Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule

Grand Junction drivers know the importance of keeping up with their routine Subaru Outback service schedule. By getting routine oil changes, brake checks, and tire rotations, you're ensuring that your Subaru vehicle will perform at its best for years to come. To make things easier, Glenwood Springs Subaru has put together a guide showing the recommended Subaru Outback maintenance schedule.

Subaru Outback Service Schedule

Glenwood Springs Subaru breaks down the Subaru Outback maintenance schedule based on the different mile intervals. Don't hesitate to contact the service department with any questions that you have.

6,000-Mile Interval

  • Check and adjust clutch hydraulic fluid (manuals only)
  • Check and adjust coolant level
  • Check operation of exterior lights
  • Check and adjust power steering fluid
  • Check and adjust tire pressures
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Inspect suspension and steering components
  • Inspect tires for uneven wear and damage
  • Inspect wiper/washer systems and fluid
  • Replace Genuine Subaru oil filter
  • Replace Genuine synthetic oil
  • Replace oil drain plug gasket
  • Rotate and balance tires
  • Service battery terminals

12,000-Mile Interval

At the 12,000-mile interval, this is a more encompassing service check, which includes all of the service checks listed in the 6,000-mile interval. During this time, the steering and suspension will be inspected, as well as your braking and clutch systems. It's recommended to have the air filter in your Subaru vehicle's HVAC system switched out. This is when the oil change and tire rotation takes place.

It's recommended to have these services done every year or 12,000 miles.

18,000-Mile Interval

  • Alignment Check (required for Passport Program)
  • Check and adjust clutch hydraulic fluid (manuals only)
  • Check and adjust coolant level
  • Check and adjust power steering fluid
  • Check and adjust tire pressures
  • Check operation of exterior lights
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Inspect suspension and steering components
  • Inspect tires for uneven wear and damage
  • Inspect wiper/washer systems and fluid
  • Replace fuel filter (only at 72,000 and 144,000)
  • Replace Genuine Subaru cabin air filter
  • Replace Genuine Subaru oil filter
  • Replace Genuine synthetic oil
  • Replace oil drain plug gasket
  • Rotate and balance tires
  • Service battery terminals

24,000-Mile Interval

  • Check and adjust clutch hydraulic fluid (manuals only)
  • Check and adjust coolant level
  • Check and adjust tire pressures
  • Check and adjust power steering fluid
  • Check operation of exterior lights
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Inspect suspension and steering components
  • Inspect tires for uneven wear and damage
  • Inspect wiper/washer systems and fluid
  • Rotate and balance tires
  • Replace Genuine Subaru oil filter
  • Replace Genuine synthetic oil
  • Replace oil drain plug gasket
  • Service battery terminals

30,000-Mile Interval

The 30,000-mile mark is when the intensive maintenance check takes place. A few services that take place include the brake fluid and the air filter will get replaced. Next is an inspection of the drive belt, cooling system, and fuel system will take place. If your Outback has a manual transmission, then the clutch and transmission fluid will get replaced.

This maintenance check will take place again in 30 months or after you have driven another 30,000 miles.

  • Check and adjust clutch hydraulic fluid (manuals only)
  • Check and adjust coolant level
  • Check and adjust front and rear differential fluid
  • Check and adjust power steering fluid
  • Check and adjust tire pressures
  • Check operation of exterior lights
  • Flush brake system and replace fluid
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Inspect driveshafts, differentials, and boots
  • Inspect suspension and steering components
  • Inspect tires for uneven wear and damage
  • Inspect wiper/washer systems and fluid
  • Rotate and balance tires
  • Replace Genuine Subaru air filter
  • Replace Genuine Subaru oil filter
  • Replace Genuine synthetic oil
  • Replace spark plugs (only at 60,000 and 120,000)
  • Replace oil drain plug gasket
  • Service battery terminals

Visit Glenwood Springs Subaru Today!

Keeping up the recommended Subaru Outback service schedule is essential in ensuring your Subaru vehicle's longevity. If you have any questions or issues with your vehicle, don't hesitate to contact the Glenwood Springs Subaru service center! You can also schedule a service appointment online right at home. We also offer a rotating selection of service specials and coupons to help you save on your routine service. Give us a call today!

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