Fresh Oil Keeps Your Engine Running Smoothly

Perhaps the most well-known of vehicle maintenance jobs, an oil change is critical to the health of your vehicle's engine. Oil lubricates the engine's multitude of moving parts, preventing excess heat and needless wearing. As your car's oil gets older, you may see decreases in performance and efficiency. In the worst cases, parts may break. Keeping fresh oil in your engine keeps your car on the road and money in your pocket.

How Often Should I Bring My Vehicle in for an Oil Change?

This can vary. Each vehicle is different and requires unique attention. Generally, oil changes should occur every few months or every few thousand miles. Our technicians can help determine if and when your vehicle needs an oil change.

What Kind of Oil Does my Vehicle Need?

Again, this varies. There are dozens of varieties of motor oils and every engine needs the proper type to function properly. Whether you need 5W-20 or 10W-30, synthetic or high-mileage, we can help determine what kind of oil is best for your engine.

Can I Change My Vehicle's Oil Myself?

Technically, yes - but we recommend using a certified mechanic. Mechanics have specialized training and knowledge for specific vehicle makes and models. Our technicians know the specs and required steps for servicing Subaru models.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

It's easy! Give us a call or head over to our online scheduling tool. Fill out the required information and we will reach out to you with a confirmation or available dates and times.

Keep an eye on our service specials page, too. We often feature discounts and coupons for excellent savings on service center visits.

Anchor Subaru is committed to providing quality scheduling tool and maintenance for the drivers of North Smithfield, Providence, Cranston, Johnston, Cumberland, and Attleboro.

Ever wonder what’s under those yellow caps?

Your Subaru uses multiple fluids to help support its various systems and overall vehicle performance. Our factory trained technicians know all about them, and inspect these key fluids during the multi-point inspection. It’s important for you to keep an eye on them from time to time. It’s simple – just open your hood and look for the yellow caps. For detailed instructions, refer to your Owner’s Manual.

Engine Oil

When it’s time, an oil change is something you shouldn’t put off doing. That’s why our Service Center is conveniently open for you. Our technicians are factory trained and work on Subaru vehicles every day. Their training and experience ensures that the job will be done professionally – with Genuine Subaru Parts – in a timely fashion.

Subaru Engine Oil Type & Interval Chart

Between oil changes, Subaru recommends that you check the oil level on your dipstick at every other fuel stop. Depending on your driving style and other conditions, your engine may consume oil more frequently than the recommended oil change intervals. So check the level and top it off if it’s low. It’s good practice to check vehicle fluids to help ensure your Subaru performs safely. It’s easy and anyone can do it. View the videos above to see how you can check your vehicle’s fluid levels.

Checking your oil level.

If you’re curious about the recommended oil type and how many quarts of oil your Subaru takes, scroll through the list below to find your vehicle's model name and year. You will also find the suggested mileage/time interval between oil changes.

Ever wonder what’s under those yellow caps?

*Subaru recommends using Subaru Genuine Oil or its equivalent.
**See your Owner’s Manual for specific instructions.

Service Center Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Service Amenities

Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

  • Complimentary car wash with every service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, TV, and coffee or tea
  • Outdoor patio, children's play area & dog park
  • Committed to reducing our carbon footprint
  • Luxurious lounge & private work stations
  • Customer & Community Commitment Award winner
  • Complimentary shuttle service

Anchor Subaru

949 Eddie Dowling Hwy
Directions North Smithfield, RI 02896

  • Sales: (401) 769-1199
  • Service: (401) 769-1199
  • Parts: (401) 769-1199
  1. Anchor Subaru

    949 Eddie Dowling Hwy
    North Smithfield, RI 02896

    • Sales: (401) 769-1199
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*Subaru of America, Inc. recommends using Genuine Subaru Oil or its equivalent. Please refer to your Owner’s Manual for detailed information and severe driving condition recommendations.