Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Most common factors contributing to vehicle corrosion

● The accumulation of moisture-retaining dirt and debris in body panel sections, cavities, and other areas.

● Damage to paint and other protective coatings caused by gravel and stone chips or minor traffic accidents.

    Environmental factors influence the rate of corrosion
    Moisture Accumulation of sand, dirt and water on the vehicle body underside can accelerate corrosion. Wet floor coverings will not dry completely inside the vehicle and should be removed for dry ...

    Other materials:

    Diagnosis system (IPDM E/R)
    Diagnosis Description AUTO ACTIVE TEST Description In auto active test mode, the IPDM E/R sends a drive signal to the following systems to check their operation. • Oil pressure warning lamp • Front wiper (LO, HI) • Parking lamps • License plate lamps • Tail lamps ...

    Aluminum alloy wheels (if so equipped)
    Wash the wheels regularly with a sponge dampened in a mild soap solution, especially during winter months in areas where road salt is used. If not removed, road salt can discolor the wheels. CAUTION Follow the directions below to avoid staining or discoloring the wheels: ● Do not use a ...

    Drive belts
    Checking Drive Belts WARNING: Inspect the drive belt only when the engine is stopped. • Make sure that the stamp mark of drive belt auto-tensioner is within the usable range. NOTE: • Check the drive belt auto-tensioner indicator (notch) when the engine is cold. • When ...