WHY SERVICE SCHEDULES DIFFER
I’m surprised to find the Australian service interval for my new Subaru Impreza is six months or 12,500km and, under some conditions, it may be more frequent. The owner’s manual states 12 months or 15,000km, as do most other popular manufacturers. Are Subarus less robust or is this an extra revenue earner? Gary, email David Rowley of Subaru Australia replies: “Road conditions, weather, atmospheric conditions and vehicle usage practices vary from country to county and, as such, owners are advised to confer with their local Subaru dealer for the maintenance schedule for their vehicle. For this reason, the maintenance schedule for Australian specification Subaru vehicles may be different to those generically set out in the owner’s manual”.