Leasing VS Buying a Subaru

What's the difference between buying and leasing?

While both buying and leasing offer their own sets of exciting opportunities, you might find that one suits you better than the other depending on your driving habits and personal preferences. The biggest difference between these two paths is ownership.


When you buy a new Subaru in Charleston, it's yours to do with what you will. You're free to customize it, trade it, or sell it as you see fit. When you lease a new Subaru near Mount Pleasant, you only hold onto it for a few years, but you can enjoy lower monthly payments as well as a variety of other benefits.

Should you buy new or buy used?

Buying a new Subaru near West Ashley grants you access to the latest tech and safety features as well as the full breadth of new-vehicle warranties and other perks. Plus, you never have to think about what a vehicle's history was before you got behind the wheel. For many drivers, all this added peace of mind goes a long, long way when it comes to choosing between new and used vehicles.

Buying used, however, does come with plenty of perks. Used models tend to be much more budget-friendly than their new counterparts, so you can save on your purchase and potentially get a lot more car for your money. Our used inventory covers a wide spectrum of vehicles to serve a diverse array of needs, so we invite you to talk to our team about finding the perfect used vehicle for you.

Auto Financing

What do you need to know before you apply for credit approval?

The first thing to do before you apply for credit approval is to set your budget and adhere to it. Next, you can apply for credit approval near Summerville quickly and easily by using our secure online application on our site. Our finance experts will be happy to help you take the next steps from there! Still have questions? No problem! Visit our Charleston, SC. dealership today!

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Subaru Service

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

This frequency varies between new and used Subaru models as many pre-owned models run on conventional oil over synthetic oil. Typically, conventional oil engines should go through an oil change once every 3,000-4,000 miles while synthetic oil filters require a change once every 7,000 miles. These numbers vary. However, based on driving conditions and your own driving habits; consult with your Subaru owner's Manual to discover what type of oil your Subaru requires.

When Do I Need New Tires?

Your tires should not get below a tread of 1/16 of an inch deep, though tread may wear on quicker during the winter months in Mount Pleasant or when the road conditions in Summerville may get rocky. Your tires may need to be rotated once every 3,000-4,000 miles, but simply placing a quarter in the largest grooves of the tire is a good indicator of tread depth. If President Washington's head is almost completely obscured by the tire, it is a good sign of good tread!

How Long Does a Car Battery Last?

A typical car battery can last for four to seven years when properly maintained. However, this is a procedure which can often go overlooked by drivers in West Ashley or Charleston with busy schedules. When in doubt, simply pop the hood, check the battery compartment, and keep an eye out for suspicious-looking residue or corrosion as these can be signs of a need for battery maintenance.

What Are Your Service Department Hours?

Our service center at Crews Subaru of Charleston is open on the weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, while on Saturday it is open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. A complimentary service shuttle and service loaners are available to ensure your daily commute to Hanahan remains interrupted. If your Subaru only requires standard maintenance procedures, like an oil change, brake inspection, or battery maintenance, you may also take advantage of our Subaru Express Service and come down tour Charleston, SC service center for immediate maintenance without making an appointment. The service department here in Charleston, SC is closed on Sundays.


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