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What are Inlet Tanks?

As your engine cooling system goes about its business, it pumps large amounts of a fluid called coolant through the engine, a network of hoses, and the radiator itself. On this journey, the coolant requires places to pool before entering and leaving the radiator, and these spaces are called inlet and outlet tanks.

The job of the inlet tank is to receive hot coolant flowing inbound from the engine. The steaming fluid pours into the inlet tank, from which it flows through the radiator core itself. 

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Time for an Oil Change: Synthetic or Conventional?

If you own a car, you definitely know the importance of routine oil changes. You've probably also heard about synthetic and conventional oil. Although you've probably heard the two terms in passing, you might not know the differences between them. Even if you're not a mechanic, the terms can be understood pretty quickly and easily with the help of the Nissan service experts at our Chattanooga auto department.

Synthetic oil, simply, is oil that is made completely with synthetic materials, and it's blended in a lab. 

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Have Your Tires Rotated Today

As you drive throughout Chattanooga, the tread on your tires slowly starts to wear away. Eventually, you will need to replace your tires as the tread disappears. To extend the life of your tires, you will want to have them rotated to even out the wear. This is when it's important to visit our service department at Nissan of Chattanooga East.

At our Nissan service station, we look forward to working with you. We'll measure the tread on all four tires and then rotate as needed. 

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What are Slow Down or Move Over Laws?

If you have ever been driving down the road and noticed someone merge into the other lane because there was a tow truck driver or a police officer on the side of the road, you probably thought that they just did it out of courtesy. Chances are, however, that they are part of the very small portion of Americans that are aware of what is known as Slow Down or Move Over laws.

These laws are in effect in all 50 states across the United States to help save lives. 

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What is Horsepower and Why Does it Matter?

The term horsepower is generally used when referring to machines that we expect to crank out a higher level of power during their performance. Scottish inventor, James Watt, coined the term over 200 years ago to help him describe the sheer power that steam engines could offer to his industrial clientele. Back then, horses were the usual source for most industrial power and he wanted to change that. Amazingly, the term horsepower is still used in the automotive industry today as a way to describe the level of power that high-quality vehicle engines can produce. 

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Travel with Holiday Food with No Spills

When you have a special dish that you like to take with you to all the holiday events that you attend, you must have a way of taking that dish in your vehicle without spilling it. You need to be able to get through Chattanooga without your dish tipping and spilling all over your car. We have tips for you to help you with that.

  • Package your food with care, putting it into a spill-proof dish.
  • Surround the dish with towels and place it into a box or a cooler.
  • Set the box or cooler on the floor somewhere where…
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Don't Panic When That Dashboard Warning Light Comes On

We have all had that sinking feeling. You're driving down the road, everything is good, and then one of the warning lights on your dashboard illuminates. It is easy to get a panicked feeling when that happens, especially if you don't know what would be causing it.

To better understand what might be happening with your vehicle when that happens, here are a few quick descriptions of the more common ones.

A red oil can usually means that the vehicle has detected a drop in oil pressure in your system. This can often be remedied just by doing…

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Online Financing Application is a Real Time-saver


Here at Nissan of Chattanooga East, we understand how invaluable your time is and how financing a vehicle can be a headache. That is why we created our short, online finance application for your convenience.

Before you ever visit the dealership, first fill out our online financing application, and in short order one of our sales professionals will get you an approval. You can also find a vehicle that you like in our online inventory so you'll know what you can afford and what you cannot. This simplifies the process by shortening the time you need to spend at…
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What To Know About Aftermarket Car Parts


The market is full of car parts. Even if you are not a mechanic or an expert on all things automotive, you should know a little bit about the different kinds of components that make up your vehicle.

Aftermarket parts are made by those other than the OEM – or original equipment manufacturer, the one who made the car you’re driving - and are often cheaper as a result. However, would you compromise the welfare of something you’re in contact with as often as your family members for a little bit of money in the interim?

OEM parts also come…
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4 Types of Tires to Consider

Not all tires are made equal, and they serve different purposes. Our experts at the Nissan of Chattanooga East will offer you the best advice on the best tires to use and the best time.

All-Season Tires

These are perfect for driving when the seasons are about to change. They are perfect for summer, spring, fall, and the early days of winter.

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