Transmission Services for 2013 Subaru Forester

What’s the Importance of Your 2013 Forester’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Forester’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 2013 Subaru Forester transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Subaru Forester transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Forester isn’t working at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 2013 Foresters

Your Forester’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Subaru. Specifically, Subaru recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2013 Subaru Foresters at certain intervals with Subaru-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 2013 Forester services and perform them according to Subaru-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Forester’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your Subaru running for miles and miles.

How Much Do Subaru Forester Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Subaru Forester transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your Forester’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2013 Subaru Forester Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Subaru? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Subaru Forester? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small it is. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Forester’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my Forester's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2013 Forester’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Subaru's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Subaru Forester Transmission

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Forester today.