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Does Your Car Need an Alignment?

Whether you dominate the streets of Chattanooga, TN in a Nissan car or SUV, you deserve to enjoy the performance that initially inspired you to buy or lease one of our vehicles. From time to time, you'll need to schedule routine maintenance for your vehicle to ensure that it runs at its optimal condition. One item that you'll need to address on occasion is the alignment of your vehicle. How can you tell if you need to fit in an alignment?

One sign of a potential alignment issue is when your vehicle pulls from one side to the…

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Headlight Service Keeps Your Path Clear

The primary function of headlights is to help us see what’s ahead of us. Unfortunately, thousands – if not millions – of vehicles are manufactured with poor-quality headlights, not lending us the ability to see very far ahead during the night or heavily overcast times throughout the day. 

 

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Advantages of Scheduling Auto Service at the Dealership

The list of beneficial reasons to get your vehicle serviced at our facility is endless, so here are a few reasons we think we can earn your business:

  1. Our facility has several huge auto bays for getting in several cars at a time and reducing your wait time significantly.
  2. Every time a part is replaced on your vehicle, our mechanics will only use OEM approved automotive parts.
  3. The tools that we provide our mechanics are key for getting the job done correctly. 
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Signs That Your Car Needs Tire Replacement

Since the tires on your car are what get your vehicle from one location to another, they need to be in the best condition possible. If they are not fully inflated or the tread is bad, then there are safety issues that could arise.

One sign that you need new tires is if you feel any kind of vibration while driving. This vibration could be because the tires aren't as tight as they could be or because there are issues with the belt of one of the tires. Tread depth is another common sign that your tires need to…

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When is it Time to Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades?

Windshield wiper blades move the rain, sleet and snow off of your windshield. They allow you to see more clearly so that you can drive safely. The lifespan of the blades depends on how often you use them, the weather and other factors.

In general, wiper blades should be replaced every six months. You might need to replace them more frequently if your car is always parked outside. 

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Why Timing Belt Maintenance Matters

The timing belt is one of the most important components in an engine. It makes sure that the crankshaft and camshaft work in harmony together. In the event that the belt breaks or otherwise fails, a vehicle will most likely stop running. Therefore it is important to maintain the belt as per your vehicle's owners manual.

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Should You Keep Driving with That Donut Spare?

We here at Mtn. View Nissan in Chattanooga want to be sure that you know the basics when it comes to the two types of spare tires.

The first type of spare tire is a true spare. This is the same size and brand as the four tires you have now so that it can be replaced and driven normally after replacement. The second type of spare tire is a compact temporary, more commonly known as a "donut" spare. 

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Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive: Two Different Things

If someone asks you whether you're interested in a four-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system for your vehicle, you no longer have to act or feel confused. Because it is important to have an understanding of the clear differences that exist between these vehicle systems, we have some information that will help you be a bit more knowledgeable.

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Do You Need More Windshield Wiper Fluid?

If you've noticed that your windshield isn't as clean as it should be, it may be time to replace your windshield wiper fluid. The fluid has detergent in it that cuts through soap scum, water stains and grime so that you can see clearly while you're driving. 

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Make Sure Your Auto Fluids Are At the Proper Levels

The maintenance of the fluid levels of your vehicle should be a priority because of the way your vehicle operates. It is a very complex machine and fluids keep all of the moving parts lubricated so that parts will continue to operate at maximum capacity. The next time you have your car in the repair shop for service ask the mechanic if he will look at your fluid levels in the following areas:

  • Your Oil level
  • The Brake Fluid
  • The Transmission Fluid
  • The Power Steering Fluid
  • The Anti-Freeze or Coolant
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