2010 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance

2010 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2010 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2010 Subaru Forester

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2010 Subaru Forester?

Here’s Why 2010 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Subaru Forester to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Forester could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Forester maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2010 Subaru Forester!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru themselves. 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, recommended maintenance usually includes services like 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 2010 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 2010 Subaru Forester and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Forester’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2010 Subaru Forester? 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Subaru Forester battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Forester) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Subaru Forester won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2010 Subaru Forester engine. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 2010 Forester, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 2010 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! You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Subaru Forester steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Subaru Forester's steering system with regular maintenance.

Without routine Subaru Forester maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Subaru Forester’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru Forester? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2010 Subaru Forester maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2010 Subaru Forester. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Subaru today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2010 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? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Subaru Forester? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Subaru Forester? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • 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

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.