What's the Difference Between Conventional and Synthetic Engine Oil Service FAQ in Seattle, WA
Subaru Conventional & Synthetic Oil Change Questions

What's the Difference Between Conventional & Synthetic Engine Oil?

Subaru Conventional & Synthetic Engine Oil Answers

The temperatures that your Subaru must operate at vary wildly in the greater Seattle area, and that makes it even more important to have the right oil in its BOXER® engine. Today, there are two basic types of oil: conventional and synthetic. Many modern Subaru BOXER® engines now require synthetic oil, but other models still allow you to choose between conventional and synthetic oil. The difference is significant as you'll see in the prices. Conventional engine oil today remains similar to the engine oil that's been used for generations and will typically need to be changed about every 3,000 miles. Modern synthetic engine oil, however, is a bit different. It's specially formulated with advanced chemical engineering, so it does cost a little more. Though, there are a lot of advantages to synthetic engine oil. For instance, it can last over twice as long as conventional oil while protecting the engine better at cold start-up temperatures and high running temperatures.

Subaru Conventional & Synthetic Oil Change Service FAQ
Conventional & Synthetic Oil Change Service Answers

Why Spend More on Synthetic Engine Oil?

It may seem like you're paying more for a synthetic oil change at first but consider that you won't have to purchase as many oil changes. Since today's advanced synthetic oil flows better when it's extremely cold and coats parts better at high engine temperatures, your engine is far more likely to last much longer. Typically, this all adds up to savings in the long run. Also, while switching to synthetic engine oil used to require the engine to be cleaned out, that is no longer the case. Simply have our service center drain out the old conventional oil and replace it with synthetic.

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We're excited to take the hassle out of your dealership service experience, and we've been doing just that for customers since 1960. Take a moment to fill out our brief online service appointment form to let us know when it's most convenient to get your Subaru serviced. Most basic maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations can be done quickly while you wait, or we have courtesy transportation available if that's more convenient. Stop by our central location at 17225 Aurora Ave N., Seattle 98133 today!

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Your Subaru is a smart investment, and we want to help you get the most from it with expert help in our service department at Carter Subaru Shoreline. Here, you'll find some of the best customer service in the business along with factory-trained and certified technicians who know every inch of Subaru engineering. When you take advantage of our frequently updated Subaru service and maintenance special offers, you'll enjoy even greater savings off our competitive prices. Don't worry about substandard parts being put on your Subaru, we'll only use genuine OEM and factory-approved parts, products, and accessories. Since these are available right here in our parts department, you won't have to wait any longer than necessary. This is just the beginning of how we go above and beyond for you at Carter Subaru Shoreline, so come see us today and discover a better way to take care of all your automotive needs.

Carter Subaru Shoreline

17225 Aurora Ave N.
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