Need help with your Subaru repair right away? Call us in Seattle at (206)364-8089. Even if you just have a few questions we are here for you. You can also use our contact form here anytime.
Independent Subaru Repair Mechanics
At Suburb Service we are independent Subaru repair mechanics servicing and repairing Subaru exclusively for over 20 years. Simply stated we are the most experienced and the most trusted Subaru Service center in the region.
Our goal has always been to be the best Subaru Service Center in the Pacific Northwest and specialize in quality Subaru service and repairs.
We offer free loaners while your Subaru is being serviced. We have 12 loaner cars all maintained by Suburb Service, all Subarus and we make it easy for you to get your Subaru repaired by having a car here for you to take at no additional charge.
Because we only work on Subaru we always have parts in stock so your car can be in and out the same day in most cases.
Don’t Skip your Subaru Maintenance Check ups
Much like with your own health, check-ups and a healthy regimen are key to your longevity. It’s the same way with your Subaru. Preventative maintenance – also known as routine scheduled maintenance – is critically important to your car’s health. Skimping on regular oil changes, filter changes and tire rotations can lead to complications down the road.
From spark plugs to hoses and belts, our routine scheduled maintenance we do for your Subaru can head off major issues before they leave you stranded and frustrated.
Each of our preventative maintenance check-up includes a look at your engine, how it’s performing and sounding and can tip you off to small problems before they become major ones.
If you’re concerned that scheduled maintenance is a dealer rip-off, know that anytime you use the dealer’s repair shop, you’re looking at a heftier bill than from an independent shop.
Suburb Service can take care of all of your preventative maintenance affordably to ensure you’ve got a stress free ride in a healthy Subaru.
Routine Independent Subaru Repair Tips
If Your Engine’s Knocking, Don’t Get Left Walking
As soon as your Subaru develops a questionable symptom such as knocking, stalling, shimmying or anything out of the ordinary, the longer you ignore it, the greater the risk that something small can turn into a major repair that can leave you an unwilling pedestrian!
Bring your Subaru in for repairs if you have any of these symptoms:
- Steering problems or squeaks when turning – can indicate low fluid or a more serious transmission problem
- Stalling or requires repeated cranks to turn over – could be low battery fluids, dying battery, alternator or other more serious issues
- Increased smoke from tailpipe – can indicate emission system problems
- Noisy, grinding brakes or difficulty braking – can indicate need for pads, calipers or rotors
- Air conditioning or heat not blowing cold or hot – can indicate low coolant, fan or belt problems or low fluids
- Uneven tire wear or shimmying – can indicate problems with steering, struts, shocks, axles or alignment
If your Subaru is off-kilter, no matter what the symptom, Suburb Service can get you in, out and back on the road quickly and affordably. Don’t let a little problem turn into a major automotive crisis.
Head Gasket Repair Services
Different vehicles have earned reputations for having particular foibles. With Subaru, it’s the head gasket. Consumer Reports shows head gasket problems have been ongoing issues with many models through year 2004.
2002 Subaru vehicles are particularly problematic, incurring more than double the number of problems of any other year Subaru between 1996 through 2012. And the Outback is far and away the most frequently repaired of all Subaru models, followed by the Legacy and the Forester.
So how do you know if your Subaru is having head gasket issues? You may see an oily residue in your coolant overflow or coolant or oil leaks underneath your vehicle. Your engine may overheat on long highway drives or mountainous roads.
If your Subaru overheats – stop the car immediately – continuing to drive an overheated engine can result in complete and permanent engine breakdown. Do NOT open the radiator cap while your engine is hot – you can be seriously burned.
The earlier you recognize the symptoms and bring your Subaru in for a repair, the cheaper the repair will be. The longer you leave it, the greater the risk for engine damage that can be costly.
Driving your Subaru with blown head gaskets can damage cylinder heads and even the motor. Contact Suburb Service at our North Seattle location and we can pick up your car and even give you a loaner while we get your Subaru road ready.
IF YOU SUSPECT A HEAD GASKET PROBLEM, CALL US NOW!
We are Subaru Repair Greenies
Subaru owners are the greenest and most ecology conscious in the world. Suburb Service takes great pride in recycling our parts so they don’t make their way into landfills. You can not only trust us to repair your Subaru, you can also trust us to clean up our mess properly because we love the Pacific Northwest just as much as you.
Don’t Pay more for Subaru Repair
Dealership repair shops charge ridiculous prices. General repair shops may not have the expertise to recognize Subaru-specific issues. Even mechanics that say they specialize in all Japanese models are over-reaching. But Suburb Service only works on Subaru– it’s all we’ve done for the past 20 years – so our expertise is assured.
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