Frequently Asked Questions: Winter Maintenance | Sandy, UT

Important Winter Service Items For Your Subaru

Like many other drivers around the South Jordan area, you choose your Subaru for its commitment to safety and reliable performance that gets you home no matter how hard it is snow thanks to Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Even with the best all-wheel-drive system available it is always a good idea to bring your Subaru to the experts here at Mark Miller Subaru South Towne for a winter tune-up to ensure the best performance with less than ideal conditions.

  • Q: Do snow tires really make a difference?

    A: Yes. Snow tires make a big difference for safe performance this winter. Many Sandy drivers have summer and winter tires or all-season tires. Having the right tires for the season is important as they are designed to perform differently. Winter tires are made from softer rubber that is more malleable and durable in cold winter temps. Snow tires also have deep treads to provide as much traction on snow or slush covered roads. All-season tires are designed to be used all year round in all conditions. Our parts center will help you find the right tires for your Subaru and driving needs.

  • Q: Are my tires for last season still good?

    A: For Draper drivers who swap their tires over from season to season can most often get 3-4 seasons out of their snow tires. Or around 40,000 miles before the tread is no longer going to provide safe and sufficient traction. If your tires have bulges or cracks in the sidewall they are no longer safe to use as you run the risk of a blowout.

  • Q: Can I go all winter without washing my Subaru?

    A: You could go all winter without washing your Subaru but washing your vehicle in the winter is actually beneficial. While it won't stay clean for long you are keeping harmful road salt from damaging your paint and undercarriage.

  • Q: What should I put in my emergency roadside kit?

    A: You never know what could happen and it is better to prepared for anything. We recommend that for the winter months your roadside emergency kit should include a blanket, flashlight and batteries, first aid kit, phone battery, jumper cables, road flares or reflector triangle, duct tape, and ice scraper.

  • Q: What are other service to get my Subaru ready for winter?

    A: Any service here at Mark Miller Subaru South Towne will go a long way to keeping your Subaru running like new for many miles to come. But a few other winter services you may want to consider for your Subaru include...

    • Check all exterior lights
    • Oil change
    • Check or replace battery
    • Check coolant levels
    • Refill washer fluid and replace wiper blades
    • Check brake pads

    If you are married to your Subaru and in for the long haul one other service you want to consider is having your Subaru undercoated around 80,000 miles. Undercoating your Subaru will extend its life by protecting the undercarriage from damaging corrosion and rust.

  • To help our customers from around Draper get their Subaru in for service without taking time from their busy day Mark Miller Direct will come to you! The Mark Miller Direct service program will come pick up your Subaru and return it to you within 24 hours running like new. If you need a loaner while your vehicle is being serviced they are available. To learn more about Mark Miller Direct or to get your Subaru in for service reach out to our service center today. And don't forget to check out our parts and service specials for amazing savings on a variety of services.

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    Mark Miller Subaru South Towne

    10920 S State St
    Directions Sandy, UT 84070

    • Sales: 801-553-5200
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    • Parts: 801-553-5260

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