1986 Subaru XT Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1986 Subaru XT Oil

Need more info about 1986 Subaru XT oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Subaru recommends changing your 1986 XT’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your XT in the above table. Outside of Subaru-recommended oil change intervals, your XT may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle 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. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Subaru XT. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1986 Subaru XT?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Subaru XT motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1986 XT. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your XT’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, 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 XT deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Subaru XT 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's expressly designed 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. Always refer to Subaru's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1986 Subaru XT.

Where Can I Get a Subaru XT Oil Change

When the time for your XT’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your XT’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Subaru XT oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your XT'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.

1986 Subaru XT Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Subaru XT engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Subaru XT engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru XT oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 XT exhaust smoke grayish 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 the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru XT

Help your 1986 XT engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!