Low-Mileage Oil Change Frequency for Your Automobile

Do you consider yourself to be a low-mileage driver? Driving under 600 miles per month would put you into this category. You would assume that this will help your vehicle last longer, but you still need to think about routine maintenance for your automobile. Your oil changes don't need to be performed at the same intervals as someone who's driving daily, but oil changes are still necessary.

Instead of heading to Gregoris Nissan's service center every six months or 1000 miles, keep an eye on the quality of your oil. You'll want to make sure it…

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What to Consider When Buying a Used Car

There are some really amazing deals on used vehicles out there. You simply have to know where to look for them. In addition to knowing where to go, Gregoris Nissan has some other tips that will make shopping for a used car a breeze.

  • Think about your budget before you start shopping. Don't let yourself be swayed towards something that's more expensive.
  • Inquire about the inspection process for used cars at the dealership you're shopping at. If you're buying from an independent seller, think about having a vehicle inspected before making an offer.
  • Price a variety…
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Inner Workings of a Vehicle Alternator

Fact: Your car gets a jump and then promptly dies again. Is it the battery? Most people might think yes, but perhaps it's your alternator instead. What's an alternator? What does it do? Our Gregoris Nissan service department gets this question often, so we put together this brief answer.

Electricity From Motion

An alternator creates electricity just like a windmill or a wind turbine. As you dart through Valley Stream en route to work or the supermarket, your car's alternator constantly gathers energy from the spinning motion of your tires. 

 

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Cleaning Your Car's Engine Properly

Today's post from Gregoris Nissan tells you how to correctly clean your engine. Doing so could prolong your Valley Stream-area vehicle's life.

We recommend cleaning your engine on a dry, warm day. Only clean your engine if its surface is cool. Liquids can harm a hot engine. Now, disconnect all plastic components from your engine. You can clean those separately. To protect your vehicle's electronics, disconnect your battery from its negative terminal. Also, place plastic bags over any electronics under the hood.

You can clean your engine with any degreaser. 

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Why do you need tire rotations?

Taking care of your tires is an important part of good overall operation of your vehicle, and one way to do that is by having your tires rotated regularly. Here's how tire rotations help your vehicle.

Your tires wear down from driving around in Valley Stream, but they don't always wear evenly. You might have one or two tires that get more wear based on how your drive or the conditions. When you get your tires rotated, a technician moves tires around on the vehicle, switching the front ones to the back and vice versa. This helps cut…

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Refinance Vs Trading In A Vehicle

The next vehicle that you own can be a choice that you make, but you need to decide between refinancing it or trading something in for an upgrade. There are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches, but you have to decide which way to go about things.

One advantage of refinancing is that you save money on a vehicle you already own. The downside is that you don't get to upgrade the vehicle that you have now. It is also difficult to find a lender to do this deal.

 

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Add a Bit of Bling to Your Nissan Kicks in Valley Stream

When you want to make a bold impression in your Nissan Kicks, accessories are one way to go. Nissan makes a wide range of products that fit perfectly on the Kicks, ensuring top performance. From the interior to the exterior, these accessories take your all-new subcompact SUV to the next level of style.

Add a subtle touch of shine with a Nissan license plate frame. Made with stainless steel and finished in chrome, these frames gleam beautifully in both bright and low light. Plus, they're durable and tough enough to stand up to any weather.

 

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How The Nissan LEAF Is Making Car Maintenance Easy

The Nissan LEAF is a popular EV that allows Valley Stream drivers to enjoy the perfect blend of speed, comfort, and efficiency. With gas costs constantly rising, now is certainly the time to check out a zero-emissions, all-electric vehicle like this one. At Gregoris Nissan, we're eager to help shoppers find out more about the incredible range of benefits that this car provides.

You'll Never Have To Stop For Gas

One of the greatest benefits of driving a Nissan LEAF is never having to stop for gas. 

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The Importance of Your Time Belt

While a timing belt may seem like something small, it plays a crucial role in the proper operation of your engine. A timing belt synchronizes the workings of the camshaft and the crankshaft in order to the engine to run at all. The camshaft opens and closes engine valves. The crankshaft coordinates the operation of the pistons.

One crucial area of vehicle service is making certain a timing belt is in prime condition. An owner's manual recommends when a timing belt should be replaced. In addition, you should have the timing belt inspected...

 

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Winter Car Care Tips That Help Your Vehicle Stay in Good Condition

Our Gregoris Nissan team likes to help Valley Stream drivers keep their vehicles in good shape. Harsh conditions during the winter, such as heavy snow and freezing temperatures, can be taxing on your vehicle. Here are a few tips that can help you keep your car in good condition during the winter.

Worn tires can be extremely dangerous on icy roads. Your tires need to have enough tread to handle snow, slush, and ice. It's also beneficial if you check your tire pressure once a month during the winter. If you live an area with frequent snow, a set…

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