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Subaru Maintenance to Maximize Your Vehicle's Reliability

February 23, 2023

In decades past, many drivers were lucky to get over 100,000 miles from their car or truck. But today's vehicles are made for greater longevity, even for as long as 300,000 miles in a Subaru. Through proper Subaru maintenance, you can keep your car running reliably for just about as long as you want.

Creech Import Repair in Raleigh, NC provides Subaru maintenance services. These services include:

You can rely on Creech Import Repair's certified auto technicians to help you keep your Outback, Legacy, Ascent, Crosstrek, Forester or other model on the road longer. Below are some tips for Subaru maintenance and other ways to enable greater reliability.

Avoid Bad Driving Habits

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.

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.

Follow the Automaker's Recommendations for Subaru Maintenance

Consult your owner's manual for more information about your specific vehicle's routine Subaru maintenance schedule. This maintenance plays a critical role in ensuring your vehicle remains reliable.

As part of Subaru maintenance at Creech Import Repair, regularly check the following items or seek these services:

  • Oil change and oil leak repair
  • Coolant and fluids for transmission, power steering and brakes
  • Brake maintenance and replacement
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Battery connections
  • Fuses
  • Filters, belts and hoses
  • Tire pressure, tread wear, rotation and wheel alignment
  • Headlights and taillights
  • Turning signals
  • Windshield wipers and fluids

Tips for Symmetrical All Wheel Drive (AWD)

A big part of Subaru maintenance and reliability is care for Symmetrical All Wheel Drive (AWD). You can keep your AWD working its best by following these tips:

  • Reduce speed in inclement weather and maintain safe distance from other cars to avoid AWD overconfidence
  • Only tow your AWD vehicle on flatbed tow trucks with all four wheels on the ground
  • For state emissions testing a four-wheel dynamometer test must be used
  • Have your AWD system's axle shaft boots checked at every Subaru maintenance appointment

Subaru Maintenance at Creech Import Repair

In Raleigh, NC, Creech Import Repair specializes in Subaru maintenance and repair services. Our skilled auto repair technicians understand these vehicles and their specific nuances, such as those associated with AWD. We can help you keep your vehicle running with greater reliability for much longer. Schedule your next Subaru maintenance visit at Creech Import Repair now by calling 919-872-1999