How Often Do I Need to Get My Subaru's Oil Changed?


To be on the safe side, let's just say every 3,000 miles. That's been the golden rule for oil changes that you may have heard from mechanics in the Bangor area. The more complex answer involves you looking at your owner's manual and considering your driving habits and conditions. With the right oil, habits, and conditions, you could be looking at changing your oil between 5,000 and 10,000 miles.

But how do you figure the number of miles that you need to travel before an oil change? In your owner's manual, you will be able to find information on the recommended intervals between oil changes. Usually, there is a chart of sorts where Portland drivers can match the conditions and their driving habits with a recommended number of intervals.

Don't feel like digging through your glove compartment for your owner's manual? Then check out our online maintenance menus. With this tool, it's easy for Bangor drivers to not only check when they should bring in their Subaru for an oil change but also view a relevant maintenance schedule for all aspects of their vehicle.

South Portland drivers will find that one of the largest factors for how long their oil change interval is whether or not their driving is considered normal or severe. You might be thinking that the only time your driving conditions could be considered severe is during winter, but that is not always the case.

Severe driving conditions are connected to both extreme hot and cool weather, but it is also determined by your driving habits. Some of the driving conditions that are considered severe include:

  • Stop-and-start driving in heavy traffic
  • Idling for extended periods of time
  • Short trips in normal weather that are less than 5 miles
  • Long-distance trips at speeds of 50mph or less
  • Any trips that involve transporting items on a roof rack or a car-top carrier

Is it time to change your oil or are you still unsure if you need to? Schedule a service appointment to have your oil changed and for the recommended oil change intervals from a skilled technician in Augusta.

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