Nissan’s Car Care Event – Win Maintenance For Life

Nissan's Car Care Event - service department working

Make sure you never put off necessary routine maintenance on your vehicle and take advantage of Nissan’s Car Care Event in October.

On October 1, Nissan announced their “October Car Care” service event which is intended to help car owners prepare for the approaching winter weather.

Nissan’s Car Care event features a complimentary multi-point inspection covering 100 points on the vehicles for all Nissan owners. On top of this inspection, Nissan will be awarding three lucky winners with “Maintenance for Life,” which will include regular recommended service for the life of a customer’s vehicle. This event will run through the end of October and can be entered at

“With the focus on maintaining the value of your vehicle during Car Care Month, we felt it was a great time to reinforce our commitment to Nissan owners by offering complimentary inspections at their local dealership,” said John Spoon, vice president, Aftersales. “We’re also excited to share dealer offerings such as Express Service with our customers. With Express Service, Nissan owners can have oil changes and other basic maintenance completed without appointments in less than 30 minutes.”

No purchase is necessary to enter Nissan’s “Maintenance for Life” event, so head over to their site and enter for your chance to win. Make sure to stop in or call Bates Nissan’s Service Department for any routine or other maintenance needs for your vehicle.

What Those Dashboard Symbols Really Mean

Let’s face it; unless you’re a mechanic, you probably don’t know what everything in your car means, right? So you’re driving along and a light pops up on your dashboard, but do you automatically know what it means?

If you’re lucky, you have your car manual and can just check to see what these dashboard symbols are telling you about your vehicle, but if you’re not so lucky, we’re here to try to help you out. We’ve come up with a short list of common symbols which could be displayed on your dashboard and the meanings behind them.

Open Door Dashboard SymbolsOpen Door Indicator – this symbol means a door is still open in your car



Temp Warning Light Dashboard SymbolsTemperature Warning Light – this symbol warns the driver their engine could overheat and means the driver should stop immediately to allow cooling off



Oil Pressure Dashboard SymbolsOil Pressure Warning – when red, this symbol indicates low oil pressure. If this light illuminates, you should switch off the engine immediately to avoid severe damage. If this symbol appears as a lighter amber color, it means the oil level is low and a top off is required.



Seat Belt Dashboard Symbols

Seat Belt Reminder – this light is activated when the driver or passenger is not wearing their seatbelt.



Brake System Alert Dashboard SymbolsBrake System Alert – this will appear when brake fluid is low.



Powertrain Malfunction Dashboard SymbolsPowertrain Malfunction – if this light turns on, immediately turn off your car and call your mechanic. This will illuminate when the engine management system detects a fault which could seriously harm your vehicle if not quickly resolved.



Tire Pressure Dashboard SymbolsTire Pressure Monitor – when your tire pressure is low, this light will turn on. To turn it off, check your tire pressure and inflate properly.



ABS Warning Light Dashboard SymbolsABS Warning Light – this will show up when you have a fault in the ABS braking system. You will not lose your brakes but some features will be switched off. Professional help is required to resolve issues.


For assistance, bring your vehicle to Bates Nissan and we will gladly assist you with any problem which triggered a dashboard light to appear in your car.

Bates Nissan Offers Service Specials for Killeen Drivers

Bates Nissan service specials in Killeen

Bates Nissan service specials in Killeen

Give yourself the gift of extra cash in your wallet this holiday season by saving with auto service specials at Bates Nissan in Killeen.

Our online oil change coupon lowers the price of an oil change at Bates Nissan from $26.99 to $21.99. This includes up to five quarts of oil, replacement of the old oil filter with a Genuine Nissan oil filter, topping off fluid levels, and a complete multi-point visual inspection. Applicable taxes and disposal fees may apply, and this offer is not valid with the use of synthetic oil.

Bates Nissan also wants to save Killeen drivers money on recommended regular maintenance services. If it is time for the routine maintenance recommended at 30,000, 60,000, 90,000 or 120,000 miles, drive over to Bates Nissan and save $50. Our expert technicians will perform the services for the vehicle as described in your owner’s manual, or per dealer recommendation.

These service specials are valid only at Bates Nissan and cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon must be presented at the time of the service write-up.

Bates Nissan is proud to serve the Killeen and Austin Texas areas with sales of new Nissans, quality used cars, and trusted service, parts, and financing. Let us help you with all of your vehicle needs!