Long Road Trip Service FAQ Information at Carter Subaru Ballard in Seattle, WA

How Do I Prepare my Vehicle for a Long Road Trip? | Service FAQs at Carter Subaru Ballard

The open road is what your Subaru was made for! Whether you're kitted out with roof racks and outdoor toys, a pop-up camper for sleeping under the stars or just the family and a few suitcases, there's no better road trip car than a Subaru. But getting stranded in the middle of the high desert or a mountain pass because of mechanical failure can happen to anyone, driving any car. Here are some maintenance essentials the experts at Carter Subaru Ballard recommend you check before hitting the road.

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Road Trip Maintenance Essentials

Your vehicle contacts the road at just four points: the tires. As such, they're a critical part of getting anywhere safely. Check your tires and ensure they've got the recommended air pressure. Check the tread, too. Any reading less than 2/32" is a potential hazard, and those tires should be replaced before you embark. We also recommend checking your engine oil. While you might be able to get away with aging oil during a commute on suburban side streets, the heat generated by long stretches at highway speeds can put a serious strain on your engine, and put you at risk of a thermal breakdown. It's also worth checking your hoses and belts, since they're relatively simple to replace, but can wear out quickly and will render you stranded when they fail.

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More Questions? Don't Hesitate to Ask the Experts at Carter Subaru Ballard

If you have more questions about the care and maintenance of your Subaru, the pros in the service and parts centers at Carter Subaru Ballard can help! These vehicles have developed a reputation for being durable and reliable for a reason: With proper care, there's practically no road you can't conquer in a well-equipped Subaru. Our service experts quite literally know your Subaru inside and out. Give us a call to ask any questions or schedule any maintenance you need performed, or simply visit our dealership located at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

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Honest, Hassle-free Service from Factory-Certified Subaru Experts at Carter Subaru Ballard

At Carter Subaru in Ballard, we're in it with our customers for the long haul. Whether you bought your Subaru from us a decade ago, a year, a month, or from somewhere else entirely, we want to earn the business of maintaining your Subaru. We proudly stock OEM parts, tools and chemicals so the job gets done correctly, to manufacturer specifications, every time. And our parts department is staffed by knowledgeable, friendly associates who can help you find the component you need for your project, whether it's as simple as new wiper blades or as complex as a total engine overhaul. We're proud to be the Seattle metro area's home for Subaru sales, parts and service since 1960.

Carter Subaru Ballard

5201 Leary Ave NW
Directions Seattle, WA 98107

  • Sales: (206) 782-7475
  • Service: (877) 835-5240
  • Parts: (877) 884-0162
  1. Carter Subaru Ballard

    5201 Leary Ave NW
    Seattle, WA 98107

    • Sales: (888) 843-2701

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