9 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car & Garage

Washing SubaruWhen you finally emerge into the warmth of spring, after a long, cold winter here in Lawrence, you want everything around you to shine—including your car and garage. Unfortunately, you might have a hard time deciding where to start. (And with winter's accumulated dirt and grime to get rid of, you've got your work cut out for you!)

When you're ready to dive in with your spring cleaning tasks, make sure you utilize these key car care tips, and you’re sure to make your vehicle and garage shiny as sin.

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Subaru: #1 in Residual Value (Again)

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We know Subaru vehicles retain their value better than others. Subaru owners know it, too. And now the world’s also in on the auto industry’s biggest little secret, as J.D. Power’s ALG has handed Subaru the Residual Value Award for the fifth time in six years.

In all, four Subaru models – that’s 50% of Subaru’s lineup – won individual Residual Value Awards for their respective segments, which is one main reason for the brand’s overall win.

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Carvana or Dealership: Which is Better for You?

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The sight of a Carvana automotive “vending machine is sure to catch your attention and have you scratching your head, asking: “What the heck is that?” Sure, they are kind of cool to look at, but chances are you're not that close to one, and you'll be relying on Carvana's delivery service instead. Is purchasing a pre-owned vehicle from Carvana really better than buying a car from a brick-and-mortar car dealer near you? Take your seats and let the Great Carvana vs Car Dealership Debate begin! Here’s why you shouldn’t overlook the dealership…

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek: All Pros, One Con

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Those who say a perfect car doesn’t exist clearly haven’t tested out the new Subaru Crosstrek. In its own right, the 2021 Crosstrek is a dynamo, offering a pinch of off-roading verve here, a peppering of passing-lane pep there, and a whole lot of station wagon-lite styling that won’t make you roll your eyes. Is it one of the best compact utility vehicles on the road? You be the judge.

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Subaru Shopping Guide: Buy vs. Lease

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Anyone who cares about safety, style, and reliability should have the opportunity to drive a brand-new Subaru. (Luckily, there's a way to make the dream of driving a Subaru a reality: just visit our Subaru dealership in Kansas!)

But we digress. You’re here to learn about the benefits of leasing a Subaru or purchasing/financing one, not how we can make your dreams a reality. Allow us to help you make an informed decision. Outlined below is a list of “lease vs. buy” pros and cons. 
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Best Pumpkin Patches in Lawrence, KS.

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This year has been nothing short of interesting due to COVID-19 (that’s an understatement), but with precautions, many local Lawrence pumpkin patches are opening their doors for the fall season. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patch locations around the Lawrence and Topeka area that have confirmed they’re opening for Halloween 2020. So, go grab your perfect Jack-o-Lantern to carve!
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Subaru Ascent vs. Kia Telluride: Comparing Full-size 2021 SUVs

The Kia Telluride turned a lot of heads in its 2020 maiden voyage, with a lot of the features you want in an SUV, along with some features you didn’t know you needed. Now, with a very modest refresh in 2021, the new Telluride hopes to cash in on that newfound fame.

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“Not so fast,” says the 2021 Subaru Ascent. Harnessing the power of many similar features found in the Kia, plus a few exclusive ones, the new Subaru SUV is challenging the status quo. So, if you’re looking for a new 8-passenger SUV for your family road…

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2020 Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape: Which SUV’s Better?

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Two of the most popular small SUVs in America, the Subaru Forester and the Ford Escape, are in it to win it. They’re spacious. They’re off-road-ready. They’re great for families. But which one’s best for you?

To help you out, we've compared the 2020 Forster and Escape to help you determine which SUV to buy. Read onward, shopper.

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7 Spring Break Staycation Ideas Around Topeka, KS

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March is poking its cheerful head out, letting all you parents know that the kids need something to keep them occupied over spring break. Whatever shall you do? If you’re too busy or strapped for cash to plan an extravagant spring break out of town, you’ll have to settle for a staycation in Lawrence and Topeka.

What are we saying? Lawrence and Topeka are great places for a mini-vacation on spring break! Home to numerous museums (not the boring kind), zoos and parks, Douglas County and Shawnee County boil over with fun activities and things to do for…

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What’s the Best Subaru Model for Your Dog?

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As you research which new vehicle to buy, you’ll undoubtedly run through the “must have” checklist. Great fuel economy? Check. Heated seats? Check. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Check and check.

Wait—didn’t you forget someone else’s checklist? If you’re a new dog owner—rather, if you’re now owned by a dog—you have a whole different set of requirements for your next car or SUV. Is it spacious and easy to clean? Are there any safety features that protect him in the backseat? And there are tons of other factors to consider when deciding…

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