Get Your Subaru Ready for Summer

With summer just around the corner, everyone undoubtedly is making plans for vacations and weekend getaways. Whether you’re planning a short camping trip, a week at the beach or a long cross-country road trip, you’ll definitely want to make sure that your Subaru is up for the adventure as well! Here, are a few things that you will want to check out to make sure your Subaru is summer ready.


Get Your Oil Changed and Tires Rotated

             Some of the most basic maintenance services you can give your car are ensuring your oil is regularly changed and tires are rotated. You should change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If you have a long road trip planned, it might be a good idea to change the oil before embarking on that adventure to avoid accidentally bypassing the recommended mileage. Similarly, tire rotation ensures that certain areas of the tires don’t wear down too quickly. It is recommended that your tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles. While you’re at it, you should also check your tires’ air pressure and make sure that your spare tire is in good condition in case you get a flat while on the road.


Make Sure your Air Conditioning is in Working Order

             It gets hot during the summer! Therefore, one of the most important functions to check this summer is your air conditioning. Nothing is worse than spending long hours in the car without cool air flowing, so have a technician examine the state of your air conditioning system and replace the air filter. It will make those long road trips infinitely more comfortable.


Check Your Car’s Battery

             There is never a convenient time for your battery to fail, but right before you’re about to leave for vacation might be worst time for it to happen. Before leaving for a family getaway, have a professional evaluate your car battery’s performance, clean any corrosion and repair loose cable connections to ensure that it is ready for your trip.


Examine Your Lights and Windshield Wipers

             Although we often associate summer with long, warm, sunny days, but summer is also notorious for surprise thunderstorms. When you’re suddenly caught in an intense storm, you’ll really want your headlights and windshield wipers to be in proper working order to make sure you get to your final destination safely. Replace old and torn wiper blades and swap out old headlight for new ones before heading out for the summer.


Replace Your Brake Pads

             Faulty brakes pose an extreme safety hazard any time of year. However, over the summer, we find ourselves using our cars more frequently, either because we are shuttling kids to summer camps or heading to our favorite vacation spots. If you hear any grinding or whining when you step on the brake, you probably need to get the brake pads replaced pronto.


Inspect Your Engine

             If you have a long road trip planned, you may also want to check that your engine is operating at its highest potential. Subaru technicians have expertise in assessing your car engines’ performance, so don’t hesitate to bring it in for a quick evaluation. If you sense any limitations while driving, such as frequent stalling or noisy idling, you’ll want to bring your car in sooner rather than later. The longer these issues are left unaddressed, the more damage they’ll cause your car.


Invest in an Emergency Kit for Your Car

             Unfortunately, accidents can still happen despite prepping your Subaru as much as possible. It is best to be prepared in case you’re faced with such a circumstance – big or small. Consider investing in a small emergency kit that includes basic first aid supplies, flashlights, batteries, flares and blankets. There is no such thing as being over prepared for an emergency situation.


             By going through every item on this check list, you can be sure that your Subaru will ready for all of your upcoming summer adventures.

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