Top Nissan Service and Maintenance Care FAQs
Here at Glendale Nissan, we don’t expect you to be an expert on automotive care in order to keep your model in fantastic shape. Even if you keep up on maintenance and follow your owner’s schedule, things can still go wrong. Many times, you’ll find out there’s a problem when you hear a strange noise, see a dashboard warning light you aren’t familiar with or things simply don’t “feel” right as you drive. We’re here to help you identify any problems that might arise.
Below, you’ll find a quick list of some of the top Nissan service and maintenance care FAQs we frequently encounter from customers just like you. Cars, trucks and SUVs are complicated pieces of machinery, so we aren’t able to cover every possible situation. If you don’t see your answer below, contact us with specific questions and we’ll try to help you out.
Though every Nissan model is strenuously tested before release, sometimes issues can’t be discovered until a model is put through real-life, everyday driving experiences. If a recall is put out on your Nissan model, you’ll receive a letter and instructions from Nissan. If you think your vehicle might have a recall and you have not received notification, you can check your VIN at SaferCar.gov.
We know your schedule is busy, which is why we offer both a shuttle service and available courtesy loaner vehicles. Loaner vehicles are subject to availability, so let us know you’ll require one when you schedule your appointment.We know your schedule is busy, which is why we offer both a shuttle service and available courtesy loaner vehicles. Loaner vehicles are subject to availability, so let us know you’ll require one when you schedule your appointment.
A check engine light can mean a variety of things, but typically has to do with your exhaust system in some way. You can find the most common causes here, but the best way to get an accurate diagnosis is to schedule an appointment.
Our chart of the most common warning lights can be found here.
No appointments are necessary, but you may want to schedule one for longer repairs or if your availability is only during our busiest hours. It’s always easy to squeeze in basic services like oil changes and tire rotations, but if you’re concerned about time you can also easily schedule an appointment online.
Certified Nissan models are vehicles that are 8 model years old or newer, have 80,000 miles or fewer miles on the odometer and have a clean title. Each vehicle also passes a 167-point inspection and comes with a 7-year/100,000-mile warranty.
NissanConnect is the name for the infotainment features for newer Nissan models. This may include built-in audio, navigation and Bluetooth features that work with your smartphone device.
Current new car warranties include a 36-month/36,000-mile limited coverage and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage. You can find more information on available protection plans here.
Specific oil change intervals can be found in your Nissan Owner’s Manual, but you can generally expect to drive 7,500 to 10,000 miles for newer models using synthetic oil. If you aren’t sure about your vehicle, feel free to contact us.
Batteries often last between 5 to 7 years, but many factors can reduce battery life, such as frequently allowing the battery to completely drain. Many batteries list an expiration date with a letter of the alphabet (A through L) representing the month and a number representing the year. If you’re not sure about your battery’s condition, stop by Glendale Nissan and we’ll test it for you.
Common reasons a model might not start include a dead battery, bad spark plugs or start or a failing alternator. A more thorough diagnosis is required for an accurate answer for your particular vehicle.
New tires last from 20,000 to 40,000 miles. Push a penny into the tread to test if they are still good. If you can’t see the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head, you’re good to go.
Have other questions for us? Contact a Glendale Nissan representative today or schedule an appointment for more answers.