New Subaru First Oil Change Information
Subaru First Oil Change Information 

One of the easiest ways to keep your Subaru in top condition is to maintain the basic timeline for an oil change. The oil in your Subaru provides lubrication to the Subaru BOXER<®> engine to keep it running smoothly. At Nate Wade Subaru our factory-trained technicians are well-versed in the ins and outs of Subaru quirks, and we know the sweet spot for when to have an oil change done. With Subaru, the suggested timeline is every 6 months or every 6,000 miles, dependent on which comes first. You may have heard that the rule of thumb is 3 months or 3,000 miles, but with our Genuine Subaru Oil specially made for Subaru, we are able to stretch the life of each oil change without compromising the care of your vehicle. Our experts take special care of your Subaru at each visit, ensuring it is always road ready. For your first oil change on your new Subaru, we suggest coming in a little before the 6 month or 6,000 mile mark, as this is the first time that your motor is getting broken in.

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Viscosity and the Weight of Oil for Your Subaru

Subaru First Oil Change at Nate Wade Subaru 

Depending on your engine size and vehicle type, there are different grades of synthetic oil that our certified Subaru technicians recommend. When we talk about viscosity, we're determining how semifluid your oil is based on friction. If you're driving the Subaru Outback with the 2.5 liter BOXER® engine our engineers recommend you use 0w-20 synthetic oil. For the 3.6 liter 6-cylinder BOXER® engine in our Subaru Legacy, we recommend 5w-30 synthetic oil, although conventional oil is acceptable. The Forester is also a 2.5 liter engine with the same recommended oil as the Outback, however the 2.0 turbo BOXER® engine for the Forester is rated at 5w-30 synthetic. The Subaru Impreza and the Crosstrek also use 0w-20 oil. For the Subaru WRX and the BRZ, we suggest using the 5w-30 synthetic oil at least for the very first change. The idea of an oil change is simple, but the specifics behind it can be complex. No one knows the very best oil for your Subaru better than our first-class technicians. Come visit our Service Department, where our technicians are always happy to help and can answer any questions.

  1. First oil change prior to 6 months or 6,000 miles (whichever comes first)
  2. Synthetic oil is strongly recommended for all Subaru engines
  3. Recommend 0W-20 for non-turbo 4-cylinder engines
  4. Recommend 5W-30 for turbo and 6-cylinder engines
  5. Check with your Nate Wade Subaru service adviser for further details
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Nate Wade Subaru has Everything You Need for Your Subaru in Salt Lake City, UT

Your next car buying experience shouldn't be a hassle. At Nate Wade Subaru, we want to make the process as seamless as possible. We're sure our expansive selection of new Subaru models contains your perfect new Subaru, and with continuously updated specials and our exclusive Subaru delivery, there's no reason to not shop Subaru. One of our on-staff Subaru delivery specialists can deliver your purchase to you so all the work is done at home. Our Service Department is knowledgeable in all things Subaru and can easily answer your questions, while our factory-trained technicians are ready to help with maintenance questions or any mechanical concerns you may have. Our Parts Department is stocked with OEM Subaru parts and accessories, and conveniently has frequently updated specials to suit all your needs. Give our Service Department a call or stop in at 1207 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT. We're proud to serve you at Nate Wade Subaru.

Nate Wade Subaru

1207 South Main St
Directions Salt Lake City, UT 84111

  • Sales: 801-658-9379
  • Service: 801-758-2854
  • Parts: 801-758-2899


  • Monday 8:30am - 08:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am - 08:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 08:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 08:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 06:30pm
  • Sunday Closed