Being aware of little things you can do to take better care of your vehicle goes a long way, along with proper Subaru maintenance. For example, ensure you turn off headlights, windshield wipers, HVAC and other components before turning your vehicle off and prior to starting it again. This helps preserve your vehicle's power.
Also avoid rapid acceleration whenever possible. Revving your engine does not warm up your car faster in cold temperatures. Just give your Subaru a few extra minutes to enable the oil pump to lubricate the engine before putting the vehicle into drive. As part of routine Subaru maintenance, have your spark plugs checked, too.
Always pay attention to warning lights on your dash. These lights play a pivotal role in making you aware of immediate needs for Subaru maintenance and repair. They can signal electrical, mechanical or other part problems. For example, one common issue with Subaru Forester and Outback 2014 and newer are worn control arms bushings. See the video below:
If you need diagnostic service because of an illuminated dash light or check engine light, bring your vehicle into Creech Import Repair. If you have a flashing dash light or check engine signal, do not drive your car. Instead, call for towing service and have your vehicle transported to Creech Import Repair in Raleigh.
Finally, beyond routine Subaru maintenance according to the manufacturer's recommendations, be aware of how you drive your vehicle. Make a full stop before shifting your transmission in or out of drive, reverse or park. Doing so can help your transmission last longer and helps you avoid costly clutch repair or replacement. Also always keep at least a quarter tank of gas in your vehicle to ensure sediment from the tank does not circulate into your engine.