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I just bought a 2014 legacy 2.5i, and the dealer asked us to buy a pre-paid maintenance plan covering 3year per 7500 miles, and it cost over 1200!!!

Do I need to buy it? Would it be cheaper to go to some independent repair shop?

Does anyone has recommendations for good SUBARU repair shop near tysons corer or fairfax city?
 

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Welcome to the forum!

You can do your maintenance yourself, or you can have an independent shop or Subaru do it. All will be fine for warranty purposes... just keep all your receipts and records to show you followed scheduled maintenance.
 

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It will be cheaper doing it at an independent shop or DIY. Like what Geo said, keep all your receipts since you're under factory warranty. Also, it's a good idea to enter your service work done on mysubaru.com.
 

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If you don't have your car serviced at a dealer, just make sure to keep your invoices/receipts. In my area, dealers are pretty competitive with the independents and chain lubes on maintenance.
 

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Hi Silvia,

Welcome :Banane35:


It's a bit further out, about an hour from you, but Andrewtech are rated very highly. I've never heard a bad word said about them tbh.

They are an independant Subaru specialist and, although they do a lot of tuning work, they do a lot of regular servicing too.

Andrewtech, Gaithersburg, MD 240-683-1000
 

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I have 3 subarus now and I had the chase Subaru card that got me $100 service /goods gift cards I have $3000 of them still. So I just have the dealer work n them. It's a great card if they still offer it $3000 spent gets u $100
 

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There must be 50 ways to leave your dealer...

I just bought a 2014 legacy 2.5i, and the dealer asked us to buy a pre-paid maintenance plan covering 3year per 7500 miles, and it cost over 1200!!!

Do I need to buy it? Would it be cheaper to go to some independent repair shop?
What could/would you do if you weren't happy with the service?

My first 10,000 km service included oil two inches above the MAX fill line, and the suggestion by the Saturday "Service Manager" that I was wrong to check the oil...WITHOUT...the engine running. That strange bit of advice came after trying to get a call back three times over 1 1/2 hours and finally threatening never to deal with their shop again.

"Yeah, that's too much oil," the mechanic said. The kid sweeping the floor looked nervous.

I've since decided not to go back unless it's warranty related. So far, the only problem is that the clock is losing time. Thanks to finally getting the oil filled to near the MAX line, I've been able to determine that it's NOT...using oil. I've decided to limit my trips here, too. After a few threads I get the feeling that all kinds of things are likely to be going wrong. Who needs that? It's bad enough to be told by a Subaru Service Manager that I don't even know how to check oil. I think I'll just be a drive-and-forget-it type of Forester owner; let my longtime regular mechanic change the oil and trust him with the service. He doesn't offer pre-paid plans. He doesn't have to. You don't have to trap people when they like what you do. Hey, I have to stop writing this. I'm getting mad, again...
 
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