Posts Tagged ‘Oil Change’

Keep Your Car Ready With These Fluid Tips From Coast Nissan

Monday, October 16th, 2017

During the hot summer months, you rely on water to keep you hydrated and cool. Water keeps the body running cleanly and efficiently, and it is important to drink plenty throughout the day. Your Nissan also relies on many liquids such as coolant and transmission fluid in order to run smoothly. It’s important to keep the levels of these fluids from dropping too low, and they must be regularly monitored. Fortunately, Coast Nissan has a few tips you can use to quickly examine each fluid level, or you can visit our San Luis Obispo car dealership and have them examined by our trained professionals.

Oil

Oil is the lifeblood of the engine, and keeps it lubricated and operating at maximum efficiency. Oil gets dirty with regular use and must be changed around every 3,000 miles. In order to check any fluid, first make sure the car is parked on level ground and the engine is cold. For the oil, find and remove the dipstick and wipe it clean. After, re-insert and remove the stick, then consult the markings on the dipstick.

Coolant

Coolant is always important to keep an eye on, but is even more vital during the summer. Your engine can easily overheat and cause expensive damage if the coolant suddenly runs out while the engine is already hot. In most cars, it is stored in a clear plastic container by the radiator, and should have markings indicating the recommended levels.

Brake Fluid

If you notice that your brakes seem less effective or less responsive, the brake fluid may be running low. Like the coolant, it is generally stored in a clear reserve, and can be easily replaced. However, these symptoms may also indicate a leak or that you need new brake pads, so bring your car into Coast Nissan for expert Nissan service and a thorough inspection of your car.

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Organize And Plan Your Nissan Car Service With Coast Nissan

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

If you take a look at your Nissan’s car manual, you will find  many service dates and mileage points which can be difficult to keep up with. There are several methods you can use to keep up with this schedule, including setting reminders on your phone or documenting your mileage each day. Fortunately, Coast Nissan can bundle many of your service appointment together and get you on a more efficient schedule, and this way you only need to remember these two main service areas. Stop by our Nissan San Luis Obispo service center to see how our experts can keep your car running smoothly.

Oil Change

Oil acts as the lifeblood of your car, so it’s critical to stay true to your recommended oil change dates. It keeps your engine components lubricated and operating efficiently, and dirty oil can cause permanent engine damage and loss of fuel efficiency. While the oil is changed, you can have other fluid levels, such as the coolant, checked and refilled if needed, along with other smaller components such as the air filter.

Brake Pads And Tires

If oil is the lifeblood of the vehicle, then the tires are the arms and legs that the car relies upon to keep moving. Both your tires and brakes pads wear down over time, as the pads erode closer to the metal strip and the tire treads become thinner. Both are critical to driving safely and efficiently, so have our service experts examine your wheels during each oil change or no later than every 20,000 miles.

With our Nissan service, you can extend the life of your vehicle and get more out of your investment. The car will feel better to drive and you can be confident in your safety, so head over to Coast Nissan today.

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Learn How To Monitor Important Fluid Levels In Your Nissan

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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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.

 

Oil:

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.

 

Radiator Fluid:

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.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Add Years To Your Car’s Life With These Maintenance Tips

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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Cars aren’t meant to last forever, but they should be able to handle the road for many years. Parts eventually deteriorate or the engine begins to fail, and slowly your car will need more and more repairs to keep going. With the right care, maintenance and attention to detail though, you can extend your car’s life to its fullest. Here are some easy ways from Coast Nissan to keep your new #Nissan operating at full capacity.  We want to make sure your Nissan lasts for many years.

Follow The Service Schedule: It may seem simple, but many car owners neglect the mileage suggestions laid out in the owner’s manual. Nissan engineers built the car and know when it needs to have an oil change or get the tires rotated, so pay close attention to their suggestions. Car longevity all depends on keeping up with maintenance.

Routinely Check Fluids and Tire Pressure: Making sure your vehicle has the proper amount of oil, radiator fluid and brake fluid is extremely important, and it only takes about 10 minutes. You can check the oil levels using the dipstick while the car is cool and off, and the other fluids are stored in plastic containers that are easy to examine.

 

Wait 30 Seconds at Start-Up: A cold engine has almost no oil left on its moving parts, as it has all fallen down into the oil pan. It takes a bit of time for the oil pump to properly lubricate the engine again, so if your car has been off for more than four hours, wait 30 seconds before you shift gears.

 

Drive Carefully: While a few full-throttle accelerations or screeching halts won’t do any significant damage to your car, constantly driving like you are in the Indianapolis 500 will cause more strain on important parts. This can lead to more frequent repairs and more money out of your pocket.

 

For all your Nissan service needs, or if you just can’t figure out what that rattling or squealing sound is coming from your car, head over to Coast Nissan. Our San Luis Obispo car dealer technicians are trained to work on Nissan cars, so let us take care of the hard work. You can find us online at www.coastnissan.com.

 

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Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com