Subarus are unique vehicles in many ways; with symmetrical AWD systems, boxer engines, and many high-performance turbo models, these cars are in a class of their own. The weight balance, and symmetrical drive system make them very enjoyable to drive, and very safe, whether you use them to take the kids to school, or engage in spirited motorsport applications. This uniqueness has brought Subaru a loyal base of repeat customers, but it has also brought a set of service procedures that many general mechanics do not encounter in their daily work.
All Drive Subaroo has a team of factory trained specialist Subaru techs and hand-picked apprentices, with a ratio of five to one trained techs to apprentices. This allows us to provide the best training in the industry, and the best service. Each of our fully qualified techs has been specialist trained in different Subaru systems. This means that when it comes to repairs, diagnosis is quick and accurate and the job is done efficiently with no delays or surprises.
All Drive Subaroo have also invested heavily in tooling and equipment specific to Subaru applications. We have researched fixes for many common problems and have come up with many solutions that are more reliable and durable than Subaru dealer options. Because we are an engine and gearbox building factory as well as a service center we have put in decades of research into the engineering behind these products. We not only fix Subaru systems, we often improve them. All Drive Subaroo is located in the Peakhurst area, but our customers come from all over Sydney and NSW. For major repairs such as engine and gearbox supply and installation much of our work is interstate.
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You might be pretty handy with tools, but service isn't just changing oil and filters. Modern Subarus are complex machines; there are many mechanical and perishable parts that need inspection and servicing at the right times if you want your Subaru to keep driving like new. The boxer engine type also presents unique service requirements, especially in the area of upper engine maintenance. Take it to a specialist Subaru service centre, and you have peace of mind, knowing you can pack the boot and head off in any direction you like, knowing you'll get there relaxed, and with all your cargo safe and sound.
There are many reasons why Log Book servicing is the best plan for a long term owner: Because vital consumables, such as belts and hoses and tyres, are kept in good condition, you will get reliable relaxed motoring; Because your engine is kept topped up with clean oil and the upper cylinders are regularly de-coked, you will get greater fuel efficiency; Because the Subaru log book schedule is well planned, you won't be paying for over-servicing; Because brakes and steering are properly maintained your vehicle will always be safe to drive;. Finally, when the time comes to sell, you will get a higher price and your car will be easier to sell.
Many general mechanics are not aware of the different servicing requirements for turbo Subaru models, such as Liberty GT, Impreza WRX, Forester GT, and Impreza STi and diesel models, and we field many industry questions on the different requirements for these models. Turbo petrol engines are subjected to higher stresses and temperatures than normally aspirated engines and high-compression diesel engines have their own unique needs. making coolants and lubricants especially critical for both these engine types. Currently there are six different recommended engine oils, five different gearbox and diff oils, and fifteen different Subaru models with differing requirements. The introduction of the EE20 diesel engine has also produced many new service and repair complexities with very strict fuel and oil specifications. The new generation FA20 and FADIT and FB25 petrol engines all require 0W20 oil. There's a lot to keep track of, and only a specialist Subaru workshop is abreast of all the variations. Note that mistakes made in selecting lubricants can drastically shorten the life of your engine or transmission. See our oil and lubricant recommendations page.
If your Subaru is still under factory warranty All Drive Subaroo log book servicing preserves that warranty. As a matter of consumer law, customers have a right to choose their own service center without affecting their new car warranty as long as the service is performed by a qualified technician, in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, and using genuine or appropriate quality parts where required. Provided these conditions are met, regardless of where you choose to get your car serviced, your warranty will remain intact. All Drive Subaroo keeps up to date with all Subaru technical bulletins and we have all the correct equipment to perform all aspects of Subaru service and maintenance. We meet all manufacturer's new car warranty conditions.
Warning: new car warranty may be voided if service is carried out by unqualified technicians, or if incorrect parts are used, or if servicing is neglected. Your new-car warranty depends on following the prescribed Log Book servicing schedule.
