Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Keeping your car in good shape throughout summer is just as important as during the winter, since hot weather can have a big impact on your car’s fluids, tires, and engine. Follow these summer car maintenance tips and your summer will be smooth sailing!

Summer Car MaintenanceInspect your tires fairly regularly, about once every two weeks. Check the tread and the tire pressure, as tires might become overinflated during the summer, and make sure there are no bulges or cracks in the tire.

Get your oil and oil filter changed, or do it at home if you know how. Clean motor oil will keep your vehicle running more smoothly. You should also check the coolant levels and consider whether it might be time to do a coolant flush. Coolant lasts much longer than motor oil, though, so it may not be necessary.

Check your belts and hoses for leaks, cracks, and fraying, and measure the width of your brake pads to see if they need to be replaced. Finally, keep your battery clean. Disconnect the battery cables and wipe the terminals down. This will keep the battery from overcharging.

2015 Nissan Summer Camp Gives High School Students Hands-On Learning Experience

Did you know that Nissan is not only dedicated to making top-quality vehicles, but is also committed to investing in future scientists and engineers with its 2015 Summer Enrichment Program?

Nissan Summer CampRecently, the automotive company’s Smyrna production plant sponsored a Nissan Summer camp for 52 Junior and Senior high school students. The experience, held over the course of four Saturdays, focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as it relates to the automotive industry and production. Students were able to see first-hand how Nissan engineers utilize the knowledge from these fields to problem solve at the plant.

“The objective is to give these students the interest and preparation needed to succeed in a university-level science or engineering curriculum,” said Justin Saia, corporate spokesman for Nissan North America.

The enrichment program concluded with student project presentations in which groups were asked to solve a problem. The prompts ranged from finding a new route for supply trucks, improving the front-end assembly process, averting risks at the plant, and reducing the time it takes to thread a nut.

We at Lewis Nissan are thrilled that Nissan is investing in the future of our students and wish all participants of the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program success in the STEM field!