The weather has been quite unpredictable this winter season, and it may be hard to imagine, but spring is finally here! This means it's time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for warmer weather.

It's no secret that winter can be brutal on your car, and this year was especially bad in many parts of the country. Whether you live in an area where the winter season brings cold temperatures, or you've traveled to an area with colder temperatures, the cold climate and harsh road conditions take a serious toll on your ride! Right now is the time to take care of some basic maintenance issues before they turn into expensive and dangerous problems.

Read on for a list of things you should have checked by the Cannon Subaru Service Team before the summer sets in. Make sure to take care of these to keep any unknown problems from getting worse!

  • Make sure your battery is strong. Your battery can deteriorate very quickly if you live in a harsh climate, making it much less reliable-nobody wants to be stuck in the summer heat with a dead battery!
  • Check your wheel alignment. Proper wheel alignment allows you to handle your car better. Winter road conditions can take a serious toll on your alignment, so make sure to check it out.
  • Spark Plugs. Your fuel efficiency can be drastically reduced by worn-out spark plugs.
  • Check your tire tread. Make sure that the wear on your tires is even, and that you have enough tread on your tires.
  • Check your brakes. Before taking long road trips during the spring and summer, make sure your car has enough remaining brake life. 
  • Top off your coolant. Ensure your car's engine is getting adequately cooled, especially as the temperatures rise.
  • Check your clutch. If you drive a manual transmission vehicle, a properly working clutch is obviously very important!
  • Spring cleaning! Clean and vacuum the inside of your car. Cold weather has likely led to a buildup of dirt and cold-weather items that you promised you'd clean once the weather got warmer. Also, don't forget to give the outside of your car a solid cleaning too!

If you want to have a spring check-up on your car, click here to set up an appointment with our Service Department online!

Cannon Subaru

5212 S Florida Ave
Directions Lakeland, FL 33813

  • Sales: (863) 646-5051
  • Service: (888) 451-2118
  • Parts: (888) 418-3010


  • Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed