There are all kinds of reasons to properly maintain your Nissan.

First, a well-maintained vehicle is a safe vehicle. You can rely on it on all types of road conditions and weather.

Second, a vehicle that has been properly taken care of over the years will be worth much more money when it comes time to sell. Plus, you will have the service records to prove just how well you’ve taken care of your vehicle.

Finally, a well-maintained vehicle will break down far less than one that’s been neglected.

So what does it mean to regularly maintain your vehicle? We always recommend following the guidelines in your owner’s manual. However, we provided a useful timeline here that you can refer to throughout the year. That way, you have a general idea of when to start thinking about bringing your vehicle in for service.

Every Month

• Check engine light
• Clean the interior and exterior
• Make sure the lights are working
• Check tire condition: Inflation and tread
• Check your windshield washer fluid

Every 3 Months

• Transmission fluid
• Cables and battery
• Belt condition
• Engine oil and filter
• Exhaust
• Fuel filter
• Hoses
• Power steering fluid

Every 6 Months

• Chassis lubrication
• Engine air filter
• Windshield wiper blades

Every 12 Months

• Cabin air filter
• Power steering fluid
• Coolant (antifreeze)
• Steering and suspension

Paying a little money now for regular vehicle maintenance will actually save you money in the future. Routine check-ups prevent big catastrophes and help identify problems early.

Remember, most of these checks take very little time. In fact, at Woodbine Nissan our Express Service lane offers many of these services and you don’t need an appointment. Simply drive up, tell us what Express Service YOU need and we’ll get it done in 30 minutes or less.