Think of automotive maintenance, and it is likely oil changes are the first to come to mind. It's understandable -- they're among the most common services provided at any repair shop. Even for Subaru vehicles, oil changes are recommended at very frequent intervals. But why are they so numerous?

As it turns out, routine oil changes are one of the best ways to ensure your vehicle stays healthy. It's a simple task, but keep fresh oil improves engine performance and durability in a variety of ways.

The primary function of engine oil is lubrication. Your Subaru engine has hundreds of moving metal parts, each working under extreme conditions to deliver the performance you want. Without proper lubrication, these components get extremely hot from friction. That can weaken components and eventually lead to breakdowns and failures. Plus, it puts more stress on your engine overall.

Engine oil is an effective way to lubricate these moving parts. It reduces friction and heat, allowing your engine to run more smoothly, efficiently, and reliably.

Unfortunately, engine oil isn't an evergreen solution. It tends to lose its effectiveness over time. Heavy use and age alike can cause oil to lose its viscosity. Plus, oil's engine cleaning function can cause it to get dirty and thus less effective. That's why it's important to frequently change out old oil for fresh oil.

Luckily, manufacturers have pinpointed effective oil change intervals to help vehicles last longer. Subaru is no exception. The service team here at Subaru of Macon can let you know exactly when your car needs oil changes. They can get the job done quickly and effectively, as well. You can schedule your next oil change appointment online or over the phone.

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