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Keep Your Subaru Running Well with Regular Maintenance

2021 Subaru Impreza | Beaverton, OR

Keeping up with regular maintenance is the best way to ensure that your Subaru vehicle stays in great shape for as long as possible. Here at CARR Subaru, we provide affordable, high-quality service for your Subaru Crosstrek, Outback, Forester, and more. Here are just some of the routine maintenance tasks we take care of for you.

Oil Changes

Oil changes are the most frequent maintenance task you need for your vehicle. Subaru recommends getting an oil and filter change about every 3,750 miles. At this appointment you should also have your fluids checked and topped off and check your tire pressure.

Minor Service

Every other time you go in for your oil and filter change, you should also be getting some additional maintenance done. At these appointments, you should have your tires rotated and the cabin air filter replaced.

Intermediate Service

At 15,000 miles, 45,000 miles, and 75,000 miles, Subaru recommends the previous services, plus inspections on the brakes, battery, and engine. Your Subaru technician will also do a road test at this stage to check for concerning noises and ride quality.

Major Service

Every 30,000 miles, you’ll need to take your Subaru in for Major Service. Major Service includes maintenance tasks such as a transmission flush and brake flush, braking system replacements, and belt inspections and replacements.

Schedule your Subaru’s service appointment today when you call us at CARR Subaru. We’re here to make it easy to keep your Subaru in tip-top shape.

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

Subaru Impreza | Carr Subaru | Beaverton, OR

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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Keep Your Car Healthy During the Quarantine

Keep Your Car Healthy During the Quarantine | Beaverton, OR

If you’re one of the many Americans who are staying in during the COVID-19 quarantine, you probably won’t be driving your car frequently. This can lead to some maintenance issues that you can easily prevent with a bit of knowledge and foresight. Here are a few tips to keep your car healthy during the quarantine.

Maintaining the battery

Even if your car is sitting completely still in the garage, its battery will still be losing its charge. This will happen quicker for vehicles with computerized infotainment systems, since those electronics will continue to drain a small amount of charge. You can maintain your car’s battery by running your car for 5-10 minutes per week. Just make sure you idle in a well-ventilated area.

Guarding your car’s gasoline

Gasoline can degrade in your vehicle’s fuel tank. While experts can’t agree how long gas will stay fresh inside the fuel tank, it’s a good idea to add a fuel stabilizer. This additive can ensure freshness for up to two years.

Brush up on brake care

When your car isn’t in use, the brakes can build up a coat of rust. This will result in noisy, turbulent braking. Prevent this buildup by going for a short ride every few days.

Pressure problems

Your car’s tires can also lose pressure during periods of inactivity, so the American Automobile Association recommends adding an extra 5-10 pounds of pressure before storing your vehicle. When it’s time to drive again, release a bit of air to return them to their usual pressure.

Need more tips on caring for your vehicle? You can always contact our experts at CARR Subaru in Beaverton to learn more.

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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Subaru in Beaverton

Tips for Spring Cleaning | Beaverton, OR

Winter weather can do a number of your Subaru, so it’s important to give it a fresh cleaning during the spring. Follow these tips for spring cleaning your vehicle to keep both the exterior and interior in good condition.

Wash and wax

Take your Subaru to a car wash that participates in the WaterSavers® program to clean the exterior without being wasteful with water. If the car wash missed any spots, you can use a clay bar to remove additional dirt or grime. Then, you can apply wax to protect the paint and make your vehicle shine.

Wipe the glass

Be sure to wipe down glass surfaces in and out of your Subaru. When cleaning windows from the outside, wipe horizontally, and then wipe vertically from the interior. By using two different motions, you will be able to more easily tell which side of the glass has any streaks.  

Utilize a vacuum

If you have floor mats in your cabin, remove them and clap them together to get rid of dirt. You can then vacuum the remaining dirt. If your vacuum has a brush tool, you can use that to clean off the dashboard, while you can use a crevice tool to clean the hard to reach places.

We at CARR Subaru have a well-equipped service department that can handle your seasonal maintenance. Stop by when you need repairs, replacements or routine services.