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Knowing When To Service Your Brakes

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Why Service Your Car With Your Dealer?

When you purchase a automobile, you should also be thinking about how you'll go about service and repair. Following the manufacturer's service schedule is vitally important. Those guidelines are established to be sure that important components are checked at the right times.

It's the service after the sale that customers truly appreciate and respect. If there is to be repeat business, it is earned through the work of the service department. That is why a dealer invests heavily in hiring technicians who have the highest level of training,  and the very best tools and diagnostic equipment to…

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Subaru Love Promise

The Subaru Love Promise Reads: I believe in being more than a Subaru retailer.  I believe in being a part of my community. In setting an example. In building lifelong relationships. And in ensuring the love that is felt not just by our customers, but by all. Not because it is good for business. Because it’s the right thing to do.

Subaru delivers the Love Promise by its avid partnerships with numerous non-profit organizations and charities.  The common theme of all organizations is their dedication to improve the lives of people around the world.

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The Patriot Subaru Genius Helps Customers

So you just bought a new car, congratulations!  You drive off the lot and look to turn on the AC.  Hmm, it's not the same kind of control as your previous car.  Darn, wish you had asked before you left the store. Come to think of it, wish the dealer had synced up your smart phone too, that would have saved time.  And, why does this rear view mirror have all these buttons?

At Patriot Subaru you spend time after the sale with the store's personal Subaru Genius.  These associates go over all the functions and special features…

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Subaru App Could Lower Insurance Costs

Subaru is on a roll.  8 consecutive years of sales records and a long list of top industry safety, reliability, and resale value awards to boot. The introduction of the new Subaru Global Platform on the new 2017 Impreza marks the beginning of a new era, a chassis platform that over the next couple years will be employed on all models.  Here at Patriot Subaru in Saco, ME/Greater Portland, ME  and in North Attleboro, MA / Greater Providence RI, we have seen customer enthusiasm push sales upwards, and by any measure it should continue.
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Up On A Roof With Patriot Subaru

Kevin Fitzpatrick, a UPS employee in Maine has a place in his heart for an organization called STRIVE, dedicated to helping teens and young adults who struggle with developmental disability.  Fund raising is always important, but equally so was the need to raise awareness for the STRIVE program. So he decided to take things up a notch. Over Labor Day weekend. Kevin climbed to the top of Patriot Subaru in Saco, ME equipped camping gear – tent, sleeping bag, change of clothes, non–perishable food items.  He vowed not to come down until $30,000 was raised from donations provided by…

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Subaru Boxer Engine Celebrates 50 Years

Subaru had humble beginnings.  Starting in 1954, the first vehicle, code name P-1, rolled off the line.  Only 20 were made.  Not a good start. Over the next 12 years, the factory inched along, bringing out an air-cooled 360 in ’58, and another called the Sambar in ’61.  Not going anywhere, change was needed. The year was 1966, and down the assembly line came the Subaru 1000 with fanfare – it had a boxer engine.  Delivering 54HP, the Subaru 1000 had just enough power to push sales forward. The water-cooled engine used overhead valves driven by push rods to deliver power…

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Subaru Top 2016 IIHS Safety Awards Pick+ Winners...Again

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety annually performs extensive testing on vehicles, all makes and models, to  assess the vehicle's ability to withstand a crash. The IIHS conducts rates the performance, and those that earn good ratings in a variety of categories are named as a TOP SAFETY PICK.  Vehicles with superior ratings are awarded a TOP SAFETY PICK +.

Subaru has always prided itself on safety, and it bears out in the IIHS ratings.  Not just one model, but in fact the 2016 Subaru Forester, Impreza, Outback, Legacy, Crosstrek, and WRX were all TOP SAFETY PICK + recipients.

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How My Subaru Communicates...or What is that Light?

On a Subaru dashboard, there are over 20 little icons that will light up to relay some kind of important information to the driver. They're going to alert you to an issue that you may want to pay attention to sooner rather than later.

Your Owner's Manual will have the definition for each symbol and warning light,  as well as your vehicle's Maintenance Plan. Stick to it, and avoid the hassle of the "Check Engine" warning light.  Others may require you to respond by calling Patriot Subaru, either in Saco, Maine or North Attleboro, MA promptly, as…

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