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09-09-20

Nissan Vehicle Maintenance FAQ

How will I know if my car needs service?

Even if you have the slightest doubt that your Nissan needs service, you should take the vehicle to an authorized dealership. This may even be done through a simple call, but it sure will help you save yourself from inconvenience and greater expenses at a later date.

When will the oil in my vehicle need a change?

The time intervals between each oil interval have been mentioned in section 9 of your user manual. You will also find details about the different types of maintenance there. 

Can you provide me access to my User Manual?

Go to the Manuals & Guides section under Vehicle Resources on the Nissan website. Your desired manual will be displayed after you enter the model and make of your Nissan car (models made in or after 2013) here. Specific details about day-to-day use and overall care of your vehicle have been given here.  

To obtain a physical copy if you have lost the manual for a car manufactured between 2004 and 2012, you need to call on 800-NISSAN-1 from 8am-5pm as per Central/Eastern/Pacific Time from Monday to Friday. For a Nissan manufactured in 2003 or earlier, give a call to Dyment Distribution on 800-247-5321, from 8am-8pm as per ET, Monday to Friday.

How can I get the latest update for my Navigation System?

You can obtain the update for your Nissan Navigation System by visiting the website http://nissan.navigation.com/faq. It will give you all the features of your updated maps in detail. However, your VIN may be required for certain updates. Find your map by putting in the car model and year information. 

Is it possible for me to check the Nissan CVT transmission fluid?

The Nissan CVT is one of the most advanced and comfortable transmissions in the world today. It does require transmission liquid for smooth running on a long term basis. If you find the CVT not moving smoothly, you may need to take it to your Nissan dealer and get it checked.

How can I ensure that I get the best fuel economy?

The following steps will help you maximize the miles from your Nissan:

  • Always drive with your windows closed on the highway
  • Tires should be inflated to the pressures mentioned on the Nissan User Manual
  • If you frequently drive, get your air filter replaced frequently
  • You should not idle the vehicle too much after remote start or during warm up
  • Cruise control should be used whenever the conditions are right  

How will I get to know if I need new brake pads?

Your authorized dealer will first perform a MPI (Multi-Point Inspection) during a routine maintenance visit, to let you know how much brake pad material is left. Brake pads are fitted with wear indicators, and if there is squeaking noise from the wear indicator, it means that the pads need to be replaced as soon as possible. Some amount of noise is created by the brakes due to wear indicators, but you need to take the car to your dealer if it is high. 

Brake pads should ideally be replaced at or prior to the time when 2 mm thickness is reached. As per Nissan, the brakes of your car must be inspected once in every 6 months. Visit us at Rock Hill Nissan to learn more.

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