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Reasons Your Engine May be Overheating

Overheating is a common phenomenon that occurs in most vehicles. This can be caused by various factors. It is important to ensure that your engine is well maintained and checked frequently to avoid overheating.

Some of the common reasons behind overheating include:

• Inadequate coolant in the cooling system
• A faulty water pump installation
• Thermostat may have failed
• Oil level may be too low
• Belt and hoses are faulty
• When the heater core is plugged up

When your engine overheats, it is a sign of a serious problem. 

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Our Tips On How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Knowing how to stay safe on the road is one of your top priorities when your driver, so if you are looking for ways to stay on the road when it’s raining outside, you should try to find ways to avoid hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is when you’re tires lose contact with the road, which means that you have less control over your driving. At Nissan of Chattanooga East, we are always interested in helping our customers avoid accidents, so we’re excited to tell you more tips about how to avoid hydroplaning.

One of the easiest ways that you…

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Have you been keeping an eye on your tires? If you notice any of the following warning signs, your tires may need to be replaced soon. You can find the best service at Nissan of Chattanooga East where we have the latest tire brands and friendly technicians ready to help.

One of the first warning signs of failing tires is excessive vibration when you drive. Every car has some vibration, especially on rough roads, but if you notice that your steering wheel shakes or your car trembles violently when driving at higher speeds, it’s likely there’s a bulge…

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What Is A Transfer Case?

Your vehicle has a transfer case if it has all-wheel or four-wheel drive. It is a component that helps power your wheels. It divides the engine power between all of the wheels. There are multiple steps involved in this. The power will go from the engine to the transmission. It will then go from the transmission to the wheels. The transfer case has to work along with the axles, wheels and driveshafts.

There are many things that can go wrong with your transfer case. It may be hard for you to shift gears. This problem may also be caused by…

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Powertrain and Bumper-to-bumper Warranties

New and certified used cars often come with powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties. The two vary greatly in the coverage they provide. A powertrain warranty replaces the parts that propel the vehicle. The components include the engine, transmission, differential, driveshaft, joints and other vital parts. But, parts of the system that are subject to wear and tear are not covered. These components include the battery, the clutch, drive belts and fluids.

On the other hand, a bumper-to-bumper warranty covers the powertrain and more. 

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Important Thing to Remember When Towing

Many activities require vehicles or equipment to be towed between locations. While it may be a little confusing at the start, towing isn't difficult once you get the hang of it. When you are towing a vehicle there are a few things that you should pay attention to and remind yourself of from time to time.

Be Careful
This tip isn't to scare you about towing a trailer, but rather to mention that you will need to handle your vehicle differently than when you are driving without a trailer attached to it.

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Replacing a Flat Tire with Ease

Don't allow yourself to be stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire. Here are some tips from Nissan of Chattanooga East that will allow you to change that tire out quickly and safely.

Just a reminder, you should always pay attention to where you've parked your vehicle. Don't attempt to change a flat tire on uneven or unsafe terrain.

  • Remove your wheel cover, and loosen all of the lug nuts that are holding your flat tire to the automobile.
  • Use your jack to raise your vehicle up off the ground.
  • Remove the lug…
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Tires Are Damaged: How Can You Tell?

There are always some signs that tires need to be replaced before they get to the point of absolutely needing to be changed out. You need to look at things like cords showing on the tires, damage to the sidewall, and a whole lot more. All of those are potential signs that the tire is wearing out and should be changed right away.

The thing about getting new tires is that many people don’t want to do it right off the bat. They want to wait as long as possible because they don’t want to eat the cost…

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These Car Care Tips Are Important in Spring

Nissan of Chattanooga East wants you to know how important it is to maintain your car care and maintenance all year round. We also want you to know that spring is a good time to get all your vehicle service caught up and start fresh.

You might want to greet the warm months with a trip to our vehicle service center for a checkup. Before you start taking those trips it pays to check your tires for wear. Maybe they need to be rotated. When was your car's last oil change? These are things you need to be thinking…

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Don't Neglect The Brake Pads on Your Car or Truck

At Nissan of Chattanooga East we service many cars and trucks. Among the most common problems we encounter are worn brake pads. We want to help you understand the function of your brake pads and why keeping them in good working order is important to your entire braking system.

Brake pads create friction against the rotor when you press the brake pedal. This friction is what brings your car to a stop. Brake pads that are in need of replacement can make a grinding or growling noise when the brakes are applied. It is important that you handle the issue…

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