2020 Subaru WRX STI Oil Change Service

2020 Subaru WRX STI Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2020 Subaru WRX STI Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru WRX STI’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. 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 WRX STI’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Subaru-recommended oil change intervals, your WRX STI may need an oil change 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. 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?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Subaru WRX STI. Subaru has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2020 WRX STI. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your WRX STI’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil 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 WRX STI by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find 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 WRX STI 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 are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. 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 improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2020 Subaru WRX STI, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Subaru WRX STI Oil Change

When it's time for a 2020 Subaru WRX STI oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Subaru WRX STIs. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Subaru WRX STI oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your WRX STI today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 WRX STI

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru WRX STI engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your WRX STI’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru WRX STI oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2020 WRX STI

Give your WRX STI’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.