Oil Changes for 2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2014 Subaru Forester Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2014 Subaru Forester? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Your 2014 Forester’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Forester may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine 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 might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Subaru if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2014 Subaru Forester?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2014 Subaru Forester motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2014 Subaru Forester vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Forester's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Forester engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  2014 Forester oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 champions. For instance, 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. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Subaru's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2014 Subaru Forester.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru Forester

The next time your Subaru Forester needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. 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 motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2014 Forester oil change costs, call 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.

2014 Subaru Forester Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Forester engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Subaru Forester engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru Forester oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru Forester spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2014 Forester

Help your 2014 Forester engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!