Winter driving demands your attention in these areas:
- Clear snow and ice from all of your vehicle before driving to prevent loose snow from blocking visibility when on the road
- Check for snow and ice buildup in the wheel wells and clear before driving to prevent it from affecting vehicle handling
- Carry emergency equipment
- Test the road surface by braking (after checking to make sure no one is following)
- Leave ample space between your vehicle and the one ahead
- Avoid piles of snow that might conceal road hazards
- When snow is falling, turn on your lights so other drivers can see you
- Don't overestimate the capability of all-wheel drive
- Consider installing winter tires, which can improve traction as much as 50 percent
- Pay attention! Avoid eating, drinking, talking on the cell phone, and other activities that take your attention away from the road
Subaru endorses Car Care Month twice a year -- October and April. Many Subaru dealers offer coupons and special discounts during the event. Free service inspections are available at most Subaru dealerships by appointment throughout October. See yours for details.
Remember: Subaru dealerships have technicians trained by the factory to take special care of your Subaru vehicle. Regular vehicle maintenance contributes to better fuel economy, improved safety, and enhanced comfort.