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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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Subaru Repair Seattle: 2013 Subaru Legacy & Outback Oil Use Explained

  I have been debating on whether or not I wanted to post another article about oil use in a Subaru, but I feel it’s important for you to be informed about your Subaru and have a little ammunition when dealing with a Subaru dealer. First of all unless a car uses more than what is considered normal by both industry standards and the car maker there is nothing wrong

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Subaru Oil Change Intervals, Again.

Subaru Oil change interval information, per Subaru for the 2011 and 2012 models. This question continues to come up so I thought it would be good to post the information directly from Subaru below. First of all I would like to point out the fine print. “Proper oil change intervals vary with vehicle type, driving conditions, and the kind of oil you are using– conventional or synthetic. This chart provides

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Subaru Service Seattle: Subaru Fuel Economy Concerns in the Winter Months

  Fuel Economy Concerns during the winter. We seldom have multiple days of cold weather in the Puget Sound region let alone weeks; as such there have been a lot of fuel economy concerns expressed over the last few days, so I thought I would try to explain why your Subaru has such a dip in economy during the colder weather. When the temperature is below 40 degrees it just

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Subaru Cold Weather Fuel Smell

Pictured below is the fuel line under the bracket that bolts to the intake manifold on the passenger side of the 2000 to 2004 Legacy and Outback models. I have mentioned this before as being problematic for minor fuel leaks that create a major fuel smell mostly during cold weather. As the temperature has just dropped in the Puget Sound region we have already seen this three times in three

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Subaru Service Seattle: Winterize Your Subaru

Now is the time, not the day of, or the day before your next trip up the mountains or over the hill and through the woods to Grandmothers house, or the day after your news station is predicting a huge storm event, to make sure your Suby is ready for the worst Mother Nature can throw at it. Here are some items that should be serviced, or inspected, as well

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Subaru Service Seattle: Subaru Ownership Tip

We receive a lot of questions about the check engine light coming on both from local customers and from Subaru owners across the country.  The one thing I constantly find myself try to convey is that with out knowing what code is set there is not much that can be done.  The light is merely an indication  that the Engine Management Computer has set a code and needs to be

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Subaru Service Seattle; Have Your Subaru Inspected Before The Warranty Expires!

  Having your car inspected prior to the warranty expiring is a very important and often overlooked step on the way to obtaining real value for your Subaru purchasing dollar. Let’s face it new Subaru’s are pretty expensive these days and are often financed for 7 years or longer. The last thing you want to have deal with when your warranty expires is an expensive repair. A thorough inspection can

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Subaru Transmission Repair

Subaru Repair Seattle; Transmission housing repair kit

  Although it’s not all that common for the input shaft, sometimes referred to as the snout or quill pictured below to become worn, when it does it can be expensive to the uninformed.   What we have observed is this type of repair is on the rise, and whether that’s from inferior repairs such as not enough lubrication applied to the input housing and throw out bearing during the

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