Service Blog

What should you know about brake system safety?

Brake systems and brake safety have never been more important in a vehicle than they are today. Brake fluid, which in the past was largely ignored, is in the forefront of vehicle maintenance. Why is this so important? The answer lies in the brake fluid itself. Friction stops your car when the brakes are applied and causes heat. Brake fluid, by design is formulated to operate with temperatures up to 600 degrees fahrenheit without boiling, causing brake fade. Remember that water boils at 212 degrees, brake fluids chemistry is designed to handle these temperatures and that is a huge positive. The negative of the brake fluid chemistry is that it absorbs moisture. Even with a sealed system, moisture gets into the system and causes corrosion, damage to anti-lock brake actuators, brake pistons, interior surfaces of the brake lines and more. With preventative braking systems that are now part of vehicle designs, this is even more important. That is why Nissan now recommends replacing the brake fluid every 20,000.

 

 

What you should look for in an oil filter

If you haven’t looked inside your oil filter when changing it, this video is for you! Katy Nissan Service Director, Scott Ross, walks you through the 3 different oil filters and his recommendation on which one works the best.

 

 

 

Have you checked your tires lately?

 

As we head into the winter months in Houston, Texas, there are importants things to look for when checking your tires.  Not having sufficient tires can affect your traction, the ride of your car, breaking efficiency and steering in wet weather. Watch this video to know the three things to look for when checking your tires.