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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.

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2020 Subaru Outback Makes Autotrader’s 10 Best Cars for Dogs List

10 Best Cars for Dogs | Beaverton, OR

Autotrader recently named the 2020 Subaru Outback to this year’s 10 Best Cars for Dogs list. The publication evaluated vehicles based on how easy it was to clean, how comfortable it was for all kinds of dogs, and its dog-friendly safety features.

Leather upholstery, cargo tie downs for securing dog crates, and a low cargo floor with easy accessibility for small dogs and seniors were common amenities for the models that ranked well on the list. Autotrader also gave high ratings to models with tinted windows and rear air vents, two features to help keep pets from overheating on drives.

The 2020 Subaru Outback provides all these options and more. Autotrader cited that the 2020 Outback is a versatile ride with lots of features, and its off-roading capabilities mean you can take your dog on all kinds of adventures, from family camping trips to beach vacations.

The Outback delivers up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo space, plenty of space to keep your dog comfortable on long road trips. And with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, and other smart safety features, you can relax knowing that your pet is well-protected.

Experience the 2020 Outback for yourself when you stop by CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

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J.D. Power Awards Subaru with 2020 Best Brand Loyalty Award

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For the second consecutive year, Subaru wins J.D Power’s Automotive Brand Loyalty Award. This consecutive win in 2020 proves the brand lives up to its reputation of building reliable, family-friendly vehicles.

“We remain grateful for the dedication of our owners and we are proud to provide long-lasting value for our customers, as both an automaker and a brand that is more than a car company,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and CEO of Subaru America.

Using buyer trends calculated in real time by Power Information Network coupled with repeat brand buying information, J.D. Power was able to determine automotive brand loyalty. Subaru took the top spot with its 60.5 percentage score, easily beating out brands like Toyota, Ram, Honda and Ford. The lead over Ford was more than 5 percent and significantly higher than the 41 percent earned by Jeep, 33 percent score tallied for Buick, and the 21.5 percent calculated for GMC

“Subaru owners are drawn to the reliability and capability of our vehicles, as well as the trustworthiness of our brand, this award from J.D. Power is a testament to their loyalty,” Doll added.

Subaru does not just make dependable vehicles overflowing with impressive safety tech, though. It gives back to the community with initiatives like its Love Promise. Subaru and its employees are dedicated to causes that fight for animal welfare, support environmental protections, and address food insecurity.

Visit CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to check out the current Subaru lineup.

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Subaru Reveals 2021 Ascent Pricing

2020 Subaru Ascent, Predecessor to the 2021 Ascent | Beaverton, OR

Subaru took the world by storm when it announced its largest SUV ever — the Ascent — at the 2017 LA Auto Show. Since then, the vehicle has gone on to earn praise from organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, as well as winning awards from publications like Wards. Now, Subaru pulled the curtain back on how much the hotly-anticipated 2021 Ascent will cost.

According to a press release from the automaker, the 2021 Ascent will see a $300 price increase from the 2020 model year, adding up to $32,295. The minor price bump reflects a series of improvements, including additional safety systems and a highly-capable powertrain.

The most notable upgrade comes in the form of an expanded version of Subaru’s innovative EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which now features Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering Technology, Lane Keep Assist, Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist, and a Second- and Third-Row Seat Belt Reminder.

You can also expect the 2021 Ascent to perform up to Subaru’s standards, as it comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive and X-Mode® with Hill Descent Control. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Even with the $300 price hike, the Ascent still clocks in with a lower starting price — and more standard features — than competitors like the Mazda XC-9 and the Buick Enclave.

If you can’t wait until the launch of the 2021 Subaru Ascent, check out our current inventory of 2020 models at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Subaru Wins a Silver Halo Award for Reducing Waste at National Parks

2019 Subaru Crosstrek | Beaverton, OR

Subaru has a well-earned reputation as an environmentally focused brand. Recently, those efforts earned the automaker a 2020 Silver Halo Award, which recognizes businesses that promote helpful social and environmental causes.

In collaboration with the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru of America has furthered its “Don’t Feed the Landfills” initiative by launching recycling and composting programs at three of America’s most beloved parks — Denali, Grand Teton, and Yosemite. Since the pilot program began in 2015, it has diverted over 16 million pounds of waste from local landfills.


“Our national parks represent the very best of the American great outdoors, and we feel a responsibility to keep them clean and free of waste for future generations to enjoy,” remarked Alan Bethke, the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Subaru of America.

Theresa Pierno, President and CEO for the National Parks Conservation Association, says that the automaker’s zero-landfill practices have helped the park system learn more about the best way to implement recycling programs at the parks. She expressed that the NPCA hopes to implement these waste-reduction practices in parks nationwide.

Want to get behind the wheel of a clean, green driving machine? Shop online with CARR Subaru to find the perfect model for your lifestyle.

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Subaru Outback Named to Good Housekeeping’s List of New Family Cars for 2020

2020 Subaru Outback | Beaverton, OR

Every year, Good Housekeeping releases a list of the best new vehicles for families released that year. For the second time in a row, the Subaru Outback was awarded the title of the website’s Best Station Wagon.

In order to compile the list, Good Housekeeping’s editors evaluated nearly every facet of more than 50 vehicles and drove more than 5,000. According to the site, they look at everything from standard and available safety systems to how it is to install a child seat. The 2020 Subaru Outback wowed them in just about every way.

They heaped praise on the wagon’s “rugged exterior design,” as well as its comfortable, versatile passenger space and plentiful cargo room. Additionally, the Outback’s numerous standard driver-assist features like Forward Collision Warning, Automated Emergency Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control earned special notice.

Being named to Good Housekeeping’s list of Best New Family Cars for 2020 isn’t the only impressive accolade the Outback has earned in recent months. The iconic wagon was selected for Autotrader’s ranking of the best new cars on the market due to its balance of power, value, safety, and refinement.

If you’ve been looking for a peerless family vehicle, the 2020 Outback has what you need. Learn more today when you contact us at CARR Subaru.

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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.