Blog

How to Properly Maintain Headlights

Motorists often overlook one of the most important safety features on their vehicle: the headlights. Extreme temperatures, ice, dust, and salt can all affect how well headlights function. Regular headlight maintenance can increase visibility, and decrease the likelihood of traffic accidents.

Be sure to inspect your vehicle's lights often. A burned-out headlight is simple to replace, but if you're not comfortable attempting the repairs yourself, our experienced service technicians at Simmons Nissan Inc will be happy to help. It's also important to check for cracked headlight...

read more
Categories: ,

Pay Attention to Your Car's Warning Signs

If you find yourself in a situation in which your vehicle will no longer start, then you know that you have a big problem. You might not, however, know the reason that your vehicle won't start. If you've been paying attention, though, you will likely remember warning signs that a part on your vehicle was starting to fail. If it is a problem with the gas pump, then there are definite warning signs before a vehicle actually fails.

Decreased fuel efficiency, coupled with a few other symptoms, will signal a problem with the gas pump. 

read more

What Makes Your Engine Overheat?

Most instances of overheating are due to several common causes. Extreme temperatures that may be caused by a variety of problems can be the culprit. Following are reasons why your engine may get too hot and not operate properly.

Extreme temperatures caused by pressure or insufficient coolant can cause high temperatures that can cause your engine to overheat. A faulty radiator or radiator fan is another reason. Pump hose or thermostat failures can lead to leaks or bearing problems that produce overheating. Damaged hoses can also play a part in inadequate engine cooling. 

read more
Categories:

Keep Your Distance When Towing

When towing items behind a vehicle, it is important to take proper safety precautions. For instance, you never want to tailgate the vehicle in front of yours. This is because you may have to brake hard if that vehicle slows or stops. Braking in anything other than a smooth manner could disturb your load.

It may also make it harder for your tires to support the weight of the trailer without blowing out. To further prevent tire blowout, be sure to drive at or below the posted speed limit for the road. You may also want to consider driving at…

read more
Categories: ,

For Roadside Emergencies, Awareness Is Everything

Having a smoky engine that is followed by a shutdown can be a scary and nerve-wrenching event for anyone. Yet there are steps that you can take to minimize any risks of further trouble with the traffic that is on the road. Whether on the highway or street, making sure that other drivers are aware of your vehicle's presence is important. Here's why:

Drivers have lots of things that they must be vigilant about, especially when a broken-down car is close to them. As you make your way over to the shoulder lane to park on the side…

read more
Categories: , ,

Pick the Right Drivetrain to Suit Your Needs

Having an all-wheel drive vehicle or a four-wheel drive vehicle is a great advantage. You will be able to go where you want and when you want and have the control and handling that you desire. You'll also be able to have peace of mind that you and your passengers will be safe no matter what the weather or road conditions are.

All-wheel drive vehicles are typically crossovers, and sedans and vehicles that have four-wheel drive features are normally trucks or SUVs. You need to decide whether you want to pick your vehicle based on what you like to…

read more
Categories: , ,

Keep Your Gas Tank Full to Avoid Problems

Just the simple task of keeping your gas tank full in the winter will help to avoid a lot of problems. Not only will you always have plenty of gas but you will also have only a minimum amount of air in your tank, and that's a good thing.

Air is bad to have in your gas tank because it carries condensation. Condensation has the tendency to freeze and if that happens your car will not start. Just avoid that problem altogether and keep your gas topped up.

read more
Categories: ,

Do You Need New Headlights?

When it comes to the safety of your vehicle, having good headlights is very important. Since headlights are essential when driving at night, you want to ensure your headlights are always working and that you have the best lighting possible at night.

The following are a few of the things you can do to improve your visibility at night when driving:

read more
Categories: