(503) 926-6880      Address 901 N Meridian St Newberg, OR 97132

Subaru Repair and Maintenance Shop in Newberg, Oregon

Doran Automotive has decades of experience in maintenance and repairs for Subaru vehicles. We have an in-house Subaru focused specialist who understands the common issues of the brand. We’ve worked on practically every model including:

  • Impreza
  • Legacy
  • Crosstrek
  • Baja
  • Tirbeca
  • Legacy
  • Forester
  • Outback
  • BRZ
  • WRX

Subaru Maintenance

Maintenance is the most valuable piece to keeping your vehicle running well without incurring additional repairs. Your Subaru, like any vehicle, needs regular oil changes, fluid flushes, and replacement elements.

Subaru’s Common Repair Issues

Subaru often has several elements that need to be repaired on many of the older vehicles. Taking care these issues in a timely manner it will help prevent other problems from arising.

Leaking and Broken Head Gaskets

Head gaskets are a major part of your engine allowing for both oil and coolant to keep your vehicle running optimally. When a head gasket fails it can quickly turn a fix into a major problem. Apart from a check engine light you might experience overheating, low coolant, low oil, and sometimes burning fluid on the engine. As soon as you discover we encourage you to visit us to fix the issue before a bigger issue arises.

Knock Sensor Malfunctions

All cars have a knock sensor which in Subarus commonly fails. The knock sensor listens to the engine to hear if there is an unusual engine sound. The knock sensor sits close to the engine with over time will overheat the sensor causing it to crack.

Catalytic Converter

The catalytic converter is designed to change harmful gases into less harmful emissions. The engine on a Subaru sits flat which causes it to burn a little more oil. At times this may cause a problem where the engine runs hot and eventually causes the catalytic converter to fail.

If you face any of these issues, need repairs or regular maintenance, we have the expertise and passion to take care of you. We want to take care of your Subaru and keep you running on the road. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.


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