Why Is Routine Maintenance So Important?
What is routine maintenance?
You wouldn’t skip a doctor appointment, a dentist appointment, or even a hair appointment (let’s be honest), so why would you skip a vehicle maintenance appointment? Just like our routine appointments keep us going, routine vehicle maintenance appointments keep our vehicles going. Regularly scheduled maintenance is extremely important when it comes to the lifespan of your Subaru. But what exactly is routine maintenance? Routine vehicle maintenance is what keeps your Subaru on the road (or off the road — symmetrical all wheel drive is pretty awesome). Routine maintenance includes services such as oil changes, filter replacements, brake inspections and more.
Longevity & Resale Value
Your Subaru takes care of you; it keeps you and your family safe, so why not take care of it in return? Routine maintenance is essential when it comes to the longevity of your vehicle. In order to keep your Subaru running properly, you should take it in to your local Subaru dealer for the routine maintenance that is recommended when you buy the car. More frequent maintenance includes simple fixes such as oil changes and tire rotations, while less frequent maintenance includes replacement of brake pads or spark plugs. Routine maintenance not only helps your Subaru last longer, it also increases the resale value of the vehicle. A car that has been well-maintained and hasn’t experienced any major issues will be worth more when it comes time to sell.
But why do I need it?
Why do I need an oil change?
The oil in your Subaru’s engine keeps all of the parts within the engine lubricated and working properly. Over time, this oil breaks down and becomes less and less useful. It is always important to get an oil change at the recommended time/mileage amount to avoid any complications within your engine. Learn more about Genuine Subaru oil changes here.
Why do I need my alignment checked?
Making sure your vehicle is aligned properly is important for your safety and convenience. Over time, your vehicle may get knocked out of its proper alignment, which affects both your vehicle’s suspension and steering. If your car begins pulling to one side, squealing around corners, or your steering wheel begins vibrating, it may be time for an alignment check. For more information on Subaru alignment checks, click here.
Why do I need my brakes inspected?
Your brakes are a vital part of your Subaru. To ensure that they are always working properly, you should have your brakes inspected every 12-15 months. Having your brakes inspected helps to ensure there are no issues with the brake pads, rotors, calipers or the brake fluids, so you can drive away confident in your Subaru’s performance. Learn more about Genuine Subaru brakes here.
When do I need scheduled maintenance?
If you’re unsure of when it’s time for routine maintenance, there are three ways you can find out:
• Check the maintenance schedule booklet in your Subaru’s glove box
• Look online at your MySubaru account
• Call and ask your dealer