M45 Automotive

90,000 Service

The 90,000-mile marker is considered a significant service time in your vehicle’s life. A lot can happen between 0 and 90,000 miles. When it comes to maintenance, the 90,000-mile service is a little different than the 30,000 and 60,000. Your Subaru will require more extensive assistance to keep it running like new. One of the most crucial components that will need to be addressed in some models during this scheduled maintenance are the timing components, specifically the timing belt. An interference motor is ultimately reliant on this belt if it snaps while it is running the entire engine is jeopardized. Subaru recommends replacing the timing belt at 90,000 or 105,000 depending on the vehicle.

When you stop by M45 Automotive for your 90,000-mile service in your Outback, you might want to reconsider having the timing belt replaced at that time. While it may be a little early to have done, you can rest easy knowing a critical part of your engine is good for another 90,000 miles. The timing belt is one of the most critical parts of your vehicle’s motor, and it is not recommended to put off this service.

As with the 30,000-mile, and 60,000-mile service an oil change will be performed, as well as spark plug replacement. Oil changes are the one maintenance service that promotes better performance and extends the life of your vehicle. When your engine runs with fresh, clean oil, it lubricates the movable parts easier. Not only will you increase the life of your Subaru, but also you can save on fuel economy.

When you are looking for a reliable Subaru shop in the Auburn, California area, M45 Automotive is your one-stop shop for everything your Subaru needs. Our 90,000-mile service will help to keep your car on the road longer, and running at its peak performance level. Subaru has a guideline for what happens during a 90,000-mile service, and this includes:

  • Inspect the belt drive, and make adjustments if necessary
  • Perform an oil change that includes oil, oil filter, and drain plug washer
  • Inspect tread of tires, and perform a tire rotation
  • Adjust tire pressure as needed
  • Replace transmission fluid
  • Inspect critical components of the heating and air conditioning system
  • Inspect the brake system components (this includes fluid, hoses, lines, and pads
  • Check steering and suspension parts
  • Replace the air filter
  • Replace cabin air filter if applicable
  • Inspect and fill any fluids as needed including the front and rear differential
  • Engine and transmission mounts are inspected
  • Check radiator and other cooling system components
  • Inspect wiper blades, recommend replacement if required
  • Check exhaust system for leaks
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace the fuel filter (for 2004 and older vehicles, should be done every 30,000 miles)
  • Check wiring and electrical
  • Perform battery maintenance, could include cleaning terminal cleaning if needed
  • Check for any pending recall notices
  • Perform a road test
  • Inspect timing components, including belt

M45 Automotive will get you in quickly, and alert you to any problems that might be happening with your Subaru. Fixing any issues found will ultimately keep your car running longer, and early repairs are typically cheaper than waiting and other parts breaking. No matter what model Subaru you own, M45 Automotive trained technicians know all things Subaru. Subarus are all we do here and pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service. Come by and see us when it’s time for your next scheduled maintenance, and we’ll get you back on the road experiencing your Subaru quickly.

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(530) 823-7645