Stock and Performance in Subarus

Last week we put a new clutch in a Subaru WRX. It is so pretty! As replacing clutches gets more and more uncommon, you want to make certain you choose a professional technician who has enough experience to have done the job frequently. The WRX is a special vehicle—–sporty, usually tricked out and driven by…

CARING FOR YOUR SUBARU

Boy, doesn’t Subaru make the best performing all-wheel drive cars?! We think they do! We also know they require specific maintenance in order to serve drivers over the long haul. Subaru external head gasket leaks One of the most frustrating issues for Subaru owners is the leaking head gasket. Luckily on the 2.5 SOHC (Single…

SUBARU REPAIRS RECYCLED INTO NON-PROFIT SUPPORT

THANK YOU METRO CUSTOMERS FOR SUPPORTING SO MANY NON-PROFITS. ONE OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS about being locally-owned is supporting our community in non-profit adventures. We enjoy targeting organizations that educate and invigorate life this close to the Arctic Circle. Imagine: The check-engine light comes on in your Impreza and that turns into helping the Fairbanks…

AIR FILTERS AND MAGGOTS

Traveling this winter, I realized more the do-it-yourselfness we Alaskans have. Case in point: I was staying with friends in a Texas suburb this month. It was Sunday evening and the streets were lined with what looked like squat soldiers–garbage cans–blue for recycle, brown for rubbish. For miles, heels backed into the gutter, standing at…

SUBARU MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES (And a little about the “X” feature!)

We know SUBARUS. As both veterans of the repair industry and veteran Subaru owners ourselves, we can tell you that SPOT-ON MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES are key to keeping costs down on these vehicles. But the term “schedule” is different for Fairbanks. LET’S BE HONEST. There aren’t many things more fun to drive on bad roads than…

Boots and Brakes

If you have a heated garage, and you park your Tacoma in it (Oh My Gosh how many of us have heated garages and DON’T park in them because they are full of stuff–that is another blog entirely). As I was saying, IF you have a heated garage AND you park your car in it,…

Subaru CVT Transmission Hack

Subaru CVT Transmission Hack Do you own a 2010-15 Subaru Legacy or Outback? This means you also own a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).  Subaru has issued vehicles with CVT transmissions extended warranties. One point five million vehicles are protected by Subaru’s additional coverage on a feature that has proven problematic in the following vehicles: 2010-15 Legacy and Outback; 2015…

Wipers and Winter Tires

THOSE THINGS THAT ANNOY YOU, but you put up with because you can’t fix them yourself…? You have them. You know you do. The hockey stick that lives in the Subaru so the hatchback stays open long enough to fetch the groceries (and isn’t it incredible how much a lift-gate weighs?); headlight bulbs (always one burned out); door gaskets that whistle…

auto repairWe are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.