You can find answers to the most common questions we receive about car service and maintenance. If you don't find the answer to your question below, give us a call and speak to one of our service technicians.

Service and Parts FAQs

How often does my car need an oil change?

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.

How often should I change my air filter?

Every 12,000 miles or as the condition of the filter warrants replacement.

Why should I bring my vehicle to a car dealership for service?

The service center experience at our dealership includes: 

  • Factory-trained technicians with years of training and experience.
  • Factory parts covered by a nationwide warranty.
  • Factory diagnostic support with factory-specialized tools along with all of the latest equipment.

When does my car need to get a tire rotation?

We recommend every 6,000 miles.

Do I have to schedule an appointment to get my vehicle serviced?

No appointment needed. Walk-ins are welcome at our store.

What do I do if I get a recall notice?

Call us so that we can get you in right away to complete the recall. Or you can schedule an appointment online.

Why should I buy genuine Subaru parts?

All Subaru parts are backed by a nationwide 1-year, unlimited mile replacement warranty. These parts are made specifically for your car, so you know they'll meet Subaru's standards for quality.

What type of training do your technicians have?

All of our technicians go through a rigorous classroom training schedule encompassing more than 30 different classes. They also have yearly courses designed to refresh previous trainings and go over new models and technology. Subaru also has numerous online courses that a technician takes during the year to stay up to date.

Why are vehicle inspections important?

In Colorado, inspections are required to renew you car's registration. It's also helps keep your vehicle running smoothly, protecting you, your passengers, and others on the road.

Where can I have my vehicle inspected?

If you need to renew your vehicle registration, you'll need to have your car inspected by a certified inspection station. Valley Subaru in Longmont, CO, is certified to complete these inspections. A full list of certified stations is also available on the Colorado DMV website.

What is checked on a vehicle inspection?

Your inspection tech will check several core components of the car to make sure it is running as it should. This will include inspection of: brakes, filters, fluids, exhaust, tires, lights, suspension, steering, windshield wipers, and battery.

How do you pass your vehicle inspection?

A propertly maintained vehicle should pass with ease. This means keeping up with regular maintenance services, such as: tire rotations, oil changes, wheel alignment, brake services, engine & air filter changes, and battery checks. You can schedule service for all of these with Valley Subaru of Longmont.

How do you check your inspection results?

Upon completion of the inspection, you'll be given a report from the technician. It's possible to fail the inspection if any part fails to perform the way it should or is missing from your vehicle. Sometimes service recommendations will be made even with a passing inspection. This happens when any of your parts are nearing their manufacturer-suggested replacement date or are functioning correctly at the time but are expected to need replacement soon.

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Valley Subaru of Longmont

1800 Industrial Circle
Directions Longmont, CO 80501

  • Sales: 855-762-3012
  • Service: 855-769-5653
  • Parts: 855-771-5655


  • Monday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday Closed