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How to Choose the Correct Oil for Your Subaru

Motor oil plays an integral role in keeping our vehicles running. It keeps all of the parts in the engine lubricated and ensures that the engine transfers heat in an efficient manner. But what kind of oil is the best? How often should you replace it? Where should you go to get an oil change for your Subaru? How do you know that you’re getting the best service and the best product for your money?

There are dozens of oil choices on the market today. Some advertise themselves as the best for sports cars, some claim to last the longest, or be the best for your engine. How do you know who’s telling you the truth? Is one brand the absolute best choice for your car and the way you drive it? What about the filter? Does it need to be replaced by a filter of the same brand? Or would a different brand be a better fit? Should you take care of your Subaru oil change on your own?

The answer to these questions is simpler than you might think. Different oils and filters work better for different cars, and the people who know best, are the people who work on these cars on a regular basis. There are a number of reasons to go get an oil change for your Subaru, or any car for that matter. The oil can get black, thick, or lumpy. Lights can come on in the car to tell you to head to a mechanic, or your mileage might line up with that magic number on the little sticker the mechanic slapped on your windshield. Alternatively, weird “jumpy” noises from your engine or translucent exhaust could indicate that there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Finally, if your car reeks of motor oil, there is probably an issue that a mechanic should take a look at. Oil filters can have similar issues. When looking at a filter on your own, it could appear to need replacing when in actuality, it could function for much longer. Alternatively, a filter that might look fine on the outside could have a critical issue that you can’t see.

If any of these issues come up, or even if you have questions regarding the brands of oil and oil filters that you use, contacting the right mechanic is hands down the best solution. Next time you need a Subaru oil change, contact the Subaru Clinic. We are a local auto shop that specializes in personalized service, maintenance, and repairs without sacrificing quality. Contact us today, and make sure that your car, and your conscience, leave our lot healthy and happy!