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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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Subaru Wins Six 2022 Top Safety Pick Awards

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Subaru 2022 Top Safety Pick

We’ve always known that Subaru is one of the safest car brands, but it’s nice to get validation. Subaru has recently won six 2022 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the industry’s benchmark for road car safety.

Of the six vehicles honored by the IIHS, an impressive four earned the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award: the 2022 Subaru Ascent, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Subaru Legacy, and Subaru Outback. The remaining award winners were the Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru Impreza five-door.

All of these nameplates are recurring winners in the annual Top Safety Pick evaluations. The Legacy, Impreza, and Outback have each won the award for 14 years running or more. The Crosstrek Hybrid has won TSP+ recognition for four consecutive years. In fact, Subaru has received a whopping 61 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards since 2013, more than any other brand.

“We are thrilled to receive six IIHS awards for our 2022 model lineup,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Executive Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “Our top priority is to provide customers with vehicles made to the highest standards in safety.”

Visit CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to learn more about what makes the 2022 Subaru lineup so safe!

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CARR Subaru Wins 2022 DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award

CARR Subaru Wins 2022 DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award | Beaverton, OR

Whether you’re a longtime CARR Subaru customer or considering a first-time visit, we have some exciting news to share. DealerRater, one of the best online sources for trustworthy dealership reviews, recently recognized our CARR team with a Consumer Satisfaction Award for 2022!

The award is based on a formula that takes into account the number of times our dealership was reviewed last year and the average score of those reviews. We’re especially proud of this honor, because it means we’re succeeding in our goal of providing outstanding sales and service to customers in Beaverton, Oregon — and beyond.

We’ve served as Beaverton’s top Subaru dealer for many decades. We boast a huge selection of new and used vehicles, a staff of Subaru-trained technicians, and a huge selection of genuine parts. We’re always looking for new ways to give back to our community and serve our customers more effectively. Whether you’re visiting to buy a vehicle, get one fixed, or any other reason, we go the extra mile to earn your business and your trust.

For example, most vehicles we sell here come with a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, 10 years of roadside assistance, and towing and tire reimbursement — allowing you to buy with total confidence. We also pay our sales staff a competitive salary so that they can serve you better and focus on meeting your needs first.

Shopping for a new Forester or Outback? Need an inexpensive used vehicle? Trying to find the most trustworthy service for your car? Come see us at CARR Subaru and we’ll do our best to turn you into another satisfied customer!

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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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New Subaru BRZ Wins Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car Award

A great sports car doesn’t have to be an expensive one, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why the 2022 Subaru BRZ is this year’s Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car.

According to Edmunds, the 2022 BRZ excels by combining powerful performance, nimble handling that’s superior to much more expensive models, and a price tag that makes it accessible to a wider range of thrill-seeking drivers.

Edmunds doesn’t hand out Top Rated awards lightly — each year, it tests more than 300 models and racks up more than 500,000 test-drive miles on both the road and the track.

The 2022 BRZ shone brightly in these conditions, showing off a new naturally aspirated 228-horsepower engine, an upgraded and stiffened chassis, and a new set of high-performance summer tires. Add a starting MSRP of $27,995, and it’s no wonder the BRZ stood out.

“We are thrilled that the BRZ was recognized by Edmunds as the Top Rated Sports Car for 2022,” said Thomas J. Doll, Subaru of America’s president and CEO. “It’s our mission as an automaker to develop vehicles that consumers not only can trust, but can also have a great time driving, and the BRZ does just that.”

To find out for yourself why the 2022 BRZ is such an incredible sports car, stop in for a test drive here at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, 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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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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Treat Your Crosstrek to These Subaru Accessories in 2021

2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Beaverton, OR

If you’re looking to accessorize and improve your brand-new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, you’re in luck. Subaru offers a wide range of add-ons and accessories for the Crosstrek, with features designed to do everything from increasing your comfort to keeping you safer behind the wheel. Here are just a few of the official Subaru accessories available for your Crosstrek in 2021.

Comfort and convenience

Improving your sense of ease in the new Crosstrek is easy with Subaru accessories like the foldable windshield Sunshade, cargo organizers and nets, and the auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror. You can also upgrade your audio system with the Rockford Fosgate® audio upgrade.

Lifestyle

Prepare for your next adventure when you add accessories like roof crossbars and racks, perfect for transporting bikes, kayaks, and more. Also available are a ski and snowboard carrier, a portable step, and cargo carriers of various sizes and shapes.

Protection and security

Increase your peace of mind when you accessorize your 2021 Crosstrek with additional safety gear like door edge guards, the fog light kit, the emergency roadside kit, and the battery warmer. Protect your vehicle’s surfaces with add-ons like the all-weather floor liners and pet-resistant rear seat covers.

Shop for official Subaru Crosstrek accessories today when you visit CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Subaru Helped Some Pets in Need This Fall

Pets in Need | Beaverton, OR

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.