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Subaru Service Tips for Drivers Stuck at Home in Kenmore

Stay-at-home notices and shelter-in-place orders are still impacting drivers across the nation. As social distancing becomes the new normal and many are beginning to work at home and drive less, it's important not to overlook your Subaru service. Whether it's time for a little tidying up or some simple factory-scheduled maintenance, your car will thank you for the attention. A little time invested now can help prevent the need for repair down the road, so consider completing these tasks while you're stuck at home in Kenmore.

1. Start Your Car Regularly

When was the last time you started your car's engine? If you can't remember, do it now. As Subaru owners wait out the pandemic, their vehicles sitting idle can result in dead batteries. You don't want to deal with that when it's time to go out to pick up groceries. And when starting the car, let it run for 10 minutes to reach normal operating temperature and give the battery a good charge before shutting it off.

2. Wash & Wax the Exterior

Take time to wash and wax the exterior of your car on a nice day. All you need is a hose, some car wash liquid and a brush. This will protect painted surfaces, and while you're at it, why not take a hand vacuum to the interior? The next time you drive will be more enjoyable!

3. Rotate Your Tires

Have some experience with cars? You don't have to be an auto technician to complete some simple maintenance tasks. If you know what you're doing, tire rotations can be an easy Subaru service to perform at home to help extend tire life.

4. Perform an At-Home Tune-Up

Again, if you're handy with cars you may be able to delay a trip to your Subaru service center by doing a little work in the garage. It doesn't take much to top off your oil and fluids, and it's a good idea to test all your vehicle's features and note what you could work on or replace while you're stuck at home.

5. Take Your Car to a Subaru Service Center When Necessary

Suburb Service is doing everything possible to continue service for your Subaru during this strange time. You still need your vehicle ready to roll and we're here for you for any service or repair you need. We've made changes to the way we do things to follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

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