How to Know When My Vehicle Needs to be Serviced?

How to Tell When Your Car Needs Attention from Our Subaru Service Team

Auto maintenance can be something of a mystery, but it doesn't have to be here at Delaware Subaru. Here at our Subaru service center in Wilmington, DE, we're equipped to help with all your Subaru needs ranging from basic maintenance to complex repairs. So, if you ever have any service needs or questions about how you should go about caring for your vehicle, we can help.

If you have questions about Subaru service, we encourage you to explore the frequently-asked questions regarding maintenance here on this page. Of course, if you don't find the answers you need, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. A member of our team will be happy to speak with you to get you the information you need.

How can I tell when my car needs to be serviced?

Your vehicle has a schedule with factory-recommended maintenance. Checking and following this schedule is the best and easiest way to tell what your car needs and when. It's also important to be mindful of warning signs like warning lights, unusual engine noise, excessive tire wear, and other symptoms that could point to problems with your vehicle that need expert attention.

What do warning lights mean?

Warning lights tell you that something about your car needs attention ranging anywhere between alerting you that your car door is ajar to warning you that your engine needs service. The main thing to keep in mind as you drive around West Chester is that warning lights generally tell you when there is already a problem, so it's important to address them as soon as possible to avoid more damage to your vehicle.

How do I find out what these warning lights mean?

Your car's owner's manual offers explanations about all your car's warning lights so that you can brush up on them and have a better understanding of what your car is trying to tell you. We're also able to diagnose warning lights and get to the bottom of their reasons for illuminating.

How do I tell when my car needs an oil change?

Most cars need an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or so. If your car is overdue, you might experience problems like engine noise and rough idling. Neglecting oil changes can cause costly damage to your engine, so if you're not sure about your car's oil change needs, please don't hesitate to make an appointment at our Subaru service center near Newark, DE.

How do I tell when my car needs a tire rotation?

It's a good idea to rotate your tires every six months or so to help them wear evenly and last longer. If you notice that your tires are wearing down rapidly, it could be a sign that you need a tire rotation or a wheel alignment. We're happy to help you gauge the condition of your tires and help you improve their lifespan.

How long can I wait to schedule service?

We recommend scheduling service as soon as you can if you have a service interval coming up, or you experience a problem like an illuminated warning light. Putting off service can lead to safety hazards and pricey repairs. It can even void your car's warranty! So, if your car needs attention, please don't wait. Give us a call right away, and we'll be happy to help.

Where can I schedule Subaru service near me?

Our Subaru service center is proud to serve drivers from here to Salem, NJ and Elkton, MD, so you can call on us whenever your car needs maintenance or repair. You can schedule online, call our service center, or swing by in person to get on the books!

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