2013 Subaru Forester Maintenance

2013 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2013 Subaru Forester

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2013 Subaru Forester?

Here’s Why 2013 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Subaru Forester and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, 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 2013 Subaru Forester!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Forester running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2013 Subaru Forester problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru Forester

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2013 Subaru Forester for factory-recommended routine maintenance 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Forester. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2013 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). 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. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Subaru Forester battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Forester stranded. Your Subaru Forester won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2013 Subaru Forester's engine run smoother. See Subaru's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2013 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2013 Subaru Forester.

Routine upkeep for your Subaru Forester suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. 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 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. Components within your Subaru Forester's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Subaru Forester services, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Subaru Forester cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Subaru Forester radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2013 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 2013 Subaru Forester. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Subaru today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 2013 Subaru Forester. Get answers to common Subaru Forester maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Subaru Forester alignment checked? 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 switch my Subaru Forester to high mileage oil? If your Subaru Forester has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Subaru? 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 Top-Notch Subaru Forester Maintenance Service

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.