Headlight alignment information from Capitol Subaru

When it comes to keeping your Subaru running its best, staying current on routine maintenance and the occasional repair or upgrade is vital. While most car owners tend to focus on the big-ticket items like the engine, tires, brakes, and oil changes, it's important to remember that there are several smaller parts that you might take for granted that require attention to ensure the longevity of your Subaru. One such part is your headlights. They are a crucial component to your vehicle and need regular attention to continue functioning at their best. People tend to typically focus on them when it's time to replace a bulb or damage has occurred, causing one to break, but another thing to look out for is when your headlights become misaligned. Just like your car's alignment can be affected by hitting curbs or getting in a small fender bender, the same circumstances can cause your headlights to be misaligned as well.

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How to Tell When Your Headlights Are Misaligned

Most mechanics will tell you that you should have your headlights aligned once every 12,000 miles. While this is a good rule of thumb, there are extenuating circumstances that could facilitate your needing to get it done sooner. Driving regularly over speedbumps, potholes, or uneven roads can cause your headlights to become misaligned, as well as getting into an accident. The number one sign that your headlights are out of alignment is your visibility at night or during inclement weather has gotten worse. Another warning is if other drivers start to flash their brights at you more often when your high beams aren't on; this can mean that your misaligned headlights are shining up into their eyes, blinding them and causing a dangerous situation. If you suspect your headlights could be out of alignment, you can park your vehicle on a level surface with the lights on. If the beams are not pointing straight ahead and parallel to each other, it's time to bring your Subaru in to be serviced.

Make Your Appointment at Capitol Subaru Today

When you bring your vehicle into our service center at Capitol Subaru, you can rest assured it's being cared for by technicians who have been factory-trained and certified and have access to cutting-edge technology to measure the headlight placement and make the necessary adjustments to get your lights back to their sweet spot. We only use genuine OEM products, so you know only the best quality is going back into your beloved Subaru. To get on our books, you can give us a call, text us, or use the convenient online scheduling tool on our website. Don't wait; let Capitol Subaru help keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come.

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Capitol Subaru of Salem

920 Auto Group Ave NE
Directions Salem, OR 97301

  • Sales: 503-587-5500
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  • Parts: 503-587-5500
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