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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Wet Driving Condition with a Visit to Our Service Center in Fresno

This time of year often brings rain showers and wet roads, and it's vital to ensure your vehicle is ready for the changing weather and driving conditions. That's why we encourage you to visit our professional Service Center at Lithia Nissan of Fresno. Our expert technicians can perform all the necessary services to get your car, truck, or SUV prepared for driving on slick, wet roads around town. With a quick visit to our Service Center, you can make sure all your upcoming adventures are a success.

 

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Get Nissan Service and Repairs at Our Service Center in Fresno

Keeping up with routine maintenance on your Nissan car, truck, or SUV is vital because it not only improves performance but also contributes to safer driving. Thankfully, you can meet all your automotive service needs when you visit our Nissan Service Center at Lithia Nissan of Fresno. We have a team of expert, Nissan-certified technicians that can perform various services and repairs on your ride so that you can continue to have many successful and fun future adventures in your Nissan.

 

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What do Nissan's dashboard warning lights mean?

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So, you’re driving along, maybe listening to the radio, and what’s this? Your Check Engine light turns on! What do you do?
 
We’ve all been there. At Lithia Nissan of Fresno, we want you to be safe and informed while on the road, so we’ve put together a list of the five most important indicator lights on your dashboard. We’re here to explain what they mean, and what you should do to address them.
 
Check Engine Light
Chances are you’ve seen this light before. It’s one of the most common - and also one…
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What Powers Your Vehicle?

The battery in your vehicle plays an important part in almost every one of your car’s systems. Making sure that you have a healthy battery is just as important as maintaining the engine.

What is the battery? It stores electricity using a series of chemicals and the alternator in your vehicle keeps it charged.

If your headlights start to get dimmer or your engine has trouble starting it could be a sign that your battery needs servicing. Winter weather can also play a factor on the life of your battery.

 

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

When you press on your vehicle’s brake pedal, you want to feel some resistance that lets you know your brakes are going to do their job. If fluid is not reaching the caliper, that may cause the pedal to feel soft, or spongy.

There could be several reasons why your brakes aren’t functioning as they should. One of them is a blockage in the lines. That can occur if air gets in and blocks the fluid’s movement. It’s the brake fluid that creates the force in the lines to move the parts. Another explanation might be…

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Reasons Your Engine May Be Overheating

The cooling system is a vital component of any vehicle that can cause very serious damage to an engine if not monitored regularly. That is the reason for the temperature gauge display on the dashboard. However, all vehicles to do not come with an actual temperature gauge, as many vehicles come only with a light indicating trouble, often after the true damage has occurred.

This can be a real problem for vehicle owners, and it is imperative to keep a close watch on the antifreeze level as well as other components of the cooling system, and the water pump in…

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Fuel Pump Maintenance Boosts Efficiency and Safety

By seeking professional maintenance services for a fuel pump, you'll increase engine efficiency, which is important because a properly maintained motor boosts safety. The process of servicing a defective pump on time isn't challenging, as a typical part will display various signs when repairs are needed.

Surging is a problem that's easy to detect on the road. When a vehicle surges, the engine will develop horsepower problems. This means that a motor will rapidly speed up a car without notice. If your vehicle surges, you must resolve the problem quickly...

 

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Visibility Is A Must When Driving


Visibility is a very important thing to have in all driving conditions. Rain, by its very nature, makes it difficult to see while you are on the road. If your windshield wiper blades aren't in good condition, then your lack of visibility could become a hazardous situation.

When windshield wiper blades aren't working as they should, they leave streaks and blurry spots which make it difficult to see while it's raining. Blades breakdown over due to the sun and being out in the air. Because wiper blades are made of rubber, they become stiff, hard and brittle…
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Tire Pressure and Why It Matters

Tires are one of the many things that contribute towards making your vehicle drive down the road. However, as important as it is to have good tires on your vehicle, it’s equally important to have correct tire pressure. Stop in at Lithia Nissan of Fresno and have one of our techs check your tire pressure.

Every tire requires a certain amount of maximum tire pressure. You’ll find these amounts listed on the side of the tire. While these are very informative, it’s important to realize that they are the recommended amounts for that specific tire brand and…

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Facts About Spare Tires: Compact or Full-Size?


Spare tires are for emergency situations. Most new cars have a spare tire that is stored in the trunk. These types of tires are often called donuts because they are not meant to be used longer than necessary.

These are different depending on the manufacturer and model of your car. A compact spare tire is a small tire that is typically marked with a "T" at the tire shop. These tires are made for short-term, emergency use.

Full size spare tires is either near or exactly the size as your other tires. While this tire does take up more space…
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