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It’s that time of year again – winter. Not only has the temperature dropped, but snow has also dropped as well. Now that snow is on the ground and the holiday season is in the air, you might be curious about how your vehicle will handle this colder weather. Whether you are driving to the mall for holiday shopping or just visiting a loved one, it is important to prepare your vehicle for the cold. Below are a few steps you can take to winterize your vehicle.
Test your tire pressure
Because cold weather causes a decrease of air pressure inside of your tires, you should always make sure your tires are adequately inflated at all time, especially in the winter. If you are new to checking the air pressure in your tires, don’t worry. Understanding that every time the weather drops 10 degrees, your tire pressure drops about 1psi also. With this in mind, your tires will be ready to tackle the snowy roads.
Check your battery
The battery in your vehicle is essential for its main function – driving. Not only do batteries become slow in the winter, but they also require more currents to start the engine. Because batteries become less powerful, as well as require more power in cold weather, it is essential that you check the battery in your vehicle. Checking your battery will ensure that your vehicle will start every cold winter morning.
Create an emergency kit
Emergencies happen when you least expect them to, so why wouldn’t you want to be prepared for whatever life throws your way? One way to be prepared is to create an emergency kit and keep it in your vehicle at all times. You can find numerous lists of essential items to include in your kit, or tailor your emergency kit to your family’s needs. Either way, this kit will come in handy when an emergency arises.
With all vehicles that have high mileage on them, the dreaded lights on the dashboard appear. If lucky, with Nissan models you’ll go a long time without seeing these warning lights pop on. When the time comes and they do go on, here is what the lights mean below.
You might wonder why warning signal lights appear in different colors. Each color light serves a purpose. Common lights like turn signals, cruise control, and headlights are blue, white, or green (depending on model year). Those indicate that a common feature is turned on.
Lights with the color yellow on typically represent something malfunctioning in your vehicle. Just because they go on might not mean that it is dangerous for you to drive, it just shows you that something or some component of your vehicle needs to be fixed such as a low tire pressure.
So what lights might need immediate attention? Lights such as ABS, anti-lock braking system, is a warning light that you want to get resolved right away. Another one is a brake warning light or a charge light. Brakes and the battery are two very important parts of your vehicle you need to maintain.
Some vehicles when mileage gets high will have the malfunction indicator light meaning something might not be quite right with your engine. It is important to address these higher- level of concern lights when they go on to prevent things from occurring again.
You can look up what any lights mean on your dashboard by using your vehicle manual book inside of your Nissan. If you are unsure of anything your vehicle needs work on you can stop into the Cathedral City Nissan dealer and have a staff member take a look.
Looking to trade in your old vehicle for a new Nissan model for sale? Stop in and see your Nissan dealer nearby and browse a large selection of new and pre-owned models. Don’t forget to stop in and schedule a service appointment if you are worried about the lights on your dashboard.