Subaru Winter Driving Tips Information

Subaru Winter Driving Tips Service FAQ Information Serving San Diego, CA

Winter Driving Tips from Kearny Mesa Subaru in San Diego, CA

Winter driving tips at Kearny Mesa Subaru in San Diego, CA

We may not get a lot of snow during the winters here in San Diego, but that doesn't mean driving here doesn't get trickier during the cold months. Slick roads produce hazardous conditions no matter where you are. Luckily, your Subaru is perfectly equipped to handle it all! Whether you're concerned about the downpours of January and February, or you're headed on a road trip to somewhere that sees a bit more snow than we do, here's some winter driving tips to keep you safe.

How Do I Drive Safer in the Rain?

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Rain is tricky, but it's a reality of San Diego winters. To drive safer in the rain, the first step is making sure your windshield wipers are in good condition. Worn out wipers will leave streaks that inhibit your line of sight, potentially causing disaster. If you need new wipers, our parts center has some great options, and we'd be happy to help you find the right ones. Checking your tires' tread is also very important. Worn out tires make for some slippery situations on already slick roadways, so have your tread inspected before the winter months hit. We also have some tips about how to check your tire tread on our tire care FAQ pages! Finally, keep your headlights on, and keep your distance. This makes sure you're visible to others and have enough time to stop safely when you need to.

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How Do I Drive Safer in the Snow?

Driving in snow can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be, especially in a Subaru! Your Subaru is equipped with symmetrical all-wheel drive, so it's already perfectly suited for the snow. However, that doesn't mean you should be going top speeds and blowing past other drivers on snowy roads. If you're headed somewhere north of San Diego that may be snowy, adjusting your driving habits a bit can go a long way to keep you and other drivers safe. First, stay to the right and slow down! Snowy roads are no place to try and make that red light or take a turn too fast. Vehicles in the snow and ice are going slow for a reason. Keep your distance and give yourself enough time to stop. While a typical stop on dry roads may take 3-4 seconds, a stop on a snowy road will take anywhere between 8 and 10 seconds, so give yourself space. Finally, if you feel yourself slipping when you press the brakes, don't push down as hard as you can on the brake pedal and hope you'll eventually stop. Tap the brakes repeatedly, also known as pumping the brakes, and you'll reduce slippage to stop more effectively. The best way to drive in the snow is slow and safe.

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Experience Excellence in Service at Kearny Mesa Subaru in San Diego, CA

Kearny Mesa Subaru is committed to giving you the best Subaru ownership experience possible, and we know that goes beyond just selling you one of the most revered vehicles in the world. Whether you purchased your Subaru through us or not, our service center is always available to you. Confidence comes from knowing we only perform services using genuine Subaru parts, all our service technicians are Subaru certified, and we use the most advanced technology available. We even offer informational pages about many of our common services and FAQ pages to give you the answers you need. Give us a call at (866) 990-8962 with questions or to schedule an appointment, then come see us at 4797 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111. Be sure to check out our frequently updated service specials before you stop by! We can't wait to serve you better at Kearny Mesa Subaru conveniently serving National City and El Cajon, CA.

Kearny Mesa Subaru

4797 Convoy St
Directions San Diego, CA 92111

  • Sales: 855-310-9575
  • Service: 855-310-9576
  • Parts: 855-221-0962


  • Monday 08:30am - 09:00pm
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  • Sunday 10:00am - 07:00pm
  1. Kearny Mesa Subaru

    4797 Convoy St
    San Diego, CA 92111

    • Sales: (877) 440-7603
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