How to prep your Subaru in different climates.

We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can control how prepared your Subaru is for her. Since driving conditions will vary throughout the year based on the region you live in, and the seasonal changes associated with it, we’ve categorized three general types of climates – warm, moderate and cold – and list the ways in which you can prepare your Subaru for each.

Warm Climate Preparation

Warmer climates usually produce mild to considerably warm temperatures all year long with rainfall occurring more often in the winter season. Areas near mountains, deserts and the coast can bring about different weather patterns and temperatures, but generally here are some common check-ups recommended from season to season if you live in a warm climate:

  • Inspect the tires – pressure, tread depth and condition
  • Consider summer tires over all-season tires
  • Test the battery
  • Review the A/C system
  • Check the oil level
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Check the wipers and exterior lights
  • Check the brake pads and components
  • Inspect the engine air and cabin air filters

Prepping for Summer

Moderate Climate Preparation

Moderate climates tend to have a mix between warm and cold climate zones with light snowfall in the winter and mild to warm summers with occasional rainfall. Some common seasonal vehicle preparations for a moderate climate are as follows:

  • Inspect the tires – pressure, tread depth and condition
  • Consider all-season tires
  • Check the oil level
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Inspect the heating, cooling and defroster system
  • Test the battery
  • Check the wipers and exterior lights
  • Check the components of the suspension system
  • Check the wheel alignment
  • Check the brake pads and components

Prepping for Spring

Prepping for Fall

Cold Climate Preparation

Colder climates usually dip below freezing when winter arrives and receive light to heavy snowfall for extended periods of time. The summer season brings similar conditions to that of warmer and moderate climates with a fair share of rainfall. Review the warmer climate section when summer arrives for suggested check-ups. As for winter, if you live in or spend a good amount of time in a colder climate, here are some common things to prepare your Subaru during the winter season:

  • Consider purchasing/switching to winter tires
  • Adjust tire pressure (cold temperatures decrease tire pressure)
  • Check tire tread depth
  • Check the oil level
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Make sure windshield washer fluid is suitable for freezing temps
  • Check the condition of wiper blades and exterior lights
  • Consider winter wiper blades
  • Test the battery
  • Check the brake pads and components
  • Check the heating and defroster systems

Prepare Your Vehicle for Inclement Weather with the Milea Subaru Service Center

There is little doubt that we get some interesting weather patterns here in the Bronx area. From snowfall in the winter to hail and other precipitation, as well as the challenges posed by leaves on the ground in the fall, and the impressive heat of the summer seasons. It is incredibly important to have your vehicle ready for all the seasons it will face, and here at Milea Subaru, our team of auto service experts are ready to help you ensure that your vehicle is ready.

Whether facing warm, moderate, or cold conditions, our team of experts will get your vehicle ready for the challenges ahead. From ensuring the tread and quality of your tires, to testing the battery, checking fluids, and more, there are numerous steps that can be taken to ensure the health and quality of your vehicle during every season. Whether you're getting ready for driving in winter conditions throughout Westchester, Pelham, Yonkers, New Rochelle, and beyond, or shaking off the cold as the season changes into spring and summer, our team will make sure that you and your vehicle are fully-prepared for all the seasons that we face in this unique region.

As you've seen above, there are numerous steps to be taken for every climate condition, and for this reason it is a great idea to get in for a service appointment as the seasons are preparing to change over. We'll make sure to change over your tires for the appropriate season, ensure your brakes are up to par, check wheel alignment, and much, much more. With our ongoing service specials, you'll be able to enjoy impressive savings, and then will be setting out on the adventures of the future, with no worry for seasonal curveballs ahead.

Prepping for Winter

Service Center Hours

  • Monday 07:30am - 05:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 05:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 05:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 05:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 05:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Service Amenities

Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and coffee
  • Friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff
  • Free Multi-Point Inspections
  • Open Saturdays
  • 24/7 Online Scheduling
  • Newly remodeled facility
  • State inspections performed
  • Truly exceptional service is our primary goal

Milea Subaru

3201 E Tremont Ave
Directions Bronx, NY 10461

  • Sales: 718-829-8200
  • Service: 718-239-9000
  • Parts: 718-239-9000
  1. Milea Subaru

    3201 E Tremont Ave
    Bronx, NY 10461

    • Sales: 718-829-8200
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