Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would avoid quickie oil change places like the plague. It is not "Valvoline"...it is some franchise owner who hires high school dropouts to sell you stuff you don't need and cross-thread oil pan drain bolts and put in the wrong weight oil.
In particular, Subarus use a specific bypass valve pressure in their filters and very few aftermarket filters will meet their official spec although they will probably filter your oil OK...but if you have an engine failure, good luck trying to get a settlement.
Likewise, your dealer is not "Subaru", but rather your Subaru dealer. But they support the factory warranty, will use factory-spec filters and oil for sure, and if they mess anything up, they will be directly responsible to fix it and be accountable to Subaru for the warranty.
'09 FX non-premium, 5MT
119k miles (bought new)