Checking your oil on a regular basis keeps your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. An engine needs oil to work properly so it’s critical to do regular checks to make sure you have enough oil. If an oil warning light comes on in your message center, you need to check the engine oil level immediately. The Subaru Outback uses markings on the dipstick to help owners check their oil levels with ease.
Read the Oil Dipstick
Park your Subaru Outback on a level surface and wait a few minutes but not too long. You want to avoid waiting too long after the engine is shut off because the oil needs to be warm for accurate readings.
Find the engine oil dipstick on the passenger side of the engine. It has an easy-to-grasp handle.