Tips for your Subaru

Frequently Asked Questions About Subaru Vehicles

At Eastside Subaru, we're proud to help drivers near Seattle become better informed about Subaru vehicles by providing detailed responses to common questions. Below, you'll find some of the most frequent questions we receive regarding everything from standard features to service intervals. If you don't see an adequate response, don't hesitate to connect with our team online, over the phone, or in person at our Kirkland dealership!

Tips & FAQ For Your Subaru

Subaru vehicle service varies by model and application, with frequent services like oil changes recommended around every 6,000 miles. Other services commonly performed include replacing the brake fluid every 30,000 miles, and inspecting the brake system every 24,000 miles. Service intervals for items like coolant flushes and air filter replacements can be found in your Owner's Manual, through recommended services on our online appointment tool, or by contacting our service center advisors.

Newer Subaru models are equipped with a maintenance reminder that illuminates periodically when your vehicle needs oil changes, fluid flushes, or other engine upkeep services. Because oil longevity can vary by powertrain, fuel quality, driving habits, and operating conditions, we encourage drivers to follow the manufacturer-recommended intervals for optimal reliability and performance. Most Subaru vehicles require an oil change every 6,000 miles under normal driving conditions or every 3,000 miles under towing, off-road, track, or stop-and-go applications.

For most drivers, the 60,000-mile Subaru vehicle service is necessary to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and efficiency is reached by your vehicle. This package includes an oil change, tire rotation, engine intake and cabin air filter change, fuel injection service, spark plug replacement, brake system check, and a multi-point inspection. Disregarding this service may lead to catastrophic failure, poor efficiency, or weak vehicle performance, potentially leaving you stranded on the side of the road.

Subaru Express Service is an appointment-free maintenance option for drivers who need on-demand upkeep services, such as tire rotations, oil changes, multi-point vehicle inspections, fluid top-offs, and wheel alignments. Whether your schedule opens up or you're adventuring near Woodinville, our Subaru Express Service provides flexible care for your vehicle with Genuine Subaru Parts and certified technicians. In addition, we also provide battery and replacement services, light bulb replacements, wiper blade replacements, and filter swaps to ensure your vehicle receives the care it needs most.

Subaru recommends that drivers service their vehicles with a certified facility, such as the Eastside Subaru Service Center, due to manufacturer-backed protocols, qualified technicians, and Genuine Subaru Parts. Our team has decades of combined experience maintaining, repairing, and diagnosing Subaru vehicles of generations, allowing up to provide a level of expertise that most independent shops don't have.

Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is a suite of active and passive safety features that help keep you and your passengers safe. Some of the latest features implemented on new models include Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Pre-Collision Braking, and Automatic Emergency Steering. In addition, some models are equipped with the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, using an infrared camera to detect and alert drivers who display distracted or drowsy behavior.

Subaru vehicles are among the safest vehicles on the road due to their rigid structural design and advanced driver-assistance technology. Implementing things like the Subaru Global Platform architecture for improved structural rigidity and the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology suite, new Subaru vehicles provide added peace of mind to drivers and their passengers. In addition, models like the Forester come standard with Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), helping drivers see further into corners in poor visibility conditions that are common near Redmond.

Tire pressure may not be at the top of the list of things you worry about while you drive, but improperly inflated tires can have a significant negative impact on your overall driving experience. With winter in full swing, it's important to note that temperature variations can wreak havoc where your tire pressure is concerned. In fact, in cold weather, the pressure in your tires can vary greatly, sometimes dipping to dangerously low levels.

If tire pressure gets too low, the risks include premature wear, poor handling, and decreased gas mileage. Low inflation levels can also cause extreme friction and increase the likelihood of a blowout. By performing monthly checks and staying aware of the variables, you can keep your vehicle running smooth, at least where your tires are concerned.

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Have any questions or concerns that you can't find answers to? Eastside Subaru knowns that vehicle ownership can leave you with questions, and we're committed to helping drivers in our area receive confidence-inspiring information they can trust. Feel free to contact us online through our chat system, over the phone at 888-900-5985, or in person at our dealership near Bothell today!