Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Charlie's Subaru

466 Western Ave
Directions Augusta, ME 04330

  • Sales: (207) 213-2700
  • Service: (207) 213-2704
  • Parts: (207) 213-2705
Synthetic Oil Changes vs Contentional Oil Changes--Let the Experts at Charlie's Subaru Service Center in Augusta, Maine Guide You

Think all oil changes are performed identically? Think again. Not only do you get the quality of service your vehicle requires when you choose our Charlie's Subaru service department, but you can rest easy knowing that the only the highest quality motor oil available is used when conducting your car's oil change: and that is the synthetic blend motor oil Subaru suggests using for many of its models.Check the chart below to see what your Outback, Forester, Legacy, Impreza, Crosstek,  WRX or BRZ actually needs. Of course we service past models years like the XV Crosstrek and Tribeca too!

The difference between synthetic and conventional oil is profound, and as such, the use of one versus the other will have an equally profound effect on your vehicle's performance and engine life. When you select synthetic oil, you're opting to use oil that has been refined, distilled, purified, and broken down into its basic molecules. This process not only results in the removal of any and all impurities of the crude oil, but it allows the individual molecules in the oil to be customized to the demand of modern engines. The result? Higher levels of both engine protection and performance.

And while some Augusta, ME area drivers may be tempted to shy away from the use of synthetic oils, as they do typically cost marginally more than conventional blends, because the lubricants in synthetic oils are more uniform and consistent, they degrade more slowly, allowing longer oil change intervals, thus saving you time and money in the long haul.

Augusta, ME Subaru car owners ought to be particularly conscious when considering which kind of oil change to have performed, as the harsh temperatures we experience here in the winter months especially warrant an increased level of engine protection.

To schedule your next oil change or other routine maintenance, give our service center a call today.