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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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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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Subaru Technologies to Give Thanks for This Holiday Season

2021 Subaru Impreza Eyesight | Beaverton, OR

There’s a lot to be thankful for in Subaru’s lineup of safe, reliable cars and SUVs. It all starts with technology, and here are a few of the systems we’re especially grateful for here at CARR Subaru.

STARLINK® Multimedia

Thankfully, every Subaru vehicle comes standard with an advanced yet intuitive STARLINK® Multimedia system to keep you informed and entertained. Equipped with STARLINK®, you can connect your smartphone using Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, make hands-free calls with Bluetooth®, and enjoy a free trial subscription to SiriusXM® satellite radio services. On higher trims, you can even get Wi-Fi® hotspot capabilities and built-in GPS navigation.

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

We’re especially thankful that all Subaru vehicles come equipped with advanced EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology to keep you, your loved ones, and everyone else safe. EyeSight® systems work hard to prevent and mitigate crashes, keep you centered in your lane, and see where you can’t.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

If there’s one thing Subaru is known for, it’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive technology. Nearly every Subaru vehicle comes standard with this, providing you with exceptional balance, traction, and confidence even when roads are at their worst — or when there’s no road at all.

We’d love to celebrate these Subaru technologies with you this holiday season! Stop in soon at CARR Subaru to learn more and find your ideal Subaru vehicle.

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What Is the Subaru Love Promise?

The Subaru Love Promise | Beaverton, OR

You’ve no doubt heard of the slogan, “Love: it’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru.” But that’s more than just a catchy tagline — it embodies the Subaru brand. The Subaru Love Promise is a series of five initiatives, all meant to give back to the community and make the world a better place.

Subaru Loves Pets

Subaru is known for promoting pet adoption, but the brand’s animal advocacy doesn’t stop there. This part of the Subaru Love Promise contributes to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA Rescue Rides, and the Center for Pet Safety.

Subaru Loves the Earth

In addition to implementing sustainable practices at its offices and production plants, Subaru is heavily invested in environmental preservation projects, including The Subaru Forester Re-Foresting Project, the National Park Foundation, and Leave No Trace.

Subaru Loves to Care

This cause is all about fighting disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and improving the quality of life for patients in need. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Special Olympics, and the Alzheimer’s Association are just a few of the causes championed by Subaru.

Subaru Loves Learning

Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, the automaker works to improve school programs and make them more accessible. The brand champions several reputable education-based charities, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Teach for America, and AdoptAClassroom.org.

Subaru Loves to Help

This wing of the Subaru Love Promise is all about providing aid to people in need through supporting charitable causes like Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and Feeding America.

Subaru doesn’t just give back to the community at the national level. At CARR Subaru, we’re proud to support causes that help our friends and neighbors in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Anticipating the All-Electric Subaru Solterra SUV

Subaru Logo | Beaverton, OR

Here at CARR Subaru, we’re thrilled about the upcoming all-electric Subaru Solterra SUV. The automaker recently released an exciting sneak preview of this new model.

The Solterra will be a new type of energy-friendly SUV in Subaru’s already impressive lineup. Keeping the environment in mind, Subaru appropriately named the Solterra after two Latin words: “sol,” which means sun, and “terra,” which means Earth. The name makes for a perfect combination to describe a vehicle that Subaru anticipates will elevate its adventure-friendly vehicle family to new energy-efficient heights. The Solterra is expected to go on sale in Beaverton, Oregon, in 2022.

At present, we don’t know for sure about the Solterra’s dimensions and exterior style. The EV’s build could range anywhere between the profile of the Crosstrek, the physique of the Forester, or the sleek shape of the Outback.

But we do know that the Subaru Solterra will be built on the e-SUBARU Global Platform, as the brand has confirmed. The e-SUBARU Global Platform utilizes Subaru’s all-wheel-drive experience with Toyota’s demonstrated capability for developing electric vehicles.

