2014 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

2014 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2014 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2014 Subaru Forester

How often should I service my 2014 Subaru Forester?

Here’s Why 2014 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Subaru Forester, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your Forester has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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. Just follow your 2014 Subaru Forester maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Subaru, your vehicle manufacturer. 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; 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 2014 Subaru Forester problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Subaru Forester Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2014 Subaru Forester to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. 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.

Could your 2014 Subaru Forester be ready for a new battery? 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. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru Forester battery, and so can frequent short drives. 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, you may find yourself (and your trusty Forester) stuck in the middle of nowhere. 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 support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2014 Subaru Forester running newer, longer. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 2014 Forester, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2014 Subaru Forester? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Subaru Forester suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Subaru Forester steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. 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 could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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. Need a new Subaru Forester radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2014 Subaru Forester maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2014 Subaru Forester Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2014 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 does my Subaru Forester need 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 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

Your Subaru Forester isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.