"How often should I change my oil in my Subaru?"
We get asked this question so many times because there is a lot of controversy out there.
Across all Subaru's we recommend for you to do an oil change every 3000 miles or 3 months whichever comes first.
Normally aspirated(non-turbo) Subaru motors up to 2011 all take standard 10-30w engine oil.
Subaru's past 2011 with the new motor use a synthetic 0-20w engine oil.
The biggest Subaru killer is the lack of oil changes! It's very important to stay on top of them. This is an example of a
customer needing a new motor because of the lack of oil changes.
When doing oil changes make sure to use Subaru genuine parts, most of the cheap aftermarket parts are just that, "cheap", they can leak and even send parts of the filter(cardboard type substance) through your motor clogging up oil passage ways, causing the motor to fail. The extra dollar saved from using the aftermarket one is not really worth losing a motor.