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While there are many reasons as to why Subarus have retained their popularity over the years, a big part of this has to do with their reliability and lifespan. Look on the road and you’ll still see Outbacks, Imprezas and Foresters from 20+ years ago. Why? Subarus are built to last and are incredibly reliable. The key element here that sometimes gets overlooked, however, is the fact that the owners of those vehicles were diligent about keeping up with their Subaru’s maintenance. 

Even if you aren’t someone who is well-versed in the inner workings of your Crosstrek or Legacy, let us simplify the concept for you. You get your car’s oil changed roughly every 3000-5000 miles. You do this to ensure that your engine is healthy and continues to run smoothly. If you never change your engine’s oil, it will eventually cause your vehicle to fail, resulting in some very costly repairs, all of which could have been avoided had you just done a simple oil change.


Think of this same concept but applied to your entire vehicle. In the same way that an oil change keeps your Subaru’s engine healthy, these other repairs & fluid services do the same to ensure that the rest of your car is in proper working order.

Brake, differential, and transmission fluids are incredibly important to the operation of your Subarus. Staying on top of maintaining these fluids keeps all of these systems working safely and efficiently for a long time. Remember that 2001 Outback you saw out in Arvada a few weeks ago? That person was keeping up with their maintenance, and if you do the same, your Subie will provide you with that same level of service and reliability for many excursions to come.

Keeping up with your Subaru’s regular maintenance is absolutely essential to ensuring that your car is up to par with the quality you’ve come to expect. Finding an experienced and knowledgeable Subaru mechanic is essential to ensuring this, but luckily for you, the professionals at Subamotive are here to provide you with the best Subaru authorized service in Lakewood.

We are your Lakewood Subaru Specialist

You bought a Subaru because you knew that Subarus are not like other cars. You knew of their reputation-reliable, well-built, and designed to handle an array of weather conditions. Because Subarus are different, they require special attention, and when it comes to having your maintenance work done, you shouldn’t settle for just any old mechanic, as there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to car maintenance. While similar in some aspects, virtually all cars have subtle differences in their inner workings, and failing to understand and pay attention to these differences can often be damaging to your vehicle.

We recently had a customer here at Subamotive who had been taking his 2010 Outback Sport to a general mechanic for his oil changes. After a few oil changes, he started noticing his car’s performance to be less than stellar, and upon bringing it into Subamotive, we discovered that his mechanic had been filling up his car with the wrong type of oil for the last year! 

While he was thankfully able to avoid significantly damaging his vehicle, he learned a valuable lesson once bringing it to us getting the service that only a licensed Subaru specialist can provide with the proper service and maintenance that your Subaru requires.

At Subamotive, we are your local Subaru experts! Whether it's a WRX, Legacy, or Forester, we know Subarus from the inside out and are ready to provide you with the best Subaru maintenance in Lakewood.

Scheduled Maintenance is Preventative Maintenance

Having regularly scheduled maintenance done on your Subaru not only ensures that your vehicle is performing to our standards, but regular maintenance is also a preventative service in that we make sure that its individual parts are all performing well and don’t require any additional attention. 

We spot any damage or repairs needed when working on your vehicle and will let you know as to whether you may need some additional work done to ensure your car’s best possible performance. To use the oil change example again, not changing your oil regularly can cause some significant damage to your engine, right? 

In that same regard, keeping up with your Subaru’s maintenance not only maximizes your vehicle’s performance, it also prevents its other parts from suffering internal damage.

Keep Your Subaru Safe & Sound

Similar to how scheduling regular maintenance on your Subaru can also be preventative, properly maintaining your Subaru also ensures you and your passenger’s overall safety. 
Just because your Subaru feels like it’s running great doesn’t necessarily mean that the beginnings of a larger problem are beginning to form as you drive.

The last thing you want is to be stranded on the freeway en route to your next adventure, or have your car break down in a busy and inconvenient part of town. You bought a Subaru because of its safety and reliability, but in order for it to do so, you have to treat it well and make sure that everything is working properly. Keeping up with maintenance on your Subaru doesn’t just keep you up-to-date on all the things that you have to do to ensure its top performance, it also makes sure that there are no early signs of a larger problem that could jeopardize your safety. 

Regular Maintenance Helps Resale Value

While some people buy a Subaru and keep it for years or even decades, some folks like to upgrade their vehicle situation every few years. Maybe you’re an empty-nester and no longer need the spacious storage of a Forester, or you’re a new parent and want to upgrade from your Impreza. Whatever the scenario may be, keeping up with your Subaru’s scheduled maintenance is absolutely integral to ensuring its resale value. 

When the time comes for you to trade in your Subaru for a different model, if it requires maintenance work or other repairs, you won’t get nearly as nice of a price on the trade-in as you would have had you just kept up with your vehicle’s maintenance. Remember the oil change scenario? Small price with a much bigger payoff. Keeping up with your Subaru’s scheduled maintenance will ensure that it will retain its value, allowing you to get the best price when selling or trading it in.  

Choose Subamotive in Lakewood For Your Subaru Maintenance Needs

Our goal at Subamotive is to provide drivers in Lakewood with the best authorized Subaru  service possible. Our years of experience with working on only Subarus ensures that your car will be in the hands of experts, ready to get you back on the road and satisfied. 

Not sure what maintenance your Subaru needs? Subamotive is here to help. Contact us today!

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