Prepare Your Car for the Winter

October 24th, 2018 by

Subaru Impreza sedan with AWD in the snow
The tough snowstorms of Connecticut can do some severe damage to your vehicle if not properly prepared. Make sure you have your vehicle prepped and ready to go before these severe weather changes occur by checking your vehicle’s wheels, engine, and more. Luckily, if you’re driving a Subaru, you’re already prepared thanks to standard all-wheel drive included with most models. Find out what other steps you need to take to protect your vehicle this winter with Garavel Subaru.

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Inspections & Preparations

When a winter nor’easter is inevitable, you’ll want to have your vehicle ready to handle whatever is thrown your way. The first thing you need to have done to your vehicle is have it inspected. Avoiding unnecessary maintenance issues is a great start. Bring your vehicle into our service center near Wilton and have it thoroughly inspected for any issues. Here are some preparations to make:

  • Make sure your tires are filled to the recommended setting
  • Change your oil
  • Replace the antifreeze
  • Inspect your vehicle’s heater
  • Inspect your vehicle’s battery
  • Consider snow tires

Winter Supplies

Just as important as winter preparations for your car are the supplies you keep in it for sudden snowstorms. Unfortunately, sometimes ending up on the side of the road is unavoidable in bad weather conditions near Fairfield. So it’s best to be prepared for those times as well. Here are some supplies you can keep in your new vehicle to help if this happens:

  • Spare set of winter clothing including a hat, gloves, and jacket
  • Nonperishable foods
  • Water
  • First aid kit
  • Sandbag
  • Tire chains
  • Coolant
  • Antifreeze

Start the Preparations at Garavel Subaru

If you’re ready to start preparing your vehicle for the coming winter, bring your new or used vehicle to our service center and make it winter-ready in no time. You’ll want to ensure a safer drive on the Westport roads and we can help you achieve that. Take the time to bring your vehicle to us and we’ll take care of the rest! Contact us today! Once summer rolls around, check out our list of the best beaches in Westport, CT!

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