Ah, it’s time to shed that winter coat and enjoy summertime after a long slog through winter and spring. What could be better than this time of year? Well, if your Subaru could raise their hand, they might wish for someone to look at that bright RED ‘Service Due Soon” light that’s been blinking on the dash. Could it be time to address your Subaru service in Albuquerque, NM? But what’s the hurry? Your Subaru seems to be running OK for the time being, and you could just stop by a local parts store to have a free scan done of the car, right? Well, that’s just one example of a problem that consumers often think they can take on by themselves. But the problem is, parts stores may often use an inexpensive electronic scanner to look for parts failures. Often, a lower paid employee with little training ends up trying to figure out what’s wrong when the problem(s) may be much more complex than they can handle. At best, a repair could end up with the consumer buying parts they really don’t need and may be inferior to genuine Subaru factory parts. In a worst case scenario, the “fix” won’t ever address the root cause of the problem, and your vehicle may stop and be stranded, or enter “limp mode” in which a serious problem is detected and only the minimum amount of power is allowed by the onboard diagnostic system to get off the road.
Modern vehicles today have a complex set of electronic systems running not only the engine but also the safety systems built into it. Dealerships like Fiesta Kia not only invest thousands of dollars into specialized scanners and electronic tools but also the technicians to expertly run them. The cost of training a single tech can be between two and five years, but the experience they bring can be priceless. With modern cars running over a 100 lines of code to operate, a Subaru factory trained tech can get these computerized wonders back on the road quickly. Even better, seasoned techs are familiar with Subaru as a brand and can identify warranty issues in any number of cases. They are also familiar with Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) put out by Subaru. TSBs from the factory track common problem areas and provide guidance on the best way to fix them, often at no cost to the consumer.
Certainly, technicians can change the oil and filter, or perform any number of standard maintenance tasks while you relax in their air-conditioned lounge. But it’s their training and experience to get your Subaru (or other make and model) ready for a trouble-free summer vacation trip. With more and more people electing to take control of their trips by going in their own vehicles, proper maintenance takes on an even greater importance. Did you know that the proper mix of antifreeze and water can keep your radiator from boiling over in the heat of summer? Your tech does, and Fiesta Subaru often offers a multipoint check of this, and other automotive systems to ensure reliability. Open Saturdays, with reservations available online or via phone (505-499-5468), So, whether you use their free Wi-Fi, complimentary snacks and newspapers while your Subaru gets serviced, it’s a great way to get the summer started by addressing your Subaru service in Albuquerque, NM at Fiesta Subaru located at 7100 Lomas Blvd in Albuquerque, NM 87110.