In order to get the most out of your vehicle, it's important to adhere to a strict service and maintenance schedule, which is customized depending on how you use the vehicle. Far better it is to spend money carrying out regular maintenance as recommended than to skimp on maintenance and end up having to fix a much bigger and more costly breakdown further down the line.
Below are three important maintenance activities every 2015 Subaru Outback owner should include in their service schedule:
1. Engine flushing service
It is advisable to carry out oil and filter replacement on a regular basis, and with good reason. Lubrication from the oil serves to protect moving and metal parts found in the engine. However, it isn't enough to just change the oil regularly, because the typical oil change procedure doesn't get rid of all the oil found in the engine.
Consequently, sludge, contaminants and small metal parts become trapped inside the engine, which can be harmful to the efficient working of the engine. Instead, your service agents should also carry out total engine flushing services, where a special and powerful cleaning solution is used to get rid of the remnants of the engine oil and other harmful particles.
Once done, the oil and filter should be changed to get a fully working engine with extended life. The service advisor will recommend the oil change interval according to your own driving habits.
2. Fuel injection flushing
The fuel injector valve is electronically powered and its work is to feed the engine with a seamless supply of fuel. This fuel should be sprayed as a thin mist, which enables easier burning. However, when the injector accumulates dirt and clogs up, you'll start seeing problems like reduced horsepower, hard starting and hesitation and surging.
To prevent this, your service technicians need to clean the fuel injectors with a solvent especially made for that purpose. This solvent flushes out loose debris and dirt, allowing your 2015 Subaru Outback engine to run smoothly, with proper fuel delivery and restored horsepower.
3. Throttle body service
If your car frequently stalls or hesitates, you may be having an additional problem with the throttle body maintenance. The throttle body works with the fuel injector valves to power modern vehicles by controlling airflow into the engine. In time, it also accumulates grime and airborne dirt as well as combustion gases and oil from the engine itself.
Specialized solvents should be used to thoroughly clean the throttle body, ensuring that it functions as expected so that your car doesn't stall or hesitate at the worst possible time. Again, your service technician should recommend a customized schedule according to your driving habits.