If it starts to rain or snow, your car’s tires will need traction to keep you safely on the road. Traction is ideal when the tires have enough tread and are properly inflated. You can typically find the PSI for the tires in the driver’s door jamb or the owner’s manual.
Check the battery
Just as cold weather can affect your car’s battery, extreme heat can, too. After a brutal summer, you’ll want to open the hood and see if the battery is running well. You can bring your vehicle to our team at Nissan Downtown to check this if you’re not sure how to do so.
Prepare your HVAC system
Another component that has likely been working hard this summer is your HVAC, or A/C, system. This same system also works to keep you warm in the fall and winter. The last thing you want is to feel cool air when it’s cold outside, so you should have the HVAC system checked by our team if you think it’s not working well.
If your Nissan vehicle needs some routine maintenance or if you just have any general questions, feel free to contact our team or schedule an appointment with us at Nissan Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.
With the weather warming up, it’s time to get your vehicle ready for the new season. These spring car cleaning tips are a great place to start.
Make the exterior squeaky clean. With salt and winter weather dirtying and possibly damaging your car’s exterior, it’s important to make sure it’s clean once the harsh weather has gone. This means scrubbing down your exterior with warm water and soap. Also, make sure you clean your car’s undercarriage to prevent rusting and use tire-cleaning spray on your tires. Finally, get a streak-free shine and use a clean microfibre towel to dry your vehicle
De-clutter your interior. Make sure you de-clutter your vehicle’s interior for spring, putting any piled-up garbage into the trash and vacuuming your car’s upholstery for that like-new look.
Clean off your floor mats. Whether your boots tracked in road salt or mud, your car’s floor mats are probably caked with winter grime. Take these out of your car while you’re spring cleaning and pay them special attention. Use carpet cleaner on carpeted floor mats for an extra clean look or wipe down rubber mats with warm water and soap to help them shine.
With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to having a clean vehicle for spring. For even more spring prep, contact us at Nissan Downtown to catch up on all your vehicle’s scheduled maintenance.
Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you can prepare your car for the harsh weather to come. These tips should help you get your car winter ready.
Give your car’s cabin a deep clean. While the weather’s still
nice, clean out your car’s interior, giving it a thorough vacuum and wipe down.
You never know when you will get the chance to do it again in warmer
Make sure you have your winter tools. Don’t get caught stuck in the
snow without a shovel to dig yourself out. Make sure you pack emergency tools that
you’ll need as the temperatures drop, including a shovel, flashlight, jumper
cables, ice scraper, a bag of sand, flares, and extra warm clothing, just in
Check the fluid levels. From the windshield wiper fluid to the
coolant, make sure your vehicle’s fluids are at the right levels to keep it in
Keep an eye on the battery. Cold temperatures can affect the battery’s
effectiveness, so you want to be sure it’s in tiptop shape for the winter
season. If your vehicle is due to get a new battery, do this before the temperature
drops too much to avoid getting stranded with a car that won’t start.
Change out the tires for winter. Winter roads means ice, snow, and rain, which can really do a number on your traction. Come get a set of winter tires at Nissan Downtown so you can get better traction on the road when the weather gets rough.
Winter is gone, which means warmer weather is here and it’s time for the fresh start of spring. Why not give your Nissan a breath of fresh air? Here at Nissan Downtown, we’ve put together some spring car maintenance tips that will give your vehicle a new lease on life.
Change your windshield wipers. Frosty conditions throughout the winter months have probably done a number on your windshield wipers. That’s why spring is the perfect time to change your blades. Keep in mind that this should be done every six months.
Clear out the clutter. Most of us are guilty of collecting various things in our cars throughout the winter months. After all, who wants to clean out their car in the cold? Take the spring to de-clutter your car, getting rid of any trash or items that don’t belong. You can also take the time to organize your glovebox to make finding essential paperwork easier.
Give your car a thorough bath. Winter’s grit and salt can really impact your car’s exterior, so giving it a clean when the weather warms up is a good idea. Make sure you scrub it down and add a coat of wax to seal your car’s paint from the elements. Also, don’t forget to wash your car’s undercarriage to prevent future rusting.