Subaru's logbook schedule remained in place unchanged across all models for many years. Subaru owners knew and trusted the system. Subaru techs were factory trained in this system. Virtually everyone accepted the need, for example to change the timing belt at 100,000 kilometres. Unfortunately Subaru's competitors, like Mazda, Toyota, Hyundai, were introducing new service schedules that called for major service items like the timing belt to be done much later. This made Subaru uncompetitive in terms of overall service costs, so Subaru followed suit. When Subaru introduced their new service schedule in 2005, with timing belt being changed at 125,000 kilometres, there was some consternation among Subaru owners, and a bit of confusion among Subaru techs. Was it really safe to leave the timing belt another 25,000 kilometres? Of course, some things remained unchanged: All models still require fuel additive and engine cleaner at the same intervals. The Subaru check list stayed the same. Many new oils were introduced for FB engines and more again with the CVT that comes with lifetime lubrication.
The Subaru Log Book schedule remained unchanged for many years from 1991 to 2005, with a 1 to 4 service schedule at 12,500 kilometre intervals to 50,000, then repeating until 100,000. This covered all Subaru models up to that time. The system is simple and easy to follow. Subaru owners in general thought it provided them the correct level of service.
Service interval one is a minor service, with inspection. Interval two is a minor service also, with spark plugs renewed. Interval three at 50,000 or 24 months is a more detailed service with all fluids replaced. After intervals 1-3 are repeated comes a major service at Interval four at 100,000 or 48 months. This includes replacing all fluids and the timing belt. The log book does not recommend changing the timing belt tensioner or bearing at this time, but calls for inspection and report on these items.
A specialist Subaru workshop relies on decades of Subaru research into the optimal service regime for Subaru cars: All systems and components are serviced and checked at the proper intervals when your car is log book serviced by All Drive Subaroo. Prevention, with cars as with people, is better than cure.
All Drive Subaroo has a team of detail oriented and observant Subaru specialist techs who will carry out your scheduled Log Book services with meticulous attention to detail and personalized attention. As independents, we can be flexible in sourcing our parts, and we have a wider range of options available to us. This saves you time and money.
Logbook servicing schedule is arranged by both time and mileage, whichever is first. Even if you don't drive your Subaru much, various fluids and perishable rubber and plastic components deteriorate with time, and must be replaced or serviced at regular intervals to ensure long-term reliability.
Logbook servicing schedule is arranged by both time and mileage, whichever is first. We keep detailed service notes on all vehicles that are serviced with us, and we will send out reminders when services are due. We will remind you also of upcoming repairs. If you stick with All Drive Subaroo you'll always know what to expect.
The Admin team at All Drive are qualified, experienced motor mechanics who understand all Subaru systems and can therefore ask the right questions, leading to a quick and accurate diagnosis, at the right price. Our admin staff are constantly striving to advance their knowledge so that they can give you the best, most up-to-date advice.
If your car presents with a hard to diagnose problem requiring specialist input, the Admin team are able to call on one of our senior specialist technicians allowing you to deal directly with a highly trained Subaru expert. Our mechanics each specialise in different Subaru systems so you can always be sure of getting the best advice.
Subaru replacement air conditioner compressors or evaporator kits can be installed to most Subaru models within one (1) day at our Subaru workshop in Peakhurst. We can provide loan vehicles for your convenience. A complimentary car wash is included after a comprehensive Subaru quality inspection, conducted by a senior Subaru mechanic before you collect your Subaru vehicle. Check out our service packages.
If you're good with tools and want to replace the Subaru air compressor or evaporator kit yourself then we can supply you with all the necessary Subaru air conditioning parts, compressors, TX valves, evaporators and hoses. Our Subaru parts online website also offers a comprehensive range of new, pre-loved and reconditioned Subaru parts sourced locally and internationally. Our skilled technical staff will match you to the best part, at the best price. We will also provide technical advice and assistance in the installation of your parts.