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Stay Safe After a Car Collision

When you are hit in a car collision, it is important to assess your own safety immediately. Even when you are not injured in the accident, your car could be in a precarious situation. Once you know you aren't seriously injured, check to see if other people are hurt.

Call the police so that an accurate report of the accident is written. Take down the information of anyone involved in the accident, and take pictures of the scene if you can. Write down car insurance information, make and model of each vehicle, and license plate numbers.  

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Why Isn’t Android Auto Wireless?

It would be nice if everything were wireless. Of course, the issue of security would raise its ugly head pretty quickly. Wireless communications are notoriously hackable around the world. Hence the need for extra security when utilizing wireless communications.

However, security is just one issue with wireless communication, especially when talking about integrated systems like Android Auto. Currently, the necessity of using a USB-cable to connect your smartphone to the dash, and thus the Android Auto System, captures that smartphone to the car’s system.  

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Look Twice Before Changing Lanes: Bikes on the Road

While you're on the road, you could see a few people on bicycles instead of driving cars. The people operating these vehicles deserve just as much respect on the road as you do, and there are ways that you can easily share the road in peace. One is to give the right of way to someone on a bike. The person might not be able to hear your vehicle, which means that you should try to pay attention to the person's actions.

Another way that you can share the road with bicyclists is by checking in both directions…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

When you're washing your car, you want to clean the wheels and ties first. This is because of the grim on your tires from tar and debris on the road. When splashed on your car from spraying your tires, you'll have to re-clean if you don't start with your wheels first. Secondly, you should pick the right cleaner for your wheels, especially if you have anodized or coated wheels.

You should always clean your tires in sets, choosing the back set and then the front set. You don't want the cleaner to dry on your tires…

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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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