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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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Stay On The Road: Salt, Sand & Kitty Litter Can Get You Out Of A Bind


For many of us, getting stuck in a snowy embankment this winter will be unavoidable. Slippery conditions caused by ice and reduced visibility caused by the snow make it exceptionally difficult to drive safely throughout the winter season. Keeping a few things with you when traveling can help get you out of a bind and save you the expense of a tow service.

Salt, kitty litter, and sand are quite possibly the best friends to have with you throughout the winter. Salt is fantastic at melting ice, it dissolves into the resulting water which will not give you very much…
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Maintained Headlights Increase Safety and Visibility

Have you ever noticed car accidents at night? Now you have to wonder how many of those accidents could have been avoided with better headlights. Yes, headlights! Headlight maintenance is one of the least common areas people think about, however, a lot of vehicles do not have adequate vision because their headlights are not bright enough.

 

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