Let’s talk about the nearly-forgotten art of communicating with your fellow motorists. Maybe we can all start to bring back some of these skills, and in doing so, be more courteous and safe.
5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Classic Car
Classic automobiles have unique qualities that make them great for people who enjoy driving around in style. If you have seen the movies that glamorize the power and look of classic cars (such as the fast and furious films), then I assure you, they are not wrong in the beauty that many classics have! However, […]
My Airbag Light is On – What Do I Do?
by VStar650CL and AZhitmanA quick introduction and history lesson: Airbags are ubiquitous in new cars, with several having as many as 10 separate bags. The technology has existed for decades, and – trivia alert – the 1972 Chevrolet Impala was among the first airbag-equipped vehicles manufactured by GM, but these were government fleet vehicles. The […]
Nissan CVT Transmissions: Coolers, Warranty, and Over-Cooling
by VStar650CL For those of you who own a Nissan CVT-equipped vehicle, you’ve probably heard the horror stories about premature failures, warranty runarounds, and the massive expense of replacing one. Our Nissan Master Techs and factory engineers have provided some helpful information that should be ‘required reading’ if you’ve got a CVT-equipped car in the […]
JPCtrade.com – JDM Importation and More!
Those of you who have been regular visitors here at NICOclub might recall the company JPCtrade. Recently, JPC rejoined us as a Preferred Vendor, and they’d like to update fans of JDM imported cars about what they’re up to! JPCtrade.com was established in 2003 and currently it is one of Japan’s fastest-growing Japanese used cars […]
Understanding Starter Issues in Four Simple Tests!
by VStar650CL Since we get lots of questions from NICOclub members with a mystery starter issue, it seems like a good time to shed a little light on diagnosing them. It’s surprisingly straightforward. So, here are four simple checks that tell you everything you need to know for a proper diagnosis.Unless you own a hybrid, […]
6 Ways to Prepare your Car for Spring and Summer
Driving is a huge responsibility that is given to kids at a very young age. When you are on the road, making a mistake can be the difference between someone’s life and death. Driving can be even more challenging when transitioning your vehicle from driving in the winter to driving in the spring and summer, […]
Help! My Nissan is stuck in ‘Park’ – Here’s the fix.
by: VStar650CL …wouldn’t happen if you had a manual transmission, but let’s leave that for another article. One day you start your L33 Altima or R52 Pathfinder and find yourself stuck in Park. You get a screwdriver and use the mechanical release, and for days or weeks it’s fine again. Then it does it a […]
Protect Your Shop During the Pandemic…
…by doing something you’re probably already doing! If your shop or garage is like mine, there’s people in and out. Grubby buddies (who no doubt don’t wash their hands very often) are using your tools, your paper towels, your sink, even your shop restroom. While the shop here at Datsun Ranch isn’t always sanitary, I […]
Car Seat Covers – The Basics
Car seat covers are a great way to keep your car’s interior looking its best for as long as possible. The key to keeping your seats looking nice is to install quality seat covers.
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