1985 Subaru GL-10 Oil Change

When to Change 1985 Subaru GL-10 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru GL-10’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1985 GL-10’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Subaru-recommended oil change intervals, your GL-10 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds 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, drive in dusty areas, 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 GL-10. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Subaru GL-10?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1985 Subaru GL-10 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1985 GL-10. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your GL-10’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your GL-10 by considering your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Subaru? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  1985 GL-10 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1985 Subaru GL-10, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru GL-10

When the time for your GL-10’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Subaru vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Subaru GL-10 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your GL-10's engine. 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.

1985 Subaru GL-10 Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Subaru GL-10 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Subaru GL-10 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Subaru oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? 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, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru GL-10 Oil Changed

Give your GL-10’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.