Oil Changes for 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2020 Subaru Outback Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2020 Subaru Outback? Look no further than 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.

Your 2020 Outback’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Outback in the above table. Outside of Subaru-recommended oil change intervals, your Outback may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Subaru if you regularly 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. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Subaru Outback Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2020 Subaru Outback motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2020 Subaru Outback vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your Outback's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Outback by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  2020 Outback oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2020 Subaru Outback, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru Outback

When the time for your Outback’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Subaru Outbacks. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2020 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 are open late and on weekends 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 2020 Subaru Outback

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru Outback engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, 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.
  • How hard is it to change Subaru Outback oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old 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.