CAR CARE TIPS

NISSAN CAR CARE TIPS

We have all heard these stories, cars and trucks lasting 200,000, 300,000, even 500,000 miles.
What’s the secret? Three words: maintenance, maintenance, maintenance.

 

CHECK OUT THIS TOP 6 CAR CARE TIPS FROM
NISSAN COMMONWEALTH!

1. KEEP IT FRESH, KEEP IT CLEAN

  •  Wash your car regularly to remove heavy stains on the paint and maintain its color quality. Thoroughly, clean the cabin to remove bad smells, maintain freshness, and prevent pests from coming in.

2. FUEL UP FOR MAINTENANCE

  • Fill your fuel tank, either halfway or full, to prevent moisture build-up that could cause rust and corrosion.

3. PUMP UP THE PRESSURE

  • Inflate your tires to the recommended pressure to lessen the risk of cracking sidewalls and flat spots. Move your car forwards and backwards to lessen the risk of damaging your tires.

4. KEEP THINGS COZY

  • Make sure your car is parked in a safe covered area or protected with a car cover. This will protect your car from bumps, scratches, dirt and the harsh sunlight that could damage the paint. Keep your car free from harmful animal droppings and loose leaves.

5. PROTECT THE BATTERY

  • A battery will eventually lose its charge if the car is not driven at least every few weeks.
    • Start your car every 3-4 days for 10-15 minutes to keep the battery refreshed.
    • For manual transmission, depress the clutch pedal several times to prevent it from sticking.
    • Run the air conditioner with the blower on to free the ventilation from any dust or foreign particles.
    • Use a wire brush or plastic brush to clean dust and dirt from the battery every time you start your vehicle.

6. EASY ON THAT BRAKES.

  • Avoid engaging the footbrake or handbrake for long periods to avoid stuck up.
  • For manual transmission vehicles, leave your car in the first gear or reverse.
  • For automatic transmission vehicles, leave your car in park mode.
  • Wheel chocks (kalso), such as big piece of wood or a brick can also be used to keep the car from rolling.

MAINTAINING YOUR NISSAN VEHICLE DURING THE QUARANTINE PERIOD ENSURES A GREAT RIDE WHEN WE GET BACK ON THE ROAD