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Rotate Your Tires for Safety and Longevity

A tire rotation is something a car owner needs to have done every 5,000 miles or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. When you get your oil changed, it is the perfect time to rotate the tires. But, why should you have the tires rotated in the first place?

Rotating the tire means moving tires from one corner of the vehicle to another. This rotation helps keep the tread wear even on all tires, and it maximizes tread life. Keeping the tread even helps keep the handling and traction consistent. Even tire wear helps reduce wear on drive train…

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Car Battery Replacement Strategies

There are many situations when you'll have to replace an old car battery. This guide covers the steps you should take when a battery may need a replacement.

The first step involves determining whether or not a battery needs to be replaced. In some cases, if an automobile has a defective alternator, a battery won't be able to supply power. To test the cells, attach a voltage meter to the battery. If you don't know how to use this device, take your automobile to a professional automotive maintenance shop. 

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Tips for Wiper Blade Replacement

With warmer weather here, you want to make sure that your vehicle is ready for those long road trips. Our team here at Evergreen Subaru understand the importance of keeping up on the maintenance of your vehicle and today we want to share some tips on replacing your windshield wipers.

The sun - along with normal wear and tear - can break down your wiper blades over time. Sun damage causes the rubber to break apart and harden over time. Once you start seeing streaks and blurry spots on your windshield, it's time to have the wiper blades replaced. 

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Controlling Pet Hair in Your Car

Pets make the perfect companions, and of course we want to bring them along in the car with us, but their fur can really wreak havoc on your upholstery. Before letting your pet ride along with you, give them a good brushing to remove loose hair.

You can purchase special seat covers that will prevent both fur and stains from ruining your seats, but even a towel can go a long way to protecting the surface. Place your pet in a carrier for the journey to keep fur at a minimum. 

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The Many Benefits of Washing Your Car

Now that winter is finally and definitively over, drivers are getting their vehicles ready for the warm weather. Changing tires, checking fluid levels and getting tune-ups done are usually on the top of the list, but don’t forget about washing your car! This dreaded task is relatively easy but often overlooked as long as possible. Our team at Evergreen Subaru want you to be aware of the importance of cleaning your vehicle to maintain its value.

Washing your car not only makes it look better but can also preserve the body because you’re getting rid of salt, dirt…

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Springtime Maintenance and Avoiding Costly Repairs

One of the things you come to understand about vehicles with experience is that small problems often lead to big catastrophes. This is one of the reasons that seasonal maintenance is a good idea. Proper maintenance of the vehicle during the spring is the best way to make sure that your vehicle remains working for you.

One of the components you are going to have to take care of is the air conditioner. If your air conditioner is marginally working, then you are going to have to make sure that it is serviced by a qualified auto technician. 

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Fuel Economy Tips for Your Weekend Adventures

Driving is often an essential part of your daily life, especially if you work every day or have children who might need to go somewhere during the day. That doesn't that you want to spend half of your paycheck putting gas in your car. One way to improve fuel economy is to take your foot off the gas pedal. Avoid speeding or giving your car more gas than is necessary while driving.

Use the fuel that's recommended for your vehicle. If you don't have to use a higher grade of fuel, then you'll save money.  

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How to Handle the Aftermath of an Auto Accident

Knowing how to handle a car accident is critical. At Evergreen Subaru, we have a few tips to help you get through the process.

Try to keep your emotions in check. Talk with the other driver and find out if there are any injuries. You can call 911 if there are injuries. Otherwise, you’ll want to call the police department to report the crash. Take some photos and move the vehicles off of the road. Then, share your personal and insurance information. This may be handled by a police officer or on your own.  

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Laws Governing Moving Over

A vehicle parked in the shoulder is always cause for caution when passing by, but laws enacted over the last decade in all 50 states make it a crime to pass parked emergency vehicles or police cars even when going the speed limit.

Due to the rising number of deaths attributed to drivers striking police or paramedic personnel who are in the road's shoulder, a new series of laws, known as "Move Over" laws, now govern road etiquette. Motorists will be subjected to a fine and possible points against their driver's license if they fail to switch lanes…

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Tips for Replacing a Flat Tire

It is never a good feeling to drive with a flat tire. However, the good news is that it is relatively easy to replace one. The first step in the process is to elevate the vehicle using a jack that should be in the trunk of your car.

Once the vehicle has been elevated, remove the lug nuts from the wheel and remove it from the vehicle. You then place the new tire on the car, put the lug nuts back in and dispose of the old tire. If you have a donut tire for a spare, drive to Evergreen…

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