It might be hard to believe, but winter is already here. In colder temperatures, it's important to make sure that your car is prepared to handle the challenges. Winter can be tough on a vehicle, but at Piazza Subaru of Limerick, we specialize in providing our customers with the best car care maintenance for all seasons. While we provide some of the best deals on both used and new Subarus in the entire area, we've also got five winter car care tips that will keep you safe on the roads this season.


1. Check your engine's antifreeze.

 One of the best ways to ensure that your vehicle is safe on the roads is by checking your engine's antifreeze and coolant. Your coolant protects your car from overheating, and it keeps your engine from freezing. Stop into Piazza Subaru of Limerick and have one of our car care professionals check your antifreeze and coolant. Someone from our team will check to ensure that your car is ready to handle the winter conditions.


2. Add windshield wiper fluid. 

As you already know, winter weather means snow, rain, salt, and ice. When you're driving in conditions that make it necessary to use windshield wipers, it's crucial to ensure that they work properly. At Piazza Subaru of Limerick, we provide used Subarus in Pennsylvania, and we also help customers get their cars prepared for winter. We recommend filling up on windshield wiper fluid and using a brand that contains an anti-freezing agent. Checking your windshield wiper blades is also important. If you notice signs of wear, we recommend having them replaced.   


3. Check your car battery. 

The chemical reactions that take place in your car battery slow down during the cold months, making it more likely to fail. Bring your car to a certified technician to have them check the charge left in the battery, look for corrosion, and any loose wires or poor connections. A quick check could save you hours waiting in the cold for a tow truck.


4. Change your oil.

It's always important to have your oil changed, but during the winter, it's especially critical. The cold weather has an effect on how easily oil flows through your car's engine. At Piazza Subaru of Limerick, we recommend switching to a lightweight oil in the colder months.   


5. Have your tires checked. 

Driving in the snow is tricky. If you don't have the right tires, it can also be dangerous. If you live in an area that gets a considerable amount of snowfall, such as the Northeast part of Pennsylvania, then you might want to consider snow tires. At Piazza Subaru of Limerick, we offer a huge selection of used cars and tires in Limerick. We recommend either snow tires or all-weather tires since these will provide you with more traction for gripping snowy roads.