Excited that summer is in full swing? So are we! While Mother Nature gets moving, there are some steps you can take to get your new Nissan summer-ready. Winter can take its toll on your car – reverse the effects with these simple tips to get your Nissan back in shape for the summer months ahead.
Tire Safety Remember to remove your snow tires after every snowy season. They’ll wear out much faster if they’re driven on dry pavement. Also, make sure your tires are filled to the right pressure. When the air in your tires is heated up by the summer sun, it expands. Check your tire pressure before getting a blowout on the highway. Plus, driving at the correct tire pressure can save you cash. Proper tire pressure increases your Nissan’s fuel economy. Checking your tires is not only safe, it’s smart. If you need new tires, be sure to visit us and we’ll get you back on the road in no time.
Change Your Oil Yes, you should be checking your Nissan’s oil regularly, regardless of the weather. But as the seasons change, it’s a good habit to get in to. Pull out the dipstick and look closely at the color and fill line. Your oil should be a nice amber color. If the color’s right but the level is a little low, top it off with your oil of choice. If it’s a blackish color, get an oil change as soon as possible.
Coolant Check This step is really important! Keeping fresh antifreeze in the coolant system is a big factor in your engine’s performance during those scorching-hot summer months. If you don’t remember the last time your Nissan had a coolant flush, it’s time to get a system flush and fill. Old coolant can cause corrosion in your engine and radiator due to an electric charge coolant develops over time. Don’t let your engine overheat by checking your coolant at the beginning of the season.
Tighten Your Belts Old and worn out belts slip on the pulleys when the it’s hot. Have you noticed that your air conditioning, power steering or charging systems are working properly? These problems could all be caused by improper belt tension. According to the Car Care Council, nearly 30% of the vehicles they inspect have belts that need replacing. Are you in the 30%? If so, swing by and see us right away.
Stop by Wesley Chapel Nissan to get your car ready for whatever summer throws its way! Check out our service coupons to get the best deal on services your Nissan needs. We’re located at 28519 SR 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. For more information, give us a call at 813-751-1320.