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Getting your Subaru's oil changed is one of the most vital things you can do for your car. Though it can be tedious, Medford drivers need to keep an eye on their oil to ensure that it's in good condition.

Do you need a Subaru oil change? Schedule an appointment at Southern Oregon Subaru today to take advantage of our service center. At our service center, you can choose between synthetic or conventional oil, depending on which type your car takes. Relax in our waiting area while your vehicle is serviced.

Why Do I Need an Oil Change?

We said in the previous section that getting your oil changed is vital for keeping your car running, but why is that exactly?

Oil keeps your car's engine working efficiently, which in turn allows your vehicle to continue running. If you don't change your oil in time, your vehicle could suffer disastrous consequences. If your car's engine runs out of oil, for example, you can end up with a seized engine, which can spell disaster for your car. Without the proper lubrication that your oil provides, your engine's metal parts will clash together and cause an incredible amount of heat and friction, which eventually destroys the engine itself. If your engine's oil is old and dirty, your vehicle will have very poor performance as you drive around Grants Pass, and it can lead to disastrous consequences down the road.

When Should I Get an Oil Change?

There are many signs that you need an oil change. Aside from the usual time and distance indicators (which varies depending on the type of oil you get), look out for the following signs that your car needs an oil change:

  • Oil smell in the cabin
  • Excessive vehicle exhaust
  • Increased engine noise
  • Persistent "Check Engine" light
  • Shaking when idling
  • Difficulty starting your vehicle
  • Irregular oil texture

If you notice any of these indicators as you're driving around Ashland, it's best that you get an oil change as soon as possible.

Synthetic or Conventional?

Choosing synthetic or conventional oil can seem daunting, but it's actually a pretty simple question. Your car's manual will likely outline which type of oil your car can use; however, most modern cars can use both synthetic and conventional oil. If you don't know much about cars, though, this question can be puzzling. So, should you get synthetic or conventional oil in your car?

Conventional Oil

When looking at the benefits of conventional oil, the main takeaway is that it is definitely cheaper than its synthetic counterpart.

Synthetic Oil

While conventional oil can be a good deal for Central Point drivers who need to save a bit on money, synthetic oil has a lot more advantages. Here's a list of the advantages that synthetic oil can bring your car over conventional oil:

  • Better gas mileage
  • Added engine protection
  • Fewer emissions
  • Better all-weather protection
  • Reduced engine drag
  • Longer intervals between oil changes
  • Quicker engine start time
  • Oil quality is much more uniform

If you are willing to spend a little more money for better oil quality, we highly recommend synthetic oil. Conventional oil will work in any type of car, but your Subaru will love the added benefits that come with synthetic oil.

Schedule Your Service Today

Do you need an oil change right now? With the help of Southern Oregon Subaru's service center, you can keep your vehicle running with fresh oil. Whether you choose synthetic or conventional oil, we will make sure that your vehicle is topped off with clean oil and ready to drive for thousands of miles.

If you have any questions about getting an oil change or which type of oil is right for you, please contact our service center to talk to our qualified staff members.