Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Car Year: 2017
Car Model: Foz 2.5i
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If your dealer will do a la carte service (as mine will), have them do the fluid changes and other *real* work you want them to do and look at your own radiator hoses, antifreeze level, brake fluid level, tire tread wear, etc. I prefer having them do the tangible stuff like fluid changes to get face time with the svc manager and other service guys if there is a problem and to prove beyond a doubt that you have done oil changes and things that might be questioned if you end up with an oil consumption problem or something.
Stuff like air filters, cabin air filters, and various inspections may be things you can do yourself. (Why pay the dealer $75 to change a $10 cabin air filter--a 5 minute job? And the cabin filter would not affect any warranty coverages.) Plus, you can join mysubaru.com and log your own service work or service work done by other shops. For instance, Discount Tire does my rotations for free, and I log them on mysubaru.com to make it clear these are being done and also to remind myself of mileage readings.
If the dealer insists that you spend $300 to have them "inspect" stuff, find another dealer.
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