What Do I Need to Do to Get My Car Ready for Winter in Maine?

With winter right around the corner, we're sure we don't have to tell you that the winter months here in Maine can be long, cold, snowy and icy. To ensure that your Subaru vehicle is ready to take on everything that winter in Maine has to throw at you, we're going to remind you of a few steps that you can take to optimize your vehicle's ability to conquer this upcoming winter.

Five Steps to Get Your Subaru Vehicle Ready for Winter

  • Winter Tires: Even with symmetrical all-wheel drive on every Subaru model except the BRZ, equipping your vehicle with winter tires is the only way to ensure that you'll have optimal handling, traction, and control on snowy or icy roads.
  • Change Your Oil: Having your oil changed before winter sets in is a good idea because the the cold temperatures can cause your oil to thicken, and if it's too thick, it won't perform its intended job. Make sure that when you have your oil changed that it's the right consistency and thickness for winter.
  • Windshield Wiper Blades and Fluid: One of the most overlooked winter service issue is having your windshield wipers replaced and your fluid replaced. It's important to be able to see when the snow starts to fall, and with wet roads kicking up mud and snow onto your windshield, you want to make sure your wipers and fluid can clear it off properly.
  • Check Your Battery: Make sure that your battery has a good charge and remove any corrosion that may have built up during the summer.
  • Check Your Tire Pressure: When you equip your winter tires, you want to make sure that they have the right tire pressure. Tires can often lose tire pressure during extreme cold, and rather than be stranded with a flat tire, it's a good precaution to check the tire pressure and carry a tire gauge with you.

If you're in need of winter maintenance or repairs on your vehicle before the cold sets in, we welcome you to schedule a service appointment online or come see us in our service center at your earliest convenience and we'll get your vehicle ready to take on winter in no time! We also encourage you to check out our always changing selection of service specials to take advantage of wonderful savings on an array of service issues.

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