Your faithful Subaru is tough, and that’s a good thing because so is winter. While the colder months in Wilmington, North Carolina, might not be as brutal as they are up north, they’re still nothing to take lightly. You want to be prepared for whatever the season throws at you.

And while winter won’t stick around, you want your Subaru to last as long as it can. That’s why you’ll need to be sure that it’s properly serviced. But where do you start? Try this:  

5 Service Tips to Help Your Used Subaru Survive Winter


Starting your Subaru is more difficult in the winter — that’s a fact. Dipping temperatures drastically diminish your battery’s capacity. And if your battery is more than three or four years old, it’s only going to make matters worse. Let us look at your cables and terminals, and rekindle your spark.


There’s never a good time to put off getting your brakes checked, and winter is no exception. With shorter days, more traffic, and trickier road conditions, you want all the stopping power your Subaru can muster. We can confirm that your brakes are in acceptable shape, and repair them if necessary.


You can’t control the weather outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have say about the conditions inside your cabin. If the climate control in your Subaru doesn’t work, it’s going to be a long, cold winter. If your defroster doesn’t work, it’s going to be a dangerous one. We can help keep things comfortable and visible.


If you think the weather outside is frightful, you should see what it can do under the hood of your Subaru. Unless you have the right balance of coolant and water, you run the risk of fluid freezing in your radiator. And if you haven’t invested in a freeze-resistant wiper fluid, things could be blurry quickly. Lucky for you, fluid replacement is one of our specialties.


Coolant and wiper solutions aren’t the only fluids prone to freezing up when you need them the most. If you’re not using a thinner oil already, switching to one is something you should consider. After all, we do offer oil changes any time of the year.

To learn more about Subaru Service, watch the video below from the Subaru of America YouTube channel:

Get Excellent Subaru Service in Wilmington, NC

It’s not too late to get your Subaru ready for winter. Make this the most wonderful time of the year, and treat yourself to a service special at Parkway Subaru. We’re happy to help you, so schedule an appointment today.