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How to prep your Subaru for a long road trip

Despite the popularity of air travel, the Canadian road trip is experiencing a renaissance! And it’s not hard to see why. Today’s cars use less gas, so they’re less expensive, while at the same time they’re equipped with better entertainment, comfortable seats, quiet cabins, and even built-in navigation. Looking to join the millions of Canadians hitting the open road this summer? Your Subaru is the perfect companion for just about any road trip! At Pfaff Subaru, we have a massive selection of new and pre-owned Subaru vehicles that are perfect for long road trips. However, if you are looking for ways to prep your current Subaru for a road trip, then you have come to the right place. In this blog, we share some information about how you can prep your Subaru for a long road trip. 

Know your route 

Some rural sections of our Canadian roadways can feature more than 100 kilometers between filling stations, so it’s a good idea to plan your route ahead of time. Find spots you’d like to stop for sightseeing, dining, and fuel. Have to make a change of plans at the last minute? No problem, if you’ve got cell service, you can use your phone or built-in infotainment system in your Subaru to find other gas stations on your route. But you don’t want to run out of gas in the middle of nowhere, and cell reception can get spotty, so plan your route ahead of time and identify any long stretches between opportunities to stop, rest and fuel up. However, no need to worry, you won’t have to fuel up much with a Subaru vehicle!

Be ready for the elements 

A sudden thunderstorm or high-altitude snow can strike without warning, putting you into a dangerous situation if you’re not prepared. Before you embark, be sure you have good windshield wipers, working headlights, and a full reservoir of wiper fluid. Not only will you need your wipers to maintain visibility in a storm, but you’ll also be experiencing a lot of “bug strikes” on your windshield. You’ll want good wipers to remove them from your field of vision. You might even consider installing Stonequard on the front bumper to protect the paint from the corrosive effect that dead insects can have on your paint job. At the very least, give the bumper a wipe down when filling up. Your Subaru vehicle will be able to handle unpredictable weather situations but it is always best to err on the side of caution. 

Have the right tires

If you’re planning on taking an ordinary summer road trip, all-weather tires should suit you just fine, rain or shine, just double-check before you embark to make sure you’ve got the right pressure in your tires. Inside the driver’s door jamb, you’ll find a sticker that recommends the correct pressure for your car’s tires. And if you plan on traversing any wintry mountain passes, it’s a good idea to invest in a set of snow tires or snow chains. With the AWD system in your Subaru, you should be able to tackle nasty roadways, however, if you are concerned about your tires, you can always contact a Pfaff Subaru representative.

There are many things that you can to fo prep your Subaru for a long road trip. Subaru vehicles are built to be tough and take you to places that other vehicles can not. If you are looking for more information about how you can prep your Subaru for a long road trip, then we encourage you to continue browsing through our Pfaff Subaru. Additionally, with that, click here to learn more about the Pfaff Difference. 

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