The human body runs on water. It is essential to life and serves a vital purpose of hydrating us and flushing out any dangerous toxins. A car like a Nissan Altima also needs fluids to run, though cars need many more than humans to work properly. Everyone knows to get their oil changed after so many miles, but your other liquids also need monitoring so your car can operate a peak performance levels. At Coast Nissan, the number one San Luis Obispo car dealer, we can show which ones are most important to check, and help you replace them.
Your engine needs proper lubrication so its internal parts can freely move. Without a regular oil replacement, your oil becomes dirty and less efficient, and could cause severe damage. To check your oil levels, simply pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, then insert and remove it. There should be clear markings of safe oil levels.
A big problem with engines in the summer months is overheating, and radiator fluid helps prevent that by cooling your car down. Checking the fluid levels is easy, but before you start, make sure the car has been off for a while and the engine is cold. Use a rag to unscrew the cap and look inside for the level of the fluid.
Power Steering Fluid:
Today, cars have a power steering system that makes turning and using your steering wheel much less demanding, while also increasing the handling of the car. The reservoir for this fluid is usually found under the hood on the passenger side of the car, and is often labeled “steering.” Most cars have an opaque container so you can easily see the level of fluid, but if not, simply clean the area around the cap before unscrewing it.
Car maintenance can be complicated, so if you have any concerns about your car be sure to talk to our Nissan service experts at #CoastNissan. They will be glad to repair your vehicle and get you back on the road, so schedule an appointment today at www.coastnissan.com.
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