Subaru Service in Columbia SC

Import Specialties of Columbia SC is your Subaru repair shop. Our Subaru auto repair technicians have the training, knowledge, and experience to repair or service all Subaru models. Our Subaru mechanic performs all Subaru service and repair, Subaru brake repair, Subaru transmission repair to Subaru engine repair.

Trust your Subaru repair to the Subaru specialist at Import Specialties of Columbia SC.

Subaru Technicians

Our certified technicians know Subaru repair and service. Our Subaru experience combined with the latest diagnostic tools, service and repair techniques will keep your Subaru performing in peak performance.

Training & Equipment

Our high level of training and large collection of Subaru tools and diagnostic equipment ensures high quality work and complete customer satisfaction.

Repair and Service of all Subaru Models - Classic & Modern

From basic Subaru oil change to difficult Subaru check engine light problem our team will work to get you back on the road with a focus on safety, quality, and value. We love the tough Subaru problems that other shops won't (can't) do.

Subaru Models We Repair & Service

Subaru BRZ
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Forester
Subaru Impreza
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Subaru SVX
Subaru Tribeca
Subaru WRX

Classic Subaru Repair

Have an older Subaru? We specialize in working on classic and collector cars. Here is a list of classic Subaru models:

Subaru Baja
Subaru BRAT
Subaru R-2
Subaru FF-1 Star
Subaru G
Subaru Vivio
Subaru Justy
Subaru 1000
Subaru 360
Subaru 1500

Import Auto Service Specialists

Import Specialties of Columbia specializes in Import auto service and repair in Columbia SC. Our Import car mechanics have the training, experience, and tools to perform all types of Import auto repair. Contact our Import car repair specialist today.

Service Appointment

Schedule your next Subaru service appointment with our contact form or call (803) 799-2686.

Common Subaru Problems

Like every brand of vehicles, Subaru have specific problems. Knowing these common Subaru problems will help you watch for problems and repair them before they grow into costly Subaru repairs. An experienced Subaru mechanic can warn you about typical problems and help prevent breakdowns.

Subaru Air Conditioning O-Ring Repair

One common Subaru problem is auto air conditioning problems. The cause is o-ring seal leaks. This allows the freon cooling gas to leak and cause your Subaru air conditioning A/C system to blow warm air.

Autmotive air conditioning o-ring repair requires an auto AC technician find the freon leak, replace the worn out o-rings, and recharge the Subaru air conditioing system.

Subaru Check Engine Light Problems

Subaru Check Engine Light Due to Failed Knock Sensor

Subaru check engine light on problem because of a failed knock sensor. The sensor often tests good but can fail intermittently while the vehicle is being driven. Fix requires Subaru knock sensor replacement.

Subaru Clutch Chatter Problem

Subaru has a clutch chatter problem, particularly when driving the vehicle from a cold start. Subaru clutch chatter repair requires Subaru clutch replacement with improved parts.

Subaru Electrical Problems

Subaru Intermittent Fault With Remote Start System

Subaru remote start system repair usually requires ignition switch antenna ring replacement and wire harness replacement.

Subaru electrical issues due to corrosion inside connectors

Subaru electrical problems are not uncommon. They are often due to corrosion inside electrical connectors. Especially in coastal or humid climates. Repair requires finding the faulty connection, cleaning or replacing electrical connector, and sealing the connector with dielectric silicone grease.

Subaru Emission Control Problem

Subaru Check Engine Light may come on because of catalytic converter problem. Affects Subaru Forester models. To repair a Subaru catalytic converter replacement may be required.

Subaru Front O2 Oxygen Sensor Replacement

The Subaru front O2 oxygen sensor element may develop a crack causing a Check Engine Light on problem. Fix requires Subaru oxygen sensor replacement.

Subaru Engine Problems

Head Gasket Failure

Subaru Legacy Outback head gasket high failure rate due to cooling system problems. Fix requires Subaru Legacy Outback head gasket replacement.

