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Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family in Beaverton, OR

Subaru Outdoors | Beaverton, OR

Ready to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air, beautiful scenery, and healthy recreation? Pack up the kids in your Subaru and head to one of these great outdoor destinations in and around Beaverton.

Cooper Mountain Nature Park

Located just west of Beaverton, Cooper Mountain Nature Park is a great place to hike with the whole family, boasting beautiful views of the Chehalem Mountains and 3.5 miles of trails through diverse Oregon habitats. There’s even a nature play area for young visitors.

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

At Tualatin Hills Nature Park, you and your family can hike 5 miles of paved and unpaved trails through wetlands, forests, and more. Along the way, keep your eyes open for all sorts of fascinating wildlife, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and insects.

Jenkins Estate

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Jenkins Estate is a relaxing spot for an afternoon of hiking and sightseeing. While you’re here, you can check out the estate’s historic buildings, view the beautifully kept gardens and grounds, and hike 2 miles of trails around the property.

Before you start your next family adventure, be sure to stop in at CARR Subaru in Beaverton to catch up on scheduled service and ensure that your Subaru is running smoothly!

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Reasons to Trade In Your Vehicle at CARR Subaru

Trade In Your Vehicle at CARR Subaru | Beaverton, OR

If you’re ready to sell your current car, SUV, or truck and buy a new one, we recommend a trade-in here at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon. It’s the most convenient and budget-friendly way to give your vehicle a good home and drive home in your new favorite ride.

It’s safer

Selling a vehicle by yourself exposes you to the risk of getting ripped off, robbed, or even sued. But when you trade in your vehicle at CARR Subaru, it’s a totally safe and secure process that will put your mind at ease.

It’s faster and easier

Instead of going to all the trouble to repair, clean, list, advertise, show, and sell your vehicle, let us do the work! All you’ll need to do is bring your current ride in for an appraisal. You can even get an idea of what it’s worth by using our online trade-in value tool. We’ll take care of the rest. 

Get money in your pocket or toward a new ride

After we appraise your vehicle’s value and come to a trade-in agreement with you, we’ll take care of paying your remaining loan balance if you still have one. Whatever’s left over is all yours. You can simply pocket the cash or, even better, use it as a down payment for one of the many great used and new vehicles in stock here at CARR Subaru.

To learn more about all the benefits of trading in your vehicle at CARR Subaru, stop in for a visit or contact our team of experts!

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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!