Preventative Car Maintenance: The Basics

Preventative Car Maintenance

New drivers have likely heard about recommended maintenance. However, more experienced drivers may forget to tell them about preventative maintenance. Taking a few minutes out of your week for maintenance can help prevent future problems.

  • Owner’s Manual – Reading a boring manual isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but the owner’s manual is the literal guide to your vehicle. Learning everything you need to know is pertinent to most owners. Drivers should at least find the manufacturer-recommended service schedule and mark the page for future reference.
  • Windshield Wiper – Windshield wipers should be replaced every six months as a general rule of thumb. A new set is relatively inexpensive, and it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to install. New wipers offer optimized visibility during rain and snow. Increased safety comes cheap when it comes to new windshield wipers. Consult your owner’s manual for specific installation instructions.
  • Engine Air Filter – Regularly replacing the engine air filter is a necessity for every vehicle. The owner’s manual will tell you how many miles or months should pass between each new filter. Consider asking a dealership to give the air filter a good look during your next service appointment.

We here at Nissan of Lake Charles have a few preventative car maintenance tips that could prove useful to both new and experienced drivers- come in and see us if you have any other questions!

Nissan NV Cargo X Van Comes With Diesel Power

Nissan NV Cargo X Van

Picture this vehicle- just with a bunch more gadgets and technology. That’s the Nissan NV Cargo X Van.

While drones are currently all the rage, Nissan is pulling out all of the stops in the form of a vehicle designed to go where no drone has gone before. The Nissan NV Cargo X van project vehicle is based on a standard NV2500 HD van with just a few adjustments. While it isn’t ready for the market just yet, it seems to have serious potential as a delivery van.

Nissan isn’t exactly new to experimenting with van configurations and designs. One van took drifting to a whole new level, while another fuel-cell vehicle ran on biofuel. A third became a mobile office, complete with a coffee machine.

Unlike those models, however, the Cargo X project van doesn’t need a paved road to move. Ian Johnson, host of Xtreme Off-Road, had a hand in the creation of the van.

Nissan partnered up with Johnson to create the ultimate off-road van. First, a custom off-road suspension sits beneath the body. Then, they used the Titan XD’s 5.0-liter Cummins turbo-diesel V8 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive system. 37-inch Grabber X3 tires bring a total of 22 inches of ground clearance.

It also comes stocked with an air system, fluid storage, rope, recovery tracks, and a portable welder.

We here at Nissan of Lake Charles love the capability that drives forward the NV Cargo X van!