Nissan Maintenance Guidelines
Nissan vehicles are created to last for a long time when they are well taken care of and frequently maintained.. The manner in which you handle your vehicle and the weather conditions you drive in also affect the well-being of your vehicle. Follow us here at Ericksen Nissan, your Nissan Edmonton dealer, as we briefly go through the maintenance guidelines for your Nissan vehicle. Contact us if you have questions about your vehicle’s maintenance schedule.
Nissan recommends taking in your vehicle for maintenance at different intervals. By following these guidelines, you can be assured your vehicle will have a longer life expectancy. Each component of a vehicle has its own life span, so they will need to be checked and replaced at their own specific time. Here are some of the prescribed intervals for your vehicle.
Standard Maintenance: Standard maintenance should be performed on your vehicle every 8,000 kilometers or 6 months, whichever comes first. Check the basics like oil and coolant levels, your tires and the air filter. You should also make sure your mechanic is able to inspect your brake pads and exhaust system.
16,000 kms or 12 month intervals: When you arrive at the second interval, make sure to check the same components as with the standard maintenance and also replace your brake fluid and inspect these additional components: automatic transmission, CVT fluid, brake lines and cables.
24,000 kms or 18 month intervals: When time comes for this third milestone, your vehicle’s I-Key battery should be replaced, as well as your in-cabin microfilter. All the other components in standard maintenance should also be inspected, adjusted or replaced as needed.
48,000 kms or 24 month intervals: This is the last important maintenance threshold for your vehicle. These inspections should be performed in addition to the standard maintenance. At this point, it’s normal that some parts of your vehicle will be a little stiff, so make sure to lubricate your locks and hinges. You might also need to replace several components such as the differential oil, radiator cap, wiper blades, lights, and engine drive belts, which might have started to wear out.
Other Elements That Affect Maintenance
Interestingly, continuous short trips (usually less than 8 minutes) can also cause your vehicle’s maintenance needs to augment, as it wears your engine faster. This is due to the fact that engine wear happens during the first 10 minutes of a drive, before it achieves its normal operating temperature. Extreme temperatures, such as freezing conditions and hot weather, also put stress on some of your vehicle’s most important elements, such as the engine and cooling systems. Lastly, constantly towing heavy loads on your vehicle will cause it to require more frequent checks. Make sure to pay attention to these additional factors that might affect your vehicle’s maintenance.