2008 Subaru Forester Maintenance

2008 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2008 Subaru Forester

How often should I service my 2008 Subaru Forester?

Your Guide to 2008 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Subaru Forester and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Forester could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Forester maintenance. Just follow your 2008 Subaru Forester maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Forester running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2008 Subaru Forester problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru Forester

Bring your 2008 Subaru Forester to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Forester's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2008 Subaru Forester be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Forester may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru Forester battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Forester stranded. Your Subaru Forester won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2008 Subaru Forester running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2008 Forester. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2008 Subaru Forester.

Routine upkeep for your Subaru Forester suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide the appropriate Subaru Forester steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Subaru Forester's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Subaru Forester services, 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. Need a new Subaru Forester radiator? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2008 Subaru Forester maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2008 Subaru Forester Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2008 Subaru Forester. Get answers to common Subaru Forester maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Subaru Forester? 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 use high mileage oil in my Subaru Forester? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Subaru Forester engines.
  • Can Subaru dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Subaru Forester to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Subaru Forester

Take care of your Subaru Forester and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.