1998 Subaru Legacy Oil Change

1998 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1998 Subaru Legacy Oil Changes

Need more info about 1998 Subaru Legacy oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Your 1998 Legacy’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Legacy in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Legacy may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Subaru Legacy. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1998 Subaru Legacy?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Subaru Legacy motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1998 Legacy. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Legacy's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Legacy engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock 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. 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] 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Subaru's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Subaru Legacy.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru Legacy

When it's time for a 1998 Subaru Legacy oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Subaru Legacys. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1998 Subaru Legacys. Let the experts take care of your Legacy’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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1998 Subaru Legacy

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Subaru Legacy? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Subaru Legacy engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 Legacy exhaust smoke grayish 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, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1998 Legacy

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