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Oil changes are an essential part of vehicle maintenance. Like most fluids in your vehicle, they can become contaminated or dirty over time. Engine oil lubricates all your engine's most important components to ensure it runs as intended and with maximum efficiency while also helping to maintain the temperature of your engine. When your engine oil runs low or gets too dirty, it can cause your engine to overheat, cause damage to the engine, or cause damage to other parts of your vehicle and lead to catastrophic engine failure. Learn more about Subaru oil changes in Norwood here. 

When To Get The Oil Changed In Your Subaru

Generally, Norwood drivers should get the engine oil service for their Subaru done every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. You can check your vehicle owner's manual to check for the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule for your specific vehicle. If you tend to travel under more extreme conditions like harsh New England winters, or you like to go off-road a lot and drive more aggressively, you may need to get the engine oil replaced more frequently or with fewer miles between oil changes.

How to Check the Oil Level and Quality in Your Subaru

You can check your own oil by waiting for your engine to cool and checking the oil dipstick under the hood. First, make sure your Subaru is parked on a flat surface. Look under the hood for your oil dipstick. Use a paper towel or cloth as you pull up the dipstick and catch any drips or splatters. Wipe off all oil and residue from the dipstick and reinsert it. Pull the dipstick back out and read the level by looking to see where the oil meets the markers. This will tell you whether your how much oil is left. Wipe the oil on a clean part of the cloth or feel the oil between your fingertips to check for residue. If the oil is grainy or blackened, it's time to change the oil.

Create a Maintenance Plan with Our Service Experts

Our expert mechanics at Clay Subaru near Boston and Newton recommend synthetic oil in your Subaru for maximum efficiency and extend the time between oil changes. Contact us to find out all your Subaru's maintenance needs and when to schedule all your recommended maintenance items. Come into our Express Service center without an appointment or schedule your oil change at Clay Subaru now!

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