Get your Nissan ready for the winter months by making sure to check and service your car. Giving your car a thorough check can alleviate any potential future avoidable hazards and give you confidence during the cold unforgiving months ahead. Doing a couple of at home check for starters and then potentially taking your car can ease your mind. Things to look for include checking your tires, assessing if you're in need of winter tires, checking your fluids, determining your battery's lifespan, and checking your brakes responsiveness.
Check Your Tires
Check your tires, inspect your tires for tread wear and rotate them during every oil change. Check your tire’s tread using the “Penny Test” at home, take a penny and place it in the tread groove of your tire and if Lincoln’s entire head is visible while in the groove, it’s time to replace your tires. If you're unsure of your results, bring it in to M'Lady Nissan technicians to help determine and assess your tire. Everyone has different requirements and our customer care specialists will come up with the best possible solutions to suit your budget. While you're checking for cuts, gouges or sidewall bulges on all tires; nows a great time to check if you have a spare and the condition of your spare along with necessary equipment to handle a flat.
Another self-service you can perform is to check and fill up your tires. Low air pressure in your tires can be potentially dangerous on winter roads. You can do it yourself at a free tire air pump found at your local gas station or car shop, before you do that make sure to check your owner’s manual for appropriate or recommended air levels, along with recommended levels in colder levels. If you find any potential hazards or concerns, bring it by M'Lady Nissan.
Consider switching to snow tires because the Crystal Lake, IL area roads can get snowy and slippery, snow tires are built for the winter season. Our team of highly trained professionals at M'Lady Nissan know the right tires for your vehicle, winter months require tires with tread designs with sufficient depth to generate traction on wet, snow-covered and slushy roads.
Bring your car in to get the tires serviced at M'Lady Nissan, Crystal Lake, IL, we’ll check how worn down the tread is and if there are any bald or damaged areas. Another part of a routine tire check is rotation- switching the tires around, so they are worn evenly on the road. If one or more tires need replacing, the tire replacement cost will include the cost of the tire or tires and fitting.
Check Your Fluids
Check your oil and antifreeze, regular maintenance to your vehicle can help to prevent any car troubles. Check your fluid levels and fill them up if necessary, also be diligent and look for any leaks or inconsistencies. At M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, IL our skilled Nissan technicians are here to provide exceptional service and diagnostic solutions for you and your vehicle. While here, a mechanic can check for any damage to the fluids line and undercarriage. Ensuring engine oil, coolant, brake transmission, and power steering fluids are all at the correct levels for safe and optimal travel.
Test Your Battery and Brakes
Inspect your battery, a vehicle’s battery capacity can deteriorate in cold weather. Knowing the age of your batter can help you determine if a change or test is needed, if you’re unsure, have a professional at M’Lady test and inspect your battery. While you’re looking at your batter for any wear or corrosion, make sure to check your trunk for jumper cables and purchase some if necessary.
Now after you completed all of your at home test, listen to and feel the brakes while you’re driving. If you hear a grinding sound or feel a vibration when applying the brakes, get them professionally inspected. Your braking system is the most critical part of your vehicle. Freezing rain, ice, snow, sleet, and black ice make driving a hazardous activity. Without a reliable braking system and a decent set of tires, your vehicle can be a danger to yourself, your passengers, and other road users.
So bring your vehicle to M'Lady Nissan for all your service and repair needs, from regularly scheduled appointments to major repairs, you can count on a continued driving experience unlike any other - for every single mile of your lease or ownership. M'Lady Nissan technicians are highly trained and certified to perform whatever work you may need. We aim to satisfy our customers and our skilled customer care department will accommodate your every personal need that can be relevant to vehicle maintenance or tire replacement. Everyone has different requirements and our customer care specialists will come up with the best possible solutions to suit your budget.