Oil Changes

Regular oil changes and fluid flushes are essential maintenance tasks if you want to keep your vehicle in optimal condition for as long as possible.

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The Hardest Working Components

Engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid and coolant are the lifeblood of your Nissan, lubricating, cooling, providing pressure for stopping and transmitting power for driving.

What are the Benefits of Oil & Fluid Changes?

Think of these fluids as the lifeblood of your vehicle — they keep it well-lubricated, sufficiently cooled, and provide vital power to your brake and steering systems. When fluid levels are allowed to become too low or fluids become contaminated due to not being changed often enough, your vehicle’s inner workings may experience premature deterioration, potentially resulting in costly repairs as well as decreasing the value of your vehicle. Here’s what faithful fluid changes can do for your vehicle:

  • Minimize friction between moving parts, therefore decreasing wear-and-tear
  • Help prevent inconvenient side-of-the-road breakdowns
  • Help avoid expensive engine and transmission repairs
  • Keep brakes in prime working condition for utmost safety of you and your passengers
  • Keep your cooling system running at optimal efficiency

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Motor Oil 101

The quality and type of oil you choose to use plays a big role in the life of your vehicle’s engine. The main role of motor oil is to minimize metal-to-metal contact when your engine is in operation. It’s important to use a motor oil that is specifically designed for your particular type of engine as well as for the climate in which you live or travel.

One of the key qualities of any motor oil is its viscosity. Viscosity is in reference to the rate at which motor oil thins down as it rises in temperature, and each type of motor oil has a viscosity rating. If you live in an area with significantly cold winters, for instance, you’ll want to choose a motor oil with a low rating.

Following are the three main types of motor oil and what they’re good for:

Fully Synthetic — helps promote fuel efficiency, protects the engine from normal wear-and-tear and helps keep deposits from building up, speedy circulation among the engine’s moving components, and helps ensure seamless starting in cold weather.

Semi-synthetic — provides about three times the protection against engine wear-and-tear as its fully synthetic counterpart. It also isn’t necessary to change this type of oil quite so often.

Mineral Oil — this type of oil provides protection for all types of engines. It requires more frequent changing than the types listed previously.

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Other Essential Fluids

Other essential fluids and how they function in the inner workings of your vehicle are as follows:

Brake fluid

If you’ve ever experienced applying the brakes to your vehicle only to have them fail to respond in their normal fashion, brake fluid levels or quality may have been the culprit. Brake fluid overheats and may cause bubbles that interfere with the proper functioning of the brakes, resulting in the brakes feeling spongy or soft when pressure is applied, which can seriously impact the safety of you, your passengers, and the vehicles with which you are sharing the road. Checking your brake fluid levels often helps ensure minimal issues with brakes.

Transmission fluid

If you’ve ever noticed that your gears seem to struggle between shifts, inadequate transmission fluid may have been the problem. Gears should shift almost seamlessly, especially those in modern vehicles with automatic transmissions. Because replacing or repairing a transmission is one of the most expensive situations vehicle owners can encounter, keeping on top of transmission fluid issues is highly recommended — it should be the first thing you check as soon as you notice that your vehicle is not running as smoothly as it usually does. Transmission fluid is red for reason — so you can easily spot the problem if your transmission springs a leak. Always check your usual parking spot for any signs of fluid on a regular basis.

Coolant fluid

Coolant is essential for keeping the engine of your vehicle from overheating. Coolant combines with the water in your vehicle’s radiator to keep engine temperatures stable, preventing the water from both boiling and from freezing. Without coolant in the picture, the amount of heat produced by the average engine would cause it completely destroy itself within a matter of minutes. Coolant levels should be checked on a regular basis and should never be allowed to get any lower than the “low” indicator marker on the side of the coolant reservoir. You can generally find your vehicle’s coolant reservoir on the side of the engine bay.

Our skilled technicians at DeLand Nissan can develop a service plan that ensures that your vehicle’s fluids are changed when they should be, eliminating the guesswork involved in keeping on top of fluid levels and quality.

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