Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Car

summer maintenance tipsYou might already be seeing ads for back-to-school sales, but that doesn’t mean the summer is over yet. If you still have some fun planned for the rest of the season, here are some summer maintenance tips to make sure your car doesn’t give up before you do.

  • Change your air filter. Your car’s air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles or so. This can play a key role in maintaining your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
  • Check your brakes. The most important safety feature in your car is your brakes. Make sure they are in prime condition before heading out on a summer road trip. If you hear any squealing while stopping, have your brakes inspected.
  • Check your tires. As temperatures rise, this can make the air pressure in your tires increase. Check your tire pressure along with the tread depth at least once a month.
  • Check your HVAC. Air conditioning is perhaps one of the greatest modern inventions and having it in your car is a must-have. Make sure your A/C is ready to go before you hit the road.

Schedule a service appointment with us here at Valencia Nissan today to make sure your car is ready to make it through the final push of summer fun.

Nissan Ranked Among Top Global Climate Leaders

Nissan has been ranked among the top global climate leaders in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) climate change program and was included in the non-profit organization’s A-List.

Nissan scored a perfect 100 in the CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and was for the second time running the highest-ranked automotive company in Japan.

Its appearance on the Climate A-List was driven largely by sales of the Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle and one of our favorite cars of all time at Valencia Nissan. Thanks to its zero-emissions status, the LEAF alone has helped establish Nissan as a global leader in climate change.

The perfect score was earned thanks to Nissan’s continuing efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 90% by the year 2050 and to disclose environmental information with total transparency. Earlier this year, Nissan announced that it had already reduced its carbon footprint by 22.6% compared to 2005, beating its original predictions by two years. Looks like they’re on track!