Maintenance Matters

Regular maintenance can give you peace of mind that your vehicle will perform at its best on the roads around Orange County. While you might feel like it's okay to skip things now and then because you've got a busy schedule or because of the expense, there are good reasons why your vehicle's manufacturer recommends certain services in a certain timeframe.

I'm not very mechanically inclined. What can I do for my car?

You can incorporate little maintenance tasks into your monthly routine that will have a far greater impact on your vehicle's overall health than the short time it takes to do them. They also don't require a lot of skill. Check your tires' pressure and keep an eye on tread wear so you're not taken by surprise with an unexpected flat.

Fill any fluid reservoirs that start getting low, like your window washer fluid or coolant. Even washing your car and maintaining its exterior will have a positive effect on your car's performance. Large patches of corrosion are not only unsightly, they lower your vehicle's value and create aerodynamic drag, which lowers your fuel efficiency.


When should I replace my wiper blades?

When you start noticing your wiper blades losing their efficiency, it might be time for a new set. If the Anaheim sun strikes your windshield all day long, it can slowly cook the rubber in your wiper blades, leaving them vulnerable to splitting and cracking. It's also a good idea to get an aggressive set of wiper blades if you're expecting cold temperatures.

How often does my oil need changing?

Synthetic oil blends have extended oil efficiency, doubling or even tripling the length of time between oil changes. Your best guide is your owner's manual, which will instruct you on the ideal oil blend and the proper timeline for changing it.

Be advised that there's a time limit as well as a mileage limit; if you haven't driven many miles, you'll still want to change your oil every six months or so to keep it working efficiently in Laguna Niguel.

Do I need a seasonal set of tires? Why does rotation matter?

If you're anticipating driving in snow, a set of all-season or dedicated winter tires is going to give you the best grip on slippery surfaces near Tustin. You'll also want to regularly rotate your tires, as uneven wear patterns can develop which can lead to a flat.

Is alignment really that important?

You're depending on your tires to keep you on the road and provide grip when you're hurtling down the pavement at freeway speeds, driving through a snowstorm or navigating the road during a downpour.

Your alignment works in tandem with your tires as a system, so if you get a new set of tires, you'll also want to have your alignment adjusted to make sure your steering remains true and your tires won't wear unevenly.

Things seem fine with my car. Can't I just put off a tune-up or inspection?

The experienced and watchful eye of a mechanic can pick up on telltale signs of trouble before they cause enough disturbance to warn the average driver. Getting a tune-up gives you peace of mind that potential problems will be caught and addressed as well as ensuring your ride will be smooth and uneventful until it's time for your next tune-up. Regular maintenance and inspections of your engine will allow you to ask a higher price when you go to sell your car, so investing in it now will have future benefits.

Schedule Your Routine Maintenance at Irvine Subaru in Lake forest

Trust your vehicle to Irvine Subaru for all of your regular maintenance needs. We specialize in the kinds of services you need to keep your car running smoothly in Irvine, and we always use manufacturer recommended timetables, additives, and parts.

We're here to take care of your vehicle quickly and competently so you can get back to your busy schedule with a car you can depend on. Check with us to see if we're running any specials so you can save even more money on the kinds of service you need most.

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