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What Is the Subaru Love Promise?

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You’ve no doubt heard of the slogan, “Love: it’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru.” But that’s more than just a catchy tagline — it embodies the Subaru brand. The Subaru Love Promise is a series of five initiatives, all meant to give back to the community and make the world a better place.

Subaru Loves Pets

Subaru is known for promoting pet adoption, but the brand’s animal advocacy doesn’t stop there. This part of the Subaru Love Promise contributes to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA Rescue Rides, and the Center for Pet Safety.

Subaru Loves the Earth

In addition to implementing sustainable practices at its offices and production plants, Subaru is heavily invested in environmental preservation projects, including The Subaru Forester Re-Foresting Project, the National Park Foundation, and Leave No Trace.

Subaru Loves to Care

This cause is all about fighting disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and improving the quality of life for patients in need. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Special Olympics, and the Alzheimer’s Association are just a few of the causes championed by Subaru.

Subaru Loves Learning

Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, the automaker works to improve school programs and make them more accessible. The brand champions several reputable education-based charities, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Teach for America, and AdoptAClassroom.org.

Subaru Loves to Help

This wing of the Subaru Love Promise is all about providing aid to people in need through supporting charitable causes like Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and Feeding America.

Subaru doesn’t just give back to the community at the national level. At CARR Subaru, we’re proud to support causes that help our friends and neighbors in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Subaru Demonstrates the “World’s First Self-Driving Maneuver”

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It’s not exactly breaking news that autonomous driving technology is developing rapidly and drawing more attention with each passing week. Recently, Subaru solidified itself as a major player in the race to perfect driverless vehicles, as it just executed what it calls “The World’s First Self-Driving Maneuver” using a 2021 Forester and two other models.

The maneuver in question was executed on Subaru’s Research and Experiment Center Proving Grounds, where a 2021 Forester successfully merged with two other vehicles — a WRX S4 and an Impreza Sport — without any human input. Interestingly enough, the models involved in the test communicated via 5G and V2X technology.

The world-first autonomous merging maneuver came as a result of the partnership between Subaru and SoftBank Corp., a multinational holding company with substantial stakes in technology companies. The two organizations have been working together on autonomous driving research since 2019.

Following the success of the merging maneuver, it doesn’t seem like Subaru has any intention of slowing down. According to a report by Denis Flierl at Torque News, the automaker stated that it’s driving toward a goal of “zero fatal accidents by 2030,” and is actively developing new artificial intelligence technology for use in future vehicles.

As a proud member of the Subaru family, we couldn’t be more thrilled to see what industry-leading innovations are coming next. Be sure to keep your eyes tuned to the CARR Subaru blog for more news about Subaru’s breakthroughs!

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Subaru Helped Some Pets in Need This Fall

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Over the last few decades, Subaru has earned a well-deserved reputation as an automaker that cares. It started with a strong lineup of reliable cars with exceptional safety ratings and eventually grew into a series of philanthropic efforts known as the Subaru Love Promise. The latest example of Subaru’s commitment to doing good is its second annual “National Make a Dog’s Day” event, during which it helped pets in need.

Subaru Loves Pets, an animal-focused branch of the Love Promise, sponsored this event held on Oct. 22. It focused on finding homes for “last-to-be-adopted” dogs in shelters, including many canines with special needs.

“Dogs hold a special place in our hearts here at Subaru, and this year’s National Make a Dog’s Day [was…] the perfect occasion to show appreciation for our canine friends, especially the hundreds of thousands of dogs with special needs that are too often overlooked,” said Alan Bethke, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Subaru of America, Inc.

Of course, if you already have a beloved four-legged family member, you don’t have to miss out on the fun. During October, you can catch one of the automaker’s dog-centric commercials that showcase how pet-friendly Subaru models are. Subaru also encourages you to do something special for your dog and share pictures on social media using #MakeADogsDay.

Even if you missed Make a Dog’s Day this year, though, there are still ways to celebrate the joy that dogs bring us. Add some pet-friendly accessories to your Subaru to make traveling with your canines less stressful. Call us at CARR Subaru to find out more.

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Safety with Subaru AWD

Safety with Subaru AWD

Shopping for a new car can be confusing with all the new available features, trims to choose from, and powertrain options. For those who live in the Portland, Oregon area, it’s important to remember that maintaining traction on your commute to work throughout the winter is a necessity. Front-wheel drive powertrains only deliver power to two wheels at a time, where all-wheel drive systems delivers power from the engine to all four tires simultaneously. If one or two tires slip, your all-wheel drive system will keep you going with the other two tires maintaining traction.

While many brands from Ford to Honda offer their vehicles standard in front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive available at a higher price tag, Subaru offers most of their major models standard in all-wheel drive, from their SUVs such as the Subaru Crosstrek, Ascent, Forester, and Outback, to their sedans such as the Legacy and Impreza. Keep your family safe with the benefits of all-wheel drive.

Visit CARR Subaru today to find out more about Subaru AWD.

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Subaru Corporate Impact Report

Subaru Corporate Impact Report
At CARR Subaru, we’re proud to be part of an automotive family that gives back, all of which is emphasized in the new Subaru Corporate Impact Report.

Year after year, Subaru has been committed to not only producing some of the most advanced vehicles available, but doing so in a sustainable and responsible way. At CARR Subaru, we’re proud to be part of an automotive family that prioritizes helping communities, families, and the entire planet, all of which is emphasized in the new Subaru Corporate Impact Report.

The 2019 Corporate Impact Report was the first such release from Subaru and it includes details about all of the ways the company has given back recently. Specifically, the document outlines all of the impressive things Subaru customers and dealerships have been able to accomplish as a result of the automakers responsible business practices.

Not surprisingly, the document is packed with some stunning statistics. For instance, Subaru has cut 71 percent of its energy usage per square foot in American plants recently, has effectively eliminated 3.9 million bottles of waste, and has helped keep 4.5 million pounds of trash out of landfills.

When it comes to directly giving back, Subaru goes above and beyond. The brand has raised $4 million for the community near Camden, New Jersey and has donated $153,700,000 through the brand’s “Share the Love” program. And all of this was made possible by the volunteer efforts of Subaru employees, who have clocked 34,000 hours of volunteer time.

Contact us here at CARR Subaru for more exciting updates from this environmentally-conscious brand.

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Welcome to the Official Carr Subaru Blog

Hello! We’d like to welcome and introduce you to the official Carr Subaru blog. Here, we will provide you with up-to-date news, info on local events, tips on how to keep your vehicle at its best, and details on the cars you care about. Before we get to all of that, let us tell you a little bit about our dealership.

A legacy of love

As the largest new and used Subaru dealership in the region, we’re proud to serve the Beaverton community, as well as the surrounding areas. As a qualified Subaru outlet, we fully embrace the ideals of the Subaru Love Promise, and we’re happy to welcome you into the Carr Subaru family.

A pressure-free experience

Sometimes, visiting a car dealer can feel confrontational when salespeople are constantly trying to pressure you into the most expensive model they can find to boost their commission. That’s why Carr Subaru offers fixed salaries to their employees. That way, you can ask a salesperson any question on your mind, and rest assured that they’ll answer you honestly without being afraid of missing out on your money.

People who care

This one is simple. We love our customers, and we only hire people who feel the same way.

Whether you need a new vehicle or a used one, or simply need help maintaining your current ride, contact us at Carr Subaru for all of your automotive needs.