When to change oil on a new car?

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by s2kutah, Oct 29, 2018.

When would you change the oil on a new 2019 Subaru Ascent?

  1. 1,000 Miles

  2. 6,000 Miles (Owners Manual)

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  1. s2kutah

    s2kutah

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    Need your help.

    Picked up a 2019 Subaru Ascent the other day and owners manual says first oil change is 6 months or 6,000 miles. My plan is to change the oil at 1,000 miles to clear out all the oil after the break in period. At 6,000 miles I'll change it again to stay on schedule so I don't mess up my warranty.

    The internet says a ton of things and I can't get a good answer.

    I asked the Subaru peeps... and they're leaning towards the manual, but 3,000 miles if used under severe conditions. I keep cars for a long time and just want the best chances on this little 2.4L Turbo.

    When would you change the oil?

    Let the fighting begin...
     
  2. RusoArmo

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    My experience is biased since I've only ever leased a brand new vehicle. 2017 Subaru Outback. I got a sweet deal on the lease and know I'm not going to end up purchasing it. First oil change was free at Subaru so I waited till 6k.
     
  3. AntonyBBC

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    my car says every 7500 miles for "normal" driving conditions. "severe" conditions, 3000 miles. which seems to be every part of the U.S. according to Hyundai. but i am not doing that. i change every 5000m or so. sometimes a little less, but never more

    my warranty? well, unless disaster strikes from 5000m oil changes in the next 25,000m, i don't worry about it

    they'd also like me to service my car on "time intervals" instead of miles. meh to that, too [​IMG]
     
  4. Weedhopper

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    Go for it. Certainly won’t hurt to get rid of any debris in a new engine.
     
  5. Heatery

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    As I have an old car I used to change the oil every 4000 miles. After a few years, I now change oil every 2000 miles. I think I need to change something in my car. But I'm not an expert, often I just use car service.
     
  6. TrailRunner40

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    I got a new vehicle last year and researched this topic pretty thoroughly. All of the reliable info I could find stated it was not necessary to change the oil outside of the manufactures' recommendations. Today's engines supposedly do not have the metal filing issue and seating issues of older vehicles. Nearly every manufacturer out there is now recommending at least 5K at the first oil change and Toyota is at 10k now? With lifetime powertrain warranty? I wouldn't sweat it and I decided to just follow their protocol.

    Although, its certainly not going to hurt if you want to do it early.
     
  7. duke01

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    I would just follow what the factory maintenance schedule says.
     
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    CDFF5C15-1C6E-450E-A349-6B566263E688.jpeg I did like your thinking when I got my new tow reg 2017 super duty dully diesel. First oil change 1k second change 5k
     
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