At the start of winter you had prepared your vehicle to be in winter weather condition, now it is important to keep your Subaru in the best condition throughout the winter season. Make sure you are driving safe and performing vehicle maintenance in order to keep your subie running smoothly, and safely. A few of simple maintenance tasks include checking the battery frequently, ensuring you have windshield wiper fluid, and ensuring that tires are examined. Through these processes, you will be able to keep your Subaru running well.
During the winter, the battery of a car is strained because of the pressure that is put on it from the cold temperatures. It is important to keep your battery at full charge, which can be done by using a battery charger or maintainer. You can also check retailers near you to see if they offer a free battery test. This aspect of your car needs to be functioning at an all-time high during the winter, so be sure to get it tested!
Windshield Wiper Maintenance
Windshield wipers are an important part of vehicle maintenance throughout the year because of rain, but the extra work that is required during the winter demands tip top service. Replacing windshield wipers is something that is often overlooked, but if you are unsure whether or not your wipers need to be replaced, just ask a mechanic.
In addition to that, wiper fluid is the other important part of the windshield wiper maintenance equation! Having enough wiper fluid will allow your wipers to work to the best of their ability, and it can be damaging to the wipers (and dangerous to you) if you don’t ensure you have wiper fluid.
The roads can often be dangerous during the winter, which is why the barrier between you and the road (aka your tires!) need to be in the best shape. If you have waited to install winter tires, that is okay, but if the conditions in your area make winter tires a necessity, do not hesitate.
Another factor that must be considered is the tire pressure. Having tires that are too hard can lead to a blowout, and if they are too soft, the control of the car won’t be the same in the event of swerving or gaining traction on black ice. Tire examinations are key!
Stay safe in your Subaru this winter. Happy driving!