Are You Ready for Driving in the Bethel Park Area this Winter?

Well, ready or not, winter is just around the corner, so it's always best to fully prepare for the winter season early on rather than discover an issue part way through. If you have prepped your vehicle for winter before it was critical, then you know that there is no other way to go.

With the assurance that your car is road-ready, there's no need to dread the first big snowfall. While others are scrambling to get their tires changed or wondering why their heat is working, you can go about your business in the McKees Rocks without a worry.

At Subaru of South Hills, our skilled technicians can make sure that you are fully prepared for whatever this winter season has to throw at you, and with our service specials, you can save money on your next service. Schedule a service appointment today for quick and expert service.

What You Need to for a Winter in the Bridgeville Area and Surround Communities

Winter Tires: Could you make it through the winter with all-season tires or summer tires? Possibly, if you're planning on being cooped up for heavy snows or extreme conditions. But if you want to get where you need to go, when you want to get there, there's no substitute for winter tires.

Winter tires have the tread depth and pattern, as well as a cold-resistant rubber, to give you the traction you need. While summer and all-season tires stiffen and lose their flexibility and grip in freezing temperatures, winter tires retain their flexibility. Additionally, winter tires are designed with biting edges and high sipe densities to improve traction on ice.

Heating Components and Defroster: At best, having a malfunctioning heating component and defroster sounds miserable, at worst it sounds dangerous. Making sure that you are a comfortable temperature and have good visibility is convenient, but it is critical to ensure that you can see all the possible dangers on the wintery roads of the Carnegie area and stay warm enough.

Fluid Check: Before we get too deep into the winter season, now is the right time to make sure your fluids are topped off. Whether it's your transmission fluid, your oil, your coolant, your windshield wiper fluid, or your power steering fluid, you want to make sure everything is good to go before heading into the extreme weather.

Emergency Bag: In case you get stuck, your car breaks down, or the weather is so bad you cannot drive safely anymore, an emergency bag can make the difference for your safety. Be sure to bring items like a first aid kit, a foldable shovel, blanket, extra winter clothes, flares, sand or kitty litter, snacks, water, a flashlight (with extra batteries), and whatever else you think you might need if you get stranded in a snowstorm and need to wait for help.

Brakes: Winter is an especially important time to makes sure your brakes are operating at their best. With sliding over ice, slush, and snow, you want the maximum braking force that you can get when you get your traction back. Ice and salt can take a toll on your brakes, so it's better to make sure they are in good condition before putting them through more of a strain.

Whatever it is that you need to prepare for a snowy Pittsburgh winter, you will be able to get fully prepared by coming to Subaru of South Hills and utilizing our service, tire, and parts centers. Don't let winter get the best of you, contact us today to make sure your car is ready for the long winter ahead.

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