Have you been “Hosed” by a Subaru shop lately?

July 3, 2012

One of the most often overlooked items on a Subaru or any car for that matter, are the coolant hoses. Often times we don’t know they’re bad until it’s too late.Steam coming from under the hood is the telltale sign along with the temp gauge heading toward the red. Back in the old days it [...]

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Subaru Announces Seat Belt Recall

March 15, 2012

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): SUBARU / FORESTER 2009-2012     Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.   Mfr’s Report Date: MAR 12, 2012   NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V099000   N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A   Component: SEAT BELTS:REAR   Potential Number of Units Affected: 275,000     Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL [...]

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Are your Struts done Struttin’

February 1, 2012

    Has your Subaru ever been diagnosed with bad struts? How many of you have ever been in one of those chain tire stores getting a set of tires only to be told that you need new struts and that your worn out struts will wear out your new tires prematurely?  It’s a question [...]

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Snow is Melting!

January 20, 2012

Well I hope everyone’s Subarus  survived our Seattle Snow Storm better than this person. We’re back up and running at full speed at both shops. Remember, with flooding potential, don’t drive your Subaru in water that’s much deeper than half way up the wheel. Much higher than that you risk sucking water into the engine [...]

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Where to buy YOUR Subaru

January 18, 2012

This post is to let you know that if you are in the greater Seattle area make sure you consider buying your new or used Subaru from Joe Spitz. Joe is an exceptional individual I have had the pleasure of knowing since we opened 1999. He the internet sales manager for Carter Subaru of Shoreline.  I send all of [...]

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Keep visibility strong in Fall/Winter

October 28, 2011

Improving visibility One of the most difficult driving conditions to deal with in the fall and winter is visibility. What good is all wheel drive if you can’t see where you’re going? I have a few pointers that can improve things dramatically. Wiper Blades. In our climate, they seem to last around a year or [...]

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Smart Service now needs YOUR help! CLICK HERE

September 1, 2011

It’s that time again. Smart Service is competing for the Best of Western Washington honors. Your votes in the past have helped us win in 2009 and recieve runner up in 2010. Please vote for us if you can find the time. It’s greatly appreciated by all of us at Smart Service and it really helps get [...]

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Used Subaru Prices Higher

August 9, 2011

If you’re in the market for a used Subaru it may be prudent to hold off for a while. Since the Japan earthquake, Japanese auto makers have been struggling to maintain supply chains to manufacture their vehicles. Even though many are built in the United States, they still rely on parts built in Japan. It [...]

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What dealers don’t want you to know about your new car warranty!

July 5, 2011

Is your Subaru still under warranty (or any other vehicle for that matter)? Have you been lead to believe that your car must be worked on at the dealer while it is under warranty? If so, then read on and I’ll educate you on some of the often mis-understood facts about new car warranties. When [...]

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Press Release: Smart Service named 2010/2011 AAA Top Shop

June 16, 2011

We’re pleased to announce another feather in the cap of the Smart Service staff. Smart Service has just earned it’s 7th consecutive AAA Top Shop award.  After AAA analyzed our data from our customer surveys, they found we rank in the top 10 of over 340 AAA approved shops in the state of Washington thus [...]

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