2008 Subaru Legacy Oil Change Service

2008 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2008 Subaru Legacy Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2008 Subaru Legacy? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.”

Your 2008 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of 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, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 2008 Subaru Legacy?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2008 Subaru Legacy motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2008 Legacy. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Legacy's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2008 Subaru Legacy, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru Legacy

When the time for your Legacy’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. 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 motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2008 Legacy oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Legacy’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 2008 Subaru Legacy

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Legacy engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Subaru Legacy engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru Legacy oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 help your car perform 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru Legacy Oil Changed

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