Maintenance

Subaru Outback

LIC Motorsports specializes in all things Subaru, this is not limited to even the smallest tasks, no matter how big or small your job is; you have found the right place. LIC is truly a one stop shop for all your general repair, maintenance, and performance needs.  Everything from your factory Maintenance schedule to oil changes, brakes, clutches, etc...no job is to big or small for the professionals at LIC Motorsports.

Most auto shops tell you to drop your car off and they'll call you when it's done.  At LIC Motorsports they do the exact opposite, they book your appointment down to the minute.  They also don't claim to have stock just to get you in the door, only to turn around and tell you they will need to order it...at LIC Motorsports its on the shelf.

Review the services below and find what you are looking for.  If you don't see it listed, this does not mean LIC can't handle it; this is just a brief summary of the most popular items done daily at LIC Motorsports.

Ready to book an appointment?  Don't see exactly what you need?  Please send an email for what you are looking to have done.

105K Maintenance Service

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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105K Maintenance Service

Wanting to take care of your non-turbo or turbo Subaru without paying those overpriced and ridiculous fees from the dealer? Then the "105K Service" is designed for you, all parts used are strictly what the dealer uses but at a fraction of the bottom line cost to you. The service consists of timing belt, water pump, water pump gasket, crank seal, coolant, coolant conditioner, air conditioning & power steering belts, thermostat, and thermostat Gasket. (SOHC Cars also get Cam Seals). This service from LIC Motorsports will always include the timing belt tensioner and idlers.  In addition on the turbo vehicles you can upgrade the timing belt to a kevlar belt and a billet timing belt guide for an addition fee.

Starting at $1,275.00

30/60/90K Maintenance Service

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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30/60/90K Maintenance Service

Wanting to take care of your non-turbo or turbo Subaru without paying those overpriced and ridiculous fees from the dealer? Then the “30/60/90K Service” is designed for you, all parts used are strictly what the dealer uses but at a fraction of the bottom line cost to you. The service consists of draining/refilling the motor oil, transmission oil, differential(s) oil, brake fluid flush, all weather coolant flush, coolant conditioner, subaru fuel filter (not on all models), spark plugs, air filter, rotate tires, washer fluid, check/adjust tire pressures, torque wheels, and inspect drivetrain/belts. In addition you can upgrade your fluids to performance fluid and iridium spark plugs for an additional fee, just ask for the “Performance Service”.

Some ask how LIC can do this, there must be a catch; don’t be fooled by what the dealer tells you. LIC Motorsports gets its factory OEM parts direct from the dealer itself. Don’t get nickel and dimed by the dealer and book the most crucial services your Subaru needs…and all while maintaining your factory warranty.

Starting at $475.00

Axle Boot/Axle Replacement

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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Axle Boot/Axle Replacement

There will come a point in time where you will need to have a boot and/or most often the entire axle(s) replaced on your Subaru.  This is typical to have happen every 5-7 years.  The reason is the exhaust and cataytyic converter system on the cars sit within 1" of the rubber CV boots.  As you can imagine it gets hot and over time it makes these boots become brittle and hard, thus causing them to eventually break.  When this happens the CV joint loses its lubrication and it becomes compromised from contaminants.  The best course of action is to replace the entire axle assembly.  At LIC Motorsports we only use OEM remanufactured and/or new Subaru axles.  All the other aftermarket axles are not made to the same tolerances/spec as Subaru’s and they give a violent shimmy in the car.

*Note: Not all makes/models have a Subaru remanufacture option

Starting at $200.00

Brake Service

  • OEM Replacement
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Brake Service

The Subaru brake system is a top notch design and one that is very good from the factory. Over the life of your Subaru you will need to replace the brake pads, resurface the rotors, and or replace them. This service is a very straight forward service and one that can be completed in only an hour(s).

If your job requires resurfacing the rotors and or replacement, no need to worry we have a brake lathe in house to efficiently get your job done. If your car requires rotors, no need to leave the car overnight and wait for them to be delivered; the rotors are always in stock at LIC Motorsports.

Starting at $350.00

Clutch Service

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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Clutch Service

The factory Subaru clutch is one of the finest used in the automotive industry. When it comes time to replace your clutch LIC Motorsports recommends replacing with factory components. The service consists of removing the transmission from the vehicle, resurfacing and or replacing the flywheel, new clutch disc, pressure plate, release bearing, and pilot bearing. This service is apprx a 5-6hr job and can be scheduled for same day pick.

*In addition some vehicles require replacement of the transmission fluid.

Starting at $900.00

Compression/Leak Down Test

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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Compression/Leak Down Test

Your car's engine compression can tell you a lot about the overall health of the engine. If your car is blowing blue smoke, or if your car is losing lots of oil, you could have a bad piston ring. This will also cause low compression in that cylinder, and a compression test will tell you.

