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Tonneau Truck Bed Covers Can Be Practical

Now that you have the truck you've always wanted, you may be considering the best ways to use your truck for all the jobs you have planned for it. Ideally, you will want to be able to haul and carry items in the bed of the truck. But what about storing these items securely and safely? Installing a tonneau cover for the truck bed is a possible solution.

There are benefits and drawbacks to having a tonneau cover on your truck. If the cover is canvas, then it is easy to remove for additional room. However, it is not…

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Safety Guide for Replacing a Flat Tire

Before attempting to change a flat tire on your vehicle, ride the rim if needed to get out of the way of any oncoming traffic. Use the tire lug wrench to loosen the nuts on the flat tire only a single turn. Now it is safe to jack up your vehicle until that flat tire has cleared the road. Loosen and remove all the lug nuts now, then carefully pull off the flat tire and set aside.

Place the spare tire on the lug bolts, secure with the lug nuts only a few turns until the tire is straight to…

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Leaking Exhaust Signs

If you suspect that your exhaust is in need of repair, do you know what to look for? Many people know one or two signs that an exhaust is leaking, but not many people are aware of all the issues that can present themselves with a leaking exhaust issue. Let's take a look at some of the more common concerns to keep an eye out for:

  • A vibrating or bumpy gas pedal can actually signal a leaking exhaust. Not many people know about this.
  • A bad smell can come from underneath your vehicle or from the exterior of your…
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Keep Your Nissan in Alignment

Here at Nissan North in Worthington, we recognize that not all drivers know the value of keeping their cars in alignment. Whether you chase your dreams in a sedan or SUV, chances are that you'll experience an alignment issue at some point if you don't schedule the manufacturer-recommended maintenance. While alignment issues can be obvious, as in the case of a vibrating steering wheel or veering to one side, other symptoms of an out of alignment vehicle are less obvious.

You may not experience the pull or vibration, and may instead notice uneven wear on your tires. 

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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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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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Understand Your Dashboard Warning Lights

Your dashboard warning lights can be kind of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it is nice that your car, truck, or SUV is monitoring your critical systems for you and letting you know if it detects an issue. But on the other hand, seeing one illuminate can sure give you a sinking feeling.

The most important thing you can do when one comes on is to have an understanding of what they mean.

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