2015 Subaru Forester Oil Change

2015 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2015 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2015 Subaru Forester Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru Forester’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 2015 Forester’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Forester 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 see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Subaru Forester. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2015 Subaru Forester?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2015 Subaru Forester motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2015 Forester. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate 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, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Forester deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Subaru Forester oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Subaru's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2015 Subaru Forester.

Where Can I Get a Subaru Forester Oil Change

When it's time for a 2015 Subaru Forester oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Forester’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2015 Subaru Foresters. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Forester today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2015 Subaru Forester

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Forester engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Subaru Forester engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Subaru Forester oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru Forester exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru Forester

Give your Forester’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.