Oil & Fluids

What does oil do, anyway?

We've all heard the expression "Like a well-oiled machine." What exactly does oiling an engine do, though? Your vehicle's engine is full of many moving parts. These parts rub against each other creating friction and heat. Normally this would cause the parts to rapidly degrade and overheat. Oil helps lubricate the parts and absorbs the heat they generate. Eventually, absorbing all the heat causes the oil to break down. Once the oil starts to degrade, it becomes less effective at absorbing the heat from the engine, and can even start to clog.

Oil changes

Once your oil starts to degrade, it's important to replace it with fresh oil. This can seem like a hassle, but it's a lot easier to change your oil than to change your engine parts. Regular oil changes are important to keep your engine running smoothly. When the time comes, head on down to our service center. Our team of expert technicians are factory trained and work on Subaru vehicles every day. They know just what your Subaru needs, and they will give it the care that it deserves.

You can help your vehicle by taking care of it between oil changes. Subaru recommends that you check the oil level on your dipstick at every other fuel stop. It's easy to do, and can help keep your vehicle running smoothly. Your vehicle might consume more oil depending on your driving style and various other conditions, so check on it every now and then to make sure it has enough. Make sure to top your vehicle off if its oil is running a little low. Make sure to check on the other fluids in your vehicle too, such as the windshield wiper fluid, coolant, and power steering fluid. The above videos will show how you can check the fluid levels of your Subaru; this will help extend the life of your vehicle.

Subaru Engine Oil Type & Interval Chart

Every vehicle is different, and every vehicle needs different kinds of oil. To find out more information about your Subaru, just consult the chart below. Find the model name and year of your vehicle, and it will show you what kind of oil it needs and how often it should be changed. More information can be found in your owner's manual.

Checking your vehicle's fluid levels is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Proper maintenance will help keep your vehicle running for many years to come. If you're in the Claremont, Keene, Brattleboro, or Norwich areas, come down to our service center. Our team of service experts know just what your vehicle needs.


Ever wonder what’s under those yellow caps?

Your Subaru uses multiple fluids to help support its various systems and overall vehicle performance. Our factory trained technicians know all about them, and inspect these key fluids during the multi-point inspection. It’s important for you to keep an eye on them from time to time. It’s simple – just open your hood and look for the yellow caps. For detailed instructions, refer to your Owner’s Manual.

Engine Oil

When it’s time, an oil change is something you shouldn’t put off doing. That’s why our Service Center is conveniently open for you. Our technicians are factory trained and work on Subaru vehicles every day. Their training and experience ensures that the job will be done professionally – with Genuine Subaru Parts – in a timely fashion.

Between oil changes, Subaru recommends that you check the oil level on your dipstick at every other fuel stop. Depending on your driving style and other conditions, your engine may consume oil more frequently than the recommended oil change intervals. So check the level and top it off if it’s low. It’s good practice to check vehicle fluids to help ensure your Subaru performs safely. It’s easy and anyone can do it. View the videos above to see how you can check your vehicle’s fluid levels.

Subaru Engine Oil Type & Interval Chart

If you’re curious about the recommended oil type and how many quarts of oil your Subaru takes, scroll through the list below to find your vehicle's model name and year. You will also find the suggested mileage/time interval between oil changes.

Oil Chart

*Subaru recommends using Subaru Genuine Oil or its equivalent.
**See your Owner’s Manual for specific instructions.

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Subaru of Claremont

152 Charlestown Rd
Directions Claremont, NH 03743

  • Sales: (855) 485-2147
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  1. Subaru of Claremont

    152 Charlestown Rd
    Claremont, NH 03743

    • Sales: (855) 485-2147
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