The All Wheel Drive Auto Blog

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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Subaru Repair Seattle; Rodent Prevention Tips

As we exit Summer and enter Fall in the Puget sound area its very important to recognize this is the beginning of our rainy season in the Seattle area and I wanted to provide some tips on some of the things you should be on the look out for with your Subaru, and this starts with rodents. If you are new to the area, you may not be aware just

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Subaru Summer Driving Tips

As of Friday June 21st, most schools are out for the season and its Summertime in the Puget Sound area!  Most likely you have planned some sort of Summer vacation, or well we hope you have. If your vacation plans includes your Subaru,  here is something to consider: there’s just no such thing as a welcome surprise with your Subaru on a Summer road trip. We want to help you

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Subaru AC Maintenance Service

Understanding the importance of periodic maintenance for your Subaru’s Ac or also known as Climate Control System can go along way in preventing expensive repairs as well as ensuring the Ac works during the summer and the defrost works during the winter. The first thing to really understand is AC (Air Conditioning) is not really making something cold, it’s really creating pressure and heat and then drastically dropping the pressure,

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When Should I say goodbye to my Subaru?

This question actually comes up a lot, not just in terms of an older Subaru that you already own but also what older Subaru’s are still okay to buy. I recent discussion I had with a customer prompted me to try and help explain the difference between a Subaru you should own and drive as a daily commuter and one that is really turned itself into an enthusiasts car. You

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Subaru Cabin Filters & Winter

Did you know that your when you turn on the defrost it uses the A/C system? Have you noticed your windows fogging up or not clearing very well? Do you smell an odor when you first turn on your defrost or A/C? Mold and mildew can develop in your Subaru’s air conditioner and heater system.  The odor is most likely a build up of bacteria and debris that is deep

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Subaru Ownership Seattle; Subaru Tire Chains and Snow tires Revisited

Most modern Subaru vehicles cannot have tire chains installed. Which creates a lot of confusion when you see signs like these on the road. The hang up always seems to be that you bought your Subaru because it was All Wheel Drive and because it’s All Wheel Drive you never thought you would need to buy snow tires. In reality it is your best bet if you travel over the mountain

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When Should I Winterize My Subaru?

[fblike url=”https://allwheeldriveauto.com/when-should-i-winterize-my-subaru/” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] [twitter_follow username=”SubaruExpert” language=”en”] [google_plusone href=”https://allwheeldriveauto.com/when-should-i-winterize-my-subaru/” size=”standard” annotation=”none” language=”English (UK)”] When Should I Winterize My Subaru?   The Climate during the Winter is pretty mild here in the Pacific North West, I mean let’s face it, we are not going to spend 3 to 4 months under a sheet of ice and snow or suffer many blizzards. We have it pretty good in terms of

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Subaru Repair Seattle; Subaru WRX Firewall Repair

On some  2008-2010 Subaru Impreza WRX models you may encounter a creaking or popping noise when depressing or releasing the clutch pedal and a lot of times this can become much more pronounced with an aftermarket clutch assembly. There are really two things we see cause this sometimes, the clutch swing pedal assembly can break or crack but also we see a lot of instances of cracks and breaks to

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Subaru Service Bellevue; Resetting Window Pinch Mode

Problem; The passenger side window does not work from either switch. If the battery has died or recently been replaced, chances are the person did not reset the “pinch protection” It is simple to do. On all cars up to 2014, hold the window button down (all the way) until the window reaches the stopping point. Hold the button down for 3 seconds. Then lift the switch up, bringing the

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