Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready for Winter with These Tips

While our winters here in Auburn, CA aren't as brutal as they are in other parts of the country, our vehicles aren't immune to the changes in weather. They benefit from seasonal maintenance just as much as any other vehicle and they, too, can suffer if neglected. If you haven't treated your four-wheeled friend to some winter TLC, now is the time. Here are a few tips to help get your vehicle ready for the winter season:

1.) Maintain tire pressure

When temperatures fall, they take tire pressure down with them, so it's a good plan to check your tires periodically to make sure they have enough air. You can find the correct pressure levels in your owner's manual or in your driver's side doorjamb. Having properly-inflated tires is essential for safe, efficient handling as well as preventing your tires from wearing down prematurely.

2.) Make sure your tires have adequate tread

If your tires are too worn, you could be putting yourself and others at risk. Your tires need good tread to gain traction on the road and maintain your car's fuel efficiency. Worn tires will make it much harder for your vehicle to stop in an emergency, creating a huge safety concern. They'll also force the rest of your car to work harder, doing a number on your fuel economy. Try the penny test to make sure your tires are in good shape.

3.) Change your oil

Clean oil is essential at any time of year, but it's especially important when the seasons change. Your engine needs the help to deal with the changes in temperature.

Schedule a service appointment at Gold Rush Subaru today so we can help you prepare your vehicle for winter!

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