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Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Changes

September 9th, 2022 by
A mechanic is shown performing an oil change near me.

Getting an oil change is the cornerstone of the routine service needed to keep your vehicle running well on the road. Most of us don’t question its importance as a fundamental part of vehicle ownership. Every six months or 5,000 miles, we pull into the dealership service center and put the longevity of our vehicle…

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How and When to Care for Your Brakes

August 12th, 2022 by
A shoe is shown depressing a brake pedal.

You should always have brake service done immediately if something seems wrong with them; otherwise, you should have service performed about every 12 months or 15,000 miles, whichever comes first. That being said, this is just a general rule, and there are many different factors that you should keep in mind when it comes to…

10 Excellent Used Cars That Are Ideal for Joliet Drivers

August 12th, 2022 by
One of most popular Joliet used cars, a white 2019 Nissan LEAF, is shown driving past a field.

Shopping for the perfect vehicle is sometimes more complicated than it needs to be. Fuel prices continue to be unpredictable, and with every driver’s needs being different from one another, choosing what’s ideal for your situation can sometimes be challenging. Visiting a dealership such as Thomas Nissan can provide you with a wide range of…

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How Long Should Tires Last?

July 8th, 2022 by
A red 2022 Nissan Titan Pro4x is shown from behind while going up a dirt hill after the owner searched 'affordable tires near me'..

In general, a new set of tires should last you between 3 and 5 years, depending on how much mileage you put on them in an average year. On average, most Americans drive between 10,000 and 15,000 miles each year, and the more you drive, the more wear you place on your tires. This is…

The Best Nissan Models for Plainfield Families

July 8th, 2022 by
A blue 2022 Nissan Altima is shown from the front close up after leaving a Plainfield Nissan dealer.

Plainfield is one of the most desirable places to live in Illinois. It’s nestled only an hour away, approximately 38 miles outside one of the country’s most essential passenger and freight hubs with plenty of employment opportunities. Plainfield is the go-to Chicago suburb with great school systems, low crime, a historic downtown, diverse culture, and…

Nissan Goes Off-Road With the 2023 Pathfinder Rock Creek

June 10th, 2022 by

Take a look around Thomas Nissan, your Tinley Park Nissan dealer, and it’ll become clear: the crossover SUV is here to stay. Built with the same unibody construction found in most sedans, this new breed of SUV offers a number of advantages over its truck-like forerunners, including improved comfort, handling, and efficiency. At first, the…

The Ins and Outs of Hydraulic Brake Fluid

June 10th, 2022 by
Brake fluid is shown being poured into a car's brake fluid reservoir.

While most drivers don’t spend too much time thinking about their brake fluid, it plays a big part in the overall driving experience. As much as we like to obsess about speed and performance, the ability to come to a stop is, some might argue, just as important, if not more. That’s why it’s essential…

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Upgrading Your Tires? Start Here

May 13th, 2022 by
A stack of tires is shown at a tire shop near you.

From bumper stickers to body kits, there are many ways to customize your vehicle, but few can make a bigger impact than upgrading your tires. It’s a popular practice among the 4×4 truck and SUV set, who often opt for larger tires to improve their vehicle’s traction and ground clearance. So can you put bigger…

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So You’re Looking To Sell Your Used Car… Look No Further Than Us!

May 13th, 2022 by
A white 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is shown from the rear driving on an open road.

When it comes down to selling your car, you want to get the most out of your used vehicle. If you’ve thought “It’s time to sell my car,” but are apprehensive about what you might get selling it, let your journey begin here at Thomas Nissan where we’ll look at your car and give you…

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Why a Muffler Is About More Than Just Noise

April 8th, 2022 by
A mechanic is shown inspecting a vehicle at a local muffler service.

Growing up includes a few common milestones: learning how taxes work, discovering the importance of fiber, and realizing that a loud, obnoxious muffler doesn’t make you seem cool. Terrorizing the neighborhood with the machine-gun racket of a baseball card stuck in your bicycle’s spokes might have seemed like a righteous of rebellion when you were…


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