Gear Up for Winter Weather with a Winter Service Visit at Harvey Subaru
Winter is almost and here, and with it is cold temperatures and inclement weather. In Bossier City, we see bad weather, must drive at night more often, and the temperatures get to freezing, and you want to make sure that your vehicle is equipped to take it all on, even at the most unexpected times. Winter weather is stressful on your vehicle, and you want to make sure that your vehicle not only continues to perform at the highest level, but that you’re safe as well. That’s why we encourage drivers from Shreveport to check out these winter preparation tips and to schedule a service appointment today .
Important Winter Service Tips
Change Your Oil, Filter, and Fluids
Cold temperatures cause your motor oil to flow slower than it does when its warm out. The cold will cause your motor oil to become thicker, thus not allowing it to slow smoothly through your engine and making it harder to bump through the engine block, which not only causes problems for your engine, it also drains your battery. That’s why it’s important to change your motor oil and oil filter before winter arrives. The same is true for other fluids in your vehicle, which is why it’s important to flush and refill your coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and more.
Check and Maintain Your Battery
The cold weather makes it harder for your battery to operate, as it slows down the chemical reaction and causes your battery to lose its strength. We suggest getting a voltage test and changing your battery if its low so you don’t get stranded when you have somewhere to be in Alexandria, LA.
Monitor Your Tires
The Cold temperatures cause your tire pressure to drop, losing up to one pound per square inch with every 10 degrees it gets colder. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on your tires and refill them if need be.
Change Your Windshield Wipers
With winter comes bad weather. Rain can turn to freezing rain or snow in an instant, and it’s important that your windshield wipers are prepared to take on any inclement weather. It’s also important to refill your wiper fluid to help keep your windshield clean and easy to see out of.
Schedule a Winter Service Appointment at Harvey Subaru Today
We invite you to schedule a service appointment online and we’ll inspect your vehicle and ensure that it’s ready for the winter ahead.