1996 Subaru Legacy Scheduled Maintenance

1996 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1996 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1996 Subaru Legacy

How often should I service my 1996 Subaru Legacy?

What to Know About 1996 Subaru Legacy Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Subaru Legacy, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your Legacy could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Legacy 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 1996 Subaru Legacy!

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. 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; 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 Legacy perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 1996 Subaru Legacy problems.

Overview of Essential Subaru Legacy Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1996 Subaru Legacy for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Legacy's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1996 Subaru Legacy. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru Legacy battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Subaru Legacy won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1996 Subaru Legacy engine. See Subaru's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1996 Legacy in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1996 Subaru Legacy.

Maintaining your Subaru Legacy steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Subaru Legacy suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Subaru Legacy's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Subaru Legacy services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 Legacy’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru Legacy? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1996 Subaru Legacy 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 1996 Subaru Legacy? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1996 Subaru Legacy. Get answers to common Subaru Legacy maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Subaru Legacy? 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 Legacy? If your Subaru Legacy 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!
  •  Why are my Subaru dashboard lights on? 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 Legacy, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Subaru Legacy

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