Maintenance Tips: Checking Your Engine's Oil Level

 

In order to get the most out of your Subaru, we recommend you follow a regular schedule for maintenance and perform checks between services.  This will help to make your vehicle last longer and reduce your maintenance costs over your lifetime of ownership.  Subaru has provided us with a step by step guide for you to do on your own to check your engine's oil level:

Step 1: Park the vehicle on a level surface and stop the engine.  Wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan before checking the level if you just turned off your engine.

Step 2: Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, and insert it again.

Step 3: Be sure the dipstick is correctly inserted until it stops.

Step 4: Pull out the dipstick again.

Stop 5: Check the oil levels on both sides of the dipstick.  The engine oil level must be judged by the lowest of the two levels.  If the oil level is below the low level mark, add oil so that the full level is reached.

Engine and oil technologies have come a long way and most new Subaru models will allow you to drive more between oil changes.  Make sure you check your vehicle's owner's manual for the recommended service intervals for oil changes and the best oil to use if you have to add some on your own.  If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our Service Department.
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