When it comes to properly maintaining your Subaru car or SUV, the importance of timely oil changes is hard to overstate. It's perhaps the most basic of all service items, but it's also the most essential for ensuring your ride's longevity, efficiency, and safe performance. The engine is made up of myriad fast-moving metal parts that slide against each other thousands of times every minute. Without adequate lubrication, the resulting heat buildup and scoring can cause major engine failure in minutes.

But limiting friction isn't the only job your car's oil has. It also absorbs heat and helps remove soot and metal particulates by carrying them to the oil filter. Unfortunately, engine oil doesn't last forever, as residual contaminants still accumulate and, along with the engine's heat, inhibit the oil's effectiveness. Regular oil changes are essential to ensure your engine is always running at optimal performance.

When to change your Subaru's oil?

Subaru's official recommendation is that oil changes be performed every 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, this can vary depending on operating conditions and driving habits, so this interval should be looked upon as a flexible guideline, not a rigid milestone. Modern Subaru's also have an oil light that indicates that the oil should be changed as soon as is convenient.

Schedule Subaru Service near Mechanicsville and Hollywood, MD

If your Subaru is due for an oil change, we've made it easy to schedule an appointment online. Or, you can also take advantage of our Subaru Express service lane for minor maintenance items, no appointment necessary. If you have any questions about oil changes or the recommended maintenance for your specific model, please feel free to reach out to Ourisman Subaru Waldorf at your earliest convenience. We'll be happy to assist you.

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