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May 9th, 2017 by

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Here are Some Frequently Ask Questions Answered by our Hoselton Nissan Service Team

Question about your vehicle? Our service team professionals are here to help! Here are a few frequently asked questions answered by one of our Hoselton Nissan Service Advisors.

Q: What in the world is a timing belt and why does it need to be replaced?

A: A timing belt is a critical rubber belt that’s used to transfer power from the engine’s crankshaft to the camshaft, which in turn controls the opening, closing and timing of your engine’s values. This is one of those parts that isn’t visible but plays a vital role in your engine’s operation. Over time, a rubber timing belt will deteriorate and can break apart inside your engine. If this happens, it can cause major damage which is very costly to repair. To avoid this, simply replace your timing belt at the manufacturer’s recommended time/mileage intervals.

Q: My car makes noises when I brake. What should I do?

A: Your car’s brake system is it’s most critical safety system; you should have them checked immediately if you suspect any problems. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation under a wide variety of conditions. Avoid letting your brakes get to the “metal – to – metal” point, which usually means accelerating expensive rotor or drum replacement. There are several factors that affect wear, including driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material.

Q: Last month my car’s battery died with no warning. How could I have known it was going to just up and die on me?

A: An expiring battery will give some hints that it’s on its way out when your lights get dimmer and the engine starting gets noticeably weaker or hesitant. If the battery has outlived its useful life, neither warning lights nor meters are much help. You can expect your battery to last about four years and then replace it with a new battery. The best thing to do is have your battery and cables checked every year. At Hoselton, we offer a free battery test with no obligation.

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