Nissan Altima Owners Manual: 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 drying to avoid floor panel corrosion.

Relative humidity

Corrosion will be accelerated in areas of high relative humidity, especially those areas where the temperatures stay above freezing and where atmospheric pollution exists and road salt is used.

Temperature

High temperatures accelerate the rate of corrosion to those parts which are not well ventilated.

Air pollution

Industrial pollution, the presence of salt in the air in coastal areas, or heavy road salt use accelerates the corrosion process. Road salt also accelerates the disintegration of paint surfaces.

    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 c ...

    To protect your vehicle from corrosion
    ● Wash and wax your vehicle often to keep the vehicle clean. ● Always check for minor damage to the paint and repair it as soon as possible. ● Keep drain holes at the bottom of t ...

    Other materials:

    Windshield-washer fluid
    WINDSHIELD-WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR Fill the windshield-washer fluid reservoir periodically. Add windshield-washer fluid when the low windshield-washer fluid warning light comes on. To fill the windshield-washer fluid reservoir, lift the cap off the reservoir and pour the windshieldwasher ...

    Insufficient cooling
    Component Function Check SYMPTOM: Insufficient cooling INSPECTION FLOW 1. CONFIRM SYMPTOM BY PERFORMING OPERATION CHECK - TEMPERATURE DECREASE 1. Press the A/C switch. 2. Turn temperature control dial counterclockwise to maximum cold. 3. Check for cold air at discharge air outlets. Can ...

    Control cable
    Exploded View 1. Control lever 2. Control device assembly 3. Control cable socket 4. Retainer grommet 5. Control cable 6. Bracket 7. Lock plate 8. Manual lever Removal and Installation REMOVAL 1. Shift control lever to "P". 2. Remove the air filter assembly. Refer to EM-25 ...