What it Means to Break-in Your New Subaru

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Buying a new Subaru really is a big deal. When you choose Subaru engineering, you get the added bonus of world class safety features, premier technology and the renowned Subaru exclusive BOXER® engine. Partnered with unmatched reliability and durability, stepping into a Subaru that is uniquely yours is a pleasure all its own. But don’t just take our word for it; according to KBB, 96% of all Subaru vehicles produced in the past decade are still cruising down the road today. That’s an astounding feat! To get the most longevity out of your new ride, it’s important to understand the proper way to break-in your Subaru. Below you’ll discover some helpful hints on how to go about this, and the best ways to optimize your Subaru for years to come.

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Steps to Break-in Your New Ride

The first 1,000 miles you put on your new Subaru are the ones you want to be mindful of. During those first 1,000 miles you truly break in the elite flat BOXER® engine tucked under the hood of your ride. You’ll want to give your engine a taste of several different RPMs, so a mixture of leisurely city streets to start and highways a few hundred miles later are a good way to give your engine a taste of the roads ahead. Over the lifetime of your ride you’ll drive a variety of speeds, and it’s good to break-in your ride early on, but you want to be mindful to keep your RPMs under 4,000. We know you’re buzzing to push the pedal to the floor and experience the thrill of your new Subaru, especially if you’re behind the wheel of a Subaru powerhouse like the BRZ or WRX, but if you can avoid hard, quick acceleration and hard stops during this pivotal time, your engine will thank you in the long run.

You might not think of it right off the bat, but understanding the routine maintenance schedule for your new Subaru can go a long way towards helping break your ride in the right way. Checking your owners manual from the very beginning is a step in the right direction to understanding your vehicle’s unique maintenance schedule. Learning about the ideal timeline for your new Subaru, and how maintaining that schedule can go a long way to extending the lifespan of your ride, is key to getting the most out of your vehicle’s replaceable parts. The manual is an excellent guide to help you get to know your vehicle from the inside out, and is a key component to knowing when it’s time for maintenance or repairs. Bringing in your Subaru to have our experts handle routine maintenance, including fluid replacement such as coolant, radiator fluid and power steering fluid helps keep your ride running in peak condition. You can also have standard maintenance like an oil change or windshield wiper replacement done with ease and stay on your vehicle’s suggested maintenance routine. When key tasks are skipped or pushed out, you might notice otherwise avoidable issues with your ride, which can lead to costly repairs down the road and impact your ride. If you have any questions, or you just want our experts to take a peek and let you know if anything needs to be addressed, you are always welcome to visit us here in Salt Lake City at Nate Wade Subaru.

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