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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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Subaru Service Kirkland: Subaru Bluetooth and Apple Car Play Tips

[fblike url=”https://www.facebook.com/AllWheelDriveAuto” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] Subaru Bluetooth & Apple Car Play Tips Auto connecting when you get back in the car If you are having auto connect issues, the first step is to make sure you have the latest software on the phone. Once that is updated, try deleting all phones from the radio unit and also deleting the car from your phone. You will have to pair

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Should I buy an Extended Warranty for my Subaru?

Subaru Repair Seattle; Should I buy an Extended Warranty for my Subaru?   So you have made the decision to purchase a new Subaru, you did all of your research, and found the best price on the model Subaru you wanted.  Now comes the dreaded march into the finance office at the Subaru dealer, and this is where an entirely new sales pitch starts as the Subaru dealer and the

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Subaru Service Kirkland: Why are Subaru Owners so attached to the fluids in their Subaru sometimes?  

Part of being a good Subaru shop is to spot trends or problems with Subaru’s, and try to address those problems with our customers before it becomes a larger issue.  This is something that won’t ever happen at a dealer service department, because they just don’t have the time or inclination to offer any real help. One of the trends that has been going on since the introduction of the

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