Which head gasket is best for a Subaru?

March 18, 2010

If you’re finally going to have your head gaskets done on your Subaru it’s only smart to choose the best possible gasket available at that time . For a while the only option was a genuine Subaru gasket. Now we offer a solution that is arguably better than anything Subaru currently has to offer for the phase 2 2.5 engine. Plus you’ll [...]

Continue Reading »
192

Subaru Head Gasket, Will Subaru pay for repair?

February 26, 2010

Many Subaru owners have been faced with the dreaded head gasket failure on their Subaru. There has been much discussion about what the problem is, why it happened etc. I would like to discuss another subject that doesn’t come up often. Is there any way Subaru will pay for my head gasket repair and how [...]

Continue Reading »
377

Making Head gaskets Last on my Subaru

September 22, 2009

Subaru head gaskets are about as hot of a topic as national health care lately.  If you own a Subaru you know what I mean. Since the 2.5 liter Subaru engine was put into production there have been thousands of head gaskets replaced across the country. We’ve done a good portion of those ourselves. In [...]

Continue Reading »
325

Smart Service turns 15! Happy Birthday

May 28, 2014

                        Well, this May, Smart Service turned 15 years old. I thought it would be fun to post some pictures we’ve taken over the years for those of you who’ve known us from the start.  We couldn’t have been more blessed to have the [...]

Continue Reading »
0

Subaru Fuel Smell when Cold

December 4, 2013

This is just a follow up to a prior post about a strong fuel smell on the very cold mornings after the car has sat overnignt. As the cars age and fuel lines age, we’re hearing this complaint more frequently. In most cases it can be traced back to fuel line connections under the hood. [...]

Continue Reading »
4

2014 Forester is Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year!

October 15, 2013

Forester named SUV of the Year!   Enjoy the link!   Mike    

Continue Reading »
2

Snow Tires for your Subaru-sooner is better

September 9, 2013

Just a quick reminder that if you were thinking of getting snow tires for your Subaru don’t wait too much longer. Once the foul weather hits the sales tend to dry up if you know what I mean. Also, now is a good time to scour craigslist for a used set. I prefer to have [...]

Continue Reading »
0

Subaru Sunroof leaks in Seattle?

September 6, 2013

Well with the rains we’ve had I’m sure you’re aware if your sunroof on your Subaru leaks or not. If it leaks there are a few things you can check that may help. If you own a 2000-2004 and some water comes out of the map light, there is a Subaru technical bulletin that addresses [...]

Continue Reading »
0

Biggest Subaru Show of the Year! August 6-8 in Longview, WA

August 7, 2013

Come join us at the 15th annual West Coast Subaru Show held September 6th through 8th at the Cowlitz County regional conference center. More information and pre-registration available at www.westcoastsubarushow.com One of our staff members, Dan Rodriquez and his friend Chris Walker have yet again, organized another great event for Subaru entheusiasts far and wide. [...]

Continue Reading »
0

Failed Six Star Head Gaskets in Seattle

June 6, 2013

Recently we ran into a customer that had failed head gaskets in his 2001 Subaru Forester. This would seem somewhat normal except the customer had them replaced 2 years ago at a local Subaru independent in Seattle.June of 2013 the car came into Smart Service with overheating problems. Our diagnostics confirmed that the head gaskets [...]

Continue Reading »
4

Federal Law Prohibits Denial of Dealer Warranty Service

May 31, 2013

This article explains one of the most frustrating things I come across in the automotive world if not THE most frustrating. I receive calls nearly every day from people that purchase a new Subaru only to find that they firmly believe they must take their car to the dealer until the new car warranty expires.   For example, one [...]

Continue Reading »
2

Ask the Expert- What topic would you like to see discussed?

January 23, 2013

We talk a lot about head gaskets on this site and a variety of other things. I encourage  you to post a topic that you’d like to see covered in our discussions and I’ll see if I can shed some light on it for you. Mike Corbin Independent Subaru Expert

Continue Reading »
42

Subaru Show and Free T Shirts

August 8, 2012

   The West Coast Subaru Show is coming up Saturday August 18th    www.westcoastsubarushow.com    Any customer of Smart Service that is going to the show can pick up a FREE tshirt while supplies last at our Shoreline Location.   If there are any left I will bring them to the show to hand out.  [...]

Continue Reading »
0