Preventive Auto Maintenance Procedures

Preventive care doesn't guarantee that every possible catastrophe that could befall your vehicle will be averted, but it can help to ensure that unneeded problems stay kept at bay. Here, we've gathered some simple tasks that can help you keep your vehicle running in peak condition for as long as possible. These are 5 simple preventive measures you can take to keep your car well maintained.

Remember to Regularly Check Your Fluids

5. Regularly Check Fluids

This is an easy one. If everything is as it should be, you generally should not be losing fluids. If you get into the habit of regularly checking your fluids, either once or a week or every time you stop for gas, you'll be able to quickly identify any leaks or problems. Things like power steering fluid and engine coolant should basically never deplete, so if you begin noticing lower levels of these fluids, you'll know that there is likely a leak or some other problem with that system, and you can bring it into our service center to address the problem. Doing this also helps to tell you if you're needing an oil change.

Regular Oil Changes Are Important for Your Vehicle Health

4. Oil Change

The oil change is probably one of the most important things you can do to prevent future problems with your vehicle. Making sure that your oil is clean and at the right level will keep your car running smoothly and help to prevent any problems caused by old or low oil. This procedure is incredibly straigh-forward, and it can be done at home; however, disposing of the oil properly is very important. We recommend that you have our team of technicians do the entire process for you, just so you can be sure that everything is done to the highest standard. We'll use the best oil recommended for your vehicle, replace the oil filter, and dispose of your oil all in the one trip.

Tire Rotation, Balancing, and Alignment Helps Keep You Safe

3. Rotate Your Tires

This is another very simple process, but it is fairly labor intensive. Subaru, and most other automotive manufacturers, recommend you get this done just as often as you get oil changes. This is also convenient because your vehicle will likely need to be jacked up in order to change the oil, and you can take advantage of that position to rotate your tires from front to back. Routinely switching your tires' placements help balance the wear on their tread, thus preventing one from needing to be replaced before the others. This is also a good time to get them balanced and check the general health of your tires and decide when would be a good time to replace them.

2. Clean & Test Your Battery

This is a less obvious and pertinent note, but your vehicle's battery is an incredibly important piece of equipment. When your battery dies, it may not be catastrophic, but it sure is incredibly annoying. Don't get caught with a dead battery when you're already running late to work, just regularly get your battery tested and cleaned. This is a quick, simple process that our service center can handle, and if your battery is in need of replacement, our parts center is well stocked with genuine OEM batteries specifically for your Subaru.

1. Brake System Inspection & Replacement

Finally, it's incredibly important to make sure your brake pads and systems are all in working order. If you're in need of new brake pads, or if there's a brake fluid leak, it could be a hazard to your health and safety. Subaru recommends that you get your brake pads and systems inspected every 12,000 miles, and we'd be happy to make that inspection for you.

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