2003 Subaru Legacy Maintenance

2003 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2003 Subaru Legacy

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2003 Subaru Legacy?

Your Guide to 2003 Subaru Legacy Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Subaru Legacy to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Legacy has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. 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 2003 Subaru Legacy maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru themselves. 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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Legacy's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2003 Subaru Legacy problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Subaru Legacy Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2003 Subaru Legacy for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Legacy’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2003 Subaru Legacy? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Subaru Legacy battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Legacy stranded. Your Subaru Legacy won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2003 Subaru Legacy engine. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 2003 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. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2003 Subaru Legacy? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru Legacy can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Subaru Legacy steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Subaru Legacy's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Subaru Legacy services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2003 Subaru Legacy maintenance and repairs.

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

2003 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2003 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2003 Legacy is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Subaru Legacy? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Subaru Legacy? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Subaru dashboard warning lights wait? 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

Get Top-Notch Subaru Legacy Maintenance Service

Your Subaru Legacy isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.