Oil Changes for 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2018 Subaru Forester Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru Forester’s oil changed? 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.”

Subaru recommends having your 2018 Subaru Forester’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Forester in the above table. Your Forester may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Subaru Forester?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2018 Subaru Forester motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2018 Subaru Forester vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, 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 important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Forester by considering your driving preferences, and 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, 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] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 Subaru Forester, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Subaru Forester Oil Change

The next time your Subaru Forester needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Subaru Foresters. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2018 Subaru Foresters. Let the experts take care of your Forester’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2018 Subaru Forester Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Forester engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Subaru Forester engine to fail. 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. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2018 Forester

Help your 2018 Forester engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!