Is your vehicle ready for the colder months ahead? If you're unsure about the answer to that question, the Southern Oregon Subaru team is here to help. We want to do all we can to make it easier for our Ashland customers to get the automotive care they need. With that in mind, our Subaru-Certified service technicians have compiled some winter maintenance tips to help you prepare for wintry weather conditions.

Test Your Battery

Any type of extreme temperature is tough on a car battery in Grants Pass. Now that the sweltering days of summer have passed, it's a good idea to have your battery's strength tested. You want to be sure there's enough power left to last through a season of colder temperatures. This simple task can prevent the hassle of waking up to discover that your battery is dead on the coldest day of the year.

Change the Oil

It's a good idea to change your oil each season. Buildup and sludge make your engine work harder and can lead to overheating. Be sure to schedule an oil change as cold weather approaches so that you can feel confident in your engine's health. It may even be a good idea to switch from conventional oil to synthetic if compatible with your car. Synthetic won't freeze as easily and warms up more readily.

Check Your Tires

You want to be sure to check the condition of your vehicle's tires before wintry weather conditions hit. Balding tires aren't able to stop efficiently on slick roads. This is dangerous because it could lead to an accident. This is one maintenance task you should never skip.

There are plenty of other things to consider as well. Like making sure your air filter is clean and ready to take on the new season. Before you head in, check out our Subaru service specials to help you save some money heading into the holidays.

Hopefully, you feel better about preparing your car for winter driving after reading these suggestions. If you need assistance with your Subaru winter readiness, give us a call to schedule an appointment at our service center in Medford.

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