The Top Reasons to Buy a Subaru

2018 Subaru Outback

It’s no secret that all of us here at Steve Lewis Subaru think that every car buyer in America should be purchasing a Subaru vehicle. There are thousands of reasons to buy a Subaru, but here are some of our favorites:

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Almost every automaker offers some version of AWD on some of its models, but no other automaker besides Subaru promises standard AWD on all of its models. Its innovative symmetrical AWD system is more reliable and high-performing than other systems adapted from two-wheel drive.

As Safe as Safe Can Be

Subaru regularly earns IIHS Top Safety Pick awards across its model line-up, a feat few other automakers can boast. Innovations such as Subaru’s ring-shaped frame construction, safety brake pedal system, and the Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control put Subaru in a league of its own when it comes to Safety.

The Price is Right

No other automaker provides standard ahead-of-the-curve innovations within financial reach of everyday drivers the way that Subaru does.

Of course, the top reasons to buy a Subaru are those that you discover yourself. You’re invited to Steve Lewis Subaru for a test drive any time — try not to fall in love too fast!

Subaru PFLAG Partnership Renewed for Third Year

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In 2015, Subaru partnered with PFLAG National (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and its chapters nationwide. The goal was to create safer school environments for LGBTQ youth. In June, in honor of Pride Month, Subaru announced its support for PFLAG again and its plans to partner with the company for the Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All program.

According to PFLAG, 9 out of 10 LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) students report being bullied and harassed by classmates and even faculty on the basis of their orientation or gender identity. Through the Cultivating Respect program, PFLAG chapters will work directly with schools to develop programs, provide training and resources, and create policies to help ensure safer environments for LGBTQ students.

The Subaru PLFAG partnership is expanding this year. Subaru is increasing its funding and supporting the Cultivating Respect Program’s Top Ten Ways to Keep Schools Safe publication. Subaru is also supporting PFLAG’s We Are the Change national convention, which will be held in Portland, Oregon, this year. The convention focuses on education and relationship building and will recognize individual chapters for outstanding work in their communities.

For more information about Subaru’s philanthropic partnerships and donations, give us a call today at Steve Lewis Subaru!

Tips for Road Trips with Kids

Tips for Road Trips with Kids - Steve Lewis Subaru

Taking road trips with kids can be a stressful experience. Kids can be distracting and definitely make things take a little longer than they would if you were by yourself. Here are some tips on road tripping with kids that will make things go smoother and keep you from going crazy.

Get snacks to keep your kids from getting hungry on the road. Choose dry snacks that you won’t mind cleaning up if they spill. Even if your kids have outgrown sippy cups, dig them out from storage and put their drinks in them so you don’t have to clean grape juice out of your nice tan seats.

Check out items from your library to keep the kids entertained instead of spending money on new books and games. Libraries have tons of children’s books, DVDs, board games, and even mobile hotspots. They’re a great resource!

Traveling with your spouse or another adult? Have them sit in the back and entertain the kids to keep them from getting too cranky. Factor in extra time for bathroom breaks and stopping to let them run around and get some energy out, and again, make sure they have access to snacks and drinks. Sometimes though, you’re just not going to be able to stop them from crying. And if nothing is wrong with them you just have to tune it out.

For great, road tripping vehicles, give us a call or stop by Steve Lewis Subaru!

Subaru’s History of Share the Love

Subaru Share the Love Event

Every holiday season, Subaru has hosted its Share the Love event. The History of Share the Love dates back to 2008 when the program was introduced. Share the Love usually lasts from mid-November until just after the New Year.

During the special fundraising event, Subaru will donate money to a charity of the customer’s choosing for every Subaru bought or leased. For the 2016 event, Subaru had four national charities for customers to choose from: ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Park Foundation. In addition to these national charities, there were a number of local charities to choose from, too.

Steve Lewis Subaru always participates in Share the Love and last year was able to raise $56,465 locally for Relay for Life. Relay for Life is a signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society where teams walk along a designated path for up to 24 hours to show that cancer never sleeps.

For Subaru’s 2016 Share the Love event, it set a new record by raising $24.8 million. This brings the total amount raised over the past nine years to over $94 million.

Here at Steve Lewis Subaru, we are looking forward to the 10th annual Share the Love event later this year and think it will be the best year to date.

Steve Lewis Subaru Teams Up With Dakin Humane Society

Steve Lewis Subaru has teamed up with the Dakin Humane Society to help the organization meet their noble mission “to improve the lives of animals in need and the people who care about them.”

Improving the lives of animals is a lot of work and the Dakin Humane Society has been doing it a long time, since 1969 in fact. There are a number of different ways that the Dakin Humane Society achieves this goal. They provide shelter as well as medical care for animals in need. Spay/neuter services are regularly performed at the shelter. The organization also offers behavioral rehabilitation services. All in all, they help some 20,000 animals each year.

It’s important to note that the group does not receive any government funding nor are they funded by any national humane society. They are only able to operate through the generous donations of charitable organizations. That’s where Steve Lewis Subaru comes in. The dealership donated over a $1,000 to the Dakin Humane Society in January alone.

The shelter is staffed solely by volunteers. If you are interested in being a part of this important mission, you can start your volunteering adventure by visiting here. Who doesn’t want to hand-feed kittens in the nursery?