2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil Change

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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.

Subaru recommends changing your 2013 XV Crosstrek’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your XV Crosstrek may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Subaru recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Subaru XV Crosstrek. 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Subaru XV Crosstrek?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Subaru has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2013 XV Crosstrek. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your XV Crosstrek’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential 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 XV Crosstrek by considering your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Subarus

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your XV Crosstrek deserves the best. Consult Subaru's recommendations to select the right  2013 XV Crosstrek 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 example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. 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. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, refer to Subaru's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil Change

The next time your Subaru XV Crosstrek needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Subaru vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 2013 XV Crosstrek oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your XV Crosstrek’s engine by making an oil change appointment 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.

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Subaru XV Crosstrek? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your XV Crosstrek’s 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 oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Subaru XV Crosstrek Oil Changed

Help your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.