Taking care of your vehicle is incredibly important, but that doesn't mean it's something everyone knows how to do. It's easy to forget common advice and tips when you have a lot on your mind, and everyone can use a reminder every now and then.


That's why those of us at your Wood River Nissan dealership have provided a few more automotive maintenance tips that will help you take great care of your vehicle, keeping in running smoothly and in fantastic condition!


·         Don't let your keychain weigh you down. Did you know that a too-heavy keychain can damage your ignition switch? A keychain that's weighty, combined with the natural movement of driving, can put excess stress on the switch over time. To keep your ignition in working order, lighten up your keychain.

·         Pay attention to your gas mileage. A change in your gas mileage over time can mean that something is wrong under the hood, so it's important that you notice it. If you do notice something like this, bring your vehicle to the AutoCenters Nissan service department to be inspected.

·         Repair a chipped windshield as soon as you can. If your windshield becomes chipped or cracked thanks to an errant rock (or any other cause), it's crucial that you have it repaired or replaced immediately. A crack can become bigger over time, which can impede your vision and reduce the structural integrity of the windshield.

·         Be aware of the season. Your vehicle has different needs in different seasons. The way you'll want to care for your car is different in wintery conditions than in summer's heat. Pay attention to the season and care for your vehicle accordingly.

·         Care for your battery. This means keeping its case clean, inspecting it for damage periodically, and more. It will help the battery last you longer, saving you money over time.


Remember these tips and you'll be much better equipped to take good care of your vehicle. If you find that you need more advice about automotive maintenance, the staff at your Wood River Nissan dealership, AutoCenters Nissan, is always available to help! Simply visit our showroom to meet with our talented staff of expert automotive professionals today!