The Japanese manufacturer takes pride in the reliability and durability of all the models that carry their name, so if you own a Subaru, you definitely have a tough, long-lasting vehicle on your hands. However, at the end of the day, even a Subaru is just a car and every car needs to be maintained in order for them to remain reliable and efficient through the years. On that note, let’s discuss a few simple maintenance tips that will help your Subaru to last long and strong even after hundreds of thousands of miles on the road.
Get Your Car Serviced Regularly
If you have a car, you need to take it to a certified Subaru technician every three months, or sooner if you cross the 5,000-mile mark within three months. Subaru repair in Roseville is a specialty of M45 Automotive, so if you live in Placer County, getting your Subaru serviced and maintained should not be a problem. Be sure to trust only experienced Subaru technicians though, because not every car mechanic knows the Japanese cars well enough to service or repair them.
Do Not Rev Your Engine in Winter
When the weather is cold enough, it may take some time for the car to warm up, but don’t rev the engine of your Subaru to speed up the process, unless you want to shorten the life of the engine. Simply wait a while till the lubrication from the oil pump is complete and start driving because that’s how you will actually be able to warm up the car faster. Also, make sure that before you turn on the engine, everything from the AC and the wipers to the headlights is turned off.
Watch Out for the Signals
You should always be watching for the traffic signals as well, but that’s not what we are talking about here. Every Subaru model comes equipped with a number of warning lights to let the driver know if something is wrong with the vehicle. For example, the CVT models have a warning light called AWD (All-Wheel Drive Warning), which starts blinking when all four wheels on the car are not of the same dimension or if any of the tires needs an air-refill. Similarly, the flashing charge warning light (which is the icon of a battery with a plus and minus sign on it) during driving indicates that there is something wrong with the battery since it is unable to take charge like usual. Pay attention to those warnings and act as soon as possible. A lot of people ignore the lights for as long as they can and, as a result, some of the durability and reliability of their car is permanently lost when they finally break down.
Subaru makes pretty tough models, so as long as you pay attention to these three points and also to general car maintenance tips, your Subaru should not only last a long time but will remain as efficient as possible throughout the years.