Looking for a maintenance schedule to follow for your Subaru? You've come to the right place! There's nothing like regular professional service to keep your Subaru performing safely and efficiently, which is why we encourage you to stick to your car's routine maintenance schedule and bring your vehicle to our state-of-the-art Subaru service center for expert care. 

Why is it important to follow your car's Subaru maintenance schedule?

Like any other machine with moving parts, your car needs regular maintenance to make sure that everything is working as it should and give you the opportunity to replace any worn-out parts before they cause problems. Fortunately, you don't have to guess when it comes to your Subaru vehicle's needs because your car's recommended service schedule is already laid out and ready for you to follow along.

What is your Subaru maintenance schedule?

Your car's Subaru service schedule is determined by mileage or time between service intervals. By keeping up with this professionally crafted service schedule, you can get the most out of your Subaru and keep it going strong for many years and miles to come.

What are some of the common services that my Subaru might need?

Our Subaru service center in Saco ME, is equipped to handle all your Subaru vehicle's routine maintenance needs. Here are the most common scheduled services that we can tackle here at our service center as well as a glimpse at when these services should be done:

  • Oil Change:

    Recommended once every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or every six months (whichever you hit first). Oil changes help to keep your Subaru engine running smoothly and improve its longevity.

  • Tire Rotation:

    Recommended once every six months. Tire rotations help to promote even wear across all four tires, improving tire performance and tire lifespan.

  • Brake Service:

    Recommended at least twice a year. Regular brake inspections help to ensure that your Subaru always has the stopping power it needs, especially when you need it most.

  • Fluid Service:

    Having your Subaru vehicle's fluid levels inspected and adjusted frequently helps your vehicle perform at its best. Be sure to keep an eye on crucial fluids like brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, washer fluid, and more to make sure your car has everything it needs.

  • Wheel Alignment:

    We recommend a wheel alignment check at least twice a year to help catch wheel alignment problems before they cause damage. We recommend a wheel alignment at least once a year, whenever you get new tires, or whenever you experience unusual symptoms like rapid tire wear or your car pulling to one side.

These represent only a handful of recommended services that we can take care of for you here at our Subaru service center serving Portland Maine, so we invite you to reach out to our team to learn more. Is your Subaru due for service? We have your back. Schedule service today to whip your Subaru into shape!

Learn More About Your Subaru Vehicle's Routine Maintenance Schedule at Patriot Subaru in Saco ME

6,000 Miles or 6 Months

Your very first maintenance visit takes place once you've gone 6,000 miles in your Subaru or it's been 6 months since your purchase. During this service set, a professional technician will:

  • Replace the engine oil and filter-protecting and lubricating the engine for optimal performance.
  • Inspect and rotate your Subaru's tires-by trading out the positions of each tire, this service helps ensure even tread wear, so you can get the most out of your tire set.

The above services are some of the most important tasks you can do for your vehicle. And they repeat the most often-for every maintenance interval, your Subaru service tech will perform an oil change and tire rotation.

12,000 Miles or 12 Months

One year of driving your Subaru Impreza, Crosstrek, or Forester calls for a thorough inspection of its main systems to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. It's time to…

  • Replace the A/C filter
  • Inspect the steering and suspension systems
  • Inspect clutch operation in manual models
  • Inspect all aspects of the braking system including disc brakes, axle boots, brake lines, and parking brake.

18,000 Miles or 18 Months

Perform routine 6,000-mile / 6-month services.

24,000 Miles or 24 Months

Perform routine 12,000-mile / 12-month services.

30,000 Miles or 36 Months

30,000 miles in your Subaru have come and gone and with them there's been many exciting adventures cruising Maine and beyond. At the 3-year mark you'll need to bring your vehicle by for some key inspections and replacements, including:

  • All services listed in the 6,000-mile and 12,000-mile interval sets
  • Inspect the drive belts
  • Inspect the fuel systems, lines and connections
  • Inspect the engine coolant system including hoses and connections
  • Inspect transmission fluid (for CVT models), replace clutch fluid (for manual models)
  • Replace the air filter element

42,000 Miles or 42 Months

Perform routine 6,000-mile / 6-month services.

48,000 Miles or 48 Months

Perform routine 12,000-mile / 12-month services.

54,000 Miles or 54 Months

Perform routine 6,000-mile / 6-month services.

60,000 Miles or 60 Months

It's been 60,000 miles or five years driving your Subaru, and you've made some great memories on the road. Get your Outback or WRX in for the care it needs. At this point in your ownership, it's time for the following maintenance: 

  • All services found in the 30,000-mile maintenance interval
  • Inspect the wheel bearings
  • Replace spark plugs

…And Repeat

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