2018 Subaru Legacy Oil Change

2018 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2018 Subaru Legacy Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2018 Subaru Legacy? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 2018 Subaru Legacy’s motor oil changed 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, 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru Legacy. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Subaru Legacy Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Subaru Legacy. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2018 Legacy. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Legacy’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 if we carry the right motor oil for your Subaru? 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 tested and trusted. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. 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 fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 Subaru Legacy, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2018 Subaru Legacy Oil Change

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 and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2018 Legacy oil change costs, call 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.

2018 Subaru Legacy Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Legacy engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess 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 oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform 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, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru Legacy

Help your 2018 Subaru Legacy run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.