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5 Fall Car Care Tips in Fredericksburg, VA

5 Fall Car Care Tips in Fredericksburg, VA

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With autumn looming around the corner, it is important to keep your driving option prepared for anything that is thrown its way. That is why we at Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg are here to remind you to keep up with essential maintenance to ensure you are able to tackle the cool weather with the utmost confidence. If you notice that you are long overdue for some of these services or are just ready for some upkeep, swing by our location at 5200 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg, VA.

Tires & Brakes

First and foremost, with fall nearing, that means that winter is rapidly approaching. When the temperatures plummet, you are certain to experience pressure loss in all four of your tires. That is why it is so essential to make sure they are filled at an optimal level. Some signs of them being low on air is if your steering wheel starts to wobble when reaching speeds in excess of 45 MPH. The best way to rectify this situation is fill them up yourself or swing by our location and we will handle it for you. While we are on the subject, it is crucial to ensure that your brake pads are able to bring you to a complete stop. So while we are there, we will take a quick peek at them to make sure you aren't making direct contact with metal.

Oil Change

Next up on the list of essentials to ensure that a clean batch of oil is circulating throughout your powertrain. With the extreme heat that we experience during the summer, your amber fluid’s lifespan can be cut short. So, be sure to check the sticker on your windshield and make sure you aren’t overdue, or look out for the slew of warning signs that present themselves. One of them is if you start to hear a grinding sound coming from your engine bay. This means that your components are no longer lubricated and are beginning to work against one another. Then, be cognizant of your MPG. If you notice your ratings aren’t the same as they used to be, then you are probably ready for an oil change. As a general guideline, we suggest visiting our Service Department every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Lighting & Warmth

One of the components that many drivers forget about is their head and tail lights. This can be easily ignored because you never truly notice when they are working unless you make it a point to get out of your car and look. That is why we are here to give you a reminder since with daylight savings, you will have to use your lights more often than during the summer. So, when you leave work and notice that the sun is setting earlier, make it a point to turn on your ride and check them out. If you notice one or more of your bulbs isn’t illuminating, then we would be happy to get it switched out so you can light up the night sky. We also suggest that you bring an extra jacket and a blanket in case you end up getting stranded, so you can stay warm while you wait for a tow or someone to pick you up. 

We hope that our five fall car care tips in Fredericksburg, VA, are the reminders that you needed. When you are ready, drop by our Service Department at Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg to get these taken care of in one fell swoop.


Contact Information


Service Hours

540-684-6277

What Are Other Fall Care Tips?

  • Inspect your battery
  • Check wiper blades
  • Maintain defroster & heat

Dealership Information

Testimonials

Starlit Oblivion
Starlit Oblivion
GOOGLE
8-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I got a state inspection for my car and they took care of a recall that I didn't even know it needed! They were quick and all the staff members were absolutely friendly!

Angel Rivera
Angel Rivera
GOOGLE
8-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have been a Nissan customer for over 7 years. Today I brought my car for repairs and Cassandra in the service department went far and beyond what they do. They pinpointed the problem quickly and ordered the parts immediately. They provided me with a rental car while they took care of my car. They truly make you feel like FAMILY. I highly recommend Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg to everyone. Angel R.

Silvia Carolina Seitor
Silvia Carolina Seitor
GOOGLE
8-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Joan Mcbride
Joan Mcbride
GOOGLE
8-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Work was done well

Dan Henderson
Dan Henderson
GOOGLE
8-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is the best experience I have ever gotten at a dealership. Nissan really stands behind their products and the customer service at Pohanka Nissian is second to none...i wish all dealerships would respond to issues the way they do...Prompt and courteous. Other dealerships should take lessons from them.....

Bartolome Mirabal
Bartolome Mirabal
GOOGLE
8-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional and timely service

Tiffany Fineberg
Tiffany Fineberg
GOOGLE
8-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I took my Nissan Pathfinder to get an oil change. The process was simple and everyone was kind and helpful. Thank you.

Marge Polivka
Marge Polivka
GOOGLE
8-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thank you Roman, for your help purchasing my 2011 VW Tiguan. You answered all my questions and ones I didn't know to ask.

Pete
Pete
GOOGLE
8-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I definitely would recommend the service at Pohanka Nissan

Dorri Mills
Dorri Mills
GOOGLE
8-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

car buying made painless is all i have to say. thank you.

Robert Comeaux
Robert Comeaux
GOOGLE
8-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Helpful. Forthcoming with price. Less than I expected. Good service in a timely manner. Also clean well kept and beverages provided in waiting area

Margarete Radcliffe
Margarete Radcliffe
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very efficient and polite and speedy service call. Thank you!

