Dealership FAQs

How do I buy a car?

There are many different steps that go into buying a vehicle. 

The first thing you should do is research, research, research! Do you want a car or an SUV? What features do you absolutely need? What are some features you want, but can live without? Some different factors to consider when researching what vehicle is best for you are safety, performance, fuel mileage, comfort, owner opinions, and expert opinions. 

Your next step is to set your budget and secure your financing. What can you afford? When figuring out your budget, don't forget to take into consideration the value of your trade-in (if you have one). Another factor to consider is whether you should buy or lease. Your lifestyle and needs will affect this decision. 

After you've decided on the vehicle you want and a budget, it's time to locate your vehicle! Our website makes it easy to search our inventory by make, model, year, even down to whether or not the vehicle has wireless phone charging. 

So you've found the perfect vehicle. Your next steps should be to contact our dealership, and schedule a test drive! If all goes well in the test drive and you're ready to commit, it's time to seal the deal!

How do I know whether I should buy or lease my next vehicle?

There are many different factors that go into whether you should lease or buy your next vehicle. That's what makes it so convenient, you can pick the option that works with your needs and wants!

Factors that differ greatly between leasing and buying are mileage limits, ownership, ability to make modifications to the vehicle, monthly payments, just to name a few.

When it comes down to it, there is no right or wrong answer, it's all about you and your needs.
What should I look for in a test drive?

So you think you found your next vehicle, now it's time for a test drive!

Test drives are important, they help you make your final decision. Certain factors to consider and take note of when on your test drive are: ride comfort, acceleration, noise, braking, and handling to name a few.
Is there a best time of the month to buy a new vehicle?

While the ideal time to buy a vehicle depends on a few different factors, many outside anyone's control, there's not a one-size-fits-all answer we can give. It's best to stay up to date on what's going on at our dealership and check in often to see when new vehicles arrive.

To stay up to date on our incentives and specials, check out our specials page!
What types of services do you offer?

At DuTeau Subaru, we are proud to offer a wide range of services. From routine maintenance services like oil changes, fluid inspections, tire rotations, and brake checks, to warranty repairs and body shop work. You can always expect to have attentive and prompt service from our professionally trained technicians.
Do you offer express service?

Yes, we do offer express service at DuTeau Subaru. Minor maintenance services like oil changes and tire rotations do not require an appointment.
Why should I take my vehicle to a dealership to be serviced?

Our technicians are factory-trained to take care of your Subaru.

They are professionally trained to work on Subaru vehicles, as opposed to other auto repair shops. Our factory-trained technicians know your vehicle in and out, can fix warranty repairs, have access to certified parts, and are the best equipped to take care of your Subaru.
How important is regular vehicle maintenance?

It's important to keep up with your regular vehicle maintenance for many reasons.

If you want to increase the life of your vehicle, it's important. Routine maintenance can also decrease the likelihood of severe, costly repairs. Another important result of routinely servicing your Subaru is increased safety. When you stay on your regular maintenance schedule, you decrease the chance of the unexpected happening.
How can I make a service appointment?

You can make a service appointment online here, or by calling our service department at (888)-467-9318.
Why should I choose DuTeau Subaru?

At DuTeau Subaru, we treat everyone like family; our customers, our employees, everyone. We truly value transparency, honesty, and customer service. We want everyone that interacts with our dealership to feel informed and satisfied with their visit, whether that be for service, or buying a vehicle.
Are you open on Sundays?

Our dealership is not open on Sundays, but we are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, until 6:00 pm on Fridays, and until 5:00 pm on Saturdays. Our service department is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm, and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.