Subaru Legacy Outback Engine Oil Seal Leaks

Oil leaks are common on Subaru Legacy Outback camshaft and front crankshaft seals. Fix requires camshaft seal replacement or crankshaft seal repalcement. It is wise to replace the timing belt at same time. These seals are commonly inspected and replaced as needed as part of a Subaru timing belt replacement.

Subaru Oil Pump Leak

Loose bolts cause an Subaru oil pump leak. Can result in low oil pressure and engine damage from oil starvation. It is wise when doing Subaru timing belt replacement to replace oil pump gasket and place thread lock sealant on the oil pump mounting bolts.

Subaru Spark Plug Tube Seal Leak

Subaru oil leaks can develop at the spark plug tube seals. Excess oil in the spark plug tubes can cause Subaru engine misfire and Subaru Check Engine Light problem. Repair requires removing the valve cover and replacing spark plug tube seals and valve cover gasket. Oil damaged spark plugs, ignition wires, and ignition coils will also require replacement.

Subaru Spark Plug Wire Replacement

Subaru Check Engine Light on problem when computer detects engine misfire. Problem is fixed by spark plug wire set replacement. Subaru spark plugs should be replaced at same time as spark plug wire replacement.

Subaru Ignition Coil Replacement

The Subaru ignition coil should also be inspected for carbon tracks or short circuits between contacts when a spark plug wire set problem is found. Fix requires Subaru ignition coil replacement. Subaru spark plugs should also be replaced at same time as Subaru ignition coil replacement.

A bad Subaru ignition coil will cause engine misfire which causes hesitation, extreme power loss, engine stalling, poor fuel mileage, and illumination of the check engine light. Ignition coil failure can cause Subaru fail to start problem, or Subaru start and stall problem.

Subaru Dead Battery

Subaru Legacy Outback dead battery problem results from the Subaru anti-lock brake system (ABS) pump continuing to run after the ignition is switched off. Commonly caused by faulty Subaru ABS pump relay which has become stuck in the "on" mode. Fix requires Subaru ABS pump relay replacement.

Inner Axle Joint Boots

Subaru drive axles have rubber boots at each end to seal the axle joints grease lubrication. Subaru axle boot fail because they are located close to the exhaust system which causes premature failure of axle boots.

A burning smell is an early warning of axle boot failure. If you ignore Subaru axle boots until they fail you may face the complete Subaru axle assembly replacement cost. Subaru axle boot replacement and axle grease repack is a more economical Subaru axle boot repair cost.

Subaru Head Gasket Replacement

The engine oil and coolant passages of your Subaru pass through the engine’s head gasket. Failure of the head gasket, a problem with some Subaru models, can result in oil and coolant leaks inside and outside the engine. Detecting a leaking head gasket is a simple thing to do – simply pay attention to your Subaru’s oil and coolant levels to see if they are going down too quickly, particularly after routine servicing. Oil or coolant that leaks onto your exhaust will create a burning smell and smoke that will be easy to notice. If you suspect that your Subaru’s head gaskets are leaking, have a service technician immediately address this problem. Ignoring Subaru headgasket problems can cause major engine damage.

Subaru Front Suspension Repair

When you have your Subaru serviced for routine maintenance such as oil and filter changes, ask your service technician to inspect the rubber components that comprise your front suspension. These parts are subject to wear and tear. A simple suspension inspection will give you assurance that these suspension components are working correctly or are in need of replacement.

Subaru Rattle Noise From Front Suspension

A rattle noise from Subaru front suspension. Repair requires Subaru front sway bar bushing replacement or Subaru end link replacement.

Subaru Wheel Bearing Replacement

Bad Subaru wheel bearings can cause a "rumbling" noise while turning and driving. Wheel bearing noise increases with vehicle speed. Subaru wheel bearing replacement is required if bearings are found to be worn, loose, or leaking during related repairs or inspections.