2018 Subaru Forester Maintenance

2018 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Subaru Forester? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2018 Subaru Forester

How often should I service my 2018 Subaru Forester?

Your Guide to 2018 Subaru Forester Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Subaru Forester and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Forester. 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. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2018 Subaru Forester!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru themselves. 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; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Forester running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2018 Subaru Forester problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru Forester Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2018 Subaru Forester 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2018 Subaru Forester. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to 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. 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, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Forester stranded. Your Subaru Forester won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2018 Subaru Forester engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2018 Forester. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2018 Subaru Forester.

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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Subaru Forester's steering system with regular maintenance.

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. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru Forester? We’ve got your back. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2018 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.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2018 Subaru Forester? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 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 should I use high mileage oil in my Subaru Forester? 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? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Subaru Forester, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Subaru Forester

Take care of your Subaru Forester and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.