Subaru Oil Consumption. Problem or Normal?

Does your Subaru burn oil? Good info from Consumer Reports

If you’re interested in knowing more about a possible oil consumption issue on your Subaru click to be directed to a detailed Consumer Reports article addressing it.

“Excessive oil consumption isn’t normal
Automakers say adding oil between scheduled changes is acceptable.
It’s not.”

Ok that’s kinda depressing isn’t it. Truth is NOT ALL OF THESE CARS HAVE PROBLEMS! Bottom line is this, a car needs clean, ample oil.  The oil needs to stay clean & topped off because dirty oil wears out engine parts causing even more oil consumption. This is the case regardless of how many miles is on the oil change.

From as early as 2011 most of today’s cars are running 0w20 synthetic oil.  This stuff is THIN.  Dirty or low oil tends to consume (or burn) more. The lower or dirtier the oil is the faster it will burn off.

Even if the manual states every 5,000 or 7,000 thousand miles we believe 3,000 mile oil changes right out of the gate assures you that the oil will most likely stay clean & to the proper level. This will have an effect on what happens years from now. If you keep it clean & topped off now, it will use less in the future.

If you’re the type that likes to tinker with your car, then pull the dipstick every weekend & check the level & how dirty it is, but it’s still not a good idea to go over 5,000 miles.  We’re happy to check this for you at no charge. We don’t make much money on oil changes because we don’t go through enough to get bulk discounts. We just want your trusty steed to stay that way!