Several things need to be done to your car in order to prepare it for the harshest of winters. It used to be the rule of thumb that your oil needs to fit the season: but now with the new oils, one oil fits all, especially in Central Oregon winters. However, it is a good time to be sure your oil has been changed.
Depending on the area you live, most good all-season tires will work. If you live in mountain ranges, sometimes studs can be a big help to treacherous driving conditions. You can’t rely on them too much, though. Talk with your mechanic or tire store for the best advice.
You don’t want to find out on a below zero morning that your heater is out, so have your mechanic check it out and make sure all is working before you need it.
Winter and Spring are the two times your wipers are used most often. If your wipers are old, they can leave scratches on your windshield, not to mention: they leave streaks, making visibility difficult. Also, never turn your wipers on to remove snow and ice. It can break the wiper arm and ruin the wiper blades.
To have your Subaru or Saab winterized, give us a call at 541/389-1023.