Oil Changes for 2001 Subaru Legacy

2001 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2001 Subaru Legacy Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2001 Subaru Legacy? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.”

Subaru recommends having your 2001 Subaru Legacy’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Subaru-recommended oil change intervals, your Legacy may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Subaru Legacy. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Subaru Legacy Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2001 Subaru Legacy motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2001 Subaru Legacy vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Legacy's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Legacy by taking into account your driving style, weather and road conditions,

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! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Subaru Legacy oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed 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 2001 Subaru Legacy.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru Legacy

When the time for your Legacy’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Legacy’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Subaru Legacy 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 Legacy'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.

2001 Subaru Legacy Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Subaru Legacy motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and eventually lead to Subaru Legacy engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Subaru Legacy 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2001 Legacy

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