Oil Changes for 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2017 Subaru Outback? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2017 Subaru Outback Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru Outback’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 having your 2017 Subaru Outback’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your Outback may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 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 most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2017 Outback. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Outback's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Outback by considering your driving preferences, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Subaru? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. 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] There's also Pennzoil. 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2017 Subaru Outback, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Subaru Outback Oil Change

When it's time for a 2017 Subaru Outback 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 motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Subaru Outback oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Outback 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2017 Subaru Outback

  • Should I check my Subaru Outback motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Subaru Outback 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 Outback oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d 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 Outback exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru Outback

Help your 2017 Subaru Outback run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.