Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Protect your vehicle from corrosion

Nissan Maxima Owners Manual / Appearance and care / Corrosion protection / Protect your vehicle from corrosion

  • Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the vehicle clean.
  • Always check for minor damage to the paint and repair it as soon as possible.
  • Keep drain holes at the bottom of the doors open to avoid water accumulation.
  • Check the underbody for accumulation of sand, dirt or salt. If present, wash with water as soon as possible.

CAUTION

  • NEVER remove dirt, sand or other debris from the passenger compartment by washing it out with a hose. Remove dirt with a vacuum cleaner or broom.
  • Never allow water or other liquids to come in contact with electronic components inside the vehicle as this may damage them.

Chemicals used for road surface de-icing are extremely corrosive. They accelerate corrosion and deterioration of underbody components such as the exhaust system, fuel and brake lines, brake cables, floor pan and fenders.

In winter, the underbody must be cleaned periodically.

For additional protection against rust and corrosion, which may be required in some areas, it is recommended that you visit a NISSAN dealer.

    Environmental factors influence the rate of corrosion
    Moisture Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the vehicle body underside can accelerate corrosion. Wet floor coverings will not dry completely inside the vehicle and should be removed for dry ...

    Do-it-yourself
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    Other materials:

    Oil pan
    Exploded View  Transaxle assembly  Oil pan bolt  Drain plug  O-ring  Oil pan  Oil pan gasket  Magnet Apply CVT Fluid NS-2 Removal and Installation REMOVAL  Drain CVT fluid from CVT. ...

    Changing wheels and tires
    Tire rotation NISSAN recommends rotating the tires every 5,000 miles (8,000 km). For additional information on tire replacing procedures, refer to "Flat tire" in the "In case of emergency" section of this manual. As soon as possible, tighten the wheel nuts to the specified torque with ...

    Cleaning exterior
    In order to maintain the appearance of your vehicle, it is important to take proper care of it. To protect the paint surfaces, please wash your vehicle as soon as you can: after a rainfall to prevent possible damage from acid rain after driving on coastal roads when contaminants such ...

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