Specializing in Subaru Vehicle Repair & Service in Lakewood, Arvada & Westminster
If you’re the proud owner of a Subaru in the Denver area, you’re certainly not alone. Subaru’s line up of symmetrical all-wheel drive vehicles makes them perfect for the fast-changing weather in Colorado and excellent for road trips to the Rocky Mountains. No matter where the road takes you, your Subaru helps get you there. Pickering’s exists to help you keep your life in motion so you can accomplish greater possibility with your Subaru.
- BRZ (Rear-wheel Drive)
Subaru Service & Maintenance
To keep your Subaru as responsive and fuel-efficient as it was the day you bought it, be sure to have it serviced regularly with one of Pickering’s ASE Certified expert technicians. Pickering’s Auto Service has provided Subaru service and maintenance in the Denver area for over 40 years. While never letting go of our strong knowledge of older models, we keep up-to-date on the newest Subaru models being built today.
To keep your Subaru in the best possible working condition, our Subaru services may include:
- Oil Service
- Transmission Fluid Service
- Fuel System Service
- A/C Service & Maintenance
- Timing Belt Replacement
- Brake Service
- Alignment Service
All vehicles need repairs at one time or another to keep them moving. Hoses, gaskets and belts deteriorate due to extreme temperature fluctuations. Items such as the clutch, brakes and tires experience wear and tear over time. Keeping up with these repairs can help save you time and money in the long run. Some of the most common repairs our technicians see are:
Head Gasket Failure
One of the things that makes a Subaru a Subaru is the boxer engine design (also referred to as horizontally-opposed engine). In a boxer engine, fluids like coolant and oil will remain in contact with the head gaskets even when the engine is turned off. If the fluids haven’t been replaced at regular intervals, they can cause corrosion of the head gasket. At Pickering’s we do a CO2 Sniffer test to check for combustion gasses in the cooling system —which isn’t typical for mechanics working on Subarus. This enables our technicians to detect even the smallest internal head gasket failures and repair or replace them.
Valve Cover Leaks
Due to heat cycling, it’s common for valve cover gaskets to become cracked and brittle allowing oil to leak from your engine. Oil leaking onto the hot engine and exhaust parts will burn, leading to more serious engine damage. One of the common signs of a leaky valve cover gasket is a burning oil smell coming from the engine. You may also notice an oil spot underneath your car. Make sure your Subaru’s oil is serviced regularly, typically every 3 months or every 3,000 – 5,000 miles.
Over time, the catalytic converter in your Subaru can become clogged, restricting exhaust gasses from flowing through the muffler and out of the car. Some signs and symptoms include engine misfires or a drop in fuel efficiency. You may notice a loss of power when accelerating or lower over-all performance. Pickerings’ ASE Certified expert technicians will conduct pinpoint testing to locate the source of the problem and make repairs.
The axle boots on your Subaru deteriorate over time, becoming cracked or torn, allowing dirt and grime in and destroying the joints. Once the boots go bad, grease leaks out of the bearing causing the CV joint to dry up. Symptoms of a CV joint issue are typically clicking sounds when turning a corner or making a U-turn, or your vehicle may vibrate excessively. At Pickering’s, our ASE Certified expert technicians are well versed in CV axle problems. We can make the necessary auto repairs to keep your Subaru running safely and smoothly.
Fuel Hose Leaks
Many Subarus develop a leak in the fuel line. Typically, a driver will smell fuel when starting the engine on a cold day. The smell goes away as soon as the engine warms up. Pickerings’ ASE Certified expert technicians know this issue is caused by the fuel injection hose clamps on the fuel hoses near the intake. We can find and repair these leaks and get you safely back out on the road.
The weather in Colorado can change very quickly—that’s why many people love Subaru’s all wheel drive. Symmetrical all wheel drive (AWD) distributes the weight evenly giving your Subaru a lower center of gravity which reduces body roll. Many Subaru owners may not understand why we recommend replacing all four tires even if only one or two are showing wear. Due to the all-wheel drive system, rolling circumference is very important. All four tires need to be the exact same circumference in order for the drivetrain to work properly. If one or two tires are new and the others are even slightly worn, this can cause the drivetrain to bind up and lead to major problems and costly repairs. The only way to avoid these issues is to replace all of the tires even if some of them are not worn out.
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