Car Care Tips

Your relationship with your Subaru is a special one. Your Subie is there for you on journeys long and short, through every season, both on-road and off. There's a reason why so many people choose Subaru--from reliability to safety, when you drive a Subaru you can rest assured you'll be enjoying your car for years to come.

For as much as your Subaru gives you, it's important to give back to ensure a long and healthy relationship. Read on for our car care tips designed to keep your Subaru running smoothly for longer, saving you money and hassle in the long-run.

Drive With Care

It might be tempting to hit the gas hard when you get out on the open road, but doing so can actually harm your Subaru, particularly if you're in the "breaking in" period. If you're the proud owner of a new Subaru, the first 1,000 miles are critical. Try to keep your speed at or below 55 mph, and, if that's not practical, try to at least keep the engine's rpms below 3,000 during the first few hours of your drive. Additionally, avoid driving with heavy loads on the roof rack or trunk.

Once you're past the first 1,000 miles, remember to keep treating your Subaru with love and respect. Take care not to race the engine during start-up, and keep acceleration slow during the first 20 or so minutes of your drive to avoid additional engine wear and tear.

Make Time for Maintenance

Routine maintenance is your best friend. Oil changes, tire rotations, and alignments can all help keep your Subaru running smoothly and efficiently. Check your owner's manual for manufacturer-recommended service intervals, and be diligent in sticking to them. It might be a pain to have to take your car in for service every few months, but doing so will save you a ton of time in the long-run. And with Casey Subaru's online service scheduling, it's as simple as a few clicks!

Keep Things Clean

A clean car isn't just a vanity thing. Keeping your car's interior and exterior clean can help prolong the life of its materials. Regular washes and waxes can keep your paint looking good as new, and prevent the harmful buildup of corrosive materials like salt. Inside, consider a fabric protectant on your seats to resist stains-or, if your seats are leather, use leather cleaner and protectant to prevent your seats from drying out or cracking.

Make Friends With Your Mechanic

Having a trustworthy service center like Casey Subaru can lift a huge weight off your shoulders. You know that no matter what happens to your Subaru, your technician will be there to help you figure it out. Next time you're in need of service, stop by and meet our factory-trained and certified Subaru technicians. Our service staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.


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