Spare Tires: Compact versus Full-Size

Having a spare with you when you're driving can provide a safety net if you ever find yourself with a flat tire. Rather than having to call a tow truck, you can replace the tire yourself and drive safely to your mechanic in Spokane. In choosing a spare tire for your vehicle, it's important to note the different types that are available so that you can select one that matches the variables in play in your situation.

If your vehicle has limited space, then a compact temporary spare tire is the best option. 

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Cut Down on Hydroplaning While Driving

Hydroplaning represents a severe hazard for drivers. Once a vehicle hydroplanes, getting it under control becomes difficult. A crash may then become likely. Drivers should learn defensive skills to deal with hydroplaning and also learn about ways to avoid the situation from occurring.

Unfortunately, reducing the chances of hydroplaning to zero might not be possible in bad weather. Wet roads can become slick, causing vehicles to slide or skid. Keep clear of puddles and staying far from the road's edge, a spot where water collects. Avoiding obvious wet spots on the road seems advisable.

 

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Take Time to Learn Why Extreme Temperatures Impact Your Car Battery

Subaru of Spokane wants to remind you just how important your car battery is. If you have ever been stranded in the parking lot at the end of a long day at work because your car won't start, you understand how vital this topic is. Batteries can really be impacted by fluctuations in temperature.

Really cold weather is tough on your car battery. There is a lot of added strain that is going to be put on it that it does not have to endure much of the rest of the year. Continual use during the coldest part of…

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How Can You Figure Out If A Car's Tires Need To Be Replaced?

A flat tire is bad enough. Experiencing a blowout on the road, however, could prove fatal. Keep this in mind when thinking about car care. Knowing when your tires are due for replacing could cut down the chances of running into dire tire troubles.

Checking the tread depth on tires reflects the most common tire care step to take. With a Lincoln penny, a driver can get an idea about remaining depth. If you see the top of Abe's head, the treads are low. That means the tires aren't likely to deliver decent traction.

 

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Subaru Crosstrek: Superstar Compact Crossover

Subaru Crosstrek epitomizes everything our Subaru of Spokane team loves in a compact crossover and then some. It handles like a champ, goes above and beyond on power, looks handsome and has beaucoup configurable interior space. What's not to love?

Cargo Space: Size Definitely Matters

Subaru Crosstrek boasts 121.6 cubic feet of interior volume, the most in the compact crossover class. Thanks to a wide rear gate opening, you can slip larger, bulkier items into the cargo space more easily. Plus, a 60/40 split 

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The Subaru Ascent Is A Mean Machine

The Subaru Ascent is probably best known for being an exotic three-row SUV. However, there are several other features for which this vehicle is known.

An amazing feature on the Subaru Ascent is the 8+ inch ground clearance. This is an awesome feature for anyone living in an area where there are lots of potholes or unpaved roads. This ground clearance allows the vehicle to easily make it over train tracks or rough corners without scraping the bottom of the vehicle. Not only does this protect the car, but it gives a longer life to things like brakes and rotors…

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Special Features of the New Subaru WRX

If you haven't seen the new Subaru WRX yet, you might want to check it out at Subaru of Spokane. It's a very popular AWD sports sedan that offers a wealth of special features that you won't find on most other well-known sports sedans.

The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on all WRX models and offers not only a balanced design for delivering optimal power distribution and maximum traction but also creating uniform stability. With the New Subaru WRX from Subaru of Spokane, you'll be heading out on road trips no matter what the road conditions…

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The Subaru BRZ Offers Convenience and Fun

If you're in the market for a vehicle that has a variety of safety and performance features, the Subaru BRZ may be worth considering. It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which means that you can use your voice to access apps, get directions or make a phone call.

There are also multiple USB ports available to make it easier to charge your phone or tablet while driving in Spokane.

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Do You Have An Exhaust Leak? Easy Ways To Figure It Out

A couple of quick tips can help you identify an exhaust leak before it becomes a bigger problem in your life. The more that you pay attention to these tips, the better off you will be.

Gas Pedal Vibration- When you detect vibration in the gas pedal, you may have an exhaust leak on your hands. The leak can cause vibration throughout the whole vehicle, and this is true even if the leak is rather small. Make sure you get this checked out right away if it seems to be an issue.

Unusual Noises- Acceleration of your vehicle should not…

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Two Car Care Tips To Keep Your Vehicle Looking And Running Optimally In Spring

The spring season is the perfect time to give your automobile a little much-needed TLC. Spokane drivers should take advantage of the season's warmer weather to undo the ravages of winter, and to start gearing up for summer. At Subaru of Spokane, we're excited to share tips to make your springtime maintenance easy, hassle-free, and effective.

Get Rid Of Road Salts And Other Build-Ups

Give your car a thorough wash to eliminate all built-up road salt and grit. These things can wreak havoc on for any extended period of time. Waxing your car will restore it's pre-winter…

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