Everything You Need To Know About Changing The Oil In Your Subaru

Subaru builds every Outback, Legacy, and Crosstrek for the long road ahead with 200,000-miles of adventure. But to get there you will need to bring your beloved Subaru into the service center here at Dahl Subaru for a little TLC. One very important and easy service that goes a long way to keeping your Subaru running like new is routine oil changes and we have the answer to all of your oil change questions.

Regular oil changes are one of the most common services that your Subaru will need. Clean motor oil keeps your BOXER engine running smoothly for many miles to come. When road dirt builds up in your engine, the engine has to work harder to provide spirited performance and will decrease your fuel economy. Another danger of letting dirt build up in your engine is the friction of the moving pistons will heat up and could cause the components to warp. This could eventually cause the engine to seize and will result in a very costly repair.

There are a lot of questions that La Crosse, WI drivers may have about oil changes and we have answered some of the most common questions below. You can also speak with a member of our service center for more information.

  • How often should I change my oil? The old rule of thumb was every 3,000-miles. With more efficient engines and synthetic oil you should look to have your oil changed roughly every 6-8,000-miles depending on your driving habits.
  • What type of oil do you need? There are two main types of oil that many Subaru models will need. Synthetic 0W-20 oil is required for all 2011 and newer non-turbo models. Synthetic 5W-30 motor oil is required for 2011 and newer turbocharged engines.

Give our service center a call today to schedule a time to get your Subaru in an oil change. You can also visit our express service lane with no appointment needed.

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