Importance of Maintenance Even When Driving Less

Understanding Routine Maintenance by Miles vs Time

When reviewing the routine maintenance schedule detailed in the owner's manual, you'll notice that service is recommended according to two factors: miles and time - with the maintenance needed according to whichever arrives first. Although miles will usually arrive first for the average driver, this is not always the case, especially in metropolitan areas such as Columbus, OH. Such drivers need to continue getting the recommended maintenance according to time as driving less has mechanical risks.

City Driving Conditions & Timely Maintenance

Many Nissan owners are surprised to find that stop-and-go city driving is a severe operating condition. Think about the brakes and engine: a city driver might stop and go 10 times or more on the way to work just over a mile away. A rural driver might stop and go half as many times on the way to work over 10 miles away. This creates a severe driving condition whereby routine maintenance is needed according to time rather than miles.

Other Time-Oriented Maintenance Risks

Many automotive components have designs that cause them to lose integrity regardless of use. Consider the battery: Car batteries will deteriorate with the simple passage of time. Fluids will also lose integrity over time as the composition changes from exposure. Rubber components, such as tires, and windshield wiper blades also lose integrity without being used. Depending upon storage conditions, mold, rodents, rust, and rubber deterioration are all risks related to time rather than use. This is why sticking to the routine maintenance schedule according to time is needed for low-mile drivers.

Schedule Routine Maintenance at Germain Nissan of Columbus

Customers can schedule appointments by phone during regular hours or at the online service scheduler when convenient. We run a flexible shuttle and have alternate transportation available for time-demanding services. We provide extended Saturday service hours. We welcome you to relax in the comfortable waiting area with coffee, snacks, TV, and wi-fi while we finish your service.

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Importance of Maintenance Even When Driving Less

Our factory-trained technicians understand the risks associated with low-mile driving. Since we have many customers in Columbus, Gahanna, and New Albany, OH that fit into this driving category, we organized a reminder stressing the importance of routine maintenance even when driving less. Low-mile Nissan drivers that want to keep their vehicle at its best need to get the recommended maintenance according to time rather than miles.

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Germain Nissan

4300 Morse Rd.
Directions Columbus, OH 43230

  • Sales: (855) 590-0132
  • Service: (855) 590-0131
  • Parts: (855) 590-0131

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Complimentary Dealership Amenities

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  • Only use OEM Nissan Parts
  • Factory Trained Technicians
  • Flexible shuttle and alternate transportation available
  • Family owned and operated - headquartered in Columbus, OH for over 65 years
  • The comfortable waiting area with coffee, snacks, TV, and WiFi
 

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