Your dashboard’s service light is flashing, suggesting your beloved Nissan is in need of some TLC. Don’t put off your vehicle’s servicing for longer than necessary. The longer you leave it, the more likely it is that you’ll encounter expensive problems.
Servicing and maintaining cars is a hassle we all have to deal with, so why not make things as easy on you as you can? Deciding where to take your Nissan for its periodic service can be daunting. That’s why we’ve put together the AA Garage Guide for you, free of charge.
Do Nissan-approved parts need to be used?
In a word, yes. In some cases, people tend to look at alternative car parts as they are cheaper than the Original Equipment (OE) parts. This may be beneficial in the short term, but it will often come back to bite you in the longer term.
Genuine Nissan replacement parts are manufactured by Nissan, for Nissan vehicles. They are the highest quality you can get and outperform cheaper parts time and again.
Important parts to maintain on your Nissan
Let’s take a quick look at the parts of your Nissan that tend to be most susceptible to degradation and failure over time, from nimble Micras to quality Qashqais.
A common area of wear and tear in Nissans, particularly Micras, is the brakes. There is often fluid found leaking from the callipers, while some drivers also experience an abnormal sound from the front of the car when braking. This is a tell-tale sign that the callipers have seized and need replacing.
Some Nissan owners will experience issues with their engines, particularly when they rarely push their vehicle’s engine to the limit. Some Nissan models need to be pushed to the upper levels of its performance range on the open road to maintain its efficiency. In fact, if you’re an urban driver, it’s very important you get your Nissan serviced regularly for idling and response issues. The worst-case scenario is that your vehicle’s head gasket can blow as it may not receive enough antifreeze in colder driving conditions.
Several Nissan models have been known to have temperamental internal electrics. Whether it’s the key fob entry system or the immobiliser, these electrical faults can have frustrating effects on your vehicle’s battery. In some instances, batteries have been known to drain completely due to electrical glitches, which may require some attention from an AA Garage Guide-approved mechanic.
Another common issue with smaller city-dwelling Nissan vehicles is its steering. Sometimes your vehicle may begin to shake and shudder at the wheel. It may also begin to shudder when you accelerate to certain speeds. This is a sure-fire sign of worn velocity joints in the steering wheel which can, unfortunately, be expensive to replace.
Mass airflow sensor
If you ever suffer from a sudden loss of power on the road, your Nissan may be experiencing problems with its mass airflow sensor. As this can create immediate safety hazards to you and other road users, it’s vital that you get this sensor checked out as soon as possible.
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