2017 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

2017 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2017 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2017 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2017 Subaru Forester?

Here’s Why 2017 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Subaru Forester to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Forester could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get Forester maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2017 Subaru Forester!

Subaru knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Forester perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2017 Subaru Forester problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru Forester Running Newer, Longer

Bring your 2017 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Forester. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2017 Subaru Forester? 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). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Subaru Forester battery. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Forester stranded. Your Subaru Forester could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2017 Subaru Forester running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2017 Forester. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2017 Subaru Forester.

Routine upkeep for your Subaru Forester suspension and steering system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, 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 skip recommended Subaru Forester services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Subaru Forester’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Subaru Forester radiator in need of replacement? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2017 Subaru Forester maintenance.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2017 Subaru Forester Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2017 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2017 Forester is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Subaru Forester to high mileage oil? If your Subaru Forester has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Subaru? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Subaru Forester in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Subaru Forester

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Subaru Forester maintenance appointment today.