Frequently Asked Service Questions | Houston, TX

Your Service Questions Answered at Superior Subaru of Houston

Here at Superior Subaru of Houston, we know that you want nothing more than to keep your Subaru vehicle in great condition for years to come. That's why our service center is here to keep your Subaru performing like new. From serious repairs to the simplest of routine maintenance, we have the parts and expertise to help drivers from Cypress and Tomball, like you. As Subaru vehicles get more complex and technology advances, repairs and maintenance become more crucial than ever before. We know that you have questions about how to best service your Subaru, so we compiled our most frequently asked service questions into this page. Read on to learn more, and then stop by Superior Subaru of Houston or schedule an appointment online!

When should I come in for service?              

Every new Subaru vehicle has a recommended maintenance schedule to keep it driving like it did when it first drove out of our Jersey Village showroom. This schedule was created by Subaru engineers, and when followed your Subaru should stay in tip-top shape. It lets you know when to get things such as brake inspections, oil changes, and spark plug replacements. But if your check engine light comes on unexpectedly, it's always recommended to bring you Subaru to our service center to see why it's illuminated.

Why are engine oil changes important?               

As oil ages, it fails to lubricate the engine properly, and can create metal-on-metal contact that hurts the engine, which runs the risk of damaging your vehicle's engine. It will also break down into sludge, which will further hinder the many different moving parts of your vehicle's engine and reduce performance. Replacing your oil on time and will prolong the life of your engine and keep it running smoothly.

Do I still need to do maintenance on a leased vehicle?   

Even when you're leasing a Subaru vehicle, it's important to keep it up-to-date on regularly scheduled maintenance. Doing so will keep your leased vehicle in great shape, and you'll avoid accidentally voiding your warranty! Sometimes, lease plans allow you to include maintenance with your lease, meaning you simply bring your leased Subaru to the dealership for service at regular intervals. If all goes well, during a 36-month lease you'll only need to service your Subaru three to four times.

Why is preventative maintenance important?               

You know the saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" Well, truer words have never been said when it comes to taking care of your Subaru vehicle. Regular preventative maintenance, such as fluid and spark plug replacements, tire rotations, and brake pad replacements prevent serious damage to your vehicle. By following your Subaru maintenance schedule and bringing your vehicle to our service center regularly, you can ensure that you'll get the most out of your Subaru.

Should I purchase OEM parts for my Subaru?               

Here at Superior Subaru of Houston, we always want the best for your specific vehicle. That's why we always recommend Subaru OEM parts for repairs-since they're factory-approved, it means they've gone through the same quality and safety tests as the Subaru parts that originally came with your vehicle. And while aftermarket parts are normally less expensive, they aren't held to the same high standards as Subaru OEM parts. This could mean replacing them more frequently, and a higher cost overall. Factory-approved Subaru parts are quite literally made for your vehicle, ensuring a long lifespan and quality fit.

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