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Protecting Your Car from Salt Corrosion

The crew at Subaru of Spokane is committed to helping our loyal customers to preserve the investment they have made in their vehicles. Here are some tips for protecting that vehicle from the damage of salt used to melt ice on the roads.

When the salt on the road this winter gets on your vehicle, it can do more than eat away at the finish of your vehicle. That salt will start to rust metal parts on the surface and undercarriage.  

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LATCH on to Evolving Vehicle Safety Standards

Our chief goal at Subaru of Spokane is to help you find a vehicle that accommodates your finances, gets you from here to there, looks great and is the safest for you and your family. That's where LATCH comes in, a system of child seat attachment hardware currently getting a revamp from the IIHS. Here's how.

Why LATCH Ratings Matter:

You're much more likely to install child car seat restraints correctly when you use LATCH, says the IIHS. Unfortunately, LATCH isn't always easy to use. The tethers and anchors aren't universal and often accompany confusing…

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The Basics of Windshield Repair on Your Vehicle

We here at Subaru of Spokane realize that you work hard to support your family in all of their endeavors. We realize that also means providing them with the best vehicles you can afford. This is why it is extremely frustrating when you notice a chip in your windshield, simply because you know that it could easily develop into a crack. Fortunately for you, there are methods available to work on the crack even if you are on a budget. One of these would include a resin repair. Here is a run-down of the process. 

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What Makes a Dog-Friendly Vehicle?

There are a lot of things that we like to do with our dogs. Most dogs love to go on a car ride. However, dog-friendly vehicles need more than just safety beats. If you have a rambunctious dog or two large dogs, you may want to add a barrier between the front and back seat. You can also add barriers to the windows if you are afraid of your dog sticking its head outside.

Harnesses and seat beats are also made to work with dogs as well. These can help you strap in the dog to the back seat. For…

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Don't Let Your Blind Spot Get the Best of You

There are things that any person can do to try to prevent traffic accidents from happening. Proper precautions are always a smart step to take because we can all make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes can turn out to be quite costly.

Newer vehicles tend to include blind-spot monitors as part of their overall package. What these monitors do is scan to see if there are any vehicles in your blind spot at any given time. The monitor will go off if such a vehicle is detected. This may be indicated by a light, a sound, or some combination of…

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Differentials Help Distinguish Modern Cars From Old Designs

The invention of the vehicle differential was a miracle of modern car construction. This regulatory device is made from a collection of gears that allow an engine to torque and turn shafts at various rates. In short, a differential helps your engine do many powered jobs at once. It would be very tough to drive an antique car without a differential setup.

When a differential problem happens, it will be very noticeable during actions like steering your vehicle through turns. There might also be non-typical sounds when you start your car, when it comes to an idle, or when your…

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Off-road Hazards and Deep Water are no Match for SUVs

While vehicles such as compact cars and sedans certainly have their place, they don't usually tend to do well in adverse weather conditions. Unlike these smaller vehicles, sports utility vehicles (SUV) are well-known for taking inclement weather conditions in stride. Indeed, many mainstream SUVs offer enhanced resistance to flood waters as well as the ability to off-road with ease. Here at Subaru of Spokane, we enjoy helping people who are in the market for their next SUV make informed buying choices. 

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Keeping Headlights Bright

While you're driving during the winter months, the proper use of your headlights is crucial, especially if you know you'll be driving in snow, rain, or other hazardous conditions. Your headlights should be bright enough so that you can be seen and so that other people can see you on the road.

Before heading out on the road, you need to make sure there is nothing obstructing your headlights. Visit Subaru of Spokane to have someone check your lights to ensure that each one works as it should and that there are no issues with the wires or…

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Some Critical Ways to Protect Your Vehicle From Road Salt

Salt is poured on the roads from time to time to make sure that they are passable and safe for drivers to operate their vehicles on following a snow or ice event. We here at Subaru of Spokane want to make sure that you have a few tips for how to keep your car protected from road salt.

Take your car for a wash as soon as possible after it has gone through the road salt. You will want to get that salt off of your vehicle just as quickly as possible. You should also do everything within your power…

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How to Safely Share the Road With Bicyclists

Generally speaking, bicyclists have a right to use the road just like vehicles do. Therefore, it is incumbent upon drivers to ensure that they are taking precautions when driving in proximity to someone on a bike. Those who see someone riding a bike should slow down and provide extra space for them to do so safely.

It is never a good idea to drive while distracted. By putting down your cell phone or otherwise keeping your attention on the road, you reduce the risk of getting into an accident. If you need to pass someone on a bike, be sure…

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