Importance of Nissan spring maintenance

Importance of Nissan spring maintenance


Published on March 20, 2023

Quebec winter conditions are particularly difficult for a vehicle. Car care is accordingly very important if you want to keep your Nissan vehicle at peak performance for a long time.

Your Nissan dealership in Saguenay will help you learn more about the importance of spring maintenance, and all the most important tasks that must be completed when the warm weather returns. 

Tire Change Protects Your Winter Tires

In Quebec, it is legal to take off your winter tires starting March 16thSince the second half of March is an unpredictable period, it’s advised not to rush to do your tire change as soon as possible.

However, it’s important to change the tires on your vehicle, even if you decide to wait until spring settles in.

As a first step in spring maintenance, tire change allows you to protect your winter tires from excessive wear. Worn out winter tires won’t be as effective when the time comes to protect you from bad road conditions in the winter. 

To ensure your winter tires last as long as possible, it’s important to swap them out for summer tires when the cold weather ends.

Moreover, whether you’re doing it yourself or you decide to trust a professional to do it, it might be the perfect opportunity to have a more complete maintenance performed on your vehicle. Tire change is not the only step in preparing your vehicle properly for the arrival of warm weather.

Cleaning Is More Important Than You Would Think

Cleaning the outside of your vehicle at the end of winter is very important. It’s also essential to take care of the inside of your vehicle and to do your car carpet cleaning.

During the cold season, several substances, like calcium or salt, can accumulate on your vehicle. These substances can cause several problems with your car.

  • Calcium can corrode the body of your vehicle.
  • The sand and salt used on the roads can damage some parts of your car.
  • Car carpets accumulate various filth that can soil them more permanently.
  • And that’s only a few examples!

Bearing all these factors in mind, it’s especially important to carry out a deep cleaning, as much outside the car as inside. It’s easy to forget sometimes to do a car seat cleaning.

To ensure a thorough cleaning, make sure to use high-end car care products. They will allow you to eliminate all the intrusive substances that have accumulated on your car during winter.

Once your car is clean, applying wax can protect the body of the car from the effects of the summer heat.

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Fluid Check Will Extend the Life of Your Car

The different fluid reservoirs are another detail to check during a vehicle’s maintenance. Your vehicle uses various fluids to function properly:

  • Coolant
  • Transmission fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Motor oil

Generally, it’s not necessary to change the first three fluids every year. If you follow the maintenance schedule of your Nissan car, you should know when the time comes to change them. It’s the last two fluids in particular that must be checked when the spring arrives.

The windshield washer fluid that you use during winter is designed not to freeze on your windshield, in addition to removing the dirt involved in winter driving. For maximum efficiency, it might be a good idea to change your windshield washer fluid for a spring or summer one.

Finally, motor oil must be changed fairly regularly to maintain your engine in a good condition. Generally, we recommend an oil change about every 6 months.

With winter taking up a substantial part of the year, spring maintenance and winter tune-up are great moments to carry out this task and ensure that your motor oil is always clean and effective.

The Proper Maintenance of Your Nissan, It Pays Off!

So far, we showed you the different tasks that must be done to maintain your car properly when the spring arrives. As we mentioned previously, carrying out these tasks ensures you’ll be able to ride your car for a long time to come. 

Avoiding expensive repairs is one of the chief benefits of properly maintaining your vehicle. In fact, maintenance is always cheaper than the costs of repairing damaged parts.

If you want to learn more, or have your vehicle serviced by a team of professionals, don’t hesitate to contact our after-sales service department. L’Ami Junior Nissan, your Nissan dealership in Saguenay, close to Jonquière.

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