Brake Service in Ramsey, NJ
Your car's brakes are the first line of defense when it comes to helping you avoid auto accidents when you drive on the road. That's why it is important to keep your brakes in optimal working condition through frequent checks when your vehicle is in for service. Ramsey Nissan, located right on Route 17 in Upper Saddle River NJ performs a thorough inspection of your braking system every time you bring your car in for service. Our certified technicians run a complete diagnostic check on all your brake system's working parts and provide a detailed analysis for your review. We inspect everything from the brake pads and brake rotors all the way to monitoring the quality and levels of your brake fluid.

One of the biggest reasons we inspect your vehicle's brakes on every service visit is that it can save you money in the long term. Most often, an individual component of the braking system will be in need of replacement rather than the whole system itself. Brake pads and shoes are the most common components that need to be replaced in vehicle braking systems. Regular brake maintenance is an essential part of car ownership, and it's critical to keeping you, your family and other drivers safe on the road. Don't take unnecessary chances. Whether you're heading out for an extended vacation or just going to the grocery store down the block, your safety is worth it. A tell-tale sign that your brake pads are in need of replacement is if your car shakes or shudders when you apply the brakes while driving on the road. If you are experiencing this symptom, now's the time to schedule a service appointment and get your braking system checked.

If our technicians find an issue, your service adviser will alert you to the situation and explain what may need to be done and the cost you could expect to incur. Advances in technology have improved brakes over the years so that brake system components now have a longer life span. At some point, however, these components become worn down and need to be replaced. You can trust the Ramsey Nissan service team to take care of your vehicle's brake system and perform all needed services at competitive prices in the Bergen County, NJ area.

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Professional Oil Changes Near Suffern, NY

It is helpful to think of your engine's oil like you do the blood that pumps throughout your body and into your heart. Your blood is the fluid that keeps your heart running and the same can be said for your engine oil. Engines are highly complex pieces of machinery and it's important that you get your oil changed regularly so that your engine is operating at peak performance. A large portion of the vehicles on the road today will automatically alert you when it's time for an oil change. It's important to pay attention to these notices and bring your vehicle in for scheduled oil changes so you can get the absolute most life out of your car. Ramsey Nissan, just minutes from Suffern NY, makes it easy and convenient to get your oil changed with our Nissan Express Service program. You can bring your vehicle in to our service center with no appointment and get maintenance like oil and filter changes, tire rotations and battery services performed quickly so you can get back on the road.

When oil flows into the engine from other areas, dirt and other particles will begin to accumulate within it. If you are not changing your oil at the proper intervals, sludge will begin to build up in your engine. Those who may live in drier, dustier areas will have even more particles making there way through. Changing your engine oil as well as replacing your filters on a timely basis, will get any of these harmful bits of dirt and debris out of your engine before they do any damage. What does oil actually do in my car? Inside your engine there are a many key parts which make your engine run such as the crank shaft and the connecting rods. These rods control the pistons inside of your engine's cylinders. There is also another piece called the camshaft which assists in opening and closing the vehicle's exhaust valves. Making sure that you have clean oil in your vehicle's engine is crucial in keeping of of these components well moving and running properly.

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Tire Repair and Replacement 

It's incredibly important to be driving on a set of tires that are in good, quality condition. Not only does it provide for a safer driving and handling experience on the road, it also can significantly impact your vehicle's fuel efficiency as well. Studies have shown that uneven wear on your tires can lower your mpg rating by up to 10%. That adds up to a lot more money spent on gas over a year time period. Nissan City offers highly competitive prices on tire service and tire replacement in and around the White Plains NY area. Our service experts can inspect your tires and offer recommendations on whether it's time for a tire rotation and/or balance. If you end up needing a new set of tires, they can also help determine the best set of tires for your car, truck, van or SUV. We offer online tire specials to help you save money when you buy and we stock all the biggest name-brand tires.

Tires that don't have enough tread depth don't get enough traction on the road. When driving in inclement weather, having worn treads is especially dangerous because you are more likely to slide and lose control of your vehicle. The most common way to test your tread wear is with a penny. Put the penny between the tire's grooves, with Lincoln's head pointing into the tire. If you can't see the top of his head, your tires are fine. If you can, it's time for new ones.

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Signs of a Dying Battery

Over time, your car battery will naturally run out of juice. This will happen approximately every 3-5 years and when it does occur you'll definitely know. There are a few common signs to watch for that let you know that it's time to get your battery replaced. Here are some of them:
  • Your vehicle fails to start the first time you try, but starts a second time
  • Your interior or exterior lights are dimmer than usual or are not working at all
  • Your air conditioning system isn't producing cold air despite the temperature setting
  • Your vehicle won't start at all
Batteries can do a lot of things while we're not looking. The most common way a battery will drain overnight is by leaving a light on or a power adapter plugged in, zapping all your battery power while you're fast asleep. Your battery can also drain overnight if there are faulty electrical components or wiring. If this might be the case, let us check it out so we can resolve the problem and get you rolling again. With all of these signs, you want to get your vehicle battery replaced as soon as possible at your local automotive parts center. Thankfully we are located close by Ramsey, NJ.

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