The Subaru BRZ tS is an exciting new version of the sporty BRZ sports car. The tS trim level comes with several added performance features, a revamped design, and improved driving dynamics. Even if you’re not a performance junkie, the new Subaru BRZ tS will redefine the way you think about driving.
According to AutoWeek, the BRZ tS has the same 205-horsepower engine you’ll find on the standard trim, as well as the BRZ’s standard 156 lb-ft of torque. However, the major changes to this model include STI-tuned Sachs dampers, coil springs, draw stiffeners, and 18-inch lightweight wheels. You also get Michelin Pilot Sport tires and a manually adjustable carbon-fiber spoiler.
“The BRZ has to be top five in the ‘Most Fun Car to Drive Legally on the Street’ category,” said Jake Lingeman, road test editor at AutoWeek, emphasizing the BRZ’s incredible driving dynamics. While the BRZ tS may not be as fast as some supercars, it’s still just as fun to drive.
Other great features include the Brembo brakes, which are specially designed to give you optimal stopping power on the track. The steering has been tweaked to help you handle corners better, and the short-throw six-speed manual transmission will make driving engaging. Considering the affordability of the BRZ tS, this is one car that will truly provide more bang for your buck.
Come learn more about the new Subaru BRZ tS when you visit Steve Lewis Subaru.
Summer is well on its way, and the Hadley area is heating up! There’s plenty to do in this area, and you can bring your canine companion with you. If you’re a dog person looking for a good time, head out to Barks and Brews 2018 this June!
Barks and Brews 2018 takes place on June 24 at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton. The VIP hour starts at 12 p.m. General admission begins at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and support the Dakin Humane Society. Last year, the Barks and Brews event raised $25,000. This year, that goal has been raised to $35,000.
The event is open to attendees 21 years of age and older. The purchase of a single ticket includes a complimentary beer from the brewery and free parking. Local food trucks, like Bistro Bus, will have food available for purchase.
Dogs are welcome and will enjoy a variety of activities. The North King Animal Clinic will put on a Splash Zone. Nail trimming and baths will be available from Fur’s A Flyin’ Pet Grooming and Day Camp and HydroDog respectively. The Good Dog Spot will offer photo booth family portraits. Dogs can get a quick treat supplied by the Paw Street Barkery too. Puppy accessories are available from SassyPuppyCo.
We here at Steve Lewis Subaru can’t wait to see all of the local pet owners and their canine companions at this year’s Barks and Brews event!
The Barkley family is back and looking better than ever in Subaru’s most recent set of ads. Featured in the “Dog Tested. Dog Approved” ad campaign, the Barkleys are a family Labrador and golden retrievers. Needless to say, their place in Subaru’s dog ads have earned them more than a few fans.
Subaru’s most recent dog-friendly ad campaign is composed of four 30-second commercials. Dubbed “Driving Lesson,” “Car Wash,” “Drive Away,” and “Drop Off,” the ads put these lovable pups in situations that many humans have faced at least once in their life.
“Driving Lesson” features one of the puppies getting, well, a driving lesson in the Subaru Impreza. Along the way, the pup gets distracted by some geese and knocks over a mailbox.
“Drop Off” features the two parents dropping their puppy off for the first day of school. Amid all the dog whimpers from behind the wheel of the upcoming Subaru Ascent, we’ve got to say that we here at Steve Lewis Subaru love the look of the three-row SUV.
In “Car Wash,” the Barkley’s get their Subaru Ascent hosed down after what looks like an off-road adventure.
The final ad, “Drive Away,” features a teen retriever pulling the start-and-stop prank on dad. In the end, the teen is no longer behind the wheel of the Subaru Crosstrek.
To test drive any of the featured vehicles or for more info, visit us at Steve Lewis Subaru today!
Sometimes it seems easy to get swept away in a sea of impersonal purchases during the Holiday season. That’s why this year some of us are looking to give alternative gifts. These ideas from Steve Lewis Subaru are often less expensive and yet much more meaningful than store-bought items.
Homemade Baked Goods
Everyone loves a freshly baked pie or a tin of homemade cookies. There are plenty of recipes that are easy to make in bulk, and a number that will keep well in the freezer. A treat baked with love and packaged in a cute tin is a great gift—especially when you include the recipe!
The Gift of Time
No one has enough time for the things that they want to do, so giving the gift of time is invaluable. Give your friends and family members homemade coupons for free babysitting, dog walking, a homemade dinner, or whatever you think they may enjoy.
If your nieces and nephews already have plenty of sweaters and toys, consider giving them gift certificates for classes instead. Look into local offers, like painting, martial arts, music lessons, etc. You could be giving at gift that will continue to give for a lifetime.
