2018 Subaru WRX Maintenance

2018 Subaru WRX Maintenance Schedule

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

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2018 Subaru WRX

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2018 Subaru WRX?

Your Guide to 2018 Subaru WRX Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Subaru WRX and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your WRX could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine WRX maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2018 Subaru WRX!

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. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your WRX's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2018 Subaru WRX problems.

Overview of Essential Subaru WRX Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2018 Subaru WRX and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your WRX. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2018 Subaru WRX. 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). Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru WRX battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Subaru WRX won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2018 Subaru WRX's engine run smoother. See Subaru's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2018 WRX in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 2018 Subaru WRX? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru WRX can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Subaru WRX steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Subaru WRX's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Subaru WRX maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Subaru WRX engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru WRX? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2018 Subaru WRX maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2018 Subaru WRX Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 Subaru WRX. Get answers to common Subaru WRX maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Subaru WRX? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Subaru WRX to high mileage oil? If your Subaru WRX 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? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Subaru WRX to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Subaru WRX

Take care of your Subaru WRX and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.