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Keep Your Brake Pads In Good Shape To Ensure Good Stopping Power

One of the most crucial systems on your vehicle is your braking system. It is one of the most important safety systems that you have. Naturally, you will want to make sure to keep it in good shape and monitor the wear and tear that it takes. That is why when it does come time to replace components in the system it helps if you have an understanding of the parts and how they work together.

Braking is done when the master cylinder forces brake fluid through the system as a result of you pressing the brake pedal. This causes…

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Windshield Wiper Replacement


These days it isn't enough to just be aware that your vehicle needs to go into the shop periodically for routine maintenance. We here at Priority Nissan Newport News want you to be educated on what needs to be done now and then and why that is important. For example, when it comes to your windshield wiper blades, there will be times when you need to replace them. Some windshield wipers are designed to be placed on your vehicle when the winter weather hits as they are much better when it comes to handling snow and ice. Other wiper…
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Stay On The Straight and Narrow: Check Your Alignment


As a car owner keeping up with all your car's systems and maintenance can be overwhelming and confusing, but one area that needs to be addressed is your cars alignment. If your car is not properly aligned it can not only cause costly repairs but it can cause safety issues as the car's steering, and handling is affected. Below are some signs that your car is not properly aligned and needs to be serviced:
  • Uneven Tire Wear- Drivers know how important tires are to proper handling, if you notice your tires have uneven wear patterns it can be…
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Seasonal Maintenance


From where we sit here at Priority Nissan Newport News we can hear that cold wind blowing and see some mixed precipitation starting to form. The winter is coming quickly whether we want it to or not and with the change of seasons comes the seasonal maintenance that you need to consider. Driving your vehicle in the summer doesn't put as much draw on your vehicle as the winter weather does so it is a bit more important to…
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Avoid Timing Belt Problems With Regular Maintenance


Has the engine in your vehicle begun to misfire and idle rougher than normal? If so, the timing belt, which is a vital component of your engines functionality, may not be working as it should. A broken or worn timing belt can cause engines to stop and also result in bent valves and other engine damage.

The timing belt plays a key role in the operation of your vehicle's engine. It produces a synchronization of function between the crankshaft and camshaft that is necessary for your engine to run as it should. Because of its importance, your timing belt…
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Big Differences between Full-Size and Compact Spare Tires


The differences between a standard full-size spare tire and a compact temporary spare tire are more than the appearance but also how they're made. While they both are very safe for use when you have a flat tire, only one is considered safe enough for extended use.

A compact temporary spare tire is typically mounted on a plain rim that is not as durable as a standard rim for your vehicle. Although it meets government minimum standards for safety, it does not compare to the rim that is designed specifically for the vehicle that you drive. 
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Oil Changes: Is Less Considered More for Modern Vehicles?

If you think you need an oil change, you may want to read this first. Getting your car serviced is, of course, important. However, one common misconception still held by many people is that you need to have the oil changed every 3,000 miles. With modern technology, both engines and oil have made significant advances in the last couple of decades.

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Are Move Over Laws Necessary When off the Highway?

600 × 463?

On the subject of driver safety, expressway traffic is often discussed online. However, safety on streets, boulevards, and state highways should not be forgotten. While Move Over law campaigns are becoming more familiar to people every year, we must also remember their importance when getting off the interstate.

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Clear Your Windshield With Quality Wipers


The ice from a winter morning can wreak havoc on your windshield. In fact, in the morning, after you've shoveled all the snow off the windshield, and you've spent the necessary time defrosting your window, but you notice it's still blurry. Our friendly team of professionals has the highly-trained expertise to service, maintain, or replace your windshield wipers. Don't let impaired vision from your poor wiper blades make your commute a liability. Get a friendly Nissan-certified tech to help you winterize your car...
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