Fall Car Maintenance: Preparing for Colder Weather

Car Maintenance

With fall right around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider preparing your car for colder weather and regular upkeep. From basic service to important repairs, fall car maintenance is an important part of extending your car’s life.

According to Carecare.org, there are four things to keep in mind:

  • Battery—make sure the terminals are free of corrosion, and that the connections are all secure. Also, if you’ve had it for more than two years, consider buying a new one – cold weather can be especially harsh on your electrical system.
  • HVAC—that stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Clean vents with compressed air, clean air filters, and make sure your A/C system is charged. Check your wipers for wear as well.
  • Tires—check tread depth and pressure. Uneven wear, bald spots, and cracks mean you should consider buying new ones. When checking pressure, remember that cold weather decreases air pressure.
  • Brakes—having your brakes checked could save your life, especially with upcoming bad weather. Have your linings, rotors, pads, and drums looks at.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be better prepared for the fall.  Let us know at Nissan of Lake Charles if you have any questions about fall car maintenance and we will be glad to assist you!

The Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes

2016 Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes is back, running from August 1 to September 30. With chances to win daily instant prizes and new cars, Nissan owners couldn’t be more excited!

Adding a fun element to vehicle maintenance, Nissan hopes to build stronger relationships with their customers. Although many owners probably don’t enjoy having their car serviced, earning fun and exciting prizes could make that oil change worth it.  And that’s exactly what the Sweepstakes will be offering!

“With our Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes, we’ve been able to engage with our customers and create a promotion they look forward to,” said Jack Wilkerson, Director of Aftersales Marketing & Sales. Jack goes on to say, “Nissan is dedicated to vehicle service excellence, and this sweepstakes helps remind people of the exceptional customer service and offerings available at their local Nissan dealers.”

In fact, Nissan is offering some lucky owners a chance to win a 2016 Rogue, 370Z Coupe or Maxima by entering a Service Competition. There are also on the go mobile prizes, found easily on Facebook and Twitter, as well as the new Nissan Summer Radio on Pandora.  Be sure to enter daily for your chance to win one of these great prizes!  And tell us at Nissan of Lake Charles if you win anything!