Five Things You Should Know About Preventive Maintenance - Subaru Service Questions in Beaverton, OR

Five Things You Should Know About Preventive Maintenance in Beaverton

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure--and that's certainly the case for automobiles, as well. 97% of Subaru models sold within the past decade are still on the road today, and preventive maintenance is a great way to make sure yours is one of them. Here are five important things you should know about preventive maintenance.

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5. It Can Save You Time and Money

Preventive maintenance may seem like a bother at times; however, it truly can save you time and money. That's because a quick trip for an oil change or a tire rotation will help prevent bigger problems from developing down the road--problems that can cost a lot of money and take a lot of time.

4. Checking the Manual is Essential

The manual that came with your Subaru will have a convenient list of what services are needed, and when they should be performed. Following the manual is a great way to make sure that you stay on top of preventive maintenance. However, it's a good idea to supplement this schedule by talking to a technician. Depending on the climate, driving style, and other factors, it may be necessary to have services performed more often.

3. Take Seasonal Care Into Account

Something that the manual won't have is season-specific recommendations. Now, that's relatively easy in the Pacific Northwest, since we don't tend to have much extreme weather. However, the rainy season means that battery inspections and windshield wiper blade replacements are especially important.

2. Know What to Look Out For

Of course, taking your Subaru in at the scheduled intervals is important. However, things can happen in between those appointments, and you can do your part to make sure nothing gets overlooked. Keep an eye on headlights and taillights, tire pressure, and fluid levels, checking them regularly to make sure that everything is as it should be. Catching something early can keep the maintenance preventive; if you wait too long, there may be bigger problems to fix.

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1. You Can Try Things On Your Own, But Know Your Limits

If you're so inclined, there are several ways you can maintain your vehicle on your own. Replacing burned-out light bulbs or worn-down wiper blades is relatively easy. However, it's always best to know your limitations and trust the experts with bigger maintenance. There's a world of difference between changing your own cabin air filter and trying to change your own oil--and one of these can leave your Subaru much worse off than before. If you attempt any maintenance on your own, be sure you know exactly what you're doing.

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    11635 SW Canyon Rd
    Beaverton, OR 97005

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