1989 Subaru GL-10 Oil Change Service

When to Change 1989 Subaru GL-10 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1989 Subaru GL-10 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1989 GL-10’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your GL-10 in the above table. Your GL-10 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 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, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Subaru GL-10 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1989 GL-10. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your GL-10's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your GL-10 deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. 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] There's also 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1989 Subaru GL-10, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru GL-10

When the time for your GL-10’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Subaru GL-10s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1989 Subaru GL-10s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your GL-10 today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

1989 Subaru GL-10 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Subaru GL-10 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Subaru GL-10 engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Subaru GL-10 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly 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. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru GL-10 Oil Changed

Help your 1989 GL-10 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!