1989 Subaru XT Oil Change

When to Change 1989 Subaru XT Engine Oil

Need more info about 1989 Subaru XT oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1989 XT’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change 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 car, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Subaru XT. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Subaru XT?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1989 Subaru XT motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1989 XT. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your XT’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your XT by considering your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your XT engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  1989 XT 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1989 Subaru XT, defer to Subaru's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Subaru XT Oil Change

The next time your Subaru XT needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Subaru XTs. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Subaru XT oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your XT 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.

1989 Subaru XT Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Subaru XT motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your XT’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Subaru XT 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Subaru XT

Help your 1989 XT engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!