Properly maintaining your vehicle promotes safer, more fuel efficient driving as well as upholds your part in the partnership established when you took delivery.
When you bought or leased a
Subaru vehicle, you entered into a three-way partnership with you,
Subaru of America, Inc., and the dealership. Within that partnership,
each entity has responsibilities: Subaru ensures that the vehicle was
built properly and provides support for both you and the dealership. The
dealership delivers the vehicle in excellent condition and retains a
staff qualified to take care of it. And you are to see that the vehicle
is serviced regularly to keep it operating safely and
Also, since your Subaru represents a
substantial investment, it's in your best interest to protect that
investment. By following recommendations for scheduled maintenance, you
help your vehicle to retain its value.
Recommended Scheduled Maintenance
In keeping with the message
about National Car Care Month in Quick Stops, Drive reminds you to have
your vehicle serviced regularly. What does regularly mean? Your
dealership will make recommendations regarding scheduled maintenance
based on the year and model of your vehicle and the driving conditions
of your area.
The following overview of maintenance
items lists their functions, reasons for maintenance, and the benefits
of taking care of them. Many items, like oil, lose their ability to
perform as intended and require replacement. Others, like tires,
eventually wear out after so many miles. And some, like brake pads, just
need to be inspected to make sure they're functioning safely to be
serviced or replaced as needed.
In the next issue, Part Two will discuss additional maintenance items.