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Subaru Servicing FAQ, Turbocharged Models Impreza To Forester.

How often do Subarus need to be serviced?

Typically, 6,000 miles is the point for a service interval or roughly twice a year.

What Subaru service do I need?

Have a look at the chart below to see what subaru service you need by how many miles your subaru has traveled.

If you have just bought the car and are unaware of its history it might be a good idea to get it checked over to see what Subaru service you require.

When Should a Subaru Cambelt be Changed?

Subaru Cambelt should be Changed every 60 months or 50-60k miles whichever comes first and should be inspected for excess wear every 30,000 miles. We will always change your water pump at the same time.

Why do Subarus knock?

This Is Called Detonation Knock

Most commonly, this is caused by using fuel with an insufficient octane rating for your car. If your vehicle requires premium fuel (such as a turbocharged Subaru WRX), this kind of knock can be caused by accidentally filling up the vehicle with regular grade fuel.

How can you tell your clutch is going?

Here are some of the signs your clutch is going:
Squeaking or unusual grumbling noise when pressure is applied.
Difficulty changing gears.
The clutch pedal sticking, vibrating or appearing to feel spongey or loose.
Poor acceleration but still having the ability to rev your engine.

When should a Subaru clutch be replaced?

They’re designed to last at least 50,000 miles, but it can vary based on how well you take care of your car and what your driving style is. If you do a lot of city driving, you may find that your clutch wears out faster due to the frequent shifting between lower gears.

How do I know if my turbo is going?

Turbo Failure Symptoms include
POWER LOSS. If you notice that your car isn’t accelerating as powerfully as it used to, or is slow to react to your input, this might be a sign that your turbo is failing. …
WHINING ENGINE. …
EXHAUST SMOKE. …
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. …
OIL/LUBRICATION. …
DAMAGED SEALS. …
FOREIGN OBJECTS/DEPOSITS. …
WEAR & TEAR.

What are common problems with Subarus?

The Most Common Subaru Problems are listed Below
CAN System Parasitic Drain on the Battery.
Fuel Pump Failure.
Unintended Acceleration.
Brake Light Switch Defect.
Cracked Windshields.
Subaru STARLINK Problems.
Lineartronic CVT Reliability.
Rodents Chew Subaru’s Soy Wires.

Subaru Servicing Schedule for Turbocharged Models From Impreza To Forester.

Subaru Service Schedule (Recommended).

10,000 or 6 months -Service A
20,000 or 12 months – Service B
30,000 or 18 months – Service A
40,000 or 24 months – Service B
50,000 or 30 months – Service A
60,000 or 36 months – Service C

70,000 or 6 months -Service A
80,000 or 12 months – Service B
90,000 or 18 months – Service A
100,000 or 24 months – Service B
110,000 or 30 months – Service A
120,000 or 36 months – Service C

Service A (Minor)

  • Replace Engine Oil & Filter
  • Inspect and adjust Cambelt tension if necessary
  • Inspect and Adjust all fluid levels
  • Vehicle Health Check
  • Inspect all steering and suspension
  • Inspect tire condition and adjust all tire pressures
  • Inspect brake pads
  • Inspect Driveshaft boot condition

Service B (Major)

Service A Plus

  • Replace Fuel Filter
  • Inspect engine & cabin air filters – replace if necessary
  • Inspect Spark Plugs – replace if necessary
  • Test coolant, inspect hoses & clamps
  • Inspect tire condition and adjust all tire pressures
  • Remove, inspect & service brakes
  • Check under body for damage
  • Wheel alignment (recommended, extra charge)

 

Service C (Cambelt)

Service A Plus

 

  • Replace Cambelt and Water Pump
  • Inspect engine & cabin air filters – replace if necessary
  • Test coolant, inspect hoses & clamps
  • Inspect all emissions related hoses
  • Inspect PCV – replace if necessary
  • Full battery and test
  • Remove, inspect & service front & rear brakes incl. parking brake
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Check under body for damage
  • Wheel alignment (recommended, extra charge)