If you are properly taking care of your car, you are routinely getting your oil changed and tires checked. However, do you know a lot more goes into your car’s health? In fact, there are several fluids under the hood that you should be keeping a watchful eye on.

Engine Oil

To check your oil level, remove the dipstick from under your hood, wipe it clean with a rag, and reinsert it. Then, pull it back out and make sure it reads in the normal range. Be sure to check out our Nissan service specials to see deals we are running before your visit if you are in need of an oil change.

Power Steering Fluid

If your car is hesitating or making unusual noises when you are trying to turn, you probably need to add power steering fluid. You can check the level in the small tank near your windshield’s base. If you have to continuously refill it, you probably have a leak and it needs to be looked at by a professional.

Windshield Wiper Fluid

The windshield wiper fluid tank is usually marked with a water symbol on the cap. You’ll want to keep it at the “full” line to keep your windshield clean and clear.

You can conveniently schedule an appointment online if you need help checking any of your fluid levels or if you realize your car has a leak or other issue.

If you need car maintenance in the Hamden area, visit us at Executive Nissan. You can call our service department at 888-994-0276 or visit us at 900 Universal Drive in North Haven, CT. After all, maintenance is key in your car living a long and healthy life.