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Tire Rotation Keeps Your Ride Safe and Solid

Tire rotation is critical for long-term tire maintenance and safety. As a driver and owner, you need to know what tire rotation is, why it's done, and when you should get the service done.

Rotating the tires involves repositioning the tires in a specified pattern, either side to side or front to back. This tire movement ensures the tires wear evenly, which maintains their integrity. It's a perfect time to check tread wear, ensure tire balance, and verify air pressure. All of this keeps the tire in good condition and safe. Regular tire rotation is often required to…

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How to Care for Your Battery

You can usually save a little money by caring for your battery before it needs to be replaced. All it takes is about 10 minutes to check your battery yourself or at Subaru of Spokane to determine if it has enough charge to keep your car going.

One of the things that you can do to prolong the life of your battery is to keep the posts and the cables clean. A wire brush or a cleaner designed for battery posts will work. You can also apply baking soda and a small amount of water on the posts to get…

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Tape Pet Hair Out of Your Vehicle

You have a pet that you like to take with you. However, you have found that your vehicle has a lot of pet hair in the interior. This can be very frustrating for people who do not know how to efficiently get all of the pet hair out of the vehicle. Fortunately, we have a lot of ideas that you can use.

Tape is one of the things that you can use in order to get the pet hair out of the vehicle. One of the types of tape that are very effective is duct tape. You just have to…

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What is a Timing Belt?

If you want to keep your vehicle's engine running well, then you need to have certain components replaced on a regular basis. A timing belt plays a vital role in how your engine functions because it keeps the camshaft and crankshaft turning properly.

When a worn timing belt snaps, it can cause your engine to suddenly stop. This can be dangerous if you're in traffic, and it can also cause significant damage to your engine. Interface engines are at risk of broken pistons and bent intake valves if the timing belt snaps without warning.  

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That Grime on Your Car May be Causing More Harm Than You Think

If your idea of washing your vehicle is letting it sit uncovered in the rain, you may be surprised to learn just how important it is to wash your car regularly. Here at Subaru of Spokane, we want to ensure that you're able to enjoy your vehicle for many years to come, so we'd like to explain a couple of reasons why keeping your car clean can make a big difference.

One big reason to wash your car is to remove the contaminants that adhere to the surface of your vehicle.  

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Keep Your Vehicle Running Like New in the Spring

There is a lot that goes into taking care of your vehicle. Spring is one of the best times to do so. In order to make sure that your vehicle is properly taken care of, you are going to have to look at the many different parts of your vehicle.

One important part of your vehicle's engine is the cooling system. Make sure that you get a trusted local mechanic to flush out and refill the cooling system so that it can continue keeping the engine from overheating while you are on the road. 

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Dealing with Glare on the Road

Watching the sunrise or the sunset can be beautiful when you're outside a vehicle. Drivers, however, may find the sun's glare both annoying and dangerous. The glare could lead to an accident, which is why reducing the sun's effect must be a priority. Thankfully, there are simple ways to do so.

Wearing sunglasses and lowering the sun visor are two necessary and practical steps. Don't overlook keeping the windshield clean, though. Make sure the windshield is washed both inside and out to curtail the maximum effect of glares. Dirty windshields alone are troubling.  

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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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