Subaru Outback Maintenance Schedule between 60,000 and 90,000 miles

Hello, neighbor! I’m really glad you stopped by to inquire about the maintenance schedule for your Subaru Outback. Let me share my experience as a mechanic and tell you what needs to be checked and replaced at 30,000, 60,000, 90,000, and 100,000 miles.

In first 30,000 miles, you should replace air filter and engine oil. At 60,000 mi, consider adding replacement timing belt, spark plugs, fuel filter. By 90,000, include replacement of brake and transmission fluids in your maintenance schedule.

If you’re concerned about the costs, you can also check our article on the affordability of Subaru Outback maintenance to help you plan your budget.

Now let’s go over an example of what you need to do within the first 30,000 miles. Don’t worry, aside from the engine oil that you’ve already changed several times, you essentially don’t need to replace anything else; just perform some inspections.

First 30,000 miles

  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Air filter replacement
  • Brake fluid check
  • Transmission fluid check
  • Coolant level check
  • Spark plug inspection
  • Tire inspection and pressure check
  • Suspension inspection
  • Steering system check
  • Headlights and taillights check
While following the maintenance schedule, be aware of common challenges Subaru Outback owners face to ensure your vehicle's longevity.

30,000-60,000 miles

  • Repeat all tasks listed for the first 30,000 miles
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Timing belt replacement (only for 3.0L engine models)
  • Spark plug replacement (only for 3.6L engine models)
  • Accessory drive belt replacement

60,000-90,000 miles

  • Repeat all tasks listed for the first 30,000 miles
  • Brake fluid replacement
  • Transmission fluid replacement
  • Coolant replacement
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Brake disc and pad replacement (if needed)
  • Tire replacement (if needed)
  • Accessory drive belt replacement

Don’t forget to include transmission maintenance in your schedule, as it’s crucial for a smooth driving experience within the recommended mileage intervals.

Every 100,000 miles:

  • Valve adjustment
  • Timing belt replacement (for 2.5L engine models)
  • Accessory drive belt replacement

For a detailed guide on changing engine oil, you can refer to our article on changing engine oil in your Subaru Outback, which is an essential part of your maintenance routine.

Advice from a neighbor’s auto mechanic

Additional Notes:

  • If the vehicle is subjected to severe driving conditions (frequent off-road trips, towing heavy loads, etc.), it’s recommended to reduce maintenance intervals as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • If any issues are detected, promptly consult an authorized Subaru dealer.

If you are wondering which engine is better to choose when buying a Subaru Outback, read this post.

Thank you so much, neighbor, for listening to my advice all the way through. I am sure now you will service your Subaru Outback on time. If there’s anything you don’t understand, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below!

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