Just like an oil change, your Subaru has many other fluids that periodically need to be refilled or flushed depending on the situation. There's fluid for your windshield wipers, brakes, power steering, and engine coolant, all of which are crucial to keeping your vehicle running smoothly for years to come. We check your vehicle's fluids every time you bring your Subaru in for service to ensure you're driving safely and efficiently.
You may have noticed yellow caps under the hood of your vehicle. These are the caps for all the fluid that allow your car to operate at peak performance. Windshield washer fluid is exactly what it sounds like. It is the fluid that sprays to help you clean any dirt or debris from your windshield.
Your power steering is reliant on the fluid level in its tank. If you find it difficult to turn your steering wheel or hear screeching while turning, you may need to schedule a service appointment. Low power steering fluid will also increase heat and friction, causing more substantial damage to your vehicle if not addressed early on.
Much like power steering fluid, your brake fluid is an important part of your vehicle's performance and safety. When you have low brake fluid, you'll notice it becomes harder to slow down and come to a complete stop. This will cause increased wear on your brakes. To avoid damage and continue staying safe on the road, you should always be aware of your brake fluid levels.
Your coolant helps to pull heat away from your engine to prevent overheating and allows your vehicle to operate safely and efficiently. If your coolant is running low, you'll notice your fuel efficiency will be affected, and due to engine overheating, your emissions will increase. Without coolant, you risk engine damage, so it is important to keep an eye on your coolant level.
Differential gear service is often overlooked by vehicle owners while also being one of the most important components of your vehicle. Your differential gear relies on fluid to reduce friction and keep the gears working efficiently. If you hear a grinding or clanking noise while driving you may be low on differential fluid and should schedule service as soon as possible.