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5 Tips for a Fun, Safe Road Trip (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/5/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

As summer approaches, there’s no better time to hit the road and enjoy some R&R.

You can escape from reality and enjoy the open road, but be sure to make your driving trip a safe, fun event for everyone.

Here’s what you can do.

1. Go off-road

Instead of stopping for the standard fast-food fare, try something different.

Give everyone on the trip a chance to choose a new restaurant and be brave to try something outside…

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12 Best Driving Tips for Your Teen (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/6/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

It’s the best day of your teen’s life.

And perhaps the scariest day of yours.

The day your teen takes to the road can elicit excitement and fear – all at the same time.

To keep your teenager safe, be sure he or she practices these safe driving tips:

  1. Always obey the speed limit.

  2. Wear your seatbelt at all times.

  3. Make sure the headrest is positioned directly behind your head.

  4. Always drive with a clean windshield for optimal visibility…

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3 Transmission Don’ts (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/31/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

If you love your automatic transmission vehicle, there are a few things you should know NOT to do to keep the car in great shape.

Wondering about the best way to ensure your car stays in tip-top condition?

Here are some transmission don'ts you should know about.

1. Should I coast down a hill in neutral?

Many people think that they’ll save on fuel if they put their car in neutral and coast down a hill.

It makes…

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How to Drive Safely Around Motorcycles (Updated)


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 9/14/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

It’s easy to become complacent in your car.

You feel like you’re in a cocoon.


But there are very real dangers on the road – especially for motorcyclists, and the people who are driving in their vicinity.

Motorcycles are more difficult to see than larger cars and trucks, often coming out of seemingly nowhere.

There are certain steps you can take to ensure that the motorcyclists around you stay safe and that you avoid an accident, too.


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Subaru Vehicle Spotlight: The Outstanding Outback

The Subaru Outback has been a standard-bearer for many years and the 2018 model is no different.

From the safety ratings to the uniquely-Outback look, it’s a winner all around.

The changes for 2018 are subtle but make a big impact on this already popular vehicle.

What’s new?
Subaru hasn’t made sweeping changes so much as tweak some aspects to make them even better.

They’ve made some changes to the interior…
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Auto Trends for You to Watch for in 2018

Are you a “car” guy or gal?

Car enthusiasts and potential buyers both wait with bated breath to find out what the new year will bring for automobiles.

2018 doesn’t disappoint.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see in the areas of safety and technology in the latest models.

A 2017 poll conducted by AutoTrader showed that 70 percent of car buyers would choose a car that’s…
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2018 Subaru Outback: Proudly Made in the USA

You probably know that Subaru is a Japanese car manufacturer.

But did you know that almost all Subaru models are also manufactured in the good old U.S. of A.?

The Impreza, Impreza WRX, Legacy, Outback, Forester, and Tribeca are all made right here.

It’s good for you, the consumer, because being made in America saves in shipping costs and the supply is plentiful, meaning you get the best deal!

Let’s take a…
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Truly Exceptional

Congratulations to everyone on our Park Subaru Service team for delivering a "Truly Exceptional" customer experience and winning District Champion award.

Pictured left to right Joe Goodrich, Kyle Miksch, Mark Pavlick and Ben Boggs
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Which Midsize Sedan is Right for You? The Subaru Legacy or the Ford Fusion?

Deciding on a new vehicle can be difficult.

There are a lot of factors to think about and choosing between two or more cars that all seem great can be confusing.

It can help to narrow it down to two options and do a comparison.

You’re in luck because we’ve done some of the work for you!

Let’s see how the Subaru Legacy and the Ford Fusion, two popular midsize sedans on…
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Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape: Which Compact SUV Has the Right Stuff?

Deciding on a new vehicle to purchase can be difficult. There are a lot of factors to consider and you have more choices than ever before.

If a compact SUV is what you’re looking for, comparing your options can give you a little clarity.

The Subaru Forester and the Ford Escape are two of the most popular small SUVs on the market today.

Let’s take a look at how they stack up next…
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