Importance of Subaru Maintenance Even When Driving Less

How Can You Keep Your Vehicle Properly Maintained When You Drive Less? Find Out with Tips from Santa Cruz Subaru in Santa Cruz, CA

There are many reasons why people are taking fewer trips these days, including more businesses offering a work-from-home model. If you find that you drive less than before, you may be wondering how best you can take care of your vehicle. At Santa Cruz Subaru, we want to help make this process easy for you. Read these tips to find out how you can take care of your Subaru even when you're driving less, and then come to Santa Cruz Subaru, serving Capitola, Live Oak, and all around Santa Cruz County.

Does My Subaru Still Need Maintenance as Often?

There are a few services in your Subaru that will not need to be performed as often since they are based solely on mileage. For example, you may find that you don't need your brake pads replaced as frequently. However, other services will need to be performed at the same rate or even more often. Oil changes are one such service since oil can break down with time.

How To Keep Your Subaru in Good Condition When You Drive Less

  • Go on a Weekly Drive
    As your Subaru sits, its battery will slowly drain. When you drive every day, you won't realize this because the alternator charges the battery when your engine is on. However, if you go too long between drives, your battery may drain entirely. A weekly drive can help prevent this; however, you should be sure to drive for at least twenty minutes to give the alternator the time it needs to recharge the battery. Regular drives can also keep the tires from developing flat spots and keep rust from building up on the brakes.
  • Check the Tire Pressure Before You Drive
    As time passes, the amount of air in your tires will decrease. Since low tire pressure can lead to problems, you should ensure that your tires are properly inflated before you drive.
  • Keep the Gas Tank Full
    Condensation may accumulate inside a gas tank that is mostly empty. This can cause problems with your engine, so it's best to keep the gas tank full.
  • Protect the Exterior
    If you're parking your vehicle outside, you should wash and wax it regularly to protect the exterior from damage.

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When you're ready to make an appointment at the place that knows your Subaru best, head to Santa Cruz Subaru. Use our online service scheduler or give us a call; we look forward to seeing you!

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Directions Capitola, CA 95010

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