About a year ago I bought a used 2007 Subaru Legacy sedan (replacing my well-loved 95 Legacy) and noticed a severe discrepancy between the maintenance schedule the dealership provides and the schedule in the manual. The dealership wants my car to have its oil changed every 3,000 miles, while the manual shows I can go 7,500 miles between changes.
The previous owner of my car purchased the Subaru extended warranty, and one of the requirements to keep the warranty active is to keep up with scheduled maintenance.
It’s been about 5,000 miles since I last had it changed (I’ve only had it long enough to have the one change done). Should I be adhering to the schedule in the manual, or the one the dealership provides?
Thanks for the help all!