When and where do I need Subaru service in Albuquerque, NM for my car to keep from breaking down? 

Subaru is well-known for being such a durable brand, with cars and SUVs that will stand up to New Mexico’s ever-changing seasons. From freezing winters, blistering heat and everything in between, New Mexico can test vehicles and drivers alike! Sometimes it’s just plain hard to figure out when your Subaru really needs maintenance, and when it’s OK to let it slide a bit. Let’s take oil and filter changes, which are essentially the lifeblood of any vehicle. Together, they not only supply a thin, lubricating film between moving parts, they also encapsulate and keep abrasive waste substances from damaging the engine. For new cars, Subaru recommends 6,000 miles or six months between oil and filter changes under standard conditions. But waiting until that “Service Due Soon” light to start blinking on the dash might be too late to prevent damage! So, if it’s a new car, protect your factory warranty by following the service schedule (listed in the owner’s manual) for it. Using a licensed dealer like Fiesta Subaru can also help document when and where your car had service in the past. Even if not a Subaru from Fiesta Subaru, they have a computer link to the factory that might help figure out when it was last serviced. The service department can use your vehicle identification number (VIN) to look up any service done in the U.S. and advise you whether service is needed.

But the Subaru service in Albuquerque NM for your Subaru’s maintenance can be far more than just an oil and filter change. Your Subaru seems to be running OK for the time being, and while most Subarus manufactured after 2001 have parts designed to last for 100K miles or more, there’s components like radiators, air and cabin filters that need service more often. Short of trying to do everything yourself, there’s a hidden reason why allowing a dealership like Fiesta Subaru to do the work. Beyond using genuine Subaru factory parts, they employ factory trained technicians to access your Subaru diagnostic system to get an accurate reading of any problem that might put you off the road. Modern vehicles use a complex set of electronic systems to run not only the engine and braking systems, but also keep track of trouble when a sensor detects it. Just as important is these sensors can detect problems with the complex safety systems built into it. Dealerships like Fiesta Subaru have spent thousands of dollars into specialized scanners and electronic tools, but also the technicians to expertly run them. Properly training a single Subaru tech can take between two and five years, but that background allows them to diagnose problems that would otherwise go untreated. Even older Subaru models can sometimes use factory trained techs to get them back on the road quickly. Since seasoned techs are familiar with Subaru as a brand, they can sometimes spot issues with older models they’ve worked on for years. Familiarity with Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) posted by Subaru can also track common problem areas and provide guidance on the best way to fix them, sometimes at no cost to the consumer.

Subaru Service in Albuquerque NM For Repairs Large and Small

Beyond all of these reasons, a state-of-the-art dealership like Fiesta Subaru will offer an air conditioned (or heated) lounge for customers to wait in comfort while their service work is done. They have widescreen TVs, Wi-Fi connections and customer work areas as well. For those customers who enjoy biking in, there’s even a place to adjust or work on their bike while the car gets fixed. A free car wash is even included with most services to make sure your Subaru (or other vehicle) is clean and shiny once the repair is complete. Beyond this, proper maintenance takes away the hassle of recycling used oil, filters, antifreeze, brakes or other toxic materials and keeping them out of the environment. Fiesta Subaru also offers a multipoint inspection of other parts and automotive systems to ensure reliability with a written report. They have limited hours on Saturdays, and reservations can be made online or via phone (505-499-5240), so, whether you enjoy their free Wi-Fi, complimentary snacks and newspapers as your Subaru gets serviced, there are plenty of reasons to stop by the dealership of Fiesta Subaru at 8100 Lomas Blvd in Albuquerque, NM.