"What Do I Need to Know About My Subaru's Oil and Fluid Change Requirements?"

You know that old adage, "prevention is the best medicine," right? It is usually easier and more cost effective to prevent a problem than to fix one. While most of us think about health when this motto comes up, it makes a lot of sense when you think of your vehicle, too. Taking good care of your Subaru today can help prevent of majorly expensive repair down the road.

Oil changes and fluid changes are two important maintenance tasks to perform regularly. They can maintain the overall health of your vehicle. Motor oil plays an important part in your vehicle's engine. It helps to remove excess heat, drawing it away from the engine and preventing overheating. If not changed regularly, however, the viscosity of oil becomes thicker. This decreases its performance in the engine and can lead to decreased fuel mileage. Do you drive in stop-and-go traffic frequently? Engine oil will also degrades more quickly in this situation, or if your vehicle's engine frequently doesn't reach optimum temperature before you turn it off.

You can check your owner's manual to see when your Subaru needs its oil changed. While your vehicle is having that service, our technicians will also be happy to fill up all of the fluids, making sure that everything is topped off and ready to go.

We would be happy to take care of your next oil change-or any other vehicle maintenance or repair-here at our Subaru service center. We have a team of highly-trained automotive technicians which will take good care of your car or SUV at each visit. 

Enjoy our comfortable and well-appointed waiting area while your vehicle is being worked on. You can bring work along with you or the daily paper, and relax while we take care of the oil change and fluid refills that your vehicle needs. We're located in North Franklin, CT, and are just a short drive from the nearby areas of Hartford, Middletown, New London, and Norwich, CT.

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.

Subaru Engine Oil Type & Interval Chart

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.

Checking your oil level.

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.

Ever wonder what’s under those yellow caps?

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

Service Center Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:30AM-5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Service Amenities

Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

  • Loaner car available with qualifying service
  • Complimentary cafe
  • Pet-Friendly Dealership
  • Climate-controlled service drive-thru
  • 24/7 Online Scheduling
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Express Service now available

Holmgren Subaru

3 New Park Avenue
Directions North Franklin, CT 06254

  • Sales: 860-889-2651
  • Service: 860-889-2651
  • Parts: 860-889-2651
  1. Holmgren Subaru

    3 New Park Avenue
    North Franklin, CT 06254

    • Sales: 860-889-2651
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*Subaru of America, Inc. recommends using Genuine Subaru Oil or its equivalent. Please refer to your Owner’s Manual for detailed information and severe driving condition recommendations.