2020 Subaru Crosstrek

One of the many reasons why Subaru drivers choose this brand over others is because of its known reliability. You trust that your car will take you down the road as needed, but your Subaru's ongoing longevity and excellent condition are dependent on its condition. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may prefer to stay out of the auto service shop as much as possible. However, whether you are relying on your vehicle more than before as an essential worker or your vehicle has been sitting on the driveway for a few weeks or longer, it requires your regular attention to keep it properly maintained.

Choose the Right Oil Change Method

Even though you need to stay out of crowded waiting areas at lube shops right now, your Subaru does need an oil change periodically. If it is time for your vehicle to have a lube service, you have a few convenient options available. You can save money and stay safe at home if you change your car's oil yourself. Online videos provide you with a fast and easy way to learn how to get the project done right. An alternative is to drive your Subaru to an oil change shop that will let you remain inside your car while their mechanics do the work.

Inspect Your Subaru

If you are a first responder or an essential worker, you may use your Subaru more heavily than before. On the other hand, if the quarantine or stay-at-home order has impacted you, your Subaru may rarely be driven right now. In both instances, you need to be proactive about auto care. By inspecting the exterior of your Subaru and by looking under the hood regularly, you could spot developing issues that could be addressed now to avoid serious repair issues down the road.

Drive Your Subaru

When your Subaru sits unused for a lengthy period, the tires can begin to weaken where they contact the ground. The brakes could get rusty. The battery could lose power, and the hoses and belts can begin to dry out and crack. These damages are all preventable through the simple step of driving your car regularly. Make arrangements to drive your Subaru for approximately 20 to 30 minutes in a row each week.

Your Subaru will continue to provide you with reliable transportation when you do your part to keep it well-maintained. Our Subaru associates are on-hand to assist with your needs and concerns during the pandemic and beyond.