Oil Changes for 2016 Subaru WRX

2016 Subaru WRX Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Subaru WRX? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2016 Subaru WRX Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Subaru WRX’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Subaru recommends having your 2016 Subaru WRX’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your WRX may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, 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, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Subaru WRX. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2016 Subaru WRX?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2016 Subaru WRX motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2016 WRX. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your WRX’s oil, replace and recycle the old 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 drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Subaru? We carry the best because your WRX deserves the best. Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  2016 WRX 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 example, 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2016 Subaru WRX, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Subaru WRX

When it's time for a 2016 Subaru WRX oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your WRX’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2016 Subaru WRXs. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your WRX's engine. 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 2016 Subaru WRX

  • Should I check my Subaru WRX motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Subaru WRX 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 WRX oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru WRX spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru WRX

Help your 2016 WRX engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!