5 Common Car Questions You’re Afraid to Ask



Nissan is a dealership that gets straight to the point. Our experienced sales staff are here to serve you, and we do so by getting you behind the wheel of a car as well as answering any questions you may have. We understand that you might have questions that you may be too embarrassed to ask. Thankfully, we’re here to help.

Here are 5 Common Car Questions You’re Afraid to Ask.

#5 Why Do Signal Lights Blink Fast When They Burn Out?

What happens when the bulb burns out is that the overall voltage powered through it decreases. This makes the circuit’s workload lighter, which allows it to make the light blink faster. It works as both a cue to fix your signal light as well as a reminder of how cool science can be!

#4 What’s the Difference Between a Turbocharger and a Supercharger

These engines are both designed to create more power by burning fuel quicker. The Supercharger, as well as the Turbocharger, use a compressed air system to power up the vehicle’s engine. The Supercharger connects directly to the engine using a compression pump. While this means your power level is more consistent, it also means that you will get less power and compression when your engine is at a lower RPM. The Turbocharged engine uses the gas from your exhaust to generate its power, which allows it to reach higher levels of compression without having your RPMs redlined. With the turbocharged engine, the connection isn’t linked directly, so there is a bit of a “turbo” lag that comes with it.


#3 How Often Should I Check My Tire Pressure?

You should check your tire pressure regularly, according to your owner’s manual, maybe even as often as you stop for gas. However, this may be overly cautious because, after all, most vehicles nowadays come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Whether your vehicle has this safety feature or not, you still should check your tire pressure once a month. Tires are expensive, so keeping your tire pressure at the levels they need to be will help ensure your investment is worth it.


#2 When to Change my Transmission Fluid?

Transmission specialists say that you should change your transmission fluid once every 2 years or every 50,000 km, whichever comes first. Here at West End Nissan, we advised constant upkeep on all of your fluids. We adhere to the experts and say that every 50,000 km is the appropriate time to change your transmission fluid.


#1 Premium or Regular Gas?

Yes, premium gas does make your car run better because it has a higher octane level than regular gas. What a higher octane does is give you a faster compression ratio, which increases performance output and fuel efficiency. The only downside is that premium gas is more expensive than regular.  


Have any more questions? Come into West End Nissan today and talk to our knowledgeable staff.


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