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Are You Looking for A Midsized Sedan? The 2018 Altima May Be Right for You

Midsized sedans have historically been among the most popular vehicle types due to a number of factors. These factors usually consist of a combination of design, comfort, fuel efficiency and performance. The 2018 Nissan Altima seeks to capture the attention of drivers with features designed to enhance the driving experience.

There are a number of features that Nissan included with the 2018 Altima that drivers may enjoy. 

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Detailing a Car with Help from a Clay Bar

There are different ways that you might go about detailing your car and making sure that every part of it is clean. If you have heard about how clay bars can make the surface of a car clean, but you have been too afraid to actually put them to use on your vehicle, it is time for you to learn more.

Our staff at Lithia Nissan of Clovis wants you to be educated about the ways that you can care for your car and keep it clean. Did you know that a clay bar can remove contaminants that are otherwise…

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Is It Time to Have Your Brake Pedal Repaired?

At Lithia Nissan of Clovis, we want you to be safe when you are driving your vehicle. This means that if you are having a problem with your brake pedal, you need to understand the signs that it's time to have a repair done to keep your brakes in good working order.

When you press on your brake pedal, and it feels spongy or goes further to the floor than normal, this indicates a problem with your brake booster. If you hear a grinding noise when you press your brakes, you could have worn down brake pads. Any time…

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The Nissan Titan Combines Comfort and Strength

The Nissan Titan is a comfortable ride that performs well on the road. This full-size pickup truck with a sturdy and rugged frame provides dependable durability, and the suspension has stabilizers and springs that impart comfort to all.

The Titan Endurance V8 Gas Engine offers 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of power under the hood. This workhorse of a direct injection engine has four valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Event and Lift Technology and a 7-speed transmission. The suspension has rear leaf springs and a rear stabilizer that work together to give the smoothest ride...

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Adventure Awaits in the 2018 Nissan Rogue

When you want an SUV that is as efficient as it is powerful, look no further than the Nissan Rogue. The 2018 edition of this popular crossover SUV offers high-level performance with features that will make your next off-road adventure--or your next morning commute--smooth and enjoyable.

Nissan's patented Xtronic CVT transmission gives you power when you need it and energy-saving cruising when you don't. The Rogue also provides many intelligent driving systems, from quick bad weather adjustment and help with pulling away from a too-close car on a hill to responsive cornering...

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The Nissan Pathfinder Performs Well on the Road

When you climb into an automobile, and you expect it to take you somewhere, you want to know that it will perform well with the job that it is meant to do. The Nissan Pathfinder is popular among those looking for a seven-passenger SUV, and it will provide you with helpful performance features.

The Nissan Pathfinder offers powerful towing capability. This vehicle can haul the load that you need to haul. The Nissan Pathfinder features an intelligent 4X4 system that will help you stay safe on snow-covered surfaces.

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The Nissan Maxima: Where Sporty Meets Luxury

Who wouldn't love a little bit more luxury in their lives? And with the popular luxury sports sedan, the Nissan Maxima, you get just a little bit more. Everything from the racing-inspired heated steering wheel to the quilted leather or Alcantara seats will make you glad that you chose to buy a Maxima.

The steering wheel is not only heated for maximum luxury, but it's also racing inspired with a flat bottom, so there is extra leg clearance. The quilted seat with the leather material is an ultra-luxury option. Otherwise, you can choose the Alcantara, which is a…

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Leaking Exhaust Signs

If you are driving along on the road and you notice that there is some louder than normal sounds coming from the underside of your vehicle, then you may have an issue within your exhaust or muffler system. Typically, this issue is caused by normal and regular wear and tear on your vehicle but you may have also hit something on the road or ran over something that caused damage to your vehicle.

Aside from a loud engine-like sound coming from your vehicle, you may also notice that there is some condensation or fluid leaking from your exhaust pipe or…

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What Happens When a Motor Overheats?


If your engine begins to make a pinging or rattling sound, it could be a sign of overheating. Another sign is a decrease in gas mileage.

When an engine overheats, the pistons are not cooled properly. The hot pistons expand and damage the cylinders. Also, the head gasket may blow. An engine that overheats can cause severe damage to a car.

Motors have cooling systems that work with coolant, hoses, and pumps to keep the engine around 195 to 220 degrees. When any of the cooling components break or become clogged, your engine will begin to get hot...
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A True 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle Will Employ the Use of a Transfer Case

There are many differences between 2-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and 4-wheel drive vehicles. One of the biggest differences is obviously going to be the transmission. Not only is that because of how it functions, but a true 4-wheel drive will have a transfer case which would be absent on a 2-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle.

When the driver switches to 4-wheel drive, the transfer case will engage and then send power to both the front differential and the rear differential, providing power to all 4 wheels. This is what gives you that 4-wheel drive capability that is lacking in…

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