Getting Your Subaru Ready for a New York Winter: A Guide

Winter has come and with it comes snow, ice, and other elements that can damage your vehicle if it is not ready for the colder months ahead. However, you can easily prepare your vehicle for winter in a few different ways.

These are a few easy steps you can take.

3 Ways to Winterize Your Car This Winter

#1: Get Winter Tires

Your tires are one of the most important aspects of your vehicle, especially during the winter. With winter tires you can more confidently traverse the roads. Winter tires allow you to gain more traction on snow and ice, and their rubber is specifically designed to handle the cold weather with ease.

Additionally, the colder temperatures can decrease tire pressure. Be sure to check tire pressure periodically and observe all four tires by sight before a trips.

#2: Check Your Coolant and Antifreeze Levels

The last thing you want on a cold, winter morning is to discover that your engine has frozen. However, with a simple kit that you can get at your local auto supply center, you can check your coolant and antifreeze levels to ensure your vehicle will run smoothly in the cold weather.

#3: Put Together a Winter Supply Box and Store It In Your Car

While this is a "just in case" measure, it is always important to be prepared in the event that you are stuck on the side of the road in the middle of a blizzard. A winter supply box should have a variety of items, including:

  • a blanket
  • a flashlight
  • road flares
  • a first aid kit
  • a bag of sand
  • an ice scraper
  • snacks (like nuts or beef jerky)
  • a radio
  • a charged cell phone
Subaru Impreza in snow

Have Any Questions?

If you would like to learn more about winterizing your vehicle, or if you have any questions about our selection of vehicles, we invite you to visit us at Hassett Subaru in Wantagh, NY. Our team would be more than happy to assist you with all of your automotive needs, from purchasing to servicing!

Visit us today and we can help you set up a test drive with your favorite vehicle. Additionally you can schedule a time to bring your vehicle in to our service center for winter maintenance!

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