You've just driven off the lot in your new Subaru. It's an exciting moment as you hit the roads of Savannah, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island. Whether you're behind the wheel of a Crosstrek, Forester, or even a sleek new BRZ, it's smart to look ahead to maintenance.

Eventually, you'll need your first Subaru oil change. Routine oil changes will help you keep your engine in top condition. Read ahead to learn about the proper interval-and contact us at Peacock Subaru with any questions!

Subaru Oil Changes: The Details

When should you get your first Subaru oil change? The newest Subaru cars will need an oil change after 6,000 miles or six months-whichever milestone you reach first. If you drive in severe conditions, you may want to change the engine oil at 3,000 miles or three months. These conditions include:

  • Very hot, cold, or dusty conditions
  • Frequent stop-and-go driving
  • Long highway trips

At this point, you'll want to have the engine oil filter changed, too. The filter will keep your oil free from contaminants for longer, so it continues to perform at its best. You should continue changing your Subaru engine oil every 6,000 miles/six months (or 3,000 miles/three months) thereafter.

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Why Do I Need an Oil Change?

Oil is vital to a healthy, high-performing engine. It's the lubricant that keeps the metal parts in the engine working in unison. Over time, though, oil will become contaminated and start to break down. This makes it less effective, and it'll need to be changed.

What happens if you neglect oil changes? Your Subaru may suffer excess wear and damage as those metal parts start grinding against each other. The friction can even cause the engine to overheat, which can be expensive to repair or replace.

Stay on top of oil change service, and your engine will thank you for it! It's the most cost-effective way to keep your vehicle's engine in its prime.

Oil Changes at Peacock Subaru

When you need Subaru oil changes, our on-site service center is the perfect place to go. Our technicians are fully certified and factory-trained to handle Subaru repair. We're happy to assist with:

  • Subaru Crosstrek oil changes
  • Subaru Forester oil changes
  • Subaru Impreza oil changes
  • Subaru Outback oil changes

Whether your Subaru model uses conventional or synthetic oil, we'll use the manufacturer-prescribed oil for your vehicle. You can rest assured that we use genuine Subaru-certified motor oil for every oil change to a Subaru!

Schedule Your Oil Change Today

If it's time for your first Subaru oil change, we're happy to lend a hand! Just make a service appointment at Peacock Subaru, your dealer serving Bluffton, Savannah, and Hilton Head Island.

Our auto technicians will put their expertise to work and deliver timely, efficient, and effective oil change service. We'll have your ride ready for the roads in no time. Keep your Subaru engine running like a well-oiled machine when you choose us!

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