I have a 2008 Impreza that has almost 50k now. I just bought last week a second Impreza, a 2012 model, from an out of town dealership. During the purchase I was offered a maintenance package which brought to my attention the fact that on the old one I didn’t get the recommended service at the local Subaru service. One of the elements of this maintenance visit was changing the brake fluid which sounded pretty important to me, so I called the local service and I was told that they just look at it if it is cloudy and top the fluid if it needs it. The maintenance booklet clearly states change the fluid at 30k. Well, I am just 10k shy of the next major maintenance visit and I am wondering, should I have the fluid changed now, should I go with what they are telling me?
This is what the manual recommends:
- Tune engine and replace plugs
- Replace transmission oil
- Replace differential fluids
- Flush and refill cooling system (09-10 w/ Super Coolant @ 120k)
- Replace PCV valve
- Replace brake fluid
From the invoice it looks like they just inspected everything and replaced the cabin air filter.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind not spending $500 for the above, but I really want to take care of this car properly.
The answer would also help me decide if I will buy the maintenance packet or not.