Nissan Sentra Hood Troubleshooting Made Easy
Your Nissan Sentra's hood protects most of the important, internal components of your vehicle. As such, it is important that it stays in great condition. However, problems do rise up eventually that would wear down your hood. Prevention is better then cure, they say, and thus, here are some common problems you could encounter in regards to the hood, and their respective causes:
Dents and scratches
Fender bender is a common term for those small car accidents that damage your vehicle. This usually happens around parking areas or city roads where there is a high car density. These fender benders are the ones that cause those scratch lines and tiny dents around the hood. Aesthetically, it is going to make your vehicle look like it is worth less than it is supposed to be. Furthermore, if kept unchecked, these types of damage will pile up and cause more trouble. Before and after driving, do a quick inspection around the hood area. Scratches and dents are very visible, so if you see them, repaint them or take some time during the weekend to work on them.
Rust patches and holes
These are often the result of prolonged neglect of the first problem listed. Remember the thing about the problems building up? This is the trouble. Adding to that the harsh elements directly harming the hood because of its now unprotected state, and you got yourself a corrosion issue. If the contamination only affects a small area, the size of a cookie or a small book for exemple, then you can still fix it with some simple welding and mechanical know-how. However, if it has spread into huge proportions, then there is nothing you can do but to simply replace the hood with a new one.
If you are starting to hear this around the front of your car while driving, then you better check the condition of the hood's hinges. These are the ones that connect the hood to the main body of the vehicle, as well as hold it in place. Sometimes they get loose, or some incident causes them to malfunction, and sometimes they could simply fall off and disappear. Whatever the case, you either secure it to position if it is still there, and if not, then you do not have much of a choice, do you?