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Nissan Sentra Owners Manual: Driving on snow or ice

WARNING

  • Wet ice (32°F, 0°C and freezing rain), very cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or “grip” under these conditions. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until the road is salted or sanded.

  • Whatever the condition, drive with caution.

    Accelerate and slow down with care. If accelerating or downshifting too fast, the drive wheels will lose even more traction.

  • Allow more stopping distance under these conditions. Braking should be started sooner than on dry pavement.

  • Allow greater following distances on slippery roads.

  • Watch for slippery spots (glare ice).

    These may appear on an otherwise clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of ice is seen ahead, brake before reaching it. Try not to brake while on the ice, and avoid any sudden steering maneuvers.

  • Do not use the cruise control (if so equipped) on slippery roads.

  • Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle.

Special winter equipment
It is recommended that the following items be carried in the vehicle during winter: A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove ice and snow from the windows and wiper blades. A sturdy, fl ...

Engine block heater (if so equipped)
Engine block heaters are used to assist with cold temperature starting. The engine block heater should be used when the outside temperature is 20°F (-7°C) or lower. WARNING Do not u ...

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Description
NOTICE: Trouble diagnoses indicate work procedures required to diagnose problems effectively. Observe the following instructions before diagnosing. Before performing trouble diagnoses, read the “Work Flow” in each section. After repairs, re-check that the problem has been comp ...

Service data and specifications (SDS)
Wheel Alignment (Unladen*1) *1: Fuel, engine coolant, and lubricants are full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools, and mats are in designated positions. *2: Since an adjustment mechanism is not included, the value of the left and right wheels (both wheels) must be used as the standard value. ...

Parking brake shoe
Adjustment - Drum Brake If equipped with drum brakes, refer to PB-11, "Inspection and Adjustment". Adjustment - Disc Brake Adjust parking brake lever stroke. Refer to PB-4, "Inspection and Adjustment". Perform parking brake break-in (drag on) operation by d ...

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