Harley Swain Subaru Blog

How to Jumpstart Your Car


Imagine that instead of hearing your engine roar to life as you turn the key or press the start button, you're greeted with the sounds of silence. Chances are your battery needs more juice and the only way you can get your car going is with a jump start. Fortunately, jump-starting a car isn't as complicated as it seems, especially when you carefully follow the steps mentioned below.

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Try These 8 Steps to Finding the Perfect Used Car

You may have known for a while, but lately, you feel like it is absolutely clear - you have got to find another car. But you are worried that searching for one will be a hassle, and you may not know what you're doing.

Don't feel like you are the only one. Searching for another vehicle is difficult if you don't have a plan. Use these steps to reduce the stress of finding the perfect used car. There's no reason why you can't enjoy the experience while you're carrying out these steps.

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Advantages of Selling Your Car to a Dealership

When you decide to go for a new car at Harley Swain Subaru in Hermiston, OR, you'll have to dispose of your current vehicle. One option is to sell your vehicle to someone else. Another with the following advantages is selling it to a dealership like ours.

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How to Make the Most of Your Test Drive 

One of the most underrated parts of getting a new vehicle is the test drive. While it seems easy enough, this part of the car-buying process helps you determine if the car is right for you. It's also important to not just someone else's word for it and feel out the car for yourself. At Harley Swain Subaru, we've put together a few tips to help you make the most of your next test drive.




How to Prepare Your Car for a Trade-In

Trading in your current Harley Swain Subaru at an automobile franchise company might not be the perfect option for everybody; however, it may be an ideal way to do away with the old model, mainly when you want to lease or buy a used or new vehicle. You do trade in the used Subaru vehicle to the automobile dealers, and the funds are taken off to the value of the car you want to purchase. This guide highlights how to trade in your Harley Swain Subaru car.

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Keep Your Subaru Running Great With This Maintenance Checklist

It doesn't matter if you've just purchased a vehicle or you've had the same one for years, auto maintenance is imperative. An adequately maintained vehicle will indeed last longer, drive smoother, and look better. Also, you'll be far less likely for a vehicle break down at the most inopportune of times. Here at Harley Swain Subaru in Hermiston, Oregon, we recommend following this simple checklist to keep your Subaru (or any other vehicle) running at an optimal level year-round.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Bid goodbye to the dreary days of winter and a vehicle that's been neglected due to cold temperatures and snow. Greet the bright new days of summer with a freshly rejuvenated car. Check out these tips for spring cleaning your transportation to enjoy the warm weather.

 
2021 Subaru Forester Tech Highlights

The 2021 Subaru Forester can seat up to five passengers comfortably. It has 35.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat and 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space when the back seats are folded down. This midsize SUV is a wonder of technology. Come to Harley Swain Subaru in Hermiston, OR, to test drive a 2021 Subaru Forester and check out all the technology features for yourself.


Winter Driving Tips Blog

Winter presents several challenges that you won't encounter during other seasons: longer hours of dark, lower temperatures, more bad weather, icy streets, and snowstorms. However, this season of cold can be just as safe to drive in if you follow these tips:

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Tech Highlights

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek puts an adventurous spin on your road trials with a distinctive profile, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter Direct-Injection SUBARU BOXER engine that gets up to an EPA-estimated 34 MPG. Much of this crossover's capability for fun, comfort, safety, and utility comes from its advanced technology.

Buying New VS Used Cars

You'll be pleasantly surprised at the large inventory of vehicles available at Harley Swain Subaru. Our friendly sales consultants will be thrilled to help you find the one that suits your drive. You can get a leg up by first deciding whether to get a new or used car with the following tips.

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Which Subaru is right for you? 

At Harley Swain Subaru, we are proud to offer the entire award-winning line of new Subaru vehicles. And to help ensure you choose the best vehicle for your needs, we've created a quick, easy-to-read model overview of all Subaru vehicles. Continue reading to learn more about each Subaru model and don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Harley Swain Subaru today!  

How To Teach Your Teenager To Drive: An Overview From Harley Swain Subaru

Parents have many milestones they experience with their children. When your teenager passes their road test, it can spark a little apprehension. However, there are steps you can take to keep them safe as they are getting started on their driving journey. In this brief overview, adopting some of these common-sense strategies make it a little less nerve-wracking.

7 Tips on Improving Gas Mileage

Gas is expensive, especially when you put a lot of mileage on your car. At Harley Swain Subaru, we're here to do more than introduce you to the latest and greatest models. We also want to help you achieve the best possible gas mileage.

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Seven Great Road Trips in America

Thanks to numerous mountain ranges, thousands of miles of coastline, and millions of acres of stunning desert terrain, the United States boasts some of the world's best destinations for the perfect road trip. Listed from east to west, here are seven of American's favorite places to hit the road and never look back. 

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Car Cleaning Hacks

Cars need to be cleaned regularly or they will start to accumulate a lot of grime and generally get quite messy. However, cleaning a car thoroughly can be an exhausting process. This is why many people do not actually end up cleaning their vehicles regularly. If you find yourself in this boat, you may want to take a look at this list of car cleaning hacks. These are quick and affordable ways for you to effectively clean the car while spending less time and money in the process. Read on to learn about some of the most effective car cleaning hacks you'll ever use.

Buying vs Leasing a Car

It's fun settling on a Subaru, choosing a trim, and picking the options to create your ideal ride. Deciding on how to pay for it, however, may still form a question mark for you. The following can help you decide whether to choose buying or leasing.

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Why Buy Subaru

When it comes to driving vehicles that are efficient as well as reliable, there are not many that can automatically check those two boxes. Unlike many other vehicles that can't do that, Subaru car manufacturer's can. In addition to fuel efficiency and reliability, there are several other reasons why you should look into investing in a Subaru. In this article, we'll hit some of those points as well as why you should look into investing in a Subaru today.


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