2020 Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

2020 Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2020 Subaru Outback? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2020 Subaru Outback

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2020 Subaru Outback?

Here’s Why 2020 Subaru Outback Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Subaru Outback to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Outback. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Outback maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2020 Subaru Outback!

Subaru knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Outback's life, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 2020 Subaru Outback problems.

Overview of Essential Subaru Outback Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2020 Subaru Outback and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. 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 2020 Subaru Outback? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Subaru Outback battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty Outback) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Subaru Outback won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2020 Subaru Outback running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2020 Outback. 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 can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2020 Subaru Outback.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru Outback can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, 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. Components within your Subaru Outback's steering system require regular maintenance.

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. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru Outback? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2020 Subaru Outback maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2020 Subaru Outback Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2020 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? You know your Subaru Outback better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Subaru Outback need high mileage oil? If your Subaru Outback has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Subaru dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Subaru Outback in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain 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.