2018 Subaru WRX STI Oil Change Service

2018 Subaru WRX STI Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Subaru WRX STI? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2018 Subaru WRX STI Oil Changes

Need more info about 2018 Subaru WRX STI oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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.

Subaru recommends having your 2018 Subaru WRX STI’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your WRX STI may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru WRX STI. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Subaru WRX STI Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2018 Subaru WRX STI motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2018 WRX STI. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your WRX STI’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your WRX STI by considering your driving preferences, local climate,

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. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Subaru WRX STI 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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 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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2018 Subaru WRX STI, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru WRX STI

The next time your Subaru WRX STI needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your WRX STI’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2018 WRX STI oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your WRX STI's engine. 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.

2018 Subaru WRX STI Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru WRX STI engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your WRX STI’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Subaru WRX STI 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 changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru WRX STI

Help your 2018 Subaru WRX STI run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.