Oil Changes

Adhere to the oil change and fluid replacement frequency advised by Nissan to avoid costly problems and extend the life of your vehicle.

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The Care Your Vehicle’s Hardest Working Components Require

Your vehicle’s engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid and coolant play vital roles. If any of these fluids is at an insufficient level or compromised in any fashion, your vehicle won’t function as designed. Such fluids are responsible for cooling, transmitting power, lubrication and creating the pressure necessary to stop.

The Benefits of Having Your Vehicle’s Oil and Other Fluids Changed

  • The failure to change and/or replenish your vehicle’s engine oil can lead to overly thick oil that has the potential to ruin the engine
  • Using the proper oil reduces friction within the engine, ultimately boosting fuel efficiency and minimizing the odds of overheating
  • Using the oil recommended by the manufacturer will also prolong your vehicle’s lifespan
  • Change your vehicle’s coolant on a regular basis to ensure the cooling system functions as designed
  • Adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations concerning the replacement of transmission fluid and you will save plenty of money by avoiding expensive repairs/replacements
  • Have the brake fluid changed according to the manufacturer’s schedule to ensure your brakes function as designed and stand the test of time

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Types of Motor Oil

Your vehicle’s engine performance and lifespan hinge on the type and quality of oil you select. When an engine functions at the optimal level and is provided with the oil it requires, the interior metals do not come into contact with one another. The motor oil spreads across each engine part to permit ample lubrication. The motor oil is absorbed, minimizing the deterioration of components amidst blazing hot temperatures and considerable pressure generated within the engine.

The most important aspect of motor oil is its viscosity level. Viscosity is the oil’s thickness and resistance to motion. Oil viscosity level hinges on chemical composition. This composition dictates the oil’s resistance to heat. As the oil’s temperature increases, the viscosity level drops. Oil that holds is viscosity amidst extreme heat has a high viscosity index. All sorts of different engine oils are available. The most common types are Fully Synthetic, Semi-Synthetic and Natural. Your vehicle will require a specific type of oil so don’t assume any of those listed above will suffice.

Take a look at motor oil packaging and you will spot a rating such as “20W-50”. The number positioned ahead of the “W” is the oil’s cold viscosity rating. If this number is low, the engine will turn over amidst cold temperatures with ease. The number following the “W” is the oil’s hot viscosity rating. This is an indication of the point at which the oil starts to thin when exposed to heat.

The Nuts and Bolts of Motor Oil:

Fully Synthetic:

  • Decreases fuel costs
  • Coats the engine’s moving parts right away
  • Boosts the engine’s power and performance
  • Spurs rapid circulation and allows for engine starts when the temperature dips to the freezing level
  • Guards against harmful deposit build-up and wear

Semi-synthetic:

  • Provides fantastic protection within a mere 10 minutes of starting
  • Coats the engine’s moving parts without delay
  • Does not require a frequent change
  • Is three times better than Fully Synthetic oil in terms of reducing engine wear
  • Delivers superior protection compared to Fully Synthetic Oil

Mineral:

  • Delivers basic protection
  • Requires frequent changing

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The Importance of Other Automotive Fluids

Transmission Fluid – Guarantees a Seamless Segue Between Gears

This fluid ensures that your vehicle’s transmission operates without flaw. Transmission fluid typically has a red hue, making it easy to spot a leak. Vehicle transmissions have a filter for residue to accumulate and keep fluid as clean as possible. A low level of transmission fluid can result in poor shifting. It can even damage the transmission and cause costly repairs. If your vehicle isn’t operating as expected, one of your first steps should be to check the integrity of the transmission fluid.

Coolant Combats Engine Overheating

Engine coolant regulates the engine’s temperature. The reservoir that stores the coolant is almost always translucent with markings for “high” and “low”. This container is usually positioned to the side of the engine bay. The coolant level should always hover between the “high” and “low” indicators. Gauging the coolant level is not difficult yet it should only be checked after the engine has cooled.

Brake Fluid for Optimal Brake Functionality

Brake fluid is essential to your vehicle’s operation. This fluid serves as the medium that transmits the pressure applied by your foot to the brake pedal all the way to the master cylinder, calipers and so on to allow for a full stop in a timely manner. If brake fluid overheats, it might boil and result in gas bubbles that cause the brake pedal to feel uncharacteristically soft or airy. If this occurs, you will have to pump the brakes to reach a complete stop. This is precisely why you should have the experts at Nissan of Athens check your brake fluid and the other nuances of your brakes on a regular basis.


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  • Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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  • Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
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