Subaru Service Tips and FAQs for Massachusetts Drivers
Staying on top of vehicle maintenance is a deceptively difficult task for Massachusetts drivers. Between city traffic, bumpy back roads and crazy weather, you face no shortage of obstacles when it comes to keeping your Subaru in top shape. Fortunately, the service team at our Subaru dealership near Plymouth, MA, is well equipped to help you tackle any maintenance or repairs you find yourself needing.
That being said, there are lots of steps you can take to stay on top of routine maintenance yourself. With this in mind, we've assembled a quick list of tips and tricks to help you know what's what in terms of oil changes, brake repairs, tire replacements and battery checks:
To ensure that your Subaru stays on the road for many miles and years to come, you need to ensure it always has fresh, clean oil that will help extend the life of your engine. Many drivers still operate based on the old every 3,000 miles rule when it comes to oil changes, but you should pay attention to manufacturer-suggested intervals, as well as the conditions in which you drive.
Why should you be sure to stay on top of regular oil changes? Fresh oil:
We take care of oil changes quickly and efficiently at Mastria Subaru, and we're happy to answer all your questions about conventional vs. synthetic oil.
Odds are part of the reason you invested in a Subaru was to gain access to all-wheel drive capabilities, ensuring you stay in control no matter what the winter weather throws at you. To fully command your vehicle, you need to ensure that your brakes are in good working order at all times.
How can you tell if it's time to get your brakes checked? Look out for:
Keep in mind that factors like your type of commute and driving habits can cause brakes to deteriorate quickly, and make sure you get your brakes checked often!
The rough roads in and around Raynham and New England's changing seasons make tire maintenance an important part of your Subaru ownership experience. Between investing in a solid set of snow tires to maintaining the all-weather tires that keep you safe on the road, it's important to monitor your tires at all times. Check tire pressure regularly, fill your tires with air when needed and be sure to keep your spare tire inflated at all times, too.
How can you tell it's time to think about purchasing a new set of tires? Check your current set for:
Also pay attention to any vibrations you feel when driving, and pull over immediately if you feel a loss in air pressure. Finally, as a rule of thumb, replace your tires every six years or 50,000 miles.
Rapid temperature changes and brutally cold New England nights make battery maintenance hugely important. You don't want to begin your day by learning that your car won't start, or end up stranded away from home because your battery died. If you know it's been a long time since your battery was tested, don't wait until it's too late!
Here are some warning signs to look for in your battery:
Be proactive about keeping your battery charged, and consider investing in a cold weather battery to drive with peace of mind for many winters to come.These tips and tricks cover some of the most common issues we see at Mastria Subaru, but we know you're likely to have many more questions. Feel free to get in touch with our friendly, experienced service team today, and rest assured knowing you have an ally on your side when it comes to keeping your Subaru running in peak condition.