Frequently Asked Questions

Our Crystal Lake, IL Nissan Service Center is located near Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Carpentersville, Elgin, Rockford and Chicago.

The Nissan owner’s manual has valuable model-specific details on the day-to-day use and care of your car, as well as recommended maintenance intervals. Visit Manuals & Guides to find model-specific information for your Nissan.

Your Nissan’s manual will let you know what type of oil and how long it should last. For example, modern synthetic oil can last up to 15,000 miles.

Genuine Nissan Motor Oil 0W-20 is recommended and is the factory fill on most models. Proper grade of oil is essential to obtaining maximum performance and customer satisfaction. Nissan Genuine 0W-20 oil is also approved for use in place of 5W-30 viscosity oil. Therefore, for warranty purposes Nissan Genuine 0W-20 oil is an approved alternative and is recommended to be used.

Depending on your driving habits, batteries can wear at different rates. Although most batteries have warranties within their recommended life spans of three years.

Battery failures occur over time, however some issues that can contribute your battery’s failure include:

  • Infrequent car startup.
  • Prolonged exposure to excessive heat or cold.

If the check engine light is on, you may need to have your Nissan serviced right away.
Our Nissan Certified Technicians will plug your Nissan into a code reader to find out what the issue is.

Depending on your driving habits, it’s recommended to get new tires between 20,000 to 40,000 miles or at the very least every six years. Additionally, replace your tire if you notice your driving feels uneven or your tread is thinning.

  • Insert a penny into the grooves to check tread. If the tread has thinned to the level of the bars or if you can’t see Abe’s head, it’s time for a replacement.
  • Handling has changed.
  • Feel like you’re sitting lower to the ground.
  • Notice punctures or slashes.
  • Tire pressure drops quickly after filling up.

Tire alignments consist of adjusting the angles of wheels to the car manufacturer specifications. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure vehicle handling.

Whenever you replace your tires, or if your car starts to pull toward the left or right.

Regular tire rotations help tires to wear evenly and maximizes tread life.

Brake pads are equipped with wear indicators that produce a squeaking noise when the brakes are almost worn out, brake pads should be inspected and replaced as soon as this begins.

A wiper blade’s natural rubber deteriorates after about six months, which is why it’s recommended that you replace your blades on a semi-annual basis.

Find out here if there are any recalls specific to your vehicle.