Regular maintenance of certain vehicle systems is still important, regardless of how frequently you use your Subaru. You don’t want to have problems with your vehicle once you are back to driving, so ignoring it now could have consequences later. To keep your vehicle in proper working order, it helps to know what needs timely maintenance. The basics that would be handled at a scheduled trip to the mechanic should still be done.
In the long run, preventative maintenance will save you from incurring expensive repairs. This includes having your engine oil and tire pressure checked, among other things. When you neglect to have these tasks done regularly, the damage to your vehicle can be severe. Putting off having maintenance work done can lead to major problems with your engine, which can be costly to fix. Having a professional assess your vehicle’s fluid, hoses, and belts can help catch potential issues before becoming a real problem.
An oil change can be enough to keep a Subaru running well and will keep it running longer. To get the most out of your vehicle, you’ll want to make sure you stick to the oil change interval in your owner’s manual. This usually is every 6,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first. The protective qualities of motor oil break down over long periods of time, even if you aren’t running the engine very often. When the oil stops working well as a lubricant, your engine’s moving parts undergo more stress and wear than usual. If it goes unchecked, your engine may stop working completely.
Driving a Subaru means that you need to have the ideal amount of pressure in each tire. It also means you have to have the tires rotated on a regular basis. Since all Subarus are mostly all-wheel-drive vehicles, it’s crucial to ensure each tire has the same amount of tire pressure for maximum performance. Aside from tire pressure, if your vehicle sits for too long in the same place, your tires are prone to deterioration and developing flat spots. Be sure to take your vehicle out for a drive at least once a week to keep your tires operational.
At Serra Subaru Champaign, we want to keep your vehicle in good condition, even if you don’t need to rely on it all the time. Our mechanics know what to check for and how to help you keep your Subaru in the best possible condition.
We operate a state-of-the-art service center with a value proposition that provides local Subaru owners with comprehensive routine maintenance and as-needed repairs according to certified standards. We support our value proposition with certified technicians who become Subaru service experts from regular factory training focused on new model technologies, certified service standards, and performing technical services. We complete replacement services with genuine OEM parts meeting Subaru’s strict fit, performance, and durability standards.