Your Volvo is an investment and the best way to protect your investment is to follow a routine maintenance schedule. Since April is National Car Care Month, it’s the perfect opportunity to complete your spring maintenance. Continue reading for some car care highlights.

How to Prep Your Volvo for Spring

Optimize Your Car for Rain

Spring brings two things: rain and pollen. Prep for both by taking a few minutes to ensure you can maintain clear visibility when the spring showers arrive. 


Scrub away any salt or residue on the headlights and taillights so that you can see and be seen in rainy conditions. If any lights are dim or out, go ahead and replace them. Next, take a look at your windshield wipers. If they appear to be damaged or in need of replacement, they are both simple and affordable to replace. Our service center offers a variety of Volvo parts to ensure you can find the exact pair you need. Top off the washer fluid and spray down your windshield and mirrors with a rain repellant and you’ll be good to go.

Schedule an Oil Change

An adequate amount of clean oil is essential to keep your engine running smoothly. Don’t wait for the check engine light to remind you to schedule an oil change. Doing so could cause irreparable damage to your engine and will take years off of the life of your car. Schedule service today and drive confidently knowing your engine has the protection it needs to run at peak performance this summer.


Other fluids you may want to consider include brake, power steering, transmission, and cooling fluids. If you are unsure of how often you should check or replace these fluids, you can refer to your owners manual or request a model-specific maintenance schedule from one of our highly trained technicians. 

Check the Air Conditioning

Chances are you’re enjoying the spring weather through the open windows for now but summer heat will soon be upon us. Don’t find yourself sweating on your way to work when the first heat wave arrives. Check the air conditioning now so you won’t be caught off guard. Take a look under the hood at the HVAC system, compressor, and compressor belt for signs of visible damage. Another simple improvement you could make would be to replace the air filters to prevent spring pollen from entering your cabin through the vents. 

Schedule Your Next Tune-Up in Wilmington, NC

Celebrate National Car Care Month with us at Parkway Volvo. Our Volvo service center is equipped to ensure your Volvo is ready for the summer months ahead. Drop by our dealership or give us a call today.