What Does a Tune Up for Your Subaru Do Service FAQ Information in Seattle, WA
Subaru tune up service FAQ

What Does a Tune Up for the Modern Car Consist Of?

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It used to be that doing a tune-up on your daily driver meant replacing things like spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor, spark plugs, and manually adjusting the fuel-air mixture on the carburetor. Virtually all vehicles today are now made without most of these components. Advanced computer controls have addressed many previously replaceable parts with more permanent solutions. The result is that the spark plugs are about the only things left from the old tune-up that still needs to be replaced at a certain point. Even here, modern materials and engineering have provided extended life spark plugs that can last up to 100,000 miles.

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Of course, nothing is ever quite so simple when it comes to the proper maintenance of your vehicle. Driving demands and environments will play a significant role in how often certain maintenance needs to be done. If you enjoy the capability of a Subaru with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive off the paved road, the dust will require filters to be changed more frequently. The best way to get the longest and most reliable performance between maintenance stops is to use genuine OEM parts, filters, and products.

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OEM parts are those made by Original Equipment Manufacturers. These are the same items that the factory relies on when making your vehicle. Genuine OEM parts are approved by the engineers that designed your vehicle, and they're all meticulously produced to work flawlessly with every other system in the vehicle. Whether you're maintaining your own vehicle over the weekend in your garage or you feel more comfortable letting trained technicians take care of it, you can't go wrong with factory components.

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How Often Should Subaru Maintenance & Tune-Ups be Done?

Above, we mentioned that certain maintenance needs to be done at different intervals depending on the demands of the vehicle. Your Subaru owner's manual offers a general guideline for basic scheduled maintenance, but we recommend verifying this schedule with a service advisor at an authorized Subaru dealer. This way, you can be certain that your vehicle's specific needs are best cared for.

Carter Subaru Ballard is part of a local Seattle dealership group that's been faithfully serving automotive needs in the Puget Sound for nearly 60 years. Give us a call or stop by to learn more about the maintenance and care of your Subaru.

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    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

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