2016 Subaru Crosstrek Oil Change

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru Crosstrek’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Subaru recommends having your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Crosstrek may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Subaru if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru Crosstrek. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Subaru Crosstrek Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2016 Subaru Crosstrek motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Crosstrek’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Crosstrek by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Subaru? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  2016 Crosstrek oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Subaru Crosstrek Oil Change

The next time your Subaru Crosstrek needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Crosstrek’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2016 Subaru Crosstreks. Let the experts take care of your Crosstrek’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Crosstrek engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Subaru Crosstrek engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru Crosstrek oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru Crosstrek spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2016 Crosstrek

Help your 2016 Crosstrek engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!