Signs You Need To Book a Service Appointment


As you may have already learned, the longer you wait to get your car serviced, the worse the problem is likely to get. As soon as you experience an issue with your Subaru, it’s important that you get it serviced right away to avoid additional expenses and to keep your car safe on the road.

In order to avoid getting into a sticky situation, it’s important to pay attention to the small details that are happening in your car. Sometimes, car owners can avoid these little issues, which can result in a serious problem.

Engine Warning Light

This is a direct indicator that something is wrong with your car. Trust that your vehicle knows when something is wrong so you shouldn’t ignore this light. The light may also appear when your Subaru is due for its next service. It may not mean that anything is wrong, but it definitely should not be ignored. Servicing your car on a regular basis will prevent issues further down the road.

Unusual Noises

If you’re hearing strange noises from any part of your car, don’t ignore it. These noises can indicate a wide variety of problems. The most common reasons for strange noises include a loose belt, a damaged exhaust or worn brake pads, to name a few. You can likely narrow down the issue by paying attention to where the sound is coming from. If it is coming from your steering wheel, it may be your power steering fluid. However, bringing your car to the Subaru service team is the best way to figure out the problem and ensure that is repaired properly.

Leaking Fluids

There are many of different fluids needed to run your Subaru. If you see liquid patches in your driveway where your car was, it is essential that you get your car serviced as soon as possible. Fluid should be kept inside the car. All the fluid you put into your car should be used to run your car, otherwise, you’re wasting your money. Depending on the fluid that is leaking, it could also be potentially very dangerous.


This can indicate a variety of different problems with your car. If your car is shaking more than normal or is shaking when you’re braking, this may indicate broken brake discs, suspension issues or defective wheel alignment. To pinpoint the larger issue, getting your car serviced is the best way to do so.

Gas Mileage

This is a subtle indicator that it’s time for your car to be serviced. There are a lot of larger issues that may cause your gas mileage to decrease. This may be due to low oil levels, a gas leak or even just bad tire pressure. This one may be more difficult to pinpoint as it is not made obvious by a noise or visual cue. However, it’s important to pay attention to your gas mileage and if something doesn’t seem right, it likely isn’t.

Book an Appointment at Subaru of Niagara

If you think that you are concerned about your vehicle, bring it into Subaru of Niagara. Our service team are Subaru experts you can trust. Call today or book an appointment online.