10 Maintenance Items Every Driver Should Know About

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When you want your new Nissan to run like the day you took it home from our Bartlett dealership, it’s essential that you keep up with you automotive maintenance schedule. That’s why our service team at Wolfchase Nissan has compiled this list of maintenance items that every driver from Arlington to Germantown should know! Read our automotive maintenance tips below, and don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have any questions.

What You Need To Know

  1. Know Your Manual: Your owner’s manual will help you learn everything you need to know about your vehicle, from how all of its features function to its automotive maintenance schedule.
  2. Inspect the Vehicle: Review your owner’s manual to learn about key features and systems. That will give you an idea of what to look for when you notice signs of leaks, flat tires, and more. That way, you can diagnose the issue and have it fixed before it becomes more serious.
  3. Check Your Tires: Invest in a tire pressure gauge. This will make monitoring your vehicle’s tire pressure a breeze. Test your tire pressure weekly to ensure they are up to spec, and check the tread for signs of wear at home by using a penny. Simply place the penny into your tread, head first. If you can see all of Abe Lincoln’s head, your tires need to be replaced.
  4. Check the Engine Oil Level: Ensuring your oil is at the right level will help you ensure that you vehicle is not burning oil too quickly, and help you make sure you engine is properly lubricated.
  5. Check the Engine Coolant: Refer to your owner’s manual to see where the coolant reservoir is located. Then simply make sure the coolant levels are where they need to be, and that the fluid is the correct color.oil and dipstick
  6. Inspect the Engine Air Filter: Your car needs to “inhale” hundreds of gallons of clean air to work properly, and if your air filter is full of debris, you can starve your engine of power. Make sure your air filter isn’t dirty and is free of large debris.
  7. Use the Right Fuel: Always use the proper fuel octane rating to ensure that your engine burns as cleanly and efficiently as possible. And remember, using premium gas in an engine that doesn’t require it provides no discernable benefits, and may even be harmful.
  8. Inspect Light Bulbs: Stay safe and stop yourself from getting pulled over by ensuring that all your lights are working properly. That includes your third brake light, reverse light, and turn signals!
  9. Inspect the Windshield Wipers: Damaged wiper blades can cause streaks, reducing visibility and possibly damaging your windshield. Be sure to check your wiper blades for wear.
  10. Keep Track of Maintenance: You want to make sure you’re following your vehicle maintenance schedule, so it’s important to be sure that you’re keeping track of maintenance. Furthermore, if you plan on selling your car in the future, you’ll have an easier time sealing the deal if you have proof that your vehicle was well cared for.

Learn More at Wolfchase Nissan

Now that you’ve read up on these automotive maintenance tips, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Our team will help you learn about all the automotive maintenance tips you need to keep your car, crossover, or SUV running strong.

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