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Signs Your Vehicle’s Exhaust is Leaking

The exhaust system on your vehicle is a crucial element. A primary task of the exhaust system is to keep poisonous gas from the cabin of your vehicle. Because of the vital importance of the exhaust system, you need to understand the signs your vehicle’s exhaust system is leaking.

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Traveling With Pets

Traveling with pets can be a lot of fun, but the fun can quickly end if safety is not a top priority. With so many families now taking their pets with them while they travel, pet safety has become important. If you’d like some tips on how to travel safely with your pet, come to Maus Nissan of North Tampa and speak with our professionals.

  • Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with ID information and always on a leash when not in the vehicle.
  • Do not leave the pet unattended in the vehicle and never in a…
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Drive Safely with the Nissan Titan

Whether you're on your own or with family, safety is a big factor. That's why our Maus Nissan of North Tampa staff members are proud to show off the Nissan Titan. With its sophisticated interior, this popular full-size pickup truck is designed to help you get safely to any destination.

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The Importance of an In-Shape Timing Belt

The engine timing belt plays an absolutely crucial role in the running of your car. The timing belt is responsible for synchronizing the actions of the camshaft and the crankshaft. In turn, the camshaft opens and closes valves in the engine while the crankshaft coordinates the pistons. Because of the important work of this component of the engine, you must make certain that the timing belt always in peak condition.

If a timing belt is allowed wear significantly, it becomes susceptible to breakage. If it breaks, your vehicle will stop running immediately, no matter where you happen to 

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Brake Fluid Is Extremely Important

It is always important to make sure that your vehicle is properly maintained. As part of that process, you will not want to neglect your brakes. The brake fluid level in your car must be topped off at all times. Without this fluid, your brakes will stop working and that could spell disaster.

You will want to know that brake fluid provides the friction necessary to get the brake pads down on your rotor. It is based on hydraulics, which means that fluid is an essential part of the equation. The more pressure that is applied, the faster the car…

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See Something? Say something. Every leak matters

Almost nothing strikes dread in the heart of a vehicle owner like noticing a puddle of fluid under your car. We understand. At Maus Nissan of North Tampa, we believe well-informed customers get the most from their ownership experience.

That fluid leaking from your car may come from one of several sources. On a hot day here in the Tampa area, your air conditioner naturally drains water onto the ground. This is quite harmless. Oil leaks, however, are another matter. Your car can leak oil from its engine, transmission, power steering or gear box. 

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Learn About Nissan LEAF Benefits

Fuel economy is a big deal to many drivers today, and the new Nissan LEAF is a popular electric vehicle (EV) is one of the most economical vehicles on the road today. In addition, the Nissan LEAF is also a great performer with many convenience and capability features. Check it out at Maus Nissan of North Tampa.

There are several benefits to driving a Nissan LEAF. Because the LEAF is a 100% electric car, you won’t be bogged down with constant maintenance checks for tune-ups, fluid 

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Nissan Kicks Accessories: Roof Rail Crossbars & Interior Accent Lighting

The Nissan Kicks is an al-new subcompact SUV and we've got it here at our dealership, so in order to get you better acquainted with this vehicle, we've chosen a couple of its most useful and unique accessories to tell you about here today.

Roof Rail Crossbars

These roof rail crossbars can increase your utility options and its steel bars fit right into any existing roof rails you may already have. The crossbars give you the ability to carry roof rail attachments.

Interior Accent Lighting

​The accent lighting has 20...

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Automobile Knowledge by Maus Nissan of North Tampa: A Quick Look at a Blind Spot Monitor

There are many advanced safety features available with vehicles that give you and your passengers enhanced protection when you're driving around Tampa. A blind spot monitor is a popular driver-assist feature that can help you keep an eye on vehicles approaching your blind spots.

With cameras, radars, and/or sensors, a blind spot monitor detects for vehicles that are moving into your blind spot zones. When a vehicle enters your blind spots, you'll get an auditory and/or visual warning so that you know it's not safe to change lanes.

 

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Don't Fall Victim to Car Theft

The majority of the 770,000 car thefts that take place each year are committed by professional car thieves. Most are looking for vehicles they can sell to "chop shops" who will dismantle the car and make money selling the parts. These professional thieves are smart, and they know how to steal a car quickly. Even so, at least half of auto thefts that happen each year are preventable if drivers would follow basic theft prevention tips like these:

  • Equip your vehicle with some type of anti-theft system and/or devices. Thieves like easy targets, and these systems work to…
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