During your first year as a Subaru owner, it is important to keep your vehicle up to date with routine maintenance appointments in order to keep your Subaru in its best working condition throughout the years. Our highly trained technicians here at Competition Subaru of Smithtown are here to help you. Contact us or schedule a service online.


First Year Owning a Subaru

The first year of owning your Subaru has a huge impact on how your vehicle will perform in the following years. It is highly recommended to schedule at least 2 service appointments during the first year of ownership.

6 Months

Once you have owned your Subaru for 6 months or you have reached 6,000 miles we highly recommend scheduling a service appointment. Our highly trained technicians will:

  • Exchange Engine Oil
  • Replace Oil Filter
  • Inspect and Rotate Tires


12 Months


Once you have owned your Subaru for a year or your vehicle reaches 12,000 miles we recommend scheduling your 12,000-mile service. Our highly trained technicians will:

  • Inspect Steering & Suspension, Brakes, and Clutch Operation
  • Rotate and Inspect Tires
  • Replace Engine Oil and Oil Filter
  • Replace Rear Differential Gear Oil
  • Replace A/C Filter 

Depending on your driving habits and how often you drive your vehicle, you may come across certain instances where you need to set up special service appointments. Subaru recommends getting an oil change every 6 months or 6,000 miles however you may burn oil faster than others. Keep an eye out for warning signs such as loud engine noises or oil change warning lights. These factors can also impact other parts of your vehicle. If you notice anything out of the ordinary feel free to schedule a service or contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.


We look forward to seeing you at Service Center here at Competition Subaru of Smithtown. Be sure to check out our service specials and parts & accessories specials to see how you can save. Contact us or schedule a service online. Stop by our Express Service Center where no appointment is needed. We look forward to seeing you at our Subaru dealership located at 601 Middle Country Road, Saint James, NY!

Competition Subaru of Smithtown

601 Middle Country Road
Directions St James, NY 11780

  • Sales: 631-361-4500
  • Service: 631-361-4515
  • Parts: 631-361-4500


  • Monday 09:00am - 08:00pm
  • Tuesday 09:00am - 08:00pm
  • Wednesday 09:00am - 08:00pm
  • Thursday 09:00am - 08:00pm
  • Friday 09:00am - 08:00pm
  • Saturday 09:00am - 06:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am - 05:00pm