Dec
12
2017

Preparing Your Subaru for Winter Snow Storms

Preparing Your Subaru for Winter Snow Storms
Keep the surprises for Christmas gifts, not for unexpected car failures this winter. With our first fall of snow this winter, it’s time to ensure your Subaru is ready for potential winter snow storms. By taking preventative measures to ensure your Subaru is winter road ready, can ideally save you the hassle of being stuck roadside in the cold.

Here are a few tips to get your car ready for winter snowstorms:

Safety Supplies

Ensure that during the winter months you have a variety of safety supplies in your vehicle. Our top recommend supplies include flashlight, batteries, blanket, change of clothes, water, window scraper, shovel, phone charger, and snacks. These supplies may help during the event of a breakdown this winter.

Battery

It is important to change your battery after a certain milestone (typically around four to five years, depending on how often you drive your Subaru). If you have reached this point, it may be time to replace your battery. Always make sure that you have your battery tested before it lets you down.

Antifreeze

Always ensure that your antifreeze levels are topped off before you being any long drive this winter. This will assist in ensuring the engine is running in the proper manner and having the correct levels of antifreeze will prevent engine damage.

Winter Tires

There is nothing more important than winter tires this time of year. With ice build up on the road and snow, by having winter tires it will ensure a safer drive. If you haven’t already, invest in winter tires and have them installed on your vehicle immediately. This will help to reduce the likelihood of an accident you may encounter due to icy roads.

Fill Up with Gas

No matter how far the distance of your drive in the winter, it is a good idea to never let your gas tank reacher lower than a quarter full. This will help in case of an emergency you may encounter while driving on the winter roads.

Wiper Blades

With heavy snowfall, having properly working wiper blades will clear your windshield before you begin to drive. Wiper blades that don’t clean your windshield completely will not provide you with proper visibility. Also, make sure that you top up on windshield wiper fluid for those slushy days on the road.

Be Alert

With road conditions being unpredictable, it is important to always pay attention to the roads. Being distracted while driving could cause an accident.

If you need assistance winterizing your Subaru, come see us at Subaru of Niagara. Our team of technicians will ensure your car is ready to tackle the roads this winter.