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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 ...

Other materials:

Basic inspection
Inspection and adjustment Additional service when replacing control unit (bcm) Additional service when replacing control unit (bcm) : description Before replacement When replacing BCM, save or print current vehicle specification with CONSULT configuration before replacement. Note: If “ ...

Fuel-filler cap
WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and highly explosive under certain conditions. You could be burned or seriously injured if it is misused or mishandled. Always stop the engine and do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks near the vehicle when refuelin ...

Periodic maintenance
CVT FLUID Inspection FLUID LEAKAGE Check transaxle surrounding area (oil seal and plug etc.) for fluid leakage. If anything is found, repair or replace damaged parts and adjust CVT fluid level. Refer to TM-251, "Adjustment". Replacement CVT fluid : Refer to TM-288, & ...

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