Harley Swain Subaru Blog

Here are some tips from our team at Harley Swain Subaru in Hermiston, OR. Contact us and see all of the new, used, and certified pre-owned inventory. Figure out what you can get when trading-in you vehicle to get your new car, also get pre-approved for financing by talking to our team in our financing center. If your vehicle needs tires, oil, or brakes, stop into our Service and Parts Center to have your car, truck, or SUV worked on. 

How To Travel with Pets

Do you have a road trip coming up? If so, you might be thinking about taking your furry pets with you. Most people look at dogs and cats as members of the family, and you may want them to enjoy a vacation as well. At the same time, traveling with pets can be a challenge.

At Harley Swain Subaru, we have a variety of tips that you can follow if you are interested in traveling with your pets. How can you make the drive as easy as possible? Take a look at a few important tips below.

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Buying Certified Pre-owned from a Dealer 

If you are looking for a way to save money on your new car purchase, you might be thinking about going with a used car. Of course, there are lots of options available, so if you want to get the best used car possible, you need to go with a certified pre-owned vehicle.

At Harley Swain Subaru, we have plenty of certified pre-owned vehicles from which to choose. Of course, we know that the right vehicle for one person is not necessarily the right vehicle for somebody else. Take a look at some of the most important steps you need to follow if you want to get the best certified pre-owned vehicle possible.

A Guide to Buying your Teenager Their First Car 

If your teenager is ready to get behind the wheel of a car, you might be thinking about purchasing a car for him or her. At the same time, there are a lot of options available, so how can you select the right car for your child? 

At Harley Swain Subaru, it would be our pleasure to work with you to help you find the right car for your teenage driver. We understand that you are working on a budget, but we also know that you want to keep your child safe. Take a look at some of the most important factors you need to consider before you decide to buy a car for your teenage driver.

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Best Car Accessories for New High School Grads off to College 

If you have a new high school graduate, he or she may be headed off to college. Do you want to send your child to college with a car? If so, you need to make sure you find the right car for him or her. At Harley Swain Subaru, it would be our pleasure to work with you to help you find the right car for your child. Then, we can work with you to find the right car accessories as well. That way, you put your child in the best position possible to maximize the use of the car. Take a look at a few accessories you should include when you send your child off to college. 

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When is it time to Change your Brakes 

The brakes may be one of the most essential parts of your car. These are what help you stop quickly. When your brakes are not in good working order, you may find yourself getting into an accident. It would be best if you considered having your brake pads replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 miles. 

How an auto loan can help improve your credit 

If you are interested in a new vehicle, and are looking for ways to finance your purchase, then you may also be interested in obtaining an auto loan. An auto loan is a great way for you to build your credit history or boost your credit score. There are several things that you should know before you apply for your next auto loan.

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Your car's New year resolution 

With a new year comes new resolutions to add to your growing list. So, how about adding a few for your vehicle? After all, your car works hard every year to get you wherever you need to go. 

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Here are 5 things every car owner needs 

Vehicles are usually great and efficient methods for traveling between destinations, and keeping your vehicle properly maintained will allow your vehicle to continue running smoothly and dependably. However, emergencies do sometimes occur, and it is important for you to be properly prepared. 

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Winter Maintenance Tips

In the winter, you need to contend with longer night hours, lower temperatures, snow, and ice. If you want to keep safe and ensure that your vehicle drives when you need it, follow these maintenance tips from Harley Swain Subaru in Hermiston, OR.

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Things to know about your Car Battery

Despite being a small component under the hood, your battery has outsized responsibilities when it comes to keeping your vehicle running. Harley Swain Subaru in Hermiston, OR, want you to know some important things about your battery and how to avoid being caught with a dead one.

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Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires

Getting ready for winter isn't just about changing out wiper blades or topping off antifreeze. It's also about choosing the right tires for your Subaru. There are several types on the market to choose from, but today's focus is on all-season tires and winter tires. Maybe you're wondering which tire offers the best performance for your daily driving needs. The experts at Harley Swain Subaru are here with the answers you're looking for.

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Our Favorite things about the 2022 Impreza

The 2022 Subaru Impreza is a dependable and versatile model that is equipped with many of the features that customers love the Subaru brand for, such as an all-wheel-drive drivetrain. The 2022 Impreza is a tough competitor to other models in the compact car category. Additional to the many features that it has to offer in its standard configuration, the new Subaru Impreza can be equipped with numerous options that enhance a customer's ownership experience of the vehicle. There are four trim levels in the 2022 Subaru Impreza lineup.

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Warning Signs Your Car has Transmission Issues

Despite the many advancements in automotive technology, most vehicles have transmissions. Transmissions are entire units that consist of many smaller parts, including shafts, levers, and gears. These parts work together as a system to allow the wheels of vehicles to turn. There are a few signs that your vehicle's transmission will give you when it is having trouble.

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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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