Learn More About Subaru Service When You Explore Our Service FAQs

Do you have a Subaru service-related question? Auto service can sometimes leave drivers scratching their heads, but our team here at Bob Rohrman Subaru is here to help you find answers so that you can better understand and care for your Subaru.

We compiled a list of some of the most frequently-asked questions that we get here at our Subaru service center in Lafayette so that you can easily find answers. Feel free to explore our service FAQs to learn more about caring for your Subaru at our dealership. Of course, if you don't see the answer you're looking for here on this page, you're always welcome to reach out to us at our Subaru service center serving Indianapolis. We'll be happy to help you find the information you need!


Subaru Service FAQs

Q: How often does my Subaru need an oil change?

A: Most cars need regular oil changes every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or so (or every six months) to help the engine perform better and last longer.

Q: When does my car need a tire rotation?

A: Rotating your tires every six months or so is a great way to keep the tread on all four of your tires even so that your tires last longer and gain better traction.

Q: How do I know how much air to put in my tires?

A: Your car's recommended tire pressure can be checked in your owner's manual as well as in a few other places such as the glove box door or car door post. Be sure to check your tire pressure periodically to avoid underinflated or overinflated tires.

Q: How can I tell when my tires need to be replaced?

A: One of the easiest ways you can check to see if your tires are due for replacement is with the Penny Test. Slip a penny headfirst between your tires' tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, we recommend getting a new set of tires.

Q: When should I schedule a wheel alignment for my car?

A: We recommend scheduling an alignment check at least twice a year, and we suggest a wheel alignment whenever you get new tires. We also urge you to schedule a wheel alignment if you experience symptoms such as excessive tire wear, your car pulling to one side, or a crooked steering wheel.

Q: How can I tell when my brakes need service?

A: Squealing, grinding, growling can indicate brake trouble. You might also need brake service if your car pulls to one side when you brake, or you notice that your brake pedal feels less responsive than usual. We recommend scheduling a brake check at least once every six months at our Subaru service center serving Frankfort.


Q: What kind of maintenance should I do before a long road trip?

A: We recommend scheduling an oil change if your car is due, checking your oil and coolant levels as well as other fluids, and inspecting your air conditioning and heating system. These are a few maintenance items that will help your road trip go smoothly.

Q: Should I turn my car off if I am stopped for a long period?

A: Turning your car off when you're waiting is generally a good idea. We advise against letting your car engine idle needlessly for more than a minute or so. Idling uses more fuel than starting your car, so we suggest turning your car off if you have to wait a long while.

Do you have any other questions? Is your Subaru due for service? Feel free to reach out to our Subaru service center near West Lafayette today!