Tips for Maintaining Your New Nissan
Regular maintenance and responsible driving can take you a long way in keeping your Nissan in a fantastic condition. Here are some tips to ensure it stays reliable
Respect the Break-In Period
The break-in period refers to the initial months of your new Nissan. Adhering to certain owner-recommended practices during this period ensures your Nissan’s future performance and well-being.
The break-in period is to give your Nissan’s engine enough time to settle. Keep your speed low, preferably below 55 mph, during this phase. Avoid idling, and do not load your vehicle with heavyweights, especially on the roof rack and the trunk.
The break-in period usually lasts for the first 1000 miles. Adhering to the break-in period results in even engine wear, better vehicle performance, improved mileage, reduced risk of leaking or burning of engine oil, and overall a longer-lasting Nissan.
Cultivate Good Driving Habits
Drive slow and steady. It is good for the vehicle and safer for you. Avoid sudden acceleration, braking, and sudden negotiations at turns. The maximum wear to your Nissan’s drive train and engine occurs in the first 10 to 20 minutes after you start driving.
Ensure that you keep it gentle and slow at this time. If you want to accelerate, do it slowly and steadily.
Adhere to speed limits posted on the roads. Avoid driving through potholes and hitting objects. Exercise care while parking your Nissan – park gently as hitting the curb can damage the tires.
Practices such as driving at high speeds and riding on under-inflated tires can result in the tire rubber getting burned and subsequent damage. Maintain the manual-specified speed and keep your tires inflated adequately.
Attend to Small Repairs Sooner
- Fix tiny scratches quickly before they get rusted.
- Have small windshield chips repaired the instant you notice them? Left ignored, they can turn into bigger cracks and you may have to replace the entire windshield.
- Go for a wax coating to protect your Nissan’s paint.
- Replace spark plugs during every maintenance cycle.
- Avoid trying to start your Nissan on a dead battery if you have one, unfortunately. If you fail to start your vehicle after a couple of attempts, have it towed to the nearest service center.
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