Subaru Auto Service Repair and Maintenance in Clinton NY

Your Subaru vehicle has a reputation for being reliable, safe, and powerful. Subaru has long been a popular choice for drivers across Utica, New Hartford, and Clinton, New York.

However, even the wisest car purchase doesn’t mean that you won’t eventually need an expert auto mechanic who can help you resolve common problems, as well as unusual issues with the many popular Subaru vehicles on the road.

We service your favorite Subaru models:

  • Caraline
  • Forester
  • Impreza


  • Outback
  • BRZ
  • Crosstrek
  • Ascent
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 Trust NextGen To Take Care of Your Subaru

We are NextGen Car Care, we’ve been a trusted auto repair service since 2008. We’re proud to be a staple of quality and trustworthy service in the Central NY area, providing comprehensive auto repair services to our neighbors.

To help you better understand your Subaru and its warning signals, NextGen Car Care has composed a list of the most common Subaru issues you may experience and help you navigate your Subaru repair process.

(It’s important to note that these issues are not necessarily common to all Subaru models, and many Subaru owners have reported few or no problems with their vehicles after years of use. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can help prevent or address potential car repair problems.)

Why is My Subaru Beeping?

While each Subaru model has a different way of identifying issues to drivers, in most models, (especially the Forester, Crosstrek, and Outback) beeping sounds are typically used to indicate an issue with the navigation system. However, other causes include
issues with:

  • The Eyesight driver-assist features
  • A key fob left in the vehicle
  • A battery that is losing its charge

Because solving a "beeping" problem can vary from model to model, we suggest visiting our NextGen Car Care in Clinton NY to have your car inspected by one of our professional mechanics.

Why is My Subaru Not Starting?

If you have an engine that cranks, but doesn't start, there's a possibility that the battery doesn't have enough power to turn over your engine. Batteries drain for a variety of reasons: extreme cold, lack of use, or because it's nearing the end of its lifespan. Car batteries generally last 3-4 years depending on their use and the model of the car.

There could also be corrosion on the battery terminals, dead key fob battery, broken starter, alternator failure, or a clogged fuel filter.

In some cases, getting your car started might a relatively simple fix: it might be that a jump will crank the engine and the battery will recharge. We can check to make sure your battery can still hold a charge. If it looks like the problem is not the battery then doing some simple maintenance, like cleaning the corrosion off or tightening the cables.

However, there are times when you may need more extensive maintenance, for instance, possibly replacing electrical parts or replacing the dead battery with a new one.

Without automotive professional assistance it can be difficult to tell what the problem is exactly, that's why we advise you to come visit one of our car maintenance technicians to get the proper diagnoses to your Subaru problems and help you find an affordable solution.

Why is My Subaru Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light (CEL) is a warning indicator that alerts the driver to a potential issue with the vehicle's engine or emissions system. When you see this light come on it’s important to have your vehicle assessed immediately, the problem could be something as simple as a loose fuel cap, but it could also be something more dire, like a misfiring engine.

A CEL coming on can also be caused by faulty sensors, such as the Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF), the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), or fuel system issues. 

Driving with the CEL on can potentially damage the engine or emissions system further, so having the problem diagnosed quickly and repaired as soon as possible might save you bigger bills. If you’re in the Clinton area, come visit NextGen Car Care and have one of our trained mechanics diagnose and fix the problem and get you back on the road.

Why is My Subaru Smoking?

If your Subaru is smoking, it might be that you're burning oil, coolant or it's using too much fuel. Any one of these can be caused by a variety of causes.

In order to prevent further engine damage, it's imperative to address the issue of any unusual smoking from your Subaru as soon as possible. We have years of experience in troubleshooting problems with smoking Subarus and can find out what is going on. We can discuss the options and give you an estimate of how to fix the issue.

Why is My Subaru Overheating?

Since modern cars have liquid engine cooling systems, they rarely overheat because the engines operate at a safe temperature regardless of the weather. However, in the event that the cooling system fails, the engine will start to overheat and you'll risk further damage to your Subaru if you continue to drive it. If there is an issue with your car's cooling system, let us check it out. We can check all of your engine cooling system parts to find the problem.

Why is My Subaru Burning Oil?


There could be several reasons why your Subaru is burning oil.

  • Worn engine seals or gaskets
  • Piston rings or cylinder walls that are worn or damaged
  • Overfilling the oil
  • Oil consumption due to normal engine wear

It's important to address the issue of oil burning as soon as you notice it happening. Oil burning can lead to decreased engine performance and, potentially, serious engine damage, if left unchecked. We recommend visiting Next Gen automotive car care center and let us diagnose the problem immediately. Once we know the source of the problem, we can help you find a fix.

Why is My Subaru So Loud?


There could be several reasons why your Subaru is making a lot of noise:

  • A faulty or misfiring engine
  • Problems with the suspension
  • Brake issues
  • Worn or damaged tires


If you are experiencing unusual sounds when driving your Subaru, it’s going to be a good idea to come us for a quick check of what might be the issue. Our trained Subaru technicians will be able to determine the specific cause of the noise and recommend the appropriate repair.

Why is My Subaru Key Stuck in the Ignition?

Having your Subaru's key stuck in the ignition can be incredibly frustrating. Especially when you don’t know why it’s happening. A damaged or old key may not fit properly in the ignition; damaged ignition switches can also be the cause for the problem. The ignition switch allows the key to be inserted and turned to start your Subaru. If it is damaged, or suffering wiring issues it can prevent the ignition from functioning properly and cause the key to become stuck. Sometimes it's as simple as the steering lock.

For the most accurate solution to your issue, you should give us a call. Your ignition issues should be diagnosed by a trained auto repair mechanic. During the diagnostic process, they will determine the specific cause and recommend a fix for your ignition problems.


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Schedule Your Car Service Appointment with NextGen Car Care Today

If you live in the Clinton NY area, come visit NextGen Car Care. Our family has been in the automotive repair industry since 1964, establishing a reputation for delivering quality and trustworthy car care service. Since opening its doors in 2008, NextGen Car Care has continued this tradition of providing comprehensive auto repair services to our Central NY customers.

Our vehicle repair services are performed by highly trained technicians and with only the best factory authorized quality parts and fluids GUARANTEED. NO SHORTCUTS.

NextGen LLC. is ready to help you get the expert services you need for your Subaru. Whether you need, rust prevention services, snow tire installation, brake services or more, visit us for careful expert consultation for your vehicle, NextGen Car Care can assist you with Subaru maintenance and repairs. Call us at 315-381-3444 or drop by our location.