How To Prepare Your Subaru For Winter

Winter can be one of the most fun times of the year, but it can also be one of the most treacherous times to be driving. The days are shorter which means there is less sunlight. We also get some pretty icy streets around Elgin, IL, which only makes driving on them harder. Thankfully, most Subaru models come with all-wheel-drive from the factory, which helps to increase traction on slippery snowy winter roads.

Prepare for Winter at Brilliance Subaru

Since winter can be so treacherous, it is important to us that we take steps to ensure that our Subarus are as safe as possible. One of the first things you should do is consider getting a set of winter tires installed. Winter tires come with a deeper tread that helps to channel snow out from in front of the wheel. This deeper tread also ensures that snow does not get packed in your tire and turns your tire into a slick smooth rubber mass.

Our team at our service center recommends getting tires with a winter compound, as they are made to handle the cold conditions we get in Elgin, IL. When traditional tires get cold, they become less malleable and stiffer which means they do not contour to the road as well, and you get less traction.

There are other things you can do to prepare your Subaru for winter. You can get winter wiper blades installed. They are typically a whole lot thicker than standard summer wiper blades and they are made out of a synthetic rubber that works well in winter. You should also make sure that you have a winter survival kit handy in your Subaru. In the event of a breakdown or if weather leaves you stranded you will be thankful that you packed it.

Stop By Brilliance Subaru for More

Our team at Brilliance Subaru wants you to be as safe as possible when traveling this winter. If you need help finding any winter gear to go with your Subaru, or you need winter tires and wipers installed, you can stop by our service center or schedule an appointment online. They would be more than happy to get you exactly what you need to stay safe this winter.

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