1998 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

1998 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1998 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1998 Subaru Forester?

Here’s Why 1998 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Subaru Forester, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Forester could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Forester maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1998 Subaru Forester maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Subaru, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Forester's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1998 Subaru Forester problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru Forester Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1998 Subaru Forester and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Forester. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1998 Subaru Forester be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru Forester battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Subaru Forester could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1998 Subaru Forester engine. See Subaru's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 Forester in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1998 Subaru Forester.

Maintaining your Subaru Forester steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Subaru Forester steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Subaru Forester's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Subaru Forester maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Subaru Forester engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru Forester? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1998 Subaru Forester maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1998 Subaru Forester Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Subaru Forester. Get answers to common Subaru Forester maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Subaru Forester alignment checked? You know your Subaru Forester better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Subaru Forester to high mileage oil? If your Subaru Forester has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Subaru dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Subaru Forester in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Subaru Forester

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Subaru Forester maintenance appointment today.