Summer is an active season full of road trips, camping, swimming and anything involving fun in the sun. With all the exciting sunshine adventures, your vehicle’s cleanliness may have been neglected. Summertime isn’t over yet but a new season is approaching, making it time for a vehicle scrub down.
Get your car ready for seasonal changes by cleaning from the inside-out. Start by clearing out excess cargo. Not only does it weigh your vehicle down, but clutter also creates more cleaning obstacles. After your vehicle is cleared out, dust off the debris from the interior surfaces and start vacuuming. Use a high-powered vacuum or go to a gas station and use their coin-operated vacuums. Be sure to use attachments to get deep in the crevices ridding dirt, sand, rocks, crumbs and bugs. If the seats of your vehicle absorbed wet swimming suits after pool parties, then consider shampooing the upholstery. With a clean inside, now it’s time to shine up and protect surfaces as well as condition leather. Protecting the interior materials of your vehicle will keep it looking better longer and the same idea applies to the exterior.
As the weather changes, it’s necessary to give your vehicle’s paint some added protection. Wash your car in a cool, shady place with car-friendly soap. Dry the vehicle’s exterior properly by using a chamois with broad strokes quickly removing water. After a thorough drying, use a damp terry cloth to apply a quality polish in a circular motion working on small areas at a time. Polishing with a wax will preserve the paint and enhance the exterior’s luster.
Pull your shiny ride into the garage and relax knowing your car is prepped for yet another season.
When you think car maintenance, it’s possible you’re considering the work that takes place under your car’s hood. That’s important, but drivers must also remember to have their vehicle’s tires regularly rotated and aligned.
These two processes play an important role in extending the life of your tires and keeping you safe on the road. Front tires wear out more quickly than rear tires because pressure is applied to them every time the steering wheel turns. Rotation helps even the wear on the tires.
Generally, tires must be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Check the owner’s manual for more specific recommendations or see your mechanic for additional expert advice.
Tire alignment means your car’s tires are perfectly positioned parallel to one another and perpendicular to the ground. If they aren’t, your vehicle could have trouble moving down the road smoothly and safely, and you’d have difficulty steering. Misaligned tires pull in the direction they’re pointing, working against the other tires on your car. Fuel economy will be reduced, and suspension and other components on your car may be damaged.
You’ll need to be especially aware of your car to know if you need alignment. If you notice an uneven wear pattern on your tires, if the vehicle pulls to one side when you take your hands off the wheel, or if you have had an accident, you may need to have an alignment performed.
Once your alignment is complete, take your car for a drive on a level, straight road. See that your steering wheel is positioned correctly and that the car moves in a straight line. If it doesn’t, return to the automotive shop for additional tweaks to get the alignment correct.
Get Back On the Road Faster
Select Nissan dealers now offer Express Service. It’s the same expert service you trust, only faster and more convenient.
Every Express Service includes a Multi-Point Inspection and there’s no appointment necessary. Simply visit your Nissan dealer today to experience Nissan Express Service and get back on the road faster.
Menu of services offered through Nissan Express Service:
Express Oil and Filter Change
- Complimentary Multi-Point Inspection
- Express Battery Replacement
- Express Tire Rotation
- Engine Air Filter Replacement
- Express In-cabin Filter Replacement (on most models)
- Express Brake Inspection
- Express Wiper Blade Replacement
- Express Bulb Replacement
Express Service Customer Promise
- Every Express Service Oil and Filter Change will include a Multi-Point Inspection and be completed in 30 minutes or less – or your next Express Service Oil and Filter Change is complimentary. It’s our promise to you.
Windsor Nissan has a state-of-the-art servicer center with the latest tools and technologies to repair your vehicle no matter what make or model. Windsor Nissan’s staff consists of factory trained technicians, who will thoroughly diagnosis your and repair your vehicle’s problem. Plus, we use genuine Nissan parts to ensure that your vehicle has no lapses in warranty coverage. You can utilize our FREE shuttle service or you may wait in our customer friendly lounge which offers wireless internet for our busy customers, or simply relax with a coffee and choose from numerous newspapers and magazines.
To schedule your auto service, you can call us, email us, or schedule online by completing our quick service appointment form. Once you are a part of the Windsor Nissan family, you can join our email list and receive monthly service coupons that will save you hundreds. We will also securely save your entire service history so that we can better serve your automotive needs each and every time you visit our convenient location. And if you haven’t joined the Maguire Rewards Program, be sure to sign up today! You can earn 3% cash back on every service visit and apply it to your service, parts, and/or accessory bill. Whether you need a tune up or major automotive repair, you can trust the quality of Windsor Nissan‘s Factory Authorized Service Center.
So schedule your service appointment today at Windsor Nissan. We have evening and weekend hours available to work with your busy life.