Why are Subaru Oil Changes so Crucial Service FAQ in Olympia, WA
Subaru oil change service FAQ

Why are Oil Changes so Crucial to Maintaining my Subaru? Hanson Subaru Service in Olympia

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Some drivers get their oil changed every 3,000 miles like clockwork. Others prefer to throw caution to the wind and change the oil a bit less regularly. It's important that you know the risks associated with driving on old engine oil. The oil is your engine's first line of defence against the ravages of friction and heat. While it won't happen overnight, if you go too long without changing the engine oil, your engine may sustain severe damage. It can even make a total engine rebuild necessary - costing you thousands. That's why we always recommend following the manufacturer's recommendation for oil change frequency. It's cheaper and better in the long run!

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Learn how oil changes maintain engine performance for your Subaru

You may have heard that changing the oil every 3,000 miles is no longer necessary. In many cases, this is true! Some vehicles can go longer than others between oil changes, and filling your vehicle with a different kind of oil can also allow you to go further between service appointments. Below, we'll explain how you can get the most out of every oil change, and ensure your Subaru engine is properly protected.

What if I Want to go Longer Between Oil Changes?

If that pesky windshield sticker says it's time for another oil change, it's probably a good idea to get it done soon. However, if you're still using conventional motor oil, switching to a full synthetic oil at your next change will allow you to go much further. It'll cost you a bit more, but synthetic oil lasts longer and protects better, so it's the oil of choice for most performance-oriented cars as well as high mileage engines. You can also choose a synthetic blend that'll cost a little less, but won't last quite as long as full synthetic.

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Many modern Subaru vehicles come with synthetic oil fresh from the factory. If that describes your Subaru, you can safely go 6,000 miles or more between oil changes. Consult your owner's manual, and find the recommended service schedule for your car. For example, the 2013 Subaru Crosstrek comes with synthetic oil from the assembly line, and Subaru recommends a 7,500 mile oil change interval.

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To get the oil replaced in your Subaru with a quality synthetic or conventional oil, Hanson Subaru is your local authorized Subaru dealer, serving Hawks Prairie and Tenino.

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