While it’s a lot of fun to get a freshly cut Christmas tree every year or put up your artificial one with all of your favorite ornaments, you don’t have to be afraid to shy away from tradition. These alternative Christmas tree ideas from Steve Lewis Subaru just might inspire you to try something different this season.
This alternative tree is perfect for the person who gets plenty of holiday cards. A tree-shaped piece of plywood is simply attached to the wall, and decorated with string in place of lights and a star on top. You can use the string to display your holiday cards, which take the place of ornaments.
You can make an easy, rustic DIY tree replacement by dipping twine in white glue, wrapping it around a styrofoam cone, and allowing it to dry. Decorate with small ornaments of your choice.
Peg Board Light Tree
If your favorite part of a Christmas tree is the lights, then you’ll love this option. All you need is a pegboard and a few strings of lights. Stick lights in the board in the shape of a tree and lean it against the wall where your normal tree to go. This option is easy to put up and reusable for years to come.
Maybe it’s been a long summer. Perhaps you have gone on vacation, ferried the kids to soccer camp, or been through a few camping trips. In any case, you might have some cleaning to do now that the little ones are back in school. Cleaning out your car in preparation for fall and winter can be a major undertaking, so here are some major points you should hit.
Wash Your Car
This might be an obvious tip, but when cleaning your car always start off with a sparkling exterior. Make sure to get the undercarriage of your vehicle, too, and do your windows last – soapy water drips down and gets windows dirty again!
Separate “Toss” and “Keep” Piles
If you have a lot of junk in your vehicle, bring out a box and a trash bag. Put all the garbage you don’t want, like fast food wrappers, in the trash bag, and put the things you want to keep in the box.
Scrub the Floors
It’s a good idea to scrub the carpeted floors of your vehicle so that you get out any stains or dirt stuck in the corners.
Finish up your floors by running the vacuum and sucking up any crumbs. Don’t forget the trunk!
Cleaning out your car can be intimidating at first, but if you take it step by step, the cleaning process gets much easier.
Looking for local Halloween activities for you and your loved ones? Here are a few suggestions.
Great Pumpkin Nights
Families in Central Massachusetts love this fun festival, entering its 14th year! This all-ages event features over 3,000 carved pumpkins and a vintage passenger train ride.
Zoo Boo Days
If you’re looking for something tamer, this event at the zoo is great, wholesome Halloween fun. And as an added bonus, kids aged 3-12 who come in costume get in free at Southwick’s Zoo!
Six Flags New England is sure to thrill you with more than just its amusement park rides this fall season when it rolls out Frightfest. Exclusive Halloween-themed activities and costumed monsters and ghosts await you at this event.
Factory of Terror
Known as New England’s top haunted house, Factory of Terror is sure to scare a few screams out of you. Located in Worcester, with sister locations in Fall River and West Warwick, RI, the Worcester location features five different haunted attractions to make you scream.
13 Nights of Jiminy
This one is not for the faint of heart. In fact, no little ones under 10 are allowed! Head to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort to explore the depths of the mountain’s haunted peaks, where villagers once lived in fear of creatures in the woods and deadly diseases.
Check out these local Halloween activities for a great time this October. We at Steve Lewis Subaru can’t wait for the fall fun!
Whether it’s sand dragged in on the soles of bare feet, pairs of cleats coated in dust tossed into the trunk, or just a whole lot of driving done with the windows rolled down, keeping a clean car interior can feel like an impossible feat in the summer time. Now that the sunny season is almost over (we know, we’re sad too), it’s the perfect time to get your cabin back into tip-top shape — and we have a few clean car interior-tips to help you keep it that way!
Use Q-tips to scrub out hard-to-reach places
Start by dipping a q-tip in water and cleaning solution. Then, primp your cup holders and odd crevices that are somehow always filled with equal parts loose change and mysterious ooze.
Remove stains with water and vinegar
Use half water, half vinegar (that’s it!) and scrub up stains on seats and mats with just a wash cloth. Memories of burst ketchup packets, spilt coffee, and dropped chocolate-dipped cones, be gone!
Save old tissue boxes
Empty tissue boxes aren’t just for the trash bin! Fill them with plastic bags and stash them under a seat, and you’ll have grab-bags always at-the-ready.
Hang a shoe organizer behind one of the front seats
This inexpensive contraption will help your passengers keep games, toys, and other small odd-or-end organized and within reach.
Take a deep breath
Now that you have a clean car interior, keep it smelling like one with a simple concoction of two cups of baking soda and 20 drops of Peppermint or Lavender essential oil mixed in an old shaker container and left beneath a seat.
If you think your engine might need a little sprucing up as well, give us a call to schedule a service appointment at Steve Lewis Subaru today!