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How to prep my Subaru for the winter

Leaves are starting to fall and temperatures are starting to drop in Ontario. Fall represents a transition into colder weather, which means it’s time to check in with your Subaru and make sure you’re completely prepared and good to go for the lower temperatures. It’s a good idea to get your winter car prep out of the way before it gets too cold to bare, so don’t put these things off for too long! If you are looking for how to prep your Subaru for winter driving in Ontario, then you have come to the right place! Subaru vehicles are great to drive in the snow, but there are a few things you can do to make sure your Subaru is ready for that. In this blog by Pfaff Subaru, we take a look at how to prep your Subaru for winter!

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Top up your fluids…

One of the most important things you can do before winter hits is make sure all your fluid levels are up to par. That means you should check your coolant and antifreeze levels as well as brakes, steering and transmission fluid. Antifreeze will literally keep your engine from freezing, and none of us want to be left stranded in frigid temperatures just because we missed this crucial prep step.

Address the tires…

When it comes to staying safe on the road, good tires are key. This is especially true in winter weather, because worn-out tires could easily lose grip and slip on ice or snow. Plus, the colder temperatures can cause pressure loss in your tires. If you have a Subaru with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, you already have an advantage. But regardless of what kind of car you have, you should check the pressure and tread on your tires. If your tires need air, fill them up!

Inspect your wipers…

Visibility is always crucial for driving safety, and even more so when the cold weather starts to be a concern. Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition and working properly. If your wipers leave any kind of residue on your windshield or you hear a sound as they drag across, that’s a tell-tale sign that it’s time to change them out. You should change your blades about twice a year on average anyway, so doing it just before winter is a great rule of thumb.

With the winter climate being just around the corner, it is important that you make sure your Subaru is in tip top condition and ready for the snow! Consider Pfaff Subaru today for all of your winter Subaru prep needs! Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to speak with a representative.