2001 Subaru Outback Oil Change Service

2001 Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2001 Subaru Outback? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2001 Subaru Outback Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru Outback’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 2001 Outback’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Outback may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru Outback. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Subaru Outback?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2001 Subaru Outback motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2001 Outback. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Outback’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 free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Outback by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Outback deserves 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 tested and trusted. For example, 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] 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Subaru's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2001 Subaru Outback.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru Outback

The next time your Subaru Outback needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Outback’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2001 Outback oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Outback’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

2001 Subaru Outback Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Subaru Outback motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Subaru Outback engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • 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. 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 also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru Outback Oil Changed

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