Many of us get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and tend to neglect one of the most important material objects in our lives, our cars, so when you purchase a vehicle such as a Nissan Altima, remember you are making a lifelong investment – at least as long as the life of your Altima lasts. Getting the most mileage out of your investment is key to making the purchase worthwhile. Without our vehicles, most of us would be completely stranded as the majority of our society is built around being able to transport across distances too long to walk. Drivers of Altima’s can follow some very simple steps and reach the 200,000 mile marker safely and intact, which is something almost all car owners strive to do. First and foremost basic scheduled maintenance is a must in order to keep your Altima running in top condition.
Take a look at your owner’s manual to see what the maintenance schedule looks like and adhere to it. In case you are unfamiliar with average maintenance time frames, the owner’s will give you the optimal suggestions such as when to have the oil changed, fluids checked, and tires rotated. Most mechanics will also suggest drivers to get to know their vehicles. You may never get under the hood, but knowing when your Altima is running rough or just feels strange can mean “life or death” for your car. Being able to determine when your car needs an expert and getting it to the expert in time is the best any driver can do. Make sure your expert is a mechanic who truly knows your Altima. Your dealerships service center is usually your best choice for finding a trustworthy and knowledgeable mechanic.