2008 Subaru Forester Oil Change Service

2008 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2008 Subaru Forester Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Subaru Forester? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.

Subaru recommends changing your 2008 Forester’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Subaru-recommended oil change intervals, your Forester may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Subaru Forester. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Subaru Forester Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Subaru Forester motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2008 Forester. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Forester’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Forester by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Subaru? We carry the best because your Forester deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer 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] 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Subaru's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2008 Subaru Forester.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru Forester

The next time your Subaru Forester needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Forester’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Subaru Forester oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Forester’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2008 Subaru Forester Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Subaru Forester? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Subaru Forester engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru Forester oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru Forester Oil Changed

Help your 2008 Subaru Forester run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.