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4100 Auto Plaza Dr, Capitola, CA, 95010

Subaru Oil Change Service

At Santa Cruz Subaru, we provide all of the oil change types recommended for every Subaru model with unprecedented quality and unmatched value that you just won’t get elsewhere.

Subaru Oil Change Services in Santa Cruz County

Every Subaru car and SUV with an internal combustion engine requires a lubricating oil to keep the internal parts moving friction-free while generating drive power. The blazing heat within the engine is caused by controlling thousands of explosions every minute during operation. Without oil to keep the engine’s moving parts lubricated, the friction and heat would overwhelm the metals causing them to lock up within minutes. At Santa Cruz Subaru, we provide all of the oil change types recommended for every Subaru model with unprecedented quality and unmatched value that you just won’t get elsewhere. Since we carry the same brand name as your vehicle and offer the oil change service recommended by Subaru for your model, we invite you to Santa Cruz Subaru to get the most value out of your service dollar. Our Subaru Service Department is conveniently located in Santa Cruz near Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, and Aptos, CA.

Oil Changes Services

  • Full Synthetic – Fully synthetic engine oil lasts considerably longer than conventional oil; it also keeps your engine cleaner and flows better in both hot and cold conditions.
  • Conventional – Made from refined crude oil, conventional engine oil keeps your engine’s moving metal components lubricated so that they will not be damaged by friction.
  • Semi-Synthetic – This special blend of conventional and synthetic oil can provide some of the benefits of both: it’s less expensive than full synthetic oil, but keeps your engine cleaner than conventional.
  • Diesel – If your vehicle has a diesel engine, it will require a special oil that has a different viscosity than oil meant for gas engines, as well as additional anti-wear additives.

Indicators of Faulty Engine Lubrication

As motor oil begins thermal breakdown due to lubricating moving parts within the engine’s extremely hot environment, the associated indicators of defective engine lubrication will also worsen. If you notice any of the indicators of poor engine lubrication, then it is an excellent decision to have the oil changed immediately rather than put it off until later.

Since engine oil that has broken down will only worsen, it will require replacement if you notice any of these symptoms in your driving experience:

  • Dashboard warning light
  • Oil is dark, black, or contaminated
  • Engine sounds louder or has a knocking noise
  • Dark black exhaust smoke
  • Engine running hotter than normal or overheats

Subaru Oil Change Service

Schedule Service at Santa Cruz Subaru

Get certified oil change service at Santa Cruz Subaru. You can place your appointment with us online or over the phone. You can also visit us without an appointment. Our Subaru team is always ready to go above and beyond for you.

Complimentary Santa Cruz Subaru Amenities

At Santa Cruz Subaru, we speak Subaru. We employ factory-trained technicians, stock a parts department with OEM parts and fluids, and make it easy to find a time for service with our online scheduling tool. When it’s time for your next maintenance or repair service, we invite you to visit our state-of-the-art facility for a full range of vehicle services and complimentary multi-point inspections.

  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Shuttle Service
  • On-site Car Wash
  • Factory-trained Technicians
  • Genuine Parts




Service Info

Phone Numbers:Service Hours:Special Hours
  • Labor Day HoursClosed
Regular Hours
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Santa Cruz Subaru is located at: 4100 Auto Plaza Dr • Capitola, CA 95010


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