The Expert Service Your Nissan Deserves is Available at Route 23 Nissan

Your Nissan is an exciting and luxurious vehicle, and keeping it that way means making sure you’re taking care of it. Routine maintenance services can not only help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, but they can keep money in your pocket by ensuring you stay ahead of major issues and fixing them before they can become even bigger. At Route 23 Nissan in Butler, NJ, you’ll find the expert Nissan technicians that will help you keep your car on the road for years to come.

 

Routine Maintenance is Key to Keeping Your New Jersey Vehicle Healthy

In New Jersey, we face a special set of circumstances that makes vehicle service even more important. We face both incredible summer heat and extreme winter cold, as well as a rainy spring season, and of course, salt-treated winter roads. Together these conditions do a number on our vehicles, and the road conditions they create don't do us any favors either. That makes routine maintenance even more important here than almost anywhere else.

No matter the conditions though, all vehicle require routine maintenance services to keep running as they should. No vehicle could survive for hundreds of thousands of miles without regular oil changes, brakes, alignment services, and tires, so it's always a good idea to have a trained technician take a look at your Nissan from time to time.

Why High-Quality Service Matters

When it comes to your Nissan, nothing is worse than shoddy repairs and cheap parts that set your vehicle up for failure. As such, it is important that you do everything you can to find honest and hardworking technicians that can skillfully handle your repairs and replacements, so you can enjoy your newly purchased vehicle for years on end.

Check out the following services offered at our service center as well as signs you should watch out for that may signal that your Nissan is in urgent need of maintenance or a repair in the Totowa area.

Why Service at Route 23 Nissan?

Every vehicle has its own set of traits and unique components that separate it from the rest. The same is true for your Nissan, and our dealership has a staff of Nissan-trained technicians that know your vehicle as if it were their own. Their expertise includes everything from older Nissan models to the latest technology, so they can truly care for your vehicle regardless of how long you've owned it. Common Nissan services available at our dealership include:

  • Oil & Filter Changes
  • Alignment & Suspension Services
  • Tire change & Rotation
  • Multi-Point Inspection
  • Battery Replacement
  • State Inspection
  • Brake Service and Repair
  • And more!

We're happy to help diagnose the strange squealing noise or loud knocking coming from underneath your hood. And when we do repairs, we only use genuine Nissan parts to ensure that your Nissan runs longer and smoother than a generic part might allow for.

Oil Change

We've all been tempted to skip an oil change or two, but doing so could be to your detriment. Clean oil ensures that your Nissan's engine will run effectively and smoothly, and will prevent overheating. As your engine's parts are properly lubricated with clean oil, you can expect the benefits of improved gas mileage, a cooler engine and an increased lifespan for your vehicle.

On the other hand, if you neglect keeping up with oil changes, you could see the opposite of the positive effects listed above, and more. Your vehicle's oil will likely turn brown, or even black in some cases, as the oil eventually becomes contaminated with dirt, debris and sludge. Without an oil change, you are robbing the oil's ability to effectively lubricate the moving parts within your engine, and as such, it will greatly affect your engine's performance causing overheating, or in the worst-case scenario, complete engine failure.

So, what are the signs of needing an oil change? Some clues to look out for include:

  • Brown or Black Oil on Your Dipstick
  • Check Engine Light Comes On
  • Low Oil Levels
  • Ticking or Knocking Sounds in Your Engine
  • Shaking Vehicle, Especially While Idling
  • Overheating

You may also be wondering how often this service needs to be done. An oil change can effectively be performed anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 miles, and you may even be able to wait longer for newer vehicles. A lot of it, however, will depend on your daily driving habits as to whether or not this is an accurate estimate. To be sure, you may ask a trusted mechanic or refer to your owner's manual for more details.

No matter when you decide is the best time to have your Nissan's oil changed, be sure to bring your vehicle into our Wayne area service center right away at any of the signs listed above.

Battery Service

If you've ever had a battery go dead, you know how frustrating it can be. Your car's battery is what enables the vehicle to function, and without it, things can go south very quickly.

That's because, your car battery is what gives the electrical supply to your vehicle to keep it in operation, and it is what provides the electrical function to the components that keep your engine running.

For many people, the time to replace the car battery is only considered when it becomes increasingly obvious that the battery has completely failed. At this point, you are likely already on the phone looking to hitch a ride from someone in West Milford, NJ or are calling roadside assistance for help.

These types of scenarios can be avoided, however, by keeping an eye out for common signs of an aging battery, or one that is on its way to going awry:

  • The Battery Is a Few Years Old
  • Check Engine Light Is On
  • You Notice Dimmed Lighting
  • You Notice a Bad Smell from Under the Hood

While some like to put a timeline on a battery, such as having it replaced every three years, you should, like everything else related to automobiles, always watch for signs of needing earlier intervention and go with your instinct. If you suspect something could be wrong, bring it in to get it checked out before you find yourself stranded somewhere without transportation.

Brake Service

The care and keeping of your brakes is imperative for obvious reasons. Responsible for stopping our vehicle at signs of danger, pedestrians, stop signs, or traffic lights, brake failure could lead to disastrous consequences and should be taken seriously.

When you neglect to have your brakes changed or replaced, there are several events that might happen. Your brake pads might begin grinding on rotor pads, causing loud and alarming noises from under your vehicle. In tandem with metal-on-metal grinding comes the possibility that your braking system itself could overheat, which could yield irrevocable damage and expensive repairs.

Rather than waiting for the worst-case scenario to ensue, keep a look out for the following signs that could indicate your braking system is in need of TLC:

  • Brake Indicator Light Is On
  • Grinding, Scraping, or Metal-on-Metal Noises
  • "Spongy" Feeling Brake Pedal
  • Visually Diminishing Brake Pads

In general, you should have our certified technicians take a peek at your brakes at your next tire alignment or rotation service. This way, you aren't caught off guard when it comes time to replace your brakes. This will probably shake out to having your brakes inspected about once every six months, or so.

Alignment Service

Need an alignment? If you aren't sure, it's always a good idea to ask a technician to go ahead and perform a tire alignment every time you bring your vehicle to the shop, or once every six months.

Why? Because tire alignments ensure that your tires wear evenly, and the same is true of tire rotation. Without having a proper alignment done, your vehicle won't drive as smoothly as you'd like.

When performing a tire alignment, your technician will adjust the vehicle's suspension, which is what connects your tires to your automobile. Adjustments aren't actually made to the wheels themselves, but rather, the suspension is adjusted to ensure that tires sit flush and make contact correctly with the road.

Whether or not you are in need of an alignment will depend on a few factors. Take note if you notice your vehicle doing any of the following:

  • Pulling to the Right or Left
  • Vehicle's Steering Wheel Tilting to One Side
  • Shaky Steering Wheel
  • Uneven Tire Tread

Schedule Your Service in the Oak Ridge Area Today

In closing, it is imperative that a new or used Nissan receive the best care possible to ensure optimal performance while you are out on the road. Routine maintenance that includes an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles, along with tire alignments and rotations, should all be an integral part of that care.

At Route 23 Nissan, we are happy to offer you friendly, caring, and knowledgeable service from trained technicians dedicated to getting your Nissan fixed up. Contact our dealership to schedule your next routine maintenance or repair appointment and be sure to take advantage of our ongoing specials designed to put extra cash back in your wallet.

Contact

Route 23 Nissan

1567 Route 23 South
Directions Butler, NJ 07405

  • Sales: (862)255-4711
  • Service: (862)255-4712
  • Parts: (862)255-4713

Hours

  • Monday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed