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Where will you take your Rogue next?

There’s a lot of features on the 2018 Nissan Rogue that we here at Lithia Nissan of Fresno are excited about. This popular compact SUV packs a lot of performance features under its hood.

Road conditions can change in an instant. With the available Intelligent AWD, your Rogue can make adjustments to snow, rain, or other road conditions when you need it. The drive system sends the power to the front and rear axles and adjusts the amount based on the needs.

When you need to make a sudden stop, the Nissan Rogue can utilize its intelligent engine brake…

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The Pathfinder Has All the Capability You Need


Perhaps you've been trying to decide on a vehicle that gives you the power you need for everyday driving but also with the performance capability you desire. The popular 7-passenger 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has just what you need!

With a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the Pathfinder has all the power you need for getting around Fresno, CA. The Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) engine’s horsepower is 284 and it has improved fuel economy. However, the Pathfinder also has an increased capability to handle steeper paths. Hill Start Assist provides you with rollback prevention...
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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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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement - How Often?

When it comes to automotive issues, we often tend to remember the big things but ignore the small things. Windshield wiper blades is the perfect example of an item that we often forget until we really need them like in a rain or snow storm. Windshield wiper blade replacement is one of our many specialties at Lithia Nissan of Fresno.

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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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How Do Extreme Temperatures Affect Your Car's Battery Performance?

Most cars use lead acid batteries. This battery technology is good at delivering the high level of amps that an engine needs in order to get started. When the temperature drops to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery's ability to deliver those amps decreases by 20 percent. At -22 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery's capacity drops by 50 percent.

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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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