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Maximizing Performance in the Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima exceeds your expectations of what a stylish sedan can be by loading up on advanced technology. Keep the Nissan Intelligent Key® with you and you never have to take it out of your pocket or purse. Just push the Start Engine button and you’re ready to go. The Advanced Drive-Assist Display serves information such as caller ID and directions directly in front of you.

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The Essentials Packed in Your Roadside Emergency Kit

Keep you and your passengers as safe as can be by packing a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle with the following items.

In addition to making sure a spare tire is in working condition and the jack and tire iron are in the trunk, it is a good idea to pack a few cans of tire fix-a-flat to move the vehicle off the road in a hurry. The flashlight can really come in handy, mostly because it can be used to flag help or to be in the position to see when you are trying to make repairs in…

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Myths and Legends About Motor Oil

Everyone knows what motor oil is. Ask anyone and they will tell you that it is that black stuff that makes your engine run smoothly. Aside from regular oil changes, however, many people have some seriously odd misconceptions about changing their oil, what type of oil they need, and many other issues. Here are a few of the most common myths and legends about motor oil.

An oft-repeated myth is that the brand of motor oil you choose can lead your car manufacturer to void the warranty on your engine or even your entire vehicle. This is untrue- as long…

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Nissan Rogue: Enjoy Comfort on Every Drive

The Nissan Rogue is a popular compact SUV that delivers a comfortable ride every time it's taken for a spin. How is this possible? Nissan built the Rogue with Dynamic Drive technologies. With Dynamic Drive technology, speed bumps, stop and go traffic, and exit and enter freeway ramps will be smooth and deliver comfort to every person in the SUV.

Another performance feature Nissan added to the Rogue is Hill Start Assist. What this technology does is help the vehicle stay in place on hills. It's especially important when a vehicle is a little to close for comfort…

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Nissan Titan Trucks Couple Performance Features with Comfort

The patented Endurance 5.6-liter DOHC V8 engine installed on all 2018 Nissan Titan trucks provides best-in-class towing and starting capabilities. The 390 horsepower 32-valve motor can haul up to 9,400 lbs. and carry 1,610 lbs. of the payload by offering 394 lb-ft of torque. This combined with an excellent frame makes this one beefy truck.

You won't have to worry about starting power even when it gets extremely cold since Nissan's engineers decided to couple a 200-amp alternator with a 550 CCA battery to ensure that you get a perfect start every single time.

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How the Nissan Maxima Enhances Your Trip

You can define the exact luxury car experience that you desire with one of six trims available from the Nissan Maxima. They start with the entry-level S, which hooks up with your smartphone, to the top-of-the-line Platinum with Premium Ascot Leather-Appointed Seats that are climate =-controlled in front.

Infotainment technology ensures that you keep stimulated throughout a long drive. They begin with the 8-inch touchscreen that let you swipe and tap such features as the directions in the Nissan Navigation System or the traffic information app of SiriusXM® Travel Link.

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How to Properly Maintain Headlights

Motorists often overlook one of the most important safety features on their vehicle: the headlights. Extreme temperatures, ice, dust, and salt can all affect how well headlights function. Regular headlight maintenance can increase visibility, and decrease the likelihood of traffic accidents.

Be sure to inspect your vehicle's lights often. A burned-out headlight is simple to replace, but if you're not comfortable attempting the repairs yourself, our experienced service technicians at Simmons Nissan Inc will be happy to help. It's also important to check for cracked headlight...

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Pay Attention to Your Car's Warning Signs

If you find yourself in a situation in which your vehicle will no longer start, then you know that you have a big problem. You might not, however, know the reason that your vehicle won't start. If you've been paying attention, though, you will likely remember warning signs that a part on your vehicle was starting to fail. If it is a problem with the gas pump, then there are definite warning signs before a vehicle actually fails.

Decreased fuel efficiency, coupled with a few other symptoms, will signal a problem with the gas pump. 

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What Makes Your Engine Overheat?

Most instances of overheating are due to several common causes. Extreme temperatures that may be caused by a variety of problems can be the culprit. Following are reasons why your engine may get too hot and not operate properly.

Extreme temperatures caused by pressure or insufficient coolant can cause high temperatures that can cause your engine to overheat. A faulty radiator or radiator fan is another reason. Pump hose or thermostat failures can lead to leaks or bearing problems that produce overheating. Damaged hoses can also play a part in inadequate engine cooling. 

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Keep Your Distance When Towing

When towing items behind a vehicle, it is important to take proper safety precautions. For instance, you never want to tailgate the vehicle in front of yours. This is because you may have to brake hard if that vehicle slows or stops. Braking in anything other than a smooth manner could disturb your load.

It may also make it harder for your tires to support the weight of the trailer without blowing out. To further prevent tire blowout, be sure to drive at or below the posted speed limit for the road. You may also want to consider driving at…

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