The Solterra will also feature an “EV” badge in a blue shade similar to the 2021 Subaru Legacy’s Abyss Blue Pearl. More 2023 Subaru Solterra updates are available for eager buyers on Subaru’s website. And make sure to stay tuned to CARR Subaru’s blog in the days ahead for more details as we hear more about the upcoming all-electric Subaru Solterra.

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Subaru Earns Four Awards From PARENTS Magazine

2021 Subaru Forester | Beaverton, OR

Subaru offers a fantastic lineup of vehicles for families in Beaverton, Oregon. That’s why it came as no surprise when the automaker took home four awards from PARENTS magazine, earning spots on the Best Family Cars for 2021 list.

Ascent

In the three-row SUV segment, the Subaru Ascent was named the “Best For Road Trips.” PARENTS appreciated the model’s CVT transmission, which allows you to embark on adventures on and off the road.

Crosstrek Hybrid

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid earned the title of “Best Hybrid” in the two-row SUV segment. With an impressive driving range, smooth braking, and easy handling, this SUV makes for a fun driving experience, according to the magazine.

Forester

The two-row Subaru Forester was also named a great option for road trippers. Not only does it have Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to increase its stability in inclement weather, but its high-end trim offers raised roof rails to secure your gear.

Legacy

In the family sedan category, the Subaru Legacy also earned praise as the “Best All-Weather” option. Its all-wheel-drive system and convenient steering make it suitable for driving on snow-covered roads and rainy days.

Ready to purchase your next family-friendly vehicle? Schedule test drives in these award-winning models at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon, to find the right vehicle for your needs.


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Subaru Claims Four Best Resale Value Awards from KBB

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You now have one more reason to buy Subaru from CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

This automaker recently nabbed four Best Resale Value Awards from Kelley Blue Book.

The 2021 Impreza got the accolade for the Compact Car category, while the 2021 Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback dominated their respective SUV categories.

President and CEO for Subaru of America, Thomas J. Doll, expressed pride at the automaker’s performance in the KBB ranking. “These awards reinforce our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, reliability, dependability and value.”

If you’re not familiar with KBB’s Best Resale Value Awards, it’s simply an annual ranking of the brands and models that excel in retaining value during the first 60 months of vehicle ownership. And with 95 years of experience in estimating vehicle value, Kelley Blue Book is an authoritative organization to determine this yearly award.

Experience the Impreza, Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback models for yourself when you stop by CARR Subaru in Beaverton. Whether you’re wanting a petite frame and superb efficiency or a more spacious and energetic Subaru, you’re bound to find the right model on our lot. Our friendly sales staff will be happy to help you find a model that fits your budget and preferences.

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Subaru STARLINK® Hits One Million Subscribers

Subaru STARLINK | Beaverton, OR

The Subaru STARLINK® Connected Services program recently welcomed its one-millionth subscriber. This handy in-vehicle technology offers three packages to help you feel safe and confident behind the wheel.

The basic subscription, dubbed STARLINK® Safety Plus, is designed to help you when you’re in a jam. If you get into an accident, your Subaru will be able to call for help with Automatic Collision Notification. You can also request help with SOS emergency assistance and enhanced roadside assistance, as well as request help with a monthly vehicle health report and maintenance notifications.

The next step up is the STARLINK® Safety Plus & Security Plus package, which offers conveniences like remote engine start with climate control alongside smart security features. These include a stolen vehicle recovery program, remote locking, a security alarm, and a vehicle locator. It’s also convenient for parents of teen drivers, since it provides curfew alerts and parental controls that let you set speed and boundary limits.

To get the most out of STARLINK®, go with the STARLINK® Concierge package. It fills you in on the latest info about local entertainment and dining options via your car’s infotainment screen. You can even use it to purchase tickets to events.

Want to learn more about the conveniences of the Subaru STARLINK® service? Contact us at CARR Subaru in Beaverton, Oregon.

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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.