Rutland Subaru Service Center Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here at Rutland Subaru, we not only sell new Outback, Impreza and Forester models and excellent used cars to drivers from all over Southern Vermont, Upstate New York and even nearby in New Hampshire. For keeping your Subaru in its best shape, our service center is conveniently located here in Rutland, offering a level of auto maintenance and repair expertise that's hard to find elsewhere in the area. A lot of what we offer through our service department is pretty straightforward, like when you need an oil change we'll easily take care of that and send you back out on the road in no time.

But for many drivers from Middlebury, Manchester and Bennington, there's a lot that goes on with our service department that they may not be aware of. We get asked a lot of questions about keeping Subaru models and other kinds of vehicles well-maintained, so we'll just list a few here with a handy service center F.A.Q., or frequently asked questions. This might help you before you need to call or visit us in Rutland with your questions, though we're always happy to provide you answers and help you out.

Service Center F.A.Q.

What Does my New Subaru Warranty Really Mean for Me?

This is a commonly asked question by new Subaru drivers, as the warranty coverage offers a comprehensive plan to take care of any manufacturer defects that pop up. By sticking with your vehicle's factory-recommended service schedule for oil changes, tire rotations and other kinds of work, our expert technicians can make sure everything is working properly. Vehicle misuse and traffic accidents aren't covered by your warranty.

Can I Only Use Genuine Subaru Parts When Components Need Replacing?

While independent auto repair shops may offer you after-market parts at a reduced price, we strongly urge you to stick with the Genuine Subaru Parts we work with. You'll almost immediately realize that the minimal savings from after-market parts will wind up costing you in the long run, as non-branded parts tend to wear down quicker and may have a negative impact on other important components and systems in your Subaru. When you order Genuine Subaru Parts, we'll match the pieces you need to your specific model edition and our expert technicians will handle installation with ease and professionalism.

How do I Know When My Subaru Requires Maintenance or Repairs

When you buy your new Subaru Legacy, Crosstrek or WRX, you'll have a full set of mileage intervals and kinds of maintenance required at those points of time in your ownership. Following along with that maintenance schedule is the best way to ensure that your Subaru will remain a safe, efficient and fun to drive car for all your travels around Rutland and beyond. Obviously if your check-engine light is on, you'll want immediate attention, or if you're noticing odd noises, smells or sounds, it's better to be safe than sorry by visiting our service center.

How Often Should I get my Tires Rotated?

Along with oil changes, tire rotations are one of the simplest and easiest ways to keep your Subaru well-maintained. With newer Subaru models, you only need oil changes around every 5,000 miles or so, and that's when we recommend you rotate your tires. Though the standard Symmetrical AWD in your Subaru helps to keep all your tires fresher than normal 2WD vehicles, they'll still experience a level of wear and tear that can be mitigated with regular rotations.

There's obviously a lot more that goes into our service center offerings here at Rutland Subaru, and we're regularly available to help you out when you have a question. Be in touch, set up service appointments online or simply make your way over to our Subaru dealership on Route 7 today and we'll be happy to get you started.


Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

  • Subaru Stellar Care Award winner
  • 24/7 Online Scheduling
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi & TV
  • Early-bird and night drop-off box
  • Free shuttle service
  • Full line of replacement tires
  • Service Center open Saturdays
  • Subaru Master Trained Technicians

Rutland Subaru

128 US Route 7 South
Directions Rutland, VT 05701

  • Sales: 802-775-6900
  • Service: 802-775-6900
  • Parts: (802)747-4317
  1. Rutland Subaru

    128 US Route 7 South
    Rutland, VT 05701

    • Sales: 802-775-6900
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