Oil Changes for 1990 Subaru XT

1990 Subaru XT Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Subaru XT? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1990 Subaru XT Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Subaru XT? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of 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.”

Your 1990 XT’s oil should be changed according to Subaru’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your XT 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, 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. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1990 Subaru XT?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1990 Subaru XT motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1990 Subaru XT vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs 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 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 habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Subaru? Your XT engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  1990 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] And Pennzoil? 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working 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 1990 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’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1990 Subaru XTs. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your XT today. 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.

1990 Subaru XT Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Subaru XT? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your XT’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Subaru XT 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Subaru XT spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1990 XT

Help your 1990 XT engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!