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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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Warning Signs of an Exhaust Issue

Whether you've recently purchased a car or you've had your vehicle for awhile, dealing with trouble is never a fun thing. One common problem car owners encounter is an exhaust leak. If you've never dealt with one before, you might be wondering how you can identify the signs of an exhaust leak. There are four things you need to know.

First off, an exhaust leak typically makes itself known with a hissing or popping noise in your engine. You may also notice that you have reduced gas mileage. If you have small leaks in your vehicle, this…

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How to Replace the Flat Tire on Your Vehicle

Flat tires happen to everyone and it can be bad for your tire and car to drive on a flat. Nissan of Chattanooga wants you to know all that you need to know about changing a flat tire.

When you notice that one of your tires is flat, you need to get your vehicle off of the roadway and into a place where you will be safe working on it. You then need to locate your jack and your spare tire. You need to secure your vehicle before you jack it up or start working on it. Switch out the…

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Know When You Should Change Your Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Breathing clean air is something required for your health, but did you also know that your car needs clean air to operate at its optimal level, too? Your Nissan car or SUV features cabin and engine air filters that help to remove impurities from the air, including mold spores, pollen, and other debris, before you circulate that air in the passenger cabin or engine. From time to time, you will need to remove and replace your air filters so that you and your car can breathe easy.

How often should you swap out air filters, and how can you tell…

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How to Tow Gear in a Safe and Secure Manner

Drivers pay a premium for good towing packages and they want to use the towing features without worry. Whether you are towing for recreation or work, you should adhere to these safety features while towing your load.

First, read the owners manual for your vehicle while staying within the weight recommendations. Your vehicle may require a special type of hitch in order to tow properly. Practice towing prior to driving on the roadway with your load. Ensure that your brake and turn lights sync with the trailer. Bring a jack that can accommodate your trailers weight. 

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