2012 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance

2012 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Subaru Forester

How often should I service my 2012 Subaru Forester?

Here’s Why 2012 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Subaru Forester and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your Forester has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. 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 2012 Subaru Forester maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Subaru, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Forester running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Subaru Forester problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru Forester

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2012 Subaru Forester and our technicians will jump right in 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Subaru Forester. 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. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Subaru Forester battery. 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 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2012 Subaru Forester's engine run smoother. See Subaru's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2012 Forester in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Subaru Forester.

Routine upkeep for your Subaru Forester suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components 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. 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.

If you fall behind on routine Subaru Forester maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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. Need a new Subaru Forester radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 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.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 2012 Subaru Forester. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Subaru today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Subaru Forester. Get answers to common Subaru Forester maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting 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 switch my Subaru Forester to high mileage oil? 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Subaru? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Subaru Forester, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

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.