1997 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

1997 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1997 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1997 Subaru Legacy

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1997 Subaru Legacy?

What to Know About 1997 Subaru Legacy Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Subaru Legacy, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper 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. Just follow your 1997 Subaru Legacy maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Subaru, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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 Legacy running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1997 Subaru Legacy problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru Legacy

Bring your 1997 Subaru Legacy to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Legacy. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1997 Subaru Legacy? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your Legacy may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru Legacy battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. 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 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 1997 Subaru Legacy engine. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 1997 Legacy, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. 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 1997 Subaru Legacy.

Routine upkeep for your Subaru Legacy suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Subaru Legacy steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Subaru Legacy's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Subaru Legacy 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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Subaru Legacy engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Subaru Legacy radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1997 Subaru Legacy maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1997 Subaru Legacy? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1997 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? You know your Subaru Legacy better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • 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? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Subaru Legacy to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Subaru Legacy

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Subaru Legacy maintenance appointment today.