Nissan Maintenance & Service FAQs

If you're looking for Nissan maintenance in the greater Austin area, Town North Nissan is ready to answer your most crucial questions. From battery replacement to regular tune-ups, our Nissan auto mechanics are Nissan-licensed professionals with the skill and experience to get the job done right.

Nissan Maintenance in the Austin Area

Perchance your new or new-to-you Nissan vehicle may come complete with first-rate technology, all vehicles still need regular service to sustain them in their optimal condition. It hardly needs be said that the most important type of maintenance is the routine kind. On the other hand when small issues go uninspected, they can grow over time. Knowing what's best for your car requires an expert. Here are the most frequently asked questions our dealership receives about Austin Nissan maintenance.

nissan maintenance and car service

The Check Engine Light

How come my check engine light is on?

Computerized dashboards are standard in most modern cars and trucks. These include sensors and indicators to help drivers manage vehicle safety. Common reasons that your check engine light has come on include time for an oil change. This light also produces a computerized error code which is easy to read by a diagnostic machine.

Nissan Oil Change

How often should I change my oil?

While many auto technicians swear by the 3,000-7,000 mile or 3 month oil-change rule, every rule has exceptions. Our first suggestion is to check your auto manual. This can provide you with the most accurate information, especially for relatively new models. Conversely, however, the manual provides little guidance when it comes to your vehicle's age, history, and wear. This more complete recommendation requires an expert's insight. If your personal mechanic seems unsure, then call your Nissan dealer for the best advice.

Nissan Tire Rotation

What is a tire rotation? And when should I get it?

A vehicle's sole point of contact with the pavement are the wheels. This causes excessive wear and tear that needs to be distributed evenly among all the tires. After 6,000 to 8,000 miles, a tire rotation is advised. Rotation guarantees that the tires will wear evenly. Also note that 4WD and off-roading, as well as individual driving habits may influence your tire rotation frequency and interval, outside of a normal Nissan tire rotation schedule.

Nissan Brake Pad Replacement - Austin

How long will my brake pads last?

The life of a brake pad depends upon your daily driving routine and especially, the operating environment. Based upon heavy to moderate usage, brake pads are typically designed to last through twenty to twenty-five thousand miles. Factors that can significantly reduce its life are braking frequently, high-speed braking, elevated temperatures and driving on rocky terrain and uneven areas. On average, brake pads are designed to give from 40,000 to 60,000 miles of pad life in normal driving conditions.

Nissan Fuel Filter

When should I replace my car's fuel filter?

A clean fuel filter ensures trouble-free and optimal engine performance. Always consult your automaker's manuel or Nissan mechanic, but fuel filters typically last between twenty to forty thousand miles.

Nissan Engine & Ignition System

Why won't my Nissan start?

Although there may be various reasons why your Nissan won't start, the most obvious reason may be its battery. For example, if you managed to leave your lights on, then its likely that the charge is drained. One early warning sign of a low battery charge is if it takes a moment to start the engine when you turn the key. Of course, there may be other reasons why your car won't start, so it's always best to consult a certified Nissan mechanic.

Nissan Certified Maintenance

Why should I choose a Nissan licensed service provider for my vehicle maintenance?

When you select Town North Nissan as your licensed service provider, you get a team of factory-trained Austin Nissan mechanics. Not only will we provide first-class auto service, but ensure use of state-of-the-art equipment and genuine Nissan parts, including a full warranty for all completed service and repairs.

Nissan Brake Change

When should I get my brakes checked?

Every scheduled auto service appointment should include a standard inspection. A licensed Nissan mechanic will conduct a thorough inspection for any other recommended services. This is the best way to have your brakes checked, as brake quality is measured by size, look, and feel. Always get squeaky brakes looked at, as the noise may be a symptom of a more significant issue.

Nissan Battery Replacement

How do I know when to change my battery?

The normal car battery will last between 3 to 5 years, dependent upon care and use. The easiest way to avoid a battery problem is monitor the battery health of your vehicle. This usually takes place during a routine maintenance inspection. Most car batteries, like other perishable items, have an expiration date clearly marked.

Certified Maintenance for Nissan Vehicles & More

Choose Town North Nissan for all your maintenance, repair, and service needs in the Austin area. Our Nissan certified mechanics are ready to assist in all your car care needs.

Austin Nissan Maintenance & Service FAQs | Town North Nissan

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