The All Wheel Drive Auto Blog

Subaru Service Seattle; “Check Device” Error Message

We have encountered a few newer Model Subaru Outbacks (2010 to 2014) with a check device error message when a smart phone, tablet etc is plugged in.  This would include my 2012 Subaru Outback. Subaru just a couple of months ago put out a TSB ( Technical Service Bulletin) to help explain this.  There is no fix mind you, just an understanding of how heat affects the low voltage systems

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Subaru Service Seattle, Installing a Cabin Air Filter

Replacing the cabin air filter on a modern Subaru, say 2005 and up is now a normal part of routine Subaru maintenance. The first cabin filters appeared in the early LL Bean trim levels on the second generation Outback. Those were very cumbersome to change, this actually didn’t change until the current platform models for most of the Subaru line.   But here is what we have observed, even though

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Subaru Repair Seattle; Subaru WRX Timing Belt Tensioner Failure

  Pictured below is a set of circumstances that led to a customer of a Subaru Impreza WRX having to spend some pretty serious money. An expense that could have been avoided, if only our advice was followed.   The Owner of the Subaru in question paid to have a Subaru Dealer replace thew timing belt on this WRX two years ago, the only thing that was replaced was in

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Independent Seattle Subaru Service

Services We Provide Oil Changes Subaru Scheduled Maintenance, AKA 30/60/90k Service Subaru Head Gasket Repair Check Engine light Diagnoses & Repair Clutch Service Turbo Replacement Timing Belt Service Cv Axle & Boot Service ABS Light Diagnoses & Repair Air Bag Light Diagnoses & Repair Suspension System Service & Repair Power Steering Fluid Flush Light Bulb Replacement Head Lamp Lense Refinish Brake Service Struts/Shocks Replacement Transmission Repair, Rebuild & Replacement Wheel

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Subaru Service Seattle; Subaru Eyesight® Equipped Vehicles & Rock Chip Repairs

  As with any new technology there will always be things that are not known by many until stumbled upon on accident.  Such is the case with repairing rock chips on newer Subaru models equipped with Subaru’s new feature Eyesight ®.  This is not the entire windshield mind you, but just a portion of the windshield outlined in the TSB  from Subaru included with this post.   Most drivers would

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Subaru Repair Seattle; Subaru Air Bag Recall

It was determined recently that some air bag equipped vehicles upon air bag deployment could rupture, sending dangerous metal fragments at a high rate of speed to the very occupant they were deemed to protect. As a result there is a recall of these components. Here is the current list of affected Subaru vehicles in the Us for the latest recall pertaining to Air bags. 17,516 total number of potentially

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Subaru Service Seattle; Preparing Your Subaru For Fall

  Preparing Your Subaru For Fall   As Summer comes to a close and Fall is upon us its important to take a little time and make sure you and your Subaru are ready for the changes that occur with Fall.     The first thing to remember is that increased rain creates slippery road conditions and its very important to know the state of the tire tread depth of

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Don't Drip & Drive

Subaru Repair Seattle; Don’t Drip & Drive

Every year, hundreds of tons of oil and other petroleum-related products make their way to lakes, rivers, streams and the Puget Sound. Most of this toxic pollution comes from small drips from cars and trucks.  To help combat this ASA and the Department of Ecology have put together a program geared at reducing the amount of hazardous waste being generated by your vehicle, its called don’t drip and drive and

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Subaru Repair Seattle: Summer Travel Tips

    Summer is here and school is out and for many that means it’s time to either begin or plan a road trip somewhere fun.The last thing anyone needs is a breakdown on the road especially if it’s a road less traveled. Before venturing out to wherever your journey may take you and your family it’s critical to plan accordingly.  Below are some of the things that I always

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