Bert Smith Subaru Parts & Service FAQ


Your Subaru sedan, sports car or SUV is unlike other vehicles on the road with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a BOXER engine, impressively long-lasting quality, and an unmatched commitment to safety. Like many other St. Petersburg, FL drivers you love your Outback, Crosstrek, Legacy or WRX and want to ensure the same high-quality performance for 200,000+ miles. To last the least, there is a number of moving parts under the hood that all work together to deliver the legendary performance Subaru is known for. Over time you will need to replace parts and bring your Subaru in for service to maintain safe and reliable performance. To help our customers with all of their parts and service needs we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding parts and service.

  • Why Do I Need to Change My Oil Regularly?: Oil changes may be one of the easiest and most important services your Subaru will need over the course of its life. Clean motor oil ensures the moving components of the BOXER engine move smoothly for ideal and efficient performance. When your oil isn't clean dirt can build up in the engine and will create friction, eventually causing the parts to warp and engine to seize. Which will be a very costly repair. Depending on your driving habits and required oil type, Subaru recommends having your oil changed roughly every 6-8,000 miles.
  • How Do I Know My Brakes Need Servicing?: There is a couple of different ways that Tampa FL drivers can tell it may be time to bring their Subaru in for brake service. The most notable sign that your brakes need attention you hear a squeaking or squealing noise when you apply the brakes. This indicates that your brake pads or rotors are wearing down and will need to be replaced. Another sign that your brakes are in need of service is if you feel a vibration when applying the brakes and you need to apply the brakes harder to bring your Subaru to a stop. A more noticeable grinding sound or if smell a bad odor coming from your brakes. It is crucial that you bring your Subaru into our service center to prevent further damage.
  • What is a Tire Rotation and Why is It Important?: Another very important service that goes a long way to the overall performance of your Subaru is having your tires rotated. This is when our technicians change the position of the tires to ensure even wear on the tire treads. This will extend the life of your tires and maintain a commanding grip on the road at all times. Subaru recommends having your tires rotated roughly every 6-8,000 miles.
  • Why Choose The Service Center At Bert Smith Subaru?: We know that Clearwater FL drivers have a number of different service centers to choose from for their next service appointment. Only here will you have certified Subaru technicians working on your Subaru so you can rest easy knowing that your Subaru is in capable hands. We also only use parts that come straight from the factory and are made for your exact Subaru model. Other service centers use aftermarket parts which are made to fit a handful of similar makes and models.
  • Can I Schedule My Next Service Appointment Online?: Yes. We know how busy life can get and want to make it easy for our customers to schedule their next service appointment.
  • Does Bert Smith Subaru Offer Coupons?: Yes! Helping our customers save money whenever possible is something we strive to do and we offer parts and service specials each month.

Bert Smith Subaru

3333 38th Ave N
Directions Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

  • Sales: (727) 322-7400
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