Don Kerst
Don Kerst
GOOGLE
8-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would just like to say that I was contacted by Pohanka and Rocking Nissan. Rocking Nissan sales associates didn't seem too enthusiastic about me not coming to the dealership. I explained about my severe anxiety disorder and not being able to drive more than 10 miles. They said they would check with their manager and call me back. They never called me back. I got an email from them today (the day after) about what to do next, etc. I replied and said "What took you so long? I already bought a car from Pohanka Nissan." Mike Johnson and the other sales associates were very willing to help me with my issue of not being able to drive too far (severe anxiety disorder). We did everything by phone and email, and Esmeralda delivered the new car and took my trade-in back to the dealership. She was very pleasant and helpful making it overall a painless experience. Anxiety disorder (more commonly known as panic attacks) is very difficult in many situations, but Pohanka made it effortless for me.

Hannah A.
YELP
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was the best car buying experience I have ever had. I have had bad experiences in the past when buying cars, and that was not the case at Pohanka Nissan. I was looking to get a new Nissan Altima and had found one online that I really liked. When arriving to the dealership Tim and Roman had the car ready for me look at and test drive. After falling in love with the car, everything from there on out went very smoothly all the way to the finance department where Matt was very helpful and friendly. I never felt pressured from him, which I really appreciated. Tim, Roman and Matt provided me with the highest customer service and I will most definitely recommend them to my family and friends!

Jen Marcum
Jen Marcum
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a pleasure. Service always goes above and beyond. I walked across the street while waiting for an oil change, they called to tell me the truck was ready. It had started to rain while I was gone, they came and picked me up! Hands down, great group!

Jamie Lynn
Jamie Lynn
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I got my customized truck in and ready to go in less than a week! Tim was in contant with me for weeks leading up to my moving into town and him and Roman were absolutely wonderful to work with. After a bad experience at a different Nissan dealership Pohanka was a refreshing change of pace.

Vicky Fuentes
Vicky Fuentes
GOOGLE
8-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rambo Rapu
Rambo Rapu
GOOGLE
8-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Team worked hard to make this the most memorable buying experience in over 17 years of buy several Nissan vehicles. They worked with me while in Germany until my arrival, and even after purchasing a 2020 Nissan Murano for my wife.

Heather Williams
Heather Williams
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Ana Mo
Ana Mo
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Roman and Matt helped my mom get into a 2020 Nissan Altima and she absolutely loves it! Both of them was great with her and able to communicate and produce her every want and need!!! Thanks Guys!!! I thought it would take all day but it was quick! Thanks again!!!

gottobefree freedomnow
gottobefree freedomnow
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
LaShawn Cofield
LaShawn Cofield
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I went in on the last of the month to get my inspection. They greet you at your door. Seemed to make things go faster. I was definitely prepared to be there for an hour. Was there less than 15 minutes.

Sandra Sheard
Sandra Sheard
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I can’t tell you how pleasant my experience was with this dealership; Pohanka. Originally I had gone to the other dealership in Stafford (another Nissan dealership) off route 1, near Garrasonville road. I’d gone there because my husband and daughter bought their nissans there years ago, and my husband is on his second nissan. I knew the management had changed, but I was sure that I would receive the same treatment. Boy, was I wrong!! Long story short; a manager (not sure who he was, finance or not) basically told me he could not sell me the car at the price I was asking. The sales rep was pleasant but this manager was not!! He was arrogant and proceeded to give me a dissertation on overhead, profit, his revenue requirements, etc, etc. Fortunately, I had preapproval from the bank; 100%, and I could have paid for what he was insisting, but his attitude got me. I said, thanks; but no thanks!! I went to Pohanka, after leaving Stafford, and by then I was “ready to fight” my attitude was “don’t give me the bull *%, just be fair.“ When I spoke with the sales rep and told her here’s what I will pay; she said ok, let me get my manager. He came up (I didn’t realize he was a Pohanka) and he said “OK!” I said...um ok what? He says, you want the car at this price and ok! I was floored!!! You mean no bickering back and forth, no treating me like I have a sign cross my forehead that say “I’m stupid, I’ll buy anything,” no trying to push me into something I didn’t want??? He said...I want your business and I’m not here to waste your time. I was sold (no pun intended). They worked with me to get the car shipped to my son in Ca. And, I got a better Interest rate with them than my bank. If I ever need to buy a car for my daughter again, I will go to Pohanka! If my husband needs to trade his current Nissan in for a new one - I will recommend Pohanka.

