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Tips for Transporting Holiday Dinner in Your Subaru

From Easter, Passover, and Ramadan to Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day, the spring calendar is full of holidays — and opportunities to share meals with friends and loved ones. If you’ve been called on to bring a dish of your own to the next big holiday gathering, here’s how you can safely transport that food so it reaches its destination in ready-to-eat condition.

Carrying a slow cooker or heavy pan

If you’re loading your Subaru Outback or Forester with a heavy Easter ham or a full slow cooker, a few precautions are in order. Make sure these items are securely covered with lids and wrapped in towels to prevent spills. To keep heavy or hot foods from presenting danger in the cabin, place them on the floor behind the seats or secure them with bungee cords in the cargo area.

Carrying casserole dishes or cold food items

Casserole dishes and cold food items in your Subaru Ascent or Legacy should also be well-wrapped and covered. For casseroles, you can even purchase specially insulated travel carriers to keep food secure. If you’re carrying fragile or easily spillable foods like pies or salads, you can load them into a laundry basket and use towels as lining and padding to keep items from shifting. For foods that need to stay chilled, you may need a cooler filled with ice.

Does your spring holiday journey involve long distances? Be sure to visit our service department here at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to prep your vehicle with scheduled maintenance or a pre-trip tune-up.

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Spring Service Tips for Your Vehicle in Beaverton, OR

Spring Service Tips | Beaverton, OR

Given the fact that Subaru vehicles like the 2021 Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek are so reliable, it’s easy to forget that routine maintenance is still a vital part of car ownership. Now that the weather is warming up and summer is finally on the horizon, it’s a good time to make sure your car is still in fighting shape. Here are a few spring service tips you can use to make sure your Subaru runs like new for years to come.

Perform a fluid check

Even if you haven’t been very much over the past few months, you should check your vehicle’s vital fluids. If your 2021 Ascent or 2021 Impreza is due for an oil change, you can ask the service experts at Carr Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to take a look at the rest of them.

Take a look at the tires

Between schlepping through snow, grinding against gravel, and tearing up the track in your 2021 WRX, your tires can take a beating during the winter. So, before you set out on your next road trip or springtime afternoon excursion, make sure you take a look at your tires. If the tread is worn down or the pressure is a bit too low — which happens when the temperature fluctuates — you can pick up a new set from your friends at CARR Subaru.

Change the windshield wipers

Chilly weather and road salt deposits can do a number on your windshield wipers, and it’s unsafe to hit the open road with a streaky windshield. If you’re planning a summer vacation, make sure your windshield wipers are in tip-top shape.

If your ride is in need of any service before you take to the open road — or if you’re in the market for a new family-hauler—don’t hesitate to pay us a visit at CARR Subaru.