The same goes for a bad valve(s). Even if you are just noticing a general lack of power, a leak down test can help you rule out some of the more serious possible causes and help pinpoint if its a intake or an exhaust valve causing the issue.  LIC Motorsports has some of the best state of the art tools to help determine what is or isn't wrong with your motor.

Starting at $150.00

Diagnostic Service

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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Diagnostic Service

LIC Motorsports has state of the art machinery to test your vehicle and ensure it is all working efficiently. Items such as Check Engine Lights (CEL), squealing, rattles, clunks, etc...Often times the electronics are not needed and a good mechanic who solely works on these cars days in and days out is what works best. LIC Motorsports offers some of the industries minimalist fees to diagnose your Subaru. Some ask why the dealer charges $125-150+ and LIC Motorsports can offer it at a fraction of the cost. It's simple, LIC Motorsports is confident in what they do!

Starting at $100.00

Exhaust

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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Exhaust

In the exhaust system you have a series of catalytic converters, gaskets, muffler, and electronic sensors. From the daily rigors of the car heating up and cooling down, the exhaust system will have a replacement life span. The most common issues are exhaust leaks, sensors going bad, and catalytic converts going out (on higher mileage vehicles). This can range from not as efficient gas mileage, car not running properly, to not being able to smog the vehicle. LIC Motorsports has state of the art diagnostic tools to quickly and efficiently find out what is causing the issue(s) and properly fix it in a timely manner.

Starting at $50.00

Head Gasket Service

  • Non-Turbo
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Head Gasket Service

If you own a older model non-turbo Subaru or even a newer non-turbo model Subaru with the faulty head gaskets. This service is a necessity to keep your car on the road. Subaru realized back in early 2002 that there was an issue with the Dual Over Head Cam head gaskets and changed them for the turbo model cars. Whether you got the older model Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) gaskets or even the newer model Single Over Head Cam (SOHC) gaskets, at some point in time (generally between 80,000 - 120,000 miles) you will be looking at doing this service.

The service consists of removing the motor from the vehicle, removing the heads and sending to a machine shop to resurface the heads, vacuum testing the valves, and often times new valve seals, and or complete valve job. Also replacing all gaskets associated with the removal and install; i.e. head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, valve cover washer gaskets, spark plug gaskets, intake/exhaust gaskets, etc...

*This is a good time to include a new clutch and new timing components if these have not been done yet or you are nearing these services in the future. Install of these items are free while at time of this service.

Starting at $2,500.00

Oil Change

  • Synthetic
  • Regular
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Oil Change

Whether you want an oil change using regular fluids or top of the line synthetics, this service is for everyone to keep their car in tip top shape. Lots ask, "Why so expensive for just an oil change, the quickie stop places are $15-$20 less".  It's real simple to answer this.  We use good fluids, OEM factory oil filter and drain plug washer.  This means the service is more expensive.  We also don't lure people in with a cheap inferior service just to sell them on other services.  This type of propaganda is called the lost leader oil change.  Get them in cheap and nail them with other costly repairs.  WE DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO THIS TACTIC.

The service consists of draining/refilling the motor oil, replacing the oil filter with a factory OEM or High Performance one, replacing the drain plug washer with the factory OEM crush washer, topping off your washer fluid, checking belts, fluid levels, hose clamps, and checking/adjusting tire pressures.

Starting at $55.00

Pre/Post Purchase Inspection

  • Turbo
  • Non-Turbo
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Pre/Post Purchase Inspection

Thinking about buying a used Subaru?  Best piece of advice is be sure to get it checked out.  Lots of used cars these days are owned by kids who don't necessarily care for vehicles the way you do and conversely lots of dealers buy cars from auctions in an effort to quickly turn and burn a car for quick cash.  Often times these cars are abused, broken, and have lots of troubles which can get passed onto an unsuspecting buyer.

We perform a multi-point inspection to ensure you know what you're about to buy.  These are the things we look at and document the condition of for you:

Wheel/Tire - (conditions, tread depths)

Brakes - (pads, rotors, and/or drum life)

Lubrication - (motor oil, transmission oil, diff oil, coolant, brake fluid)

Suspension - (CV's, linkage, struts/shocks, ball joints, tie rods, bushings)

Engine - (electronics, drive belts, improperly installed parts, hoses, head gaskets, leaks)

Electronics - (battery test, starter test, charging test)

ECU Status - (CELS, and monitors).

Add On's - (recommend compression/leak down if any concerns are raised about motor health)

Starting at $100.00

Suspension Service

  • OEM Replacement
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Suspension Service

The factory Subaru suspension system is an array of carefully calculated components and it's part of what makes "a Subaru a Subaru".  There are many parts that make up this system, everything from struts, shocks, springs, and various bushings throughout the vehicle.  Maintaining these critical components is a necessity as these are what keep your alignment in spec, as well as keep the desired comfort you bought the vehicle for.  When looking for the best options, it’s always ideal to keep OEM factory components on top of this list.

Starting at $850.00