Winter Car Maintenance in Milford, CT

What Should I Do To Prepare My Vehicle For Winter?

Whether the winter season is on its way or it is already here, if you haven't prepared your car, truck, SUV, or van for the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, now is the time to do so.

We all know that we should take care of our vehicle with routine maintenance, so how is winter maintenance any different? When the snow starts to fly, the roads turn into a sheet of ice, and the temperatures take a steep dive, you will find many dangers that don't normally occur during your travels. It is best to do more than just the normal routine maintenance to be better prepared. Here are a few winter vehicle maintenance tasks that you should perform.

  • Change Over Your Tires - In places that don't get a lot of snow, all-season tires work fine, but for places like Milford, Connecticut, you'll need to switch your summers over to winters. Winter tires are designed specifically for the wintery weather, with their more flexible rubber, deeper treads, and thicker studs.
  • Check Your Fluids - Your vehicle contains many different fluids. Now is the perfect time to check to make sure that they are filled properly, aren't dirty, and that there are no leaks. You should check your coolant, oil, transmission, steering, and windshield fluids and fill or replace as necessary.
  • Make Sure Your Gas Tank Is Ready - During the winter, you should never let your gas tank to get below 1/4 of a tank. If you do, moisture could form and freeze. You can also add a bottle of fuel deicer once a month to ensure that this never happens.
  • Check Your Battery - If you have noticed that your vehicle takes a while to start, especially when it's in the single digits, you may have a failing battery. It's best to have your battery tested by a technician before that can happen.
  • Prepare An Emergency Kit - You should never leave home during the winter without an emergency kit. This kit should include: extra winter clothes, blankets, flares, bottled water, snacks, a flashlight with extra batteries, sand or kitty litter, a foldable shovel, a first aid kit, and anything else you can think of that will help you if you are stranded or are in an accident.

Have Your Vehicle Serviced For Winter At Dan Perkins Subaru

If you require any service or parts for your winter maintenance, feel free to schedule an appointment with our service department or fill out our parts request form. Don't wait until it's too late. Winter will be here before you know it.


Dan Perkins Subaru

One Boston Post Rd
Directions Milford, CT 06460

  • Sales: (833) 759-6869
  • Service: (844) 245-4282
  • Parts: (888) 715-4272

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