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Things Every Driver Should Know How to Do

Owning a vehicle is a big responsibility. You’ll want to be able to protect your investment to ensure that your vehicle stays running well for as long as possible. The team here at Stuart Nissan has determined some basic car maintenance and safety items that we believe every car owner should know how to do. If you want to learn more about any of the following, ask our expertly trained staff at our service department in Enid, OK.

Check Basic Vehicle Fluids

Your basic fluids are pivotal to keeping your car running well and efficiently. If you don’t have time to get your car into a shop, it’s good to be able to know how to check them yourself. If a dashboard warning light comes on or you notice something not quite right, knowing how to check your fluids might help you diagnose a very simple problem and avoid expensive repairs. A few fluids you should know how to check are:

  • Coolant
  • Brake Fluid
  • Engine Oil
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

If you need help learning how to check these specific items, a great place to go is to your vehicle manual. The service technicians here at Stuart Nissan would also be happy to guide you through any processes you need help with.

Jump-Start a Car Battery

If you ever get stuck somewhere with a dead battery, it’s important to know how to jump-start your vehicle. Keep a pair of jumper cables or a jump starter in your trunk at all times. Let our service technicians know if you don’t know how to properly use jumper cables, and we’ll be happy to show you.

Check Tire Pressure

Your tire pressure keeps your vehicle driving safely and efficiently. Tire pressure can change quickly with temperature changes. If your tire pressure becomes too low, it can wear your tires down very quickly or cause your tires to overheat, which can unfortunately cause an accident on the road. Know what the recommended tire pressure is for your vehicle and how to regularly check.

Pack an Emergency Vehicle Kit

We encourage our customers to be prepared for anything on the road. You never know when an unexpected situation may arise. Even if you never use the contents of your emergency kit, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here are few things we recommend keeping in your vehicle’s emergency kit:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Cell Phone Power Bank
  • Jumper Cables
  • Flashlight & Batteries
  • Water & Non-Perishable Snacks
  • Fire Extinguisher

Find a Great Service Center

Every driver should be able to find a service center with technicians they can trust. If you ever have issues, you’ll want to know that you have a great service center to turn to. The service department at Stuart Nissan is prepared to help you with all of your repairs. Our expertly trained technicians, great prices, and access to parts make us a top choice in the Enid area. Schedule your service online or call 580-237-5616 to find out more.