Three Facts About Engine Oil

FACT: Subaru designed today's engines to operate longer between oil changes. After decades of reminding owners to change engine oil every 3,000 miles, engine and oil technologies now allow for 7,500-mile maintenance intervals.

FACT: Subaru designed today's engines to operate longer between oil changes. After decades of reminding owners to change engine oil every 3,000 miles, engine and oil technologies now allow for 7,500-mile maintenance intervals.


FACT: Engines consume oil during normal operation. How much they consume varies based on manufacturing tolerances, wear and, most importantly, usage.


FACT: Oil consumption between 7,500-mile oil changes is acceptable, even expected. In the shorter maintenance intervals of the past, the engines consumed oil, but owners didn't notice it for two reasons:

  • No warning lights illuminated to indicate that the oil level was low.
  • Shorter intervals between oil changes would mask oil consumption — unless owners checked engine oil regularly between services.
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