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How to Safely Transport a Paddleboard in Your Subaru

How to Safely Transport a Paddleboard in Your Subaru | Beaverton, OR

If you love paddleboarding or want to learn, the Beaverton area is full of great spots for this fun sport, including the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and George Rogers Park on Lake Oswego. To get you started, here are some tips on how to transport your paddleboard safely atop your Subaru Forester, Outback, or other model.

Take advantage of the roof rack

Subaru SUV models come standard or available with raised roof rails, which are a must for transporting a paddleboard. If you opt for an Outback, those rails will also include integrated and retractable cross bars that you can use to tie down your board.

Add helpful Subaru accessories

If your Subaru SUV isn’t already equipped with roof cross bars for transporting a paddleboard, these are easy to add. Contact us here at CARR Subaru and we’ll help you order and install Aero or Thule® cross bars sold by Genuine Subaru Accessories. You can also order a specialized Thule® paddleboard carrier with room for two boards.

Protect and secure your board

To protect and secure your board on top of your Subaru Forester, Outback, or Ascent, you’ll need a few key pieces of equipment. A paddleboard bag will protect your board from the elements, and locking cargo straps will keep it from flying off the roof. The Thule® carrier comes with a built-in locking mechanism and protective padding to keep your board even more secure.

Contact our team at CARR Subaru in Beaverton to learn even more about how Subaru vehicles can enhance your outdoor adventures in Oregon.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Subaru This Year

Here at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, we believe every experience is better with a Subaru vehicle — and these fun Valentine’s Day ideas are a perfect example. Whether you’re planning a day of fun with your partner or just need simple gift suggestions, we’ve got you covered.

Explore the great outdoors together

If you and your partner love exploring the outdoors, Beaverton is the perfect place for it. After packing some water, snacks, and multiple layers of clothing, hop inside your capable, practical Subaru and head out to Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Tualatin Hills Nature Park, or Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge for a day of hiking and sightseeing.

Plan a tailgate date

If the weather’s dry, try a tailgate date this Valentine’s Day. Gather your favorite picnic food and drinks, comfy folding chairs and blankets, and portable speakers for your favorite music. Then, load up the Subaru, head to your favorite outdoor spot in Beaverton, and enjoy each other’s company!

Have your sweetie’s Subaru detailed

What can you get for the person who has everything? Have their Subaru detailed by the service department at CARR Subaru! Our detailers will give it a thorough cleaning both inside and out until it practically looks like new. Your sweetie is sure to be impressed by this thoughtful gift!

For all your Subaru needs — on Valentine’s Day or any other day — contact our team of experts here at CARR Subaru in Beaverton.

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Fun Outdoor Spring Activities in Vancouver, WA

Outdoor Spring Activities in Vancouver, Washington

Warmer weather is the perfect time to explore Beaverton, Oregon and the surrounding area. Check out these fun outdoor spring activities if you want to get in the Subaru and enjoy a delightful day in Vancouver, Washington.

Esther Short Park and Playground

The Esther Short Park and Playground is the state of Washington’s oldest public square. Spanning five acres, this lively and friendly park features sounds of live music and street performers. Every Saturday from March through Oct., the park holds the Vancouver Farmers Market.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

More than 350 acres make up the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, which is maintained by the National Park Service. Visitors can learn all about its history, including its origin as a fur trading depot back in 1825. Fort Vancouver is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring along your pet to explore designated trails on foot.

Waterfront Renaissance Trail

This 5-mile paved walkway connects Esther Short Park to the Wintler Community Park over the Columbia River. Take in the mesmerizing view of the water as you burn some endorphins along with the joggers, bikers, and other pedestrians.

Contact us at CARR Subaru for even more exciting destinations to drive your Subaru to.