Your safety is important to us. That’s why, in recognition of National Car Care Month, we’ve outlined ways you can optimize your Subaru to handle the spring and summer adventures that lie ahead. Continue reading to learn more. 

Things to Check During National Car Care Month

Wipers and Lights

Warmer weather brings with it the occasional rain storm. Ensure you can see and be seen clearly when those spring showers arrive by cleaning or replacing the windshield wipers and replacing any dim or dead lights in your car. 

Schedule a car wash to ensure your windshield is clear and the headlights and taillights shine at their original brilliance. Be sure to top off the washer fluid to remove any spring pollen that may deposit on your car. You can also apply a rain repellant to your windshield and mirrors to maximize visibility.

Air Conditioning

Chances are it’s been a while since you’ve had to use the air conditioning in your car. Run it on full blast for a while to make sure it’s running properly. Check the HVAC system as well as the compressor and compressor belt for any visible damage. Doing so will ensure you can enjoy summer road trips free from sweat, heat, and humidity. 

If anything looks amiss, our service team has all the Subaru parts you need to get your AC running smoothly before the first heat wave arrives. 

Brakes, Tires, and Wheels

While most new Subaru models are equipped with a variety of driver-assistance features to keep you safe on the road, the brakes are your first line of defense against a possible collision. Flush out and replace the brake fluid in the brake hydraulic system, and replace your brake pads before they are worn too thin. Doing so could make all the difference in avoiding or mitigating a collision later.

Now is also a good time to have your tires rotated and your wheels aligned. This gives our technicians the opportunity to find and repair any visible damage on the tires while also ensuring your tires age equally over time. Having your wheels aligned will not only make your ride more comfortable, but it will also help improve gas mileage. 

Schedule Service in Wilmington, NC

If you haven’t taken advantage of a spring tune-up yet, schedule service at Parkway Subaru. Our Subaru service center in Wilmington, North Carolina, will make sure you won’t run into any surprises on your next big adventure. Give us a call today to learn more.