2000 Subaru Outback Oil Change Service

2000 Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2000 Subaru Outback? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2000 Subaru Outback Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2000 Subaru Outback? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Subaru recommends changing your 2000 Outback’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Subaru-recommended oil change intervals, your Outback may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru Outback. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Subaru Outback?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Subaru Outback. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2000 Outback. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Outback's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Outback by taking into account your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Outback 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 Outback 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 champions. 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 are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged 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 2000 Subaru Outback, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2000 Subaru Outback Oil Change

The next time your Subaru Outback needs an oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Subaru vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2000 Subaru Outbacks. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Outback 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.

2000 Subaru Outback Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Subaru Outback? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Subaru Outback engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru Outback oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 with your vehicle 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. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru Outback Oil Changed

Help your 2000 Outback engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!