2006 Subaru Outback Maintenance

2006 Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2006 Subaru Outback? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2006 Subaru Outback

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2006 Subaru Outback?

What to Know About 2006 Subaru Outback Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Subaru Outback, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Outback. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Outback, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2006 Subaru Outback!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Subaru, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Outback's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2006 Subaru Outback problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Subaru Outback

Bring your 2006 Subaru Outback to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Outback’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2006 Subaru Outback? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Subaru Outback battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Outback stranded. Your Subaru Outback could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2006 Subaru Outback's engine run smoother. To learn how often Subaru recommends you have the oil changed in your 2006 Outback, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2006 Subaru Outback.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru Outback can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Subaru Outback suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Subaru Outback's steering and suspension system.

Without routine Subaru Outback maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Subaru Outback’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Subaru Outback radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2006 Subaru Outback maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

2006 Subaru Outback Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2006 Subaru Outback. Get answers to common Subaru Outback maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Subaru Outback? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Subaru Outback need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Subaru Outback engines.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Subaru? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Subaru Outback, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Subaru Outback

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Subaru Outback maintenance appointment today.