Maintenance. It's too important to ignore.
We make our vehicles to last but they do need attention. Regular maintenance will keep your Nissan at its peak.
What does maintenance involve?
Oil, fluid and coolants need to be topped up or replaced while rubber hoses and belts need to be checked for deterioration. Brake pads and other parts also need to be looked at.
If you're driving under normal conditions, make sure you follow the maintenance schedule set out in your Customer Information Booklet.
Some vehicle parts don't need regular maintenance. But if something does fail, it could affect the engine or the
vehicle's performance. These items should be inspected or adjusted if you see there is a problem.
Why at a Nissan Dealership?
All of our technicians are factory trained to give you the best service possible. Our technicians also have access to up-to-date technical information and some of the most advanced equipment available. Not only will your Nissan be in great condition but dealership service will add to your car’s resale value.
Give your Nissan the care it deserves
Genuine Vehicle Care Tips
Keep your Nissan looking in top condition by following these simple tips.
Try to wash your Nissan after it rains to prevent any acid rain related damage to the paint’s surface. It’s also a good idea to wash your Nissan after driving on coastal roads, which can cause salt corrosion, and when your vehicle gets dusty or muddy.
Contaminants like soot, bird droppings and bugs should also be washed away whenever they come into contact with the paint’s surface. And if you live in an area that uses winter road salt, wash your vehicle’s underbody
and wheels regularly to reduce build up.
Waxing and polishing your vehicle after washing will also help maintain the new vehicle look.
Always remove dirt and dust from the leather/cloth material seats with a vacuum or soft bristle brush and wipe hard surfaces with a damp cloth.
Floor mats can also extend the life of your vehicle’s carpet and make it easier to clean. Regardless of the mats you use, be sure they are fitted well and properly positioned so you can operate the pedals normally.
Mats should be cleaned regularly, and of course replaced if they become excessively worn.
Give your interior some Love
- Check that the seat belts operate properly and smoothly.
- Check belt webbing for wear or damage.
- Be sure all gauges - fuel, oil, temperature and battery –function properly and indicate normal levels.
- SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES........BUCKLE UP.
- Check brakes for smooth operation.
- Pedal should be firm and vehicle shouldn’t pull to one side while stopping.
- Check for steering, wheel vibration, hard steering or strange noises. If vehicle pulls to one side, have tires and alignment checked by Topcar N.V.
- Accelerator pedal should not catch or require uneven effort. Keep the floor mats away from the pedal.
- Make sure, headlights, stoplights, taillights and turn signals operate properly. Check headlight aim.
- Check horn operation.
- Check that wipers and washers are working and do not streak.
- Ensure that air or heat comes out of the defroster outlets properly and in sufficient quantity.
- If the exhaust note sounds unusual or there is a smell of exhaust fumes, roll down windows and bring vehicle to Topcar N.V. immediately.
- Test automatic transmission "Park" mechanism on a fairly steep hill. The vehicle should be held securely in the "P" position without applying brakes.
- Check fluid levels - engine oil, coolant, brake and power steering fluids. Engine oil should be checked with the vehicle parked on the level ground and the engine stopped.
- Check automatic transmission fluid level after putting the selector level in "P" with the engine
- Check radiator for dirt, insects or leaves that may have accumulated. Inspect hoses for cracks, deformation or loose connections that lead to overheating.
- Make sure engine drive belts are not frayed, worn, cracked or oily.
- Operating a vehicle with insufficient oil can cause irreparable damage to the engine, so check the oil regularly and change it as often as noted in the maintenance schedule.
- Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply parking brake. Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature. Turn off the engine. Wait for few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan.
- Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. Reinsert it all the way. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil level. It should be between the H and L marks. If the oil level is below the L mark, remove the oil filter cap and add the recommended oil. Do not overfill. Recheck oil level with dipstick.
- General vehicle appearance and condition.
- Check paint condition and any corrosion.
- Check the tires (including spare tire) to see if any appear to be low on air, cracked, worn or punctured by nails, metal, glass, etc.
- Check Your Air Regularly. 80% of all tires problems relate to improper inflation, which reduces mileage.
- Most cars require inflation levels of 28 PSI, varying according to the load that has to be carried.
- Check for missing or loose wheel nuts.
- Inspect tires for damage, cuts or excessive wear. At the service station, test pressure with a gauge and adjust if necessary.
- Have alignment and tire balance checked when your car is serviced. Misalignments lead to rapid and uneven tire wear, and out-of- balance tires will cause steering vibration.
- Rotate tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles (or according to their manufacturer’s rotation schedule) to get the most out of each set. When buying new tires, it’s best to replace all four tires at once.
- Make sure headlights, brake lights, tail-lights and turn signals operate properly.
- Check windshield wiper blades for cracks or wear.
- Look underneath the vehicle for a low-hanging muffler or anything that looks abnormal.
- Look for fluid leaks.
- Use only gasoline with the octane recommended in your owner’s manual. A common misconception is that octane measures the quality or power capabilities of gas. But octane is simply the measurement of gasoline’s resistance to detonation or pinging. So using higher- than-recommended octane gas is a waste of money, while lower-than-recommended octane will result in poor performance and increased operating costs.
- Be sure to avoid running the tank too close to empty. Gas impurities and sediments collect at the bottom of your tank and cause problems if drawn into the fuel line.
- Roadside Trouble shooting & safety
- Get your vehicle completely off the road and away from traffic.
- Never stand near the edge of the highway while checking the vehicle.
- Turn on your hazard warning flashers and raise the hood to warn traffic and signal that you need assistance.
- If you decide to wait for professional assistance, stay inside your car with the windows up and the doors locked.
- Park on a level and solid surface. Apply parking brake and shift manual transmission into "Reverse" or automatic transmission into "Park".
- If you decide to change your tire yourself, follow your vehicles’ specific jacking instructions listed in your owner’s manual.
- Never change tires when vehicle is on a slope, or in a slippery area. Also never change tires if oncoming traffic is close to your vehicle.
- Observe the mileage limitations on the temporary spare, and return jack and other tools to their proper and secure locations when finished.
- On extremely hot days, be sure to keep an eye on the temperature gauge.
- If you’re running hot, make sure to shut off the air conditioner and roll down the windows. If this doesn’t lower the temperature, turn on the heater to get coolant circulating through more of the engine.
- If the temperature rises beyond the normal range, stop the vehicle as soon as possible.
- Continued operation of an overheated engine will cause serious damage, so pull over to a safe place and raise the hood.
- Be extremely careful of radiator and hoses which may be spraying steam and hot coolant.
- Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot.
- If the vehicle overheated because of a long hill or from sitting in traffic on a hot day, run the engine at a fast idle (approximately 1,500 rpms) until temperature returns to normal.
- If there’s a coolant leak, broken belt or other malfunction, shut off the engine. After the engine cools, check coolant reservoir while engine is running and bring the vehicle to Topcar N.V.
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