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Checking the oil in a Legacy is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Subaru have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1997 Subaru Legacy. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Legacy. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your Legacy is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your Legacy is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L V6
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L 4 Cyl. Wagon