Have a Question About Subaru Oil Changes? Byers Subaru Dublin Has Answers

Motor oil's one of the most important components of a properly functioning engine. Working together with an oil filter, it lubricates moving parts, but, over time, collects operational byproducts, requiring regular flushes and refills to minimize wear, optimize engine piston ring seals, dissipate heat, and overall, to keep that engine going strong.

However, depending on your driving habits, on- and off-road conditions, towing demands, and so on, your Subaru car or SUV can require an oil change in as little as 3,000 miles or, in newer models, as much as 5,000 or 7,000 miles. That can make it hard to tell when you might need one, let alone what exactly changing your oil entails. Not to worry: our auto service experts here at Byers Subaru Dublin have put together an "oil change FAQ" to make things easier.

How Do I Tell When My Subaru Needs an Oil Change?

There are several indicators, any or all of which will let you know. For one, your engine oil will change color from amber to black and accumulate particulate. Secondly, engine noise will dramatically increase, caused by metal friction, itself indicating decreased lubricating abilities. Or, you may show a low oil level, demonstrated by a low oil light illuminating on your dash. Finally, your Check Engine light may come on. If that's the case, check your oil levels with a dipstick. If they're okay, get inspected for an oil leak, which you'll likely already have seen as a patch or slick left behind where you've parked.

What is an Oil Change?

It's a simple process -- our highly trained car repair technicians empty, or "flush," your old, contaminated oil, then refill it with fresh oil, ensuring that SUBARU BOXER engine has the lubrication it needs to perform dependably. If necessary, our specialists may replace your oil filter, too, making way for proper filtration.

What Happens if I Don't Change My Oil?

Your filter will build up debris and clog, oil will thicken, lubricative abilities will dramatically diminish, and the result will be an increase in engine wear and tear.

What Kind of Oil Does My Subaru Need?

Options range from conventional and full synthetic to synthetic blend and high-mileage. Conventional engine oil is great for everyday, light-duty driving in temperate climates. Full synthetic oil is higher-viscosity and oxidation-resistant, meaning it's the right choice for performance or heavier-duty vehicles and great for extreme climates. Synthetic blend motor oil, on the other hand, offers a balance of conventional dependability and optimal viscosity. Finally, high-mileage engine oil is the way to go if you're driving a Subaru vehicle with many years under its belt, looking for protection against leakage, and planning to continue to make the most of its engine performance. To figure out which is best for you, check your owner's manual, then feel free to get in touch with our service department -- we'll be glad to talk shop, and we're sure to have what you need.

Where Can I Get a Subaru Oil Change in the Columbus, OH Area?

You'll need a state-of-the-art facility home to the latest tools and tech as well as a team of Subaru certified technicians. Here at Byers Subaru Dublin, that's us. Use our convenient Get Directions tool or ask your trusty virtual assistant to get directions to 2455 Billingsley Road in Columbus, OH 43235, and you'll be pulling up to one of our service bays in no time!

If you have any questions or concerns before you visit, feel free to call us or contact us online. We look forward to meeting you!

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