Weather & Vehicle Preparation

 

Prepare Your Subaru Vehicle for Weather Conditions in Shreveport and Bossier, City

It's no secret to drivers from Shreveport to Bossier City that extreme heat and weather conditions can wreak havoc on your Subaru Forester, Legacy, Outback, or any vehicle on the road. Of course, that means it's necessary to prepare your vehicle for whatever the road has in store for motorists like you! Luckily enough, it couldn't be any easier to ensure that your Subaru vehicle is performing to the best of its ability prior to heading out on a family vacation or weekend road trip.  All you have to do is follow the recommendations below to keep your Subaru in tip-top shape.

Subaru vehicles are engineered to endure countless miles of driving from Alexandria and Monroe, LA to Longview and Texarkana, TX. However, even a Subaru vehicle requires a routine inspection, maintenance and tune-up at regular intervals. Perform the following weather preparation measures to keep your car in excellent condition for many years to come. Take care of your car now and you'll have one less thing to worry about as you embark on your next carpool, commute or family adventure. If you're unsure about how to inspect or prep your vehicle, don't hesitate to bring your car into our Subaru Service Center in Bossier City where we'll take care of your maintenance needs!


How to prep your Subaru in different climates.

We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can control how prepared your Subaru is for her. Since driving conditions will vary throughout the year based on the region you live in, and the seasonal changes associated with it, we’ve categorized three general types of climates – warm, moderate and cold – and list the ways in which you can prepare your Subaru for each.

Warm Climate Preparation

Warmer climates usually produce mild to considerably warm temperatures all year long with rainfall occurring more often in the winter season. Areas near mountains, deserts and the coast can bring about different weather patterns and temperatures, but generally here are some common check-ups recommended from season to season if you live in a warm climate:

  • Inspect the tires – pressure, tread depth and condition
  • Consider summer tires over all-season tires
  • Test the battery
  • Review the A/C system
  • Check the oil level
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Check the wipers and exterior lights
  • Check the brake pads and components
  • Inspect the engine air and cabin air filters

Prepping for Summer

Moderate Climate Preparation

Moderate climates tend to have a mix between warm and cold climate zones with light snowfall in the winter and mild to warm summers with occasional rainfall. Some common seasonal vehicle preparations for a moderate climate are as follows:

  • Inspect the tires – pressure, tread depth and condition
  • Consider all-season tires
  • Check the oil level
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Inspect the heating, cooling and defroster system
  • Test the battery
  • Check the wipers and exterior lights
  • Check the components of the suspension system
  • Check the wheel alignment
  • Check the brake pads and components

Prepping for Spring

Prepping for Fall

Cold Climate Preparation

Colder climates usually dip below freezing when winter arrives and receive light to heavy snowfall for extended periods of time. The summer season brings similar conditions to that of warmer and moderate climates with a fair share of rainfall. Review the warmer climate section when summer arrives for suggested check-ups. As for winter, if you live in or spend a good amount of time in a colder climate, here are some common things to prepare your Subaru during the winter season:

  • Consider purchasing/switching to winter tires
  • Adjust tire pressure (cold temperatures decrease tire pressure)
  • Check tire tread depth
  • Check the oil level
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Make sure windshield washer fluid is suitable for freezing temps
  • Check the condition of wiper blades and exterior lights
  • Consider winter wiper blades
  • Test the battery
  • Check the brake pads and components
  • Check the heating and defroster systems

Prepping for Winter

Service Center Hours

  • Monday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Service Amenities

Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

  • Animal friendly
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Convenient location
  • Family owned dealership
  • 24/7 online scheduling
  • Reminders when service is due

Harvey Subaru

3351 Benton Rd
Directions Bossier City, LA 71111

  • Sales: (888) 232-4109
  • Service: (888) 219-3980
  • Parts: (888) 225-7871
  1. Harvey Subaru

    3351 Benton Rd
    Bossier City, LA 71111

    • Sales: (888) 232-4109
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