Keeping up with car maintenance can seem draining and time-consuming, but you can help avoid preventable damage maximize your vehicle's longevity with a few simple steps. At Subaru of El Cajon, we offer not only expert Subaru service but also the information you need to keep your car running smoothly. With our service checklist, you can stay on top of your maintenance and keeps costs low.

Find out what our service checklist is.

Short-Term Check-Ups

  • Oil and Coolant Levels: Check your oil and coolant levels once a month when the engine is cool.
  • Air Filter: Consult your owner's manual to check your engine's filter.
  • Tire Pressure and Tread Depth: Check your tire pressure every month and before long trip or towing an extra load. You can also check your tread depth with a penny to ensure you have more than 2/32 of an inch of tread.
  • Exterior Lights: Turn on your lights and check to make sure all your lights are working properly.
  • Oil Service: Change your oil and oil filter every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months.
  • Rotate Tires: Consult your owner's manual to stay on track with rotating your tires.

Long-Term Check-Ups

Check your owner's manual for routine service and replacements needed.

  • Transmission Fluid
  • Transfer Case Fluid
  • Inspect Shocks and Struts
  • Coolant Fluid Exchange
  • Spark Plugs
  • Serpentine Belt
  • Front and/or Rear Differential

Seasonal Check-Ups

Seasonal service is crucial for preparing for the next season and catching any developing issues that may become worse during temperature extremes.

  • Replace Windshield Wipers
  • Battery Performance Check
  • Change Tires
  • Check Coolant Levels

Schedule Subaru Service

While you can check many of these needed services on your own, our service team can help keep your vehicle on track. Contact our service team for a comprehensive inspection and the professional care your vehicle needs.

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