Time Vs. Miles

Balancing Time & Mileage Service Intervals with Maintenance from Holmgren Subaru

How many months? How many miles? Those are two questions Norwich drivers often ask when trying to balance the difference between time and mileage maintenance intervals. Servicing your vehicle at the appropriate time and mileage marks ensures your safety - and your vehicle's longevity. Find out which types of service prioritize timing intervals and which lean towards mileage.

Whatever maintenance your vehicle requires, you can be sure to stay on top of it by scheduling your next service appointment at Holmgren Subaru. The meticulous factory-trained technicians at our Subaru service center in North Franklin, CT can perform all your mileage and timing-based maintenance needs to the letter.

Key Service Items Where Timing & Mileage Are Important

  • Oil Changes
  • New Tires
  • Tire Rotations
  • Oil & Air Filters
  • Brake Components
  • Fluids

Which Vehicle Service Items Are Time Sensitive?

Oil changes are arguably the most time-sensitive service item. Regardless of how many miles you drive around Norwich, engine oil will deteriorate over time. You may have a high amount of remaining oil life, but old and dirty oil that's as thick as sludge can cause wear and tear to your engine. That's why you should get your oil changed at least twice a year. Get a routine oil change every three to four months to match your Subaru's factory standards.

A new oil filter keeps your engine's oil clean. A new air filter should be installed once a year. Engine oil isn't the only time-sensitive fluid. You should get a coolant flush once every two years. Various fluids - including transmission, power and steering, brake, engine coolant, etc. - become corrosive over time.

While most brake components wear down by mileage, they should be inspected every four to six months. Tires should be rotated every six months. To not deal with tire rot, make sure to get new tires for your Subaru every six years, no matter how many miles they have racked up.

When Maintenance Mileage Intervals Matter Most

While oil changes are time-sensitive, they're also mileage sensitive. This is based on whether Norwich drivers use conventional or full synthetic oil, the latter of which will last you between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Getting a conventional oil change from our North Franklin, CT service center? Make sure to visit Holmgren Subaru every 3,000 to 5,000 miles! You may require a full brake replacement every 50,000 miles.

Schedule Service with Holmgren Subaru for Proper Timing & Mileage Maintenance

Most maintenance projects are time-sensitive. Other maintenance depends on mileage that leads to wear and tear. Ask our Subaru-certified technicians about which maintenance project you need performed and if timing or mileage is more prevalent. Holmgren Subaru is here to serve your vehicle when you schedule service online.

  1. Holmgren Subaru

    3 New Park Avenue
    North Franklin, CT 06254

    • Sales: 860-889-2651
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