nissan rogue maintenance

Taking Care of Your Nissan Rogue: 5 Things You Should Know

The Nissan Rogue is an excellent vehicle to purchase, but if you want it to last for decades you have to take good care of it. Make sure to do these things on a regular basis to be sure you'll keep your Nissan Rogue for many years to come. 

Protect from the Sun

You’d be surprised how much damage the sun can do to your vehicle. Not only can the heat melt and disfigure your dash, but it can also damage your paint. Sunlight eats away at car paint and will leave your Rogue vulnerable to rust. If you can’t keep your Nissan in a garage, protect it against moisture, bird droppings, and debris with a cover or UV protection wash.   

Change your Oil

Over the years, your engine puts all sorts of debris in your oil. This debris can clog filters and cause your engine to overheat. The only way to avoid this from happening is by changing your oil on a regular basis—many mechanics suggest that you change your oil every three months or every 5,000 miles. However, changing your oil earlier than recommended never hurt. It keeps corrosive materials out of your engine and extends the life of your car.

Get Regular Maintenance 

Getting a tune-up once a year may not seem like a huge deal, but it’s more important than you’d think. By getting regular maintenance, you’re extending the life of your Nissan Rogue. Without it, parts could fail and cause even more damage to more expensive parts like your engine or transmission. A tune-up replaces your car and cabin filter, wiper blades, checks your tire pressure, and so much more. 

Maintain Fluids

Transmission, power steering, and brake fluid are all essential to your Rogue. Your SUV can overheat if there’s an insufficient amount of fluid, which can burn up the engine. By checking them on a weekly basis, you can be sure your engine and mechanics are running smoothly—replacing an engine can cost thousands of dollars and checking your fluids can take minutes. 

Read the Owner’s Manual 

Nothing’s more important than reading your owner’s manual because it tells you everything you need to know about your Nissan Rogue. It includes when you should get an oil change and maintenance as well as how to check your fluids. Most owner’s manuals also give you tips to care for your SUV. You can usually find your manual online or at your dealership. Caring for your Rogue as suggested by Nissan helps it last for years and years to come.