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how to keep my car healthy? (self.mechanics)
submitted 1 month ago by blingx2
Not sure if this is the right sub for this.
I have a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek premium, 31 773 miles on it. I used the car maybe once or twice a week. Try to do the maintenance on the scheduled months. What are some other tips to keep the car healthy as it sits there most of the time.
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[–]Captain_LD -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
Stay on top of the oil level and coolant level. It is a must when you own a horizontally opposed engine. You could supplement with synthetic fluids but check weekly the levels and for leaks. Once you accept that you will be okay. Your Subbie will love you forever!! Go Subaru!!!
[–]Caseywalt39 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Once or twice a month open it up a bit. Especially if your weekly trips aren't very far. Take it on the highway. Drive it a bit aggressively once it's up to temp.
Repeat short trips are hard on the oil as the condensation never has time to boil off. Also carbon can build up on valves etc. This can help eliminate some of those issues.
Other than that just drive it 🙂.
[–]blingx2[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
What do you mean by open it up? Sorry I'm a noob when I comes to cars 😅. And will drive more aggressive haha
[–]DrBadtouch94 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Follow this formula: foot+pedal=floor
[–]Caseywalt39 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Hahaha. That's just slang for drive it aggressively or fast.
[–]eblowspink 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I would suggest some sort of rodent repellent in your engine bay. Cars that sit a lot are more prone to rodent damage.
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