So I brought my car to the dealership today, for an oil change. For the first time, they wrote to come back in 3500 miles rather then 7,500. So I figure 'This should go smooth as hell since I was just there 3k miles ago, and it's the first time they wrote down the CORRECT oil change interval. But nope. Turns out, 1 bolt on each side of the rear axle is stripped.... How does this make any sense? I mean, I don't know much about cars or engineering, but I'm shocked that they would use weak enough metal that I had no idea the bolt was even going on ****-eyed. It screwed right on perfectly, which makes me wonder if the thread had gotten stripped before that and it was just following its own pattern?
I got this car, and yes I admit I beat on it pretty hard because I didn't know much about cars and I treated it like Subaru advertised it. It started to get problems, and I quickly was slapped into shape and started treating the car right, with much respect and knowing that How I treated it was how it was going to treat me in return. I now treat the car with respect, no longer bring it onto grass fields or gravel paths, but stuff still seems to be breaking and going wrong. Now that I think about it, those getting stripped had nothing to do with driving, would have just been me rushing to screw the bolt on or whatever, but I really want this car to last me a good 6-7 years, and I do not want to be constantly replacing parts. When I get the car back tomorrow, I'm crawling up under it, completely cleaning the underneath of it, then treating it like a 1 mil show car