Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Car: 2010 Outback 3.6R
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Adding a bit:
The MySubaru.com web page lets you keep your own maintenance records online, if you want, and also gives you the choice of following the factory-recommended maintenance plan/schedule (i.e., what's in the printed info that comes with your car), or your dealer's recommended plan. (This is if you have specified your specific dealer for service.) Most dealers' will probably show a recommended plan that includes more frequent intervals for things, such as oil changes at twice as often, etc. But that doesn't say you have to listen...
As far as I can tell, you have to enter your information yourself, following a service - there doesn't seem to be any automatic entry of info following a dealer visit. (Maybe that's a good thing...)
Up to now, I have been doing oil changes twice as often as required (i.e. every 3,750 miles), but this has meant oil changes about every two months for me. So I am dropping back to every 5k miles, which I find easier to remember, and it still amounts to an oil change every three months (actually, less than three months). Plus, it still includes a visit at all of the more extensive service milestones. But this won't match either the factory schedule, nor my dealer's "recommended" schedule, so I'll see how MySubaru.com handles it.
As an aside, I was somewhat surprised to see that the factory interval for engine air filter replacement is quite long, 30k miles if I remember right. I changed mine at 15k miles, and it was fairly dirty, so I plan on using 15k as my air filter interval.