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Directions Erie, PA 16509

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Weather & Vehicle Preparation

How to Optimize Your Driving Experience as the Seasons Change Here in the Greater Erie, PA Area!

 

It's no secret that driving a Subaru vehicle enables you to take on a multitude of weather conditions and terrains with ease, but that doesn't mean that there aren't steps that you can take to optimize your driving experience during specific seasons and weather conditions. Here in the greater Erie, PA area, we experience a number of different driving conditions throughout the year, including hot summers, cool autumns, snowy winters, and rainy springs. In order to help you optimize your driving experience during every season, we want to remind you of some helpful tips that you can take advantage of as the seasons change to ensure that your Subaru vehicle is always prepared and in the proper condition to take on the changing weather here in Erie and nearby in Jamestown, NY; Ashtabula and Meadville! From checking your tires to making sure your vehicle has the proper level of fluids in it, there are many things to remember as the seasons start to change. In order to make it all the more easy for you, we've included a number of different tips that you can take advantage of during the warm, moderate and cold weather that we're guaranteed to experience here throughout the year!


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

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  • Monday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 08:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 07:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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

  • Newly remodeled facility
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi & TV
  • Early-bird and night drop-off box
  • Free shuttle service
  • Subaru Factory Trained Technicians

New Motors Subaru

8670 Peach St
Directions Erie, PA 16509

  • Sales: (888) 680-2048
  • Service: (888) 290-6801
  • Parts: (888) 715-1829
  1. New Motors Subaru

    8670 Peach St
    Erie, PA 16509

    • Sales: (888) 680-2048
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