A vehicle's maintenance schedule - or as it's sometimes called, service schedule - is a great resource to look to when you're wondering whether it's time for vehicle maintenance and repairs in Minneapolis. In the case of the Subaru Outback maintenance schedule, you'll learn when to do things like get your oil changed, have your power steering fluid checked, get your belts replaced and or inspected, and so much more. So, what exactly is the Subaru Outback service schedule? Read on to learn more, or contact us at the Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru service center anytime.



What is the Subaru Outback Service Schedule?

The Subaru Outback service schedule, AKA Subaru schedule maintenance schedule, encourages you to complete the following services at 6,000, 12,000, 18,000, 24,000 and 30,000 mile intervals. Here's an overview.

6,000-Mile Interval

  • Replace Genuine Subaru oil filter
  • Replace Genuine synthetic oil
  • Replace oil drain plug gasket
  • Rotate and balance tires
  • Service battery terminals
  • 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

12,000-Mile Interval

At this vehicle mileage interval, it's important to conduct all of the services detailed in the 6,000 mile interval, in addition to a comprehensive array of more in-depth systems. For instance, a Subaru-certified service center should, at this mileage interval, check:

  • Steering system
  • Suspension components
  • Brake system
  • Clutch system and/or transmission system
  • Air filter and HVAC system inspection 
  • Oil change and tire rotation 

In fact, Subaru recommends that you have these services done every year or 12,000 miles. This means, that after the 24,000-mile marker, the next interval to do these things would be 36,000 miles, and after that, 48,000 miles, 60,000 miles, 72,000 miles, 84,000 miles, 96,000 miles, 108,000 miles, and so on. The fuel filter should also be replaced at 72,000 and 144,000 miles.

18,000-Mile Interval

  • 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
  • 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

24,000-Mile Interval

  • Rotate and balance tires
  • Replace Genuine Subaru oil filter
  • Replace Genuine synthetic oil
  • Replace oil drain plug gasket
  • Service battery terminals
  • 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

30,000-Mile Interval

The 30,000-mile mark is perhaps the most intensive maintenance check to take place in the Subaru Outback maintenance schedule for St. Paul drivers like you. It's repeated 30 months or 30,000 miles later (60,000 miles). Brake fluid and air filters are replaced at this interval. The vehicle drive belt, cooling system, and fuel system will also be inspected. What's more, for Outback models with a manual transmission, the clutch and transmission fluid should be replaced. Here are the full details:

  • 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
  • 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

Visit Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru Today for Subaru Outback Service!

Regularly servicing your Subaru Outback per the Subaru Outback service schedule to ensure all your Golden Valley and Minnetonka drives are as smooth as can be expected is extremely important. Ready to learn more about why or instead, ready to schedule service online? We're happy to help! Looking instead for quick Express service? If you're looking for a multi-point inspection or oil change, take advantage of that option without the need to pre-schedule!