When you’re primarily focused on your family and the road ahead, it can be easy to forget about the necessity of having your Subaru undergo regular service.


“Ah, that’s right!” you may find yourself thinking. “Car maintenance and service. I’ll get to that… soon.”


But how soon is soon enough? And how do you know? After all, the reason regular service is imperative is simple: By ensuring all of the basics are in working order, you can generally extend the overall lifespan of the Subaru itself.


That’s why we’re here to provide you with a simple guide of when to go by months or mileage in terms of scheduling your next maintenance appointment.


When To Make Sure You’re Measuring By Miles


The more often you drive your Subaru — and the longer the distances you cover at a time — the more you are subjecting your vehicle to increased friction and heat. After all, the overall operation of the engine can put stress on the Subaru, thereby rendering regular service a must.


Specifically, we recommend that Subaru owners schedule routine maintenance and service every 6,000 miles if they drive more often. Take note, however, that this primarily applies to Subaru models 2015 and newer. Older models will likely need to be serviced on a more frequent basis.


And if you’re wondering why we’re not sticking to the old “3,000-mile” rule of thumb, the reason is that many car components today, such as oil, have increased in both their quality and longevity.


“It used to be normal to recommend an oil change every 3,000 miles,” according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). “However, with modern lubricants, most newer engines have recommended oil change intervals of 5,000 to 7,500 miles.”


When To Manage Maintenance By Months


Not driving as much? In that case, service should be on your to-do list every six months.


The reason you should still invest in regular maintenance even if your Subaru spends more time in the driveway than on the highway is that the chemicals that sit within the engine are still subject to time-related degradation.


For example, your car’s motor oil will slowly be oxidized over time, even if it does not undergo regular engine circulation. Thus, the chemical make-up of the oil breaks down and increases the viscosity of the liquid, thereby potentially impeding your Subaru’s functionality.


“Even missing one oil change can contribute to premature engine wear, or cause damage and reduce the chances of your car remaining reliable for long,” Consumer Reports explains.


And bear in mind that oil is only one piece of the larger picture.


Seeking Out Certified Service With SOJAX


Are you still not entirely sure which method of maintenance measurement is best suited for your Subaru? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!


Not only do we offer a maintenance schedule search on our website based on your specific vehicle, but we also offer a two-year complimentary maintenance option for your new Subaru, regardless of whether it is a leased or purchased vehicle.


But if this deal isn’t quite up your alley, that’s okay, too. For high-mileage drivers searching for a lasting and reliable option, we can also provide you with a complimentary lifetime powertrain warranty!


In any case, Subaru of Jacksonville is here to ensure you’re always safe and road-ready in your vehicle. You can get your oil changed, tires rotated, and some minor maintenance repairs with

NO appointment through our Subaru Express Service.


Is your Subaru in need of maintenance? Contact our team today by calling 904-641-6455 or visit www.sojax.com to make an appointment or find out more information!

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