Andy Trice
Andy Trice
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I cannot say enough good things about the service at Pohanka Nissan. I’m always treated like a valued customer. Cassandra(service advisor)was very courteous and pointed out some maintenance that the tech advised will need to be done in the future and answered all my other questions. I’m glad to see places with good customer service still exist. Last but not least, how can you beat having your car washed before being returned to you #winning

Jaye Garcia
Jaye Garcia
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased my daughters vehicle from Pohanka Nissan this past week for her birthday gift, 2020 Versa SR and from start to finish the process couldn’t have gone any greater! Our salesman, Roman was awesome, as was the entire team! No hassle and very knowledgeable about the vehicles we were interested in. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for quality and reliability in a vehicle, new or used, to visit their lot. They even helped me surprise my daughter with a bow on her car when we arrived! Definitely a memorable experience.

Joseph Roehl
Joseph Roehl
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very nice, very helpful staff. I felt Covid-safe which is very important to me - an older guy

rachel johnson
rachel johnson
GOOGLE
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Roman from Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg was such a pleasure to work with! He was up front about everything and did everything he could to get me the best deal possible with my not so great credit! I would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle! Thanks again Roman for your great work and professionalism.

Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The wait was a reasonable time for an oil change and also to have brake light panel replaced. I would also like to say that the customer service was great.

Steve
Steve
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I received service from Roman here, and the experience was exceptional. He knows exactly what to recommend if you give him an idea of what you're looking for. I wish I could rate the experience with 10 stars.

SABRINA ANTOSH
SABRINA ANTOSH
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Adam was amazing getting the part and installed on a Saturday afternoon so my family had air conditioning for our vacation on Monday!!! They are the best!

Donna
Donna
GOOGLE
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mike Brackett
Mike Brackett
GOOGLE
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I called for state inspection and was told it was about a 2 hour wait. The inspection was done in 15 minutes. Made my day!

Lo cole
Lo cole
GOOGLE
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would like to take a minute to rate my recent experience at Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg. As you can see I’m giving Five Stars. This was a very smooth process from beginning to end processing my new car. Specifically I would like to give high praises to my sales person Roman, he listened to what I was looking for and helped me choose the right car for me a beautiful Honda Accord. I would and have already recommended him to people I know. The staff is very friendly and professional at this dealership. Thanks again Roman and Brandon the financial manager.

Donna M.
YELP
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience with Pohanka was amazing they were friendly I would definitely recommend them to friends and family thanks Pohanka for working with me

Pat Fox
Pat Fox
GOOGLE
7-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience working with Tim and Roman! We were looking for a specific Venue, and they both were incredibly proactive and responsive. They located the perfect car in NC, so they really went the extra mile in satisfying my request!!! We are long time Hyundai owners, and working with Pohanka, Tim and Roman was the best dealer experience by far. My husband will need to replace his current 6 year old Santa Fe at some point, and we will definitely reach out to Tim and Roman. Thanks, guys!!!

Kathy M Camou
Kathy M Camou
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My husband and I purchased a 2020 Hyundai Palaside today from Team Pohanka, Specifically Roman Stanakzai in Fredericksburg, Va. This was an exceptional experience. He answered all of our questions and offered exemplary service from the time we arrived until the moment he handed us the keys . My husband and I both have our birthdays next week and you helped make this the easiest buying experience we’ve ever had with an automobile . Kudos

Richie Camou
Richie Camou
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Roman Stanakzai, team pohanka Fredericksburg, Va, you and the entire team helped us get our dream Palaside today. Thanks for everything you did to expedite the process. Stay safe.

Elizabeth Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very nice dealership very helpful

Kimberly Thompson
Kimberly Thompson
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They take really good care of you here- Dixie was so helpful. She got me in and out in the time I needed and explained everything to me. Love their amenities too!

Nicole Van Doren
Nicole Van Doren
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great experience with Pohanka Nissan! I had no intentions of getting a new car while receiving service on my other car, but after driving the new 2020 model, I couldn’t resist. Everyone was great, Josh, Brandon, the sales manager. I didn’t feel pressured and they listened to my concerns. I highly recommend them!

aditya manna
aditya manna
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
willie mccoy
willie mccoy
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dani Foster
Dani Foster
GOOGLE
7-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Such a great experience! Roman was so easy to work with, smart, honest and funny. I love my new car and would definitely work with him again. I highly recommend the whole team at Pohanka Nissan!

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