Frequently Asked Questions: Winter Maintenance | Salt Lake City

Why Winter Service Is Important For Your Subaru

Drivers from all over West Valley City love their Subaru Outback, Legacy or Crosstrek for a number of reasons, one of which is a Subaru’s unparalleled performance when the snow starts falling. Thanks to Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive your Subaru has a commanding grip on the road with power being evenly supplied and shifted to all four wheels. In addition to your Subaru already being well-equipped for winter, there are a couple of services you may want to consider to ensure optimal performance this winter. Below are a couple of frequently asked questions about getting your Subaru ready for winter so you can enjoy everything winter in the Salt Lake City has to offer.

Q: What kind of tires do I need?

A: There are two main options for tires that will deliver safe and reliable performance during the winter months here in Park City. We recommend that our customers use All-Season tires or Winter tires; also referred to as snow tires. All-Season tires are a great option for drivers who don’t want to swap tires over from season to season while also having a tire that performance in all kinds of weather conditions. While winter tires are designed specifically for the winter. They are made from softer rubber that better adapts to cold temperatures and also have deep grooving to get a better grip on snow covered roads.

Q: Are my tires in good shape?

A: Not only will having the right tires go a long way to ensuring reliable performance, but you will also want to make sure your tires are in good condition. Which means that there is no cracks or bulges on the sidewalls and there is enough tread left to bring your Subaru to a stop. If you need new tires for your Subaru our parts center has a great selection and will find the right size for your Subaru.

Q: Why should I wash my Subaru in the winter?

A: Washing your Subaru in the winter may seem silly when the second you leave the car wash it will get dirty again with wet roads. But washing your Subaru once a month is a good idea to protect your paint and undercarriage from harmful road salt. Washing your Subaru regularly in the winter will also keep ice from building up in the wheel wells.

Q: Do I need an emergency roadside kit?

A: Yes! You never know what could happen and we want all of our customers from around South Salt Lake to be prepared for anything. You roadside emergency kit should include a blanket, flashlight and batteries, jumper cables, road flares or reflector triangle, duct tape, first aid kit, phone battery, and ice scraper.

Other Services Your Subaru May Need This Winter

When it comes to getting your Subaru ready for winter we recommend a number of different service that range from having your oil changed to possibly replacing belts and hoses. We recommend that Salt Lake City drivers have these services done to ensure that your Legacy, Forester or Ascent is ready for everything winter throws your way.

  • Check all exterior lights
  • Check or replace battery
  • Refill washer fluid and replace wiper blades
  • Check coolant levels
  • Oil change
  • Check brake pads

One other service we recommend to our customers who own their Subaru and plan on going to the 200,000-mile mark is to have their Subaru undercoated around 80,000-miles. Undercoating your Subaru will protect the undercarriage from corrosion and rust.

The service center here at Mark Miller Subaru Midtown is standing by to make sure that your Subaru is ready to roll this winter and the best parts and technicians around South Salt Lake. To get your Subaru in for some winter service just give our service center a call or make an appointment online. And don’t forget to check out how Mark Miller Direct can make all your winter maintenance easier! Also be sure to see what parts and service specials we are running to help you save while keeping your Subaru running like new. Call or stop by today!

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