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FAQ: Car Buying Tips & Tricks

It is normal for Orange Country drivers to have questions about the car buying process. Whether it is choosing which Subaru is best for you, financing or service. Which is why we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help our customers feel more confident when shopping for their next new or used vehicle and for the course of its life.


What is the difference between buying and leasing?

This is the number one question that we get from Lake Forest drivers. Leasing is when you borrow a new Subaru from us, the dealership, to a period of time for an agreed upon amount each month. Buying or financing is when you purchase the vehicle outright with a larger down payment than leasing. Once you are finished paying off your new Subaru you will no longer have monthly payments. There are a number of pros and cons to both leasing and financing which you can find here.

What do I need to know before applying for credit?

Financing is often the most stressful part of shopping for a new car for many Irvine drivers and understandably so. Before applying for credit you will need to have a realistic budget that you are going to stick to. Our online credit application gives our customers the ability to apply for credit from home on their own time when they are ready.

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In recent years more and more drivers from around Tustin have been choosing to get behind the wheel of a pre-owned vehicle for how much they can save. Not only on initial cost but also on monthly insurance payments. When it comes to shopping for a high-quality pre-owned there is no better brand than Subaru with long-lasting quality and performance that can't be matched.

When do I need to have the oil changed on my Subaru?

Changing your oil on a regular basis is one easy way to ensure lasting performance for many miles to come. Subaru recommends that the average driver has their oil changed roughly every 6-8,000 miles depending on the type of oil your Subaru needs. As well as your driving habits.

When is the service center at Irvine Subaru open?

Our service center is open 6 days a week. Monday through Friday we are open from 7 am to 7 pm. On Saturdays, we are open from 8 am to 4 pm.

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