Take care of your Forester, and your Forester will take care of you. The Forester maintenance schedule is a great thing to follow if you want to keep your car trouble free for years. Yet, you shouldn’t wait to buy maintenance parts until you need them. To save yourself some time and trouble, stock up on some Forester maintenance parts. This way, you’ll get to replace these parts ASAP without having to put your Forester out of commission.
We rounded up a list of must-have maintenance parts for Forester owners:
1. Windshield Wiper Fillers
The windshield wiper blades are one of the easiest parts to replace. It only takes a couple of minutes, and you don’t need any tools. So if your wipers fail when you’re driving in bad weather, you can pull over and replace the wipers right away.
If you don’t keep a set of replacement wiper fillers in your Forester, you’ll have a bad time. You’ll have to drive around with poor visibility until you find a store that carries wipers for your car. That can be quite annoying.
It’s much easier to buy a set of wiper fillers now and store them in your car. This way, you can stop driving as soon as your wipers fail and replace them on the spot.
Check out our inventory of genuine OEM windshield wiper fillers at wholesale pricing.
2. Engine Air Filters
Engine air filters are another part that’s very easy to replace. To check your engine air filter, pull it out of the cold air intake box and inspect it. If you find that the filter is too clogged up, you can simply pull a replacement filter from your garage. All you need to do is put it into your car. It’s much easier than putting the bad filter back into your car and then embarking on a last-minute mission to find a replacement filter.
Engine air filters are inexpensive, so you may want to buy a couple to store in your garage. We carry genuine OEM Subaru engine air filters at wholesale pricing. Look up your Forester to find the right filter for your engine!
3. Oil Filters
If you change your own oil, keeping a new filter on hand just makes the job easier. If you're planning on keeping your Forrester for a while, buying a case of filters might even make sense. You can't beat OEM quality oil filters. And, you'll save some money by shopping with us because we offer wholesale pricing. Check out our catalog of genuine OEM Subaru oil filters!
4. Spark Plugs
Spark plugs last about 30K-90K miles. That's a big range. It can be hard to predict when your spark plugs will fail. So to keep your bases covered, keep a spare set of spark plugs either in your Forester or garage.
It's quite easy to replace spark plugs. With a spare set of spark plugs and basic tools, you can replace them right at home.
You can save a bunch of money by ordering genuine OEM spark plugs from us at wholesale pricing!
5. Serpentine Belt
Keeping an extra serpentine belt in your Forester is one of the best things you could do for your future self. When your serpentine belt fails, there’s no way to start your engine. There are three different solutions:
- Have your car towed to the nearest shop and pay them a lot of money to replace the serpentine belt
- Find a way to get to the nearest auto parts shop to buy a new serpentine belt, and then replace it yourself
- Keep a replacement serpentine belt in your car and replace the old serpentine belt yourself
The third solution is the easiest one. You won’t have to go anywhere. No matter where you are (at home or on the road), you can replace the serpentine belt as soon as your engine cools down.
It’s always best to use an OEM serpentine belt made for your engine. You can get a genuine OEM Subaru serpentine belt from us at wholesale pricing.
The fluids in your Forester are the “blood” of your car. Without fluids, your Forester can’t function well. Your Forester is loaded with different kinds of fluids: oil, washer fluid, hydraulic fluids, coolant, and more. It’s common for vehicles to run low on fluids every now and then. You want to either replace or top off the fluid (depending on its condition).
It’s smart to stock up on the following fluids:
- Motor oil
- Power steering fluid
- Wiper fluid
- Brake fluid
- Transmission fluid
You can keep some of the fluids in your Forester and the rest in your garage. For example, store a quart of motor oil in your car and the rest in your garage.
7. Brake Parts
Your brake pads and rotors won’t last forever. Brake pads last anywhere between 25K and 70K miles. Rotors last about 70K miles but they can fail early. They usually last as long as two sets of pads. It’s smart to have an extra set of brake pads on hand. And, if you've already replaced the pads once, getting the rotors ahead of time makes sense. When your pads or rotors start to go bad, you can replace them right away. It’s much safer and more convenient than driving around with bad brakes! If you can, stock up on:
- Two or four rotors
- One set of brake pads per rotor
We have an extensive catalog of OEM brake parts for Foresters at wholesale pricing.
When your Forester’s battery dies, you can’t drive your car anywhere. That means picking up a new battery to put your Forester back on the road can be a giant pain in the neck. You could get your car jump started, but it’s not guaranteed that you’ll find another driver with jumper cables. You could take an Uber to a store that carries car batteries. Yet, that’s more money out of your pocket, not to mention inconvenient.
Know what would make this situation so much easier? Having a replacement car battery in your Forester. Car batteries last 3-4 years. When your Forester’s battery is nearing the end of its life, order a new battery for your Forester to keep on hand until the inevitable happens.
We carry genuine OEM Subaru car batteries at wholesale pricing. Look up your Forester to find the right battery for your car!