready for Winter?

The climate in the Puget Sound area during winter is usually pretty mild, we are just not going to spend 3 to 4 months under a sheet of ice and snow, rely on snowmobiles to get to work, or suffer many blizzards. Last year was the worst winter in years around here, but even then it was just a couple of weeks worth of weather towards the end of February

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Some thoughts on batteries and your Subaru

A funny thing happened to me this weekend, I had a dead battery on a 3 year old vehicle, our shop truck, the only non Subaru in the fleet. It wasn’t funny in the ha ha ha sense but just so ironic, as on a daily basis it seems we get to counsel a Subaru owner about the three year old battery in their Subaru no longer being up to

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