2000 Subaru Forester Oil Change Service

2000 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2000 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2000 Subaru Forester Oil Changes

Need more info about 2000 Subaru Forester oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 2000 Forester’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Forester may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru Forester. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Subaru Forester?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Subaru Forester. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2000 Forester. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Forester’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Forester by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Forester engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  2000 Forester 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 proven winners. 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2000 Subaru Forester, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Subaru Forester Oil Change

When the time for your Forester’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Forester’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Subaru Forester oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Forester today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2000 Subaru Forester Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Subaru Forester motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Subaru Forester engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru Forester exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2000 Forester

Give your Forester’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.