Subaru tire care tips from Carlsen Subaru Serving Redwood City, CA

Tire Care Information & Frequently Asked Questions at Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City, CA

There are a lot of important components on your Subaru that require close attention when the time comes for occasional maintenance, and tires are certainly one of the most critical. We have a complete tire shop in our service department at Carlsen Subaru, and we often hear questions about tires. Browse through the following frequently asked questions and their answers to find out more. If you have any other questions, we're happy to help with knowledgeable service advisers and experienced factory-trained technicians.

Subaru tire care information from Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City, CA

Do I Really Need to Change All 4 Tires at the Same Time on My Subaru?

The need to replace all four tires on a Subaru model equipped with symmetrical all-wheel drive is one of those things that may not sound right when you first hear it. However, it is important and necessary to replace all four tires at the same time on all-wheel drive Subaru models. This is because the advanced symmetrical all-wheel drive system precisely distributes power to each wheel with the understanding that every wheel is the same overall diameter. If you only change two tires, the difference in overall diameter of the used tires and the new ones can cause the all-wheel drive system to overwork various components. This could lead to expensive drivetrain repairs down the road.

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Why is it so Important to Keep the Wheels Aligned on My Subaru?

Proper wheel alignment used to only be something you worried about if it felt like your vehicle was pulling in one direction or the other while driving straight down the road. Today, that is still a reliable symptom of a vehicle with wheels being out of alignment, but now it's also important to get the alignment checked periodically to ensure that the everything is just as it should be. When your wheels are not in precise alignment, you are at far greater risk of ruining expensive tires well ahead of schedule. Keeping up with proper wheel alignment is also important in your Subaru for handling, safety, and longevity of the symmetrical all-wheel drive system.

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Find Expert Subaru Service & So Much More at Carlsen Subaru Serving Oakland, CA

We're proud to have a wide selection of all the latest Subaru models available at Carlsen Subaru, and when it comes to taking care of your Subaru, no one is better than the factory-trained technicians in our service department. You'll appreciate the savings that come with our frequently updated service specials, and service information pages like these help you get a better idea of what to expect. We'll only care for your Subaru with genuine OEM parts, fluids, and filters which are conveniently available in our parts department if you prefer to do it yourself. We make things as easy as possible with Saturday service appointments, and scheduling your next Subaru service is easy online. We're conveniently located at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063 near San Mateo and worth the drive from Fremont, CA at Carlsen Subaru.

Carlsen Subaru

480 Veterans Blvd
Directions Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Sales: 650-365-6390
  • Service : 650-365-6390
  • Parts: 650-365-6390


  • Monday 10:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 10:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am - 06:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00am - 05:00pm
  1. Carlsen Subaru

    480 Veterans Blvd
    Redwood City, CA 94063

    • Sales: (888) 520-5916