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What to do if You Suspect Your Cabin or Engine Air Filters Get Clogged

Your cabin and engine air filters serve an important purpose for your vehicle. Not only do they keep you safe and your vehicle efficient, but they also help to make your driving experience more pleasant. If you need to replace your filters, you can trust the Nissan service professionals here at our Worthington, OH dealership to help you out.

The signs of an old or failing filter aren't always readily apparent. There are no big warning signs that point you to a filter replacement, but it's an important part of routine vehicle maintenance. 

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What to do if You Suspect Your Cabin or Engine Air Filters Get Clogged

Your cabin and engine air filters serve an important purpose for your vehicle. Not only do they keep you safe and your vehicle efficient, but they also help to make your driving experience more pleasant. If you need to replace your filters, you can trust the Nissan service professionals here at our Worthington, OH dealership to help you out.

The signs of an old or failing filter aren't always readily apparent. There are no big warning signs that point you to a filter replacement, but it's an important part of routine vehicle maintenance. 

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How to Jump Start a Car

To jump start your car with the help of a working vehicle, move the working car’s nose as close to the nose of the dead car as possible. Make sure both engines are turned off. Next, connect the red jumper cable to the dead car’s positive battery terminal, and then to the working car’s positive terminal. Then, connect the black jumper cable to the working car’s negative battery terminal. Connect the other end of the black cable to a metal part of the dead car’s engine, making sure not to attach it to any moving…

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Your Brake Pads are Essential to Performance

Keeping your brakes in good condition is a must in terms of safety, and at the heart of your braking system are your brake pads. Because they are what gives your vehicle its stopping power, they are naturally going to experience some of the most severe wear and tear. When it does finally become time for them to be replaced, it can be helpful to understand how the system works.

Your stopping power comes from your brake pads squeezing the rotors as they spin. 

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Why Are Vent Caps so Important?

Your vehicle cooling system is an amazing collection of different parts that must work together to keep your engine temperatures within manageable ranges. Some of these parts are small in size, but they nevertheless have very important jobs to do.

One such part is called the radiator vent cap. This component fits over an opening in the radiator and has connections to overflow tanks and relief valves. 

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Schedule Routine Maintenance of Belts and Hoses

Every car manufacturer has developed a recommended maintenance schedule for each of their car models. This is because cars are prone to break down if they are not serviced in good time. As such, with serpentine belts, radiator hoses, and timing belts being important accessories to the car engine, it is critical to ensure these parts function properly.

Even though it is never an uphill task to check whether these parts are working perfectly, it is highly recommended that you allow specialists to have a look at them before you embark on your road trip. 

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What do the Numbers on Motor Oil Stand For?

When you're looking through the selection of motor oil options available at the store or during an oil change, you may wonder about what the numbers on the front of the container mean and how they impact your car. These numbers, like 5W-30 or 10-W40, indicate the oil's viscosity rating.

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Metals, such as graphite, iron, steel, and copper are combined to create brake pads most commonly used by daily drivers. Because of extremely high heat from the friction of stopping a vehicle hundreds of times, brake pads need added strength. The cost effectiveness and durability of this combination of metals makes them a standard choice.

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You Don't Have to Live with Dark Headlamps

We have all been there: driving down a dark highway at night and wondering wandering if our headlights are even on. It can be scary and dangerous. The good news is that you can do something about it!

The most obvious thing to do would be to purchase different bulbs, preferably ones with a high lumen rating. 

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