Have a 2014 Subaru Impreza with 121,000 miles. I had the oil changed at 120,100 miles and plan to change it at 127,000 miles. I do every 5,000 - 7,000 miles so I’m probably throwing money away, lol, but I want to keep the car to 9 years, 215,000 - 230,000 miles or so.
The manual says a coolant “exchange” at 137,500 miles. Should I do a coolant drain and fill or do a flush? Can a flush damage the radiator or is it less caustic than a transaxle flush? My next change is at 127,000 miles. Most importantly, I plan to have the dealer drain and fill of the CVT system at 125,000.
I also need to change the spark plugs and was wondering if an induction service was helpful.
Does a car benefit from a buffing / detailing job or do you need to paint the car? What kind of rust problems are aesthetic and what kinds will damage the structure of the car whereby just like if the tranny or engine goes out, you’re likely buying another car. I don’t really care about aesthetics but do care about structure. I have scratches on the top hood and mini-chips on front hood of the car. I usually have my car washed periodically which seems to have kept the undercarriage free of salt.
My chevy had rust at 156,000 miles and it was nearly 12 years old. Worried to have another rustbucket.
Thanks so much!