Oil & Fluids

It's not Magic. It's Just Maintenance

You may have opened up your vehicle's hood and noticed some yellow caps. Underneath those yellow caps, you'll find multiple fluids that provide important functions for your Subaru. These fluids support a number of critical systems, and are key to your vehicle's overall performance.

When you visit our Subaru Service Center in Lee's Summit, factory trained technicians will inspect those fluids as part of a multi-point inspection. However, it's important for you to check them from time to time as well. Just look for the yellow caps under the hood. You can refer to your Owner's Manual for more detailed instructions.

Oil Changes and Levels

Routine oil changes are a great way to help keep your vehicle in peak condition and help ensure a longer life with less wear and tear. Whenever your vehicle is due for a routine oil change, don't put it off. Bring your car to our Service Center where factory trained and experienced technicians work with Subaru vehicles every day. You can trust that all work is done by a team of dedicated professionals, genuine Subaru parts will be used, and all work will be completed in a timely manner.

It is important to take a proactive approach in maintaining your vehicle, and Subaru recommends that you monitor oil levels at every second fuel stop. Certain driving styles may result in your engine using more oil than what is consumed between routine recommended oil changes. When you check your oil, if it is low, simply top it off to the recommended level. It's important to your vehicle's performance to check all fluids regularly, and top them off as needed. It's a simple process, and anyone can perform it. If you'd like more information, videos are available here demonstrating how to do this.

Choosing the Proper Oil and Frequency of Oil Changes

See the list below to determine how much oil is required for your Subaru, and how frequently you should change your oil. Just look for your vehicle's model year and name.


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.
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.

Subaru Engine Oil Type & Interval Chart

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.

Oil Chart

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

Service Center Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 07:30am - 04:00pm
  • 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:

  • Subaru Stellar Care Award winner
  • Animal friendly
  • Child-friendly waiting area
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and refreshments
  • Gives back to the community
  • 24/7 online scheduling
  • Complimentary car wash with every service

Lee's Summit Subaru

2101 NE Independence Ave
Directions Lees Summit, MO 64064

  • Service: 816-251-8650
  1. Lee's Summit Subaru

    2101 NE Independence Ave
    Lees Summit, MO 64064

    • Sales: (877) 693-1347
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