You know that the roads around Vail can be a challenge in any season, so you chose a Subaru to give you a leg up. But even with the superior design and capability of Subaru Symmetrical AWD in your corner, there are some things you need to do to prepare yourself and your vehicle as the seasons change. You also might be wondering about winter tires, or the best all-season tires for Subaru. Use our guide to help you get ready and enjoy more of what you bought your Subaru for worry-free.

Prepare Your Subaru for Summer


Summer sun and fun can bring with it extreme temperatures, smoky haze, and lots of time on the road. To get your Subaru ready for all that summer has to offer, have your service specialists check the following:

  • Inspect Tires for Pressure, Tread Depth, and General Condition
  • Clean and Check the A/C System
  • Check and Refill Fluid Levels
  • Inspect Brakes and Brake Pads
  • Check and Replace Cabin and Engine Filter as Needed
  • Check and Change Wipers
  • Test Vehicle Battery

With Summer comes camping trips and visits to national parks, where the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is a tremendous asset for staying in control on the road and off the road. With your car properly inspected, you can enjoy your summer vacations you expected to enjoy when you purchased a Subaru. 

Prepare Your Subaru for Spring or Fall


Spring and fall bring wet weather, cool temperatures, and new driving challenges to Glenwood Springs. You can make sure you and your Subaru are ready to meet them head-on by having these services performed first:

  • Inspect Tire Tread, Pressure, and Condition
  • Check Wheel Alignment
  • Check and Adjust Vehicle Suspension and Alignment
  • Check and Verify Lights are Working inside and Out
  • Check Fluid Levels and Fill as Needed
  • Inspect and Clean Heating and Cooling System
  • Check and Replace Wipers if Needed
  • Inspect Braking System and Service as Needed

Handling these tasks will help to prepare you for, and help you recover from, the harsh winter weather and the damage it can do to your vehicle. The rain in spring isn't as much of a hazard with All-Wheel Drive, and preparing your Subaru for changes will keep you secure on the road.

Prepare Your Subaru for Winter


Winter driving in Grand Junction can be dangerous, particularly if you don't prep your car to handle the ice, snow, and cold. Bringing your car in for service before the weather hits will keep you safe and make certain your Subaru is ready for whatever the season brings:

  • Consider Winter/All-Season Tires (see below for details)
  • Check Tire Tread
  • Check and Refill Fluids as Needed
  • Inspect Brakes and Replace Pads if Needed
  • Have the Battery Tested
  • Replace Wiper Blades with Those Made for Winter Use
  • Check the Oil and Filter and Replace as Needed
  • Adjust Tire Pressure

Subaru Winter Tires and Subaru All-Season Tires

  • Subaru Winter Tires: Many people are inclined toward the performance capacities of a Subaru in all seasons. The improved traction of Winter tires, which are specifically built to help you control your vehicle ini slippery road conditions like snow and ice, can be ideal for touchy climates. Winter tires definitely merit consideration in the interest of peak winter performance and safety.
  • Subaru All-Season Tires: Like the name says, these tires are a great option for those who don't want to keep a spare set of tires around, though you'll still need to inspect them as the seasons change. Search for the best all season tires for Subaru online.

Rely on the Service Professionals at Glenwood Springs Subaru

Taking care of these services yourself or allowing a certified tech to do it for you will ensure that you and your car make it through the hot summer and rugged winter driving seasons just fine. To schedule your service visit, or to get the replacement parts you need to prepare your vehicle yourself, give us a call at 888-598-4534 or stop by the service center at Glenwood Springs Subaru today.


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