2011 Subaru Legacy Oil Change Service

2011 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2011 Subaru Legacy Oil Changes

Need more info about 2011 Subaru Legacy oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.”

Subaru recommends changing your 2011 Legacy’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics 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 vehicle, 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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 2011 Subaru Legacy?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2011 Subaru Legacy motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2011 Legacy. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Legacy’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s 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, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Legacy deserves 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 proven winners. For instance, 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] And 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2011 Subaru Legacy, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2011 Subaru Legacy Oil Change

When the time for your Legacy’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Legacy’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2011 Legacy oil change costs, call ahead. 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 2011 Subaru Legacy

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Subaru Legacy? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, 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.
  • Can I change my Subaru Legacy oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru Legacy exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru Legacy Oil Changed

Help your 2011 Legacy engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!