Between all the ice and snow we get here in Jamestown, driving during the winter season can be an intimidating to say the least. But, don't get too worried. As long as we don't get snowed in again, there are a few things we can do to help prevent any car issues from springing up when the temperatures are at their worst.  Here's how to get your vehicle ready for the coldest time of the year. 

Check Your Anti-Freeze

One thing that you will want to have ready for winter is plenty of anti-freeze. This substance insures that the components of your vehicle do not freeze over as the temperatures drop. So before winter arrives in full force, make certain that your Subaru's anti-freeze is topped off. 

Replace Windshield Wipers

As snow starts descending from the sky during cold winter mornings, you will want to make sure that you have a good set of windshield wipers at your disposal. Of course, many drivers forget to routinely change their windshield wipers. Don't be one of those drivers. Be sure to change your wipers before you start to encounter a wintry mix falling from the sky. 

Check Your Tire Pressure

When the temperature changes, the pressure in your tires changes as well. With every 50 degrees difference in temperatures, your tire pressure changes by 5 psi. When your tires are inflated to about 30-50 psi, this can be a big difference and sacrifice your traction, handling, and safety. Make sure your tires are inflated to the proper levels, or better yet, get winter tires put on your Subaru to ensure proper handling.

Examine Your Electrical System

If your battery or electrical system is going to break down at any time during the year, it will probably be winter. However, you can make sure that this doesn't happen by taking the initiative to be prepared. Check the charge of your Subaru's battery and inspect all of its electrical systems. Once you are sure that everything is in top shape, you will be ready to drive during the winter months with a little more peace of mind. 

Stop by Ed Shults Subaru and our skilled service team can help ensure that your Subaru is ready for whatever mother natures throws our way this year. Stop by our Jamestown, NY dealership, fill out a form on our site, or just give us a call at (877) 463-8094.

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