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Old 07-26-2016, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default 60k service - should I really spend $800?

I have a 2013 Crosstrek. All my oil changes have been done at Subaru dealerships. It's time for my 60k service. They quoted me $750. A big part is spark plugs. Is it a good idea to replace the spark plugs at this time? Would it be better/cheaper to have them replaced somewhere besides a Subaru dealership?

How about the 60k in general - what is the smart way to approach this?

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Old 07-26-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
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Yes, replace the spark plugs as it is what Subaru of America calls for in the service schedule.

I found myself a local Subaru specialty shop with a former Subaru dealership technician who is an ASE-certified Master Technician. There may be Subaru-specific auto shops in your area, but if you're still under a warranty or service contract, I would stick with the dealer.


Let me copy and paste my requested service when I got my 60k mile service done... here's an idea what it should look like:

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* REPLACE - Engine oil replacement
* REPLACE - Engine oil filter replacement
* REPLACE - Spark Plug replacement, Subaru OEM spark plugs P/N 22401AA781 [QTY 4]
* INSPECT - Drive belt inspection
* INSPECT - Fuel systems, lines & connections inspection
* REPLACE - Engine Air Cleaner Element, Subaru OEM air cleaner element P/N 16546AA12A
* INSPECT - Cooling system, hoses, & connections inspection
* INSPECT - Clutch Operation inspection [Manual transmission only]
* REPLACE - Transmission gear oil replacement [Manual transmission only]
* REPLACE - Rear differential gear oil replacement
* INSPECT - Brake lines, operation of parking & service brake systems inspection
* REPLACE - Brake fluid / clutch fluid replacement [Clutch fluid for manual transmission only]
* INSPECT - Disc brake pad & disc, front & rear axle boots & joints inspection
* INSPECT - Steering & suspension inspection
* INSPECT - Wheel bearing inspection
* PERFORM - Rotate and inspect tires
* REPLACE - HVAC system A/C filter replacement, Subaru OEM air cleaner P/N 72880FG000
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:45 PM   #3
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I'm in a similar position, or should I say, I will be in a years time (2013 model - 3 year maintenance plan).

I've just had my 45 000km service and my maintenance plan will run out next month. After the recent service, I asked the Service Manager an approximate cost for the 60 000km service and was quoted +-$700.

In addition to the above list, they also flush the cooling system.
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FWIW I do plan on having my CVT change done before I hit 60k. Might be something to consider.
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:54 PM   #5
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A little late to the game, but my 60k service at the dealer was $700+ also. I had NO IDEA it was going to be so expensive!
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:43 AM   #6
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Ouch! As much I am really liking my new Crosstrek, this is my first Subaru so I guess I should have scoped all this out before making my purchase. Didn't know the maintenance and oil changes would add up to so much. Hmmm. But it IS a nice car!!
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:42 PM   #7
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Maintenance on newer vehicles is generally getting more expensive, but car maintenance in general has never been too cheap.
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Right you are! I feel it will be well worth it to keep this nice new vehicle in good shape.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:29 PM   #9
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None of the things on the 60k maintenance list are remotely difficult to do yourself (I just did all of these on my '13 crosstrek, wouldn't think of letting a dealer touch it). $700? Looks like a good time to invest some of this money in some good tools if you don't have them and find a friend who will show you the ropes in exchange for a good dinner.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:38 PM   #10
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Wow, i was taken aback to see that the plugs need changing at 60k miles. Im holding out until the 2018 hits showrooms. My current ride gets them changed out at 100,000.
I'm currently at 90,000k and no service exceeded about $400.00. I have read that Subies tend to be expensive to service. Is this due to frequency, labor rates or maybe both ?


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