Oil Changes for 2002 Subaru Legacy

2002 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2002 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2002 Subaru Legacy Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru Legacy’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.”

Subaru recommends having your 2002 Subaru Legacy’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Legacy may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Subaru if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. 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 Type of Oil Does My Subaru Legacy Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2002 Subaru Legacy motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2002 Legacy. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, 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, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Legacy by considering your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2002 Subaru Legacy, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2002 Subaru Legacy Oil Change

When the time for your Legacy’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 Legacys. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2002 Subaru Legacys. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Legacy 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 2002 Subaru Legacy

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Subaru Legacy? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Subaru Legacy engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Subaru Legacy oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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 Legacy spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru Legacy

Help your 2002 Legacy engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!