Nissan models are known for their impressive longevity. As your Nissan gets up there in years and miles, it will need extra services. However, keeping up with maintenance like this can help your Nissan serve you well for years more! At HGreg Nissan Kendall, we will be glad to perform service on higher-mileage vehicles. We specialize in Nissan models, but we service ALL makes and models.
As time goes by and your vehicle gets older, the rubber compounds that make up many of the belts and hoses will begin to wear down. With this in mind, it’s best to have the belts and hoses inspected regularly as your vehicle ages. Eventually, you will have to replace the radiator hoses, heater hoses, serpentine belt, and other belts and hoses in your vehicle.
The fuel line that runs from your vehicle’s fuel tank to the engine will also begin to crack and leak eventually. At HGreg Nissan Kendall, we can repair leaking fuel lines to ensure that you don’t lose fuel.
Many Nissan models come equipped with a timing chain; however, if you drive a vehicle that instead has a timing belt, it will need to be replaced at certain intervals. Check your owner’s manual to see for sure since the timeline can vary drastically. Many Nissan models equipped with timing belts recommend replacing them anywhere between 60,000 miles and 105,000 miles.
The water pump is the part of the cooling system that pumps coolant fluid throughout the system itself, so it’s hugely important in keeping your engine from overheating. The water pump should generally be replaced at the same time as the timing belt.
In addition to the water pump, you should make sure to keep your cooling system in good condition. Keep an eye on the coolant level; if it gets low, you may have a coolant leak that needs to be addressed. In addition, if your engine begins to overheat, you should turn it off immediately and call for a tow; something is likely wrong with the cooling system.
Constant Velocity joints, or CV joints, are standard on front-wheel drive vehicles, as well as many rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. Located at either end of a half-shaft axle, they are responsible for ensuring that the drive wheels move at a matching speed, even when turning. As time goes by, the CV boot may crack and leak. Catching this early enough may mean that you only need to replace the boot; however, you may also need to replace the entire joint.
Ready to bring your Nissan in for service? Schedule an appointment online, and then come visit us at HGreg Nissan Kendall.