2013 Subaru Forester Oil Change

2013 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2013 Subaru Forester Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru Forester’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know all about motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Subaru recommends having your 2013 Subaru Forester’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Forester may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru Forester. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak 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 2013 Subaru Forester motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2013 Subaru Forester vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Forester’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your 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 what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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's a reason we carry these motor oil 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. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2013 Subaru Forester, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2013 Subaru Forester Oil Change

The next time your Subaru Forester needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Subaru Foresters. We'll take care of you quickly, 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. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

2013 Subaru Forester Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Forester engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Subaru Forester engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru Forester spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru Forester Oil Changed

Help your 2013 Forester engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!