We are right in the middle of winter in the Pacific Northwest. And around here, winter usually lasts till the end of March so we still have a long way to go. But despite the wintery weather, you don’t have to be afraid to go outdoors. You can still get out and explore new adventures, or just make it to the grocery store and back safely. That’s especially true of you drive a Subaru.
Subaru vehicles are some of the most reliable and safest vehicles on the road. That’s one of the reasons they are so popular here in the Portland/Vancouver area. But if you haven’t had your Subaru serviced for a little while, then now might be the right time to get it into our Vancouver auto repair shop for some winter preparation. After all, the next few weeks are typically the most common weeks we get snow in our area.
Even if you don’t need to bring your vehicle in for any kind of service, you should still take some important steps to make sure your Subaru is ready for what’s to come in the weeks ahead. Here are just a few things to keep in mind if you want to keep your Subaru safely on the road this winter.
Subaru Winterizing Tips
Most of these tips involve simple routine check-ins to make sure everything is in working order.
Fluids – start by checking all of your fluids, including the oil, the coolant, and the wiper fluid. These are all very easy to check, but if any of them are low, it could lead to problems. So make sure they are all at their proper levels.
Brakes and Tires – next on the list are your brakes and tires. These are so important any time of the year, but especially in winter, when the road conditions are wet and slippery. At any given moment you might need to brake harder and/or quicker than normal. It’s imperative that your tires and brakes are functioning right. Be sure your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread. And make sure your brake pads are not worn out.
Lights – your headlights, taillights, and brake lights should all be working right. So make sure all of your bulbs are functioning. You need to be able to see and other drivers need to be able to see you, too. If you have a light out, replace it.
Battery – you always want to have a good, strong battery that can hold a charge. But car batteries tend to run down a little faster in the cold. So make sure your battery is up to the challenge this winter. If it’s been a while since you replaced it, then maybe it’s time for a new one.
Wipers – last, but not least, make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition and doing their job right. You never want to get caught in a storm without good wipers. They are easy and inexpensive to replace, so make sure you have a good working pair before you head out on the road.
Make Sure Your Subaru Gets Through Winter at our Vancouver Repair Shop
Winters in the northwest can be a challenge, especially to your vehicles. That’s one of the reasons you own a Subaru. But even the best Subaru vehicles need to be properly serviced and maintained to get through the winter in Vancouver. That’s why following these valuable tips will help your Subaru stay in top working condition. And that means you’ll be safer every time you have to venture out in the elements.
At Hoesly Automotive, we know you love your Subaru and that’s why we take such good care of your vehicle. If you need any help with winter Subaru maintenance then please come see us as soon as you can. No one wants to get stuck on the side of the road in bad weather conditions. So make sure your Subaru car, crossover, or SUV is ready for the elements.
Whatever type of auto service or repair you need, big or small, we have you covered at Hoesly. So give us a call at 360-695-5871 or click here to set up an appointment online, if you need any kind of Subaru auto repair in Vancouver WA.
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