Maintenance Schedule

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Bill Bradley, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley Guest

    I took my 2006 OB in at 3000 miles for the initial, and, got a sticker
    saying to bring it back at 6000 miles, not 7500. I asked why, and, was told
    that the schedule is wrong, and, it's not every 3750, but, every 3000 miles.

    I know THAT'S not true, but, are they just trying to rip me off with more
    frequent servicing, or, what?

    Thanks!
     
    Bill Bradley, Jul 25, 2006
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    ricardo381 Guest

    If you check the maintenance schedule booklet, I recall the first
    service is scheduled at 3,750 miles with subsequent services to be
    performed every 7,500 miles unless you operate your car under "severe"
    conditions as defined in the booklet.
     
    ricardo381, Jul 25, 2006
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  3. Dealerships will often create their own, accelerated (more expensive)
    schedule. Your warranty only requires the time/mileage listed in the
    booklet and even then, if you had a claim - say - for a leaking radiator
    hose - they would have a hard time claiming it was because you didn't
    have your tires rotated on schedule. The entire schedule can also be
    performed by yourself or an indie mech if you want and still not cause
    warranty claims to be disallowed. Of course, under certain circumstances
    eyebrows may elevate, but most reasonable folks with reasonable claims
    have had few issues, even if they had to get a zone manager involved.

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jul 25, 2006
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    mulder Guest

    You can go to the Subaru website and view/print out the latest
    revision of Subaru's official maintenance schedule for your car. Take
    that to your dealer and insist that they comply with it or you will go
    elsewhere.
    Although the difference between 3000 and 3750 isn't that much, it
    sounds like they are expecting you to follow the "severe service"
    intervals rather than the regular maintenance schedule. Unless your
    usage of the car qualifies as severe service per the requirements
    listed, there is no need to service it that frequently.
     
    mulder, Jul 26, 2006
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    yngver Guest

    My dealer did the same thing, although I initially waited until 3750 to
    bring it in (and if I am reading the manual correctly, for the 2006
    Forester even that only applies to the turbo, so I didn't even really
    need to do that). They also put on a sticker staying to change the oil
    again in another 3K miles. I wouldn't say it's completely a rip off,
    really, but that at least in this city all the dealers seem to think
    that if you do any city driving at all, that qualifies as severe
    conditions and you are better off changing oil more often.

    It isn't going to hurt to change your oil more frequently, but unless
    you really do drive under the severe conditions defined by Subaru, you
    don't have to. I do *some* stop and go driving but I don't think that
    qualifies as severe.
     
    yngver, Jul 26, 2006
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  6. Hi,

    While I agree in principle, if you read thru the books from various
    manufacturers, it's pretty hard to drive your car under what most of us
    consider "everyday" conditions and NOT qualify as severe service under
    some, if not many! And there's a lot of disagreement on what intervals
    to use--one of my books says 3750 mi, another one, same make but
    different model, says 5000! Still, I'd think 3750 miles should be more
    than frequent enough.

    Rick
     
    Rick Courtright, Jul 27, 2006
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  7. Hi,
    Subaru's maintenance schedule is 3 months or 3000 miles for the first oil
    change IF it's a six cylinder but if it's not then the schedule is 7 1/2
    months or 7500 miles under "normal driving".

    NissanSalesRep

    I also sell Subaru's
     
    NissanSalesRep, Aug 3, 2006
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