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2018 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback

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Check out this 2018!

A comfortable ride in a spacious vehicle! Nissan paid particular attention to efficiency and practicality with the following features: fully automatic headlights, rear wipers, and a split folding rear seat.

We pride ourselves in the quality that we offer on all of our vehicles. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

Convenience Features

  • 1-touch down
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Front beverage holders
  • Speed control
  • Illuminated entry
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Power windows
  • Passenger door bin
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Driver door bin
  • 1-touch up
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2018 Nissan Armada SL SUV

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Drive this home today! Check out this great value!
Both practical and stylish! Top features include rain sensing wipers, blind spot sensor, a trailer hitch, and power seats. A 5.6 liter V-8 engine pairs with a sophisticated 7 speed automatic transmission, and load leveling rear suspension maintains a comfortable ride. Well tuned suspension and stability control deliver a spirited, yet composed, ride and drive
We pride ourselves in consistently exceeding our customer’s expectations. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

Highlighted Features:

  • Navigation system


  • Blind spot sensor


  • Distance pacing cruise control


  • Leather upholstery


  • Automatic temperature control


  • Emergency communication system


  • Power moonroof


  • Wireless phone connectivity

DON’T LET THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURN YOU OFF FROM MAKING NEEDED REPAIRS

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The top 10 check engine light repairs from the annual CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ reinforces what the Car Care Council has been saying for years. Motorists who ignore the check engine light get less miles per gallon and could face costly repairs down the road.

“Many people fear that when the check engine light comes on, it is going to mean several hundred or more dollars in repairs, so they ignore the light and hope the problem goes away,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Data from CarMD makes it clear that not addressing the cause of an illuminated check engine light can cost you in terms of wasted fuel and more expensive repairs in the future.”

When the check engine light is illuminated, it usually means that the vehicle system, such as the ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating properly, even if the vehicle appears to be running normally. The top 10 most common check engine light repairs as reported by the recently released CarMD Vehicle Health Index are as follows.

  1. Replace O2 sensor(s)
  2. Replace ignition coil(s) and spark plug(s)
  3. Replace catalytic converter
  4. Inspect fuel cap and tighten or replace as necessary
  5. Replace evaporative emissions (EVAP) purge control valve
  6. Replace mass airflow (MAF) sensor
  7. Replace ignition coil(s)
  8. Replace evaporative emissions (EVAP) purge solenoid
  9. Replace fuel injector(s)
  10. Replace thermostat

“Following a recommended maintenance schedule and addressing small problems before they become bigger ones will help extend the life of your car and minimize check engine related repairs,” continued White. “It’s important to note that most of the common check engine problems negatively impact a car’s fuel economy and become more costly to repair if service is delayed.”

The Car Care Council’s popular Car Care Guide features helpful information about the check engine light. Available in English and Spanish, a printed copy of the 80-page Car Care Guide can be ordered free-of-charge by visiting www.carcare.org/car-care-guide.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at http://media.carcare.org.

10 Most Important Spring Car Cleaning Tips

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Spring Cleaning isn’t limited to just your house! Your car deserves some love too. Check out these spring car cleaning tips.

As the sun warms up, you may feel the need to roll up your sleeves and to tackle the big task of cleaning and tuning up your car. Getting rid of the winter mess inside and on the outside of your car is critical. The following are the 10 most important things you should do:

  1. Carpeting and Upholstery: Focus first on the interior carpeting and upholstery. Using a damp towel, wash down the seats. Get rid of any rock salt debris, mud or dry dirt on the carpeting using a carpet-cleaning machine, if possible.
  2. The Console: Wash the consoles carefully. Avoid getting electrical connections wet, but do wipe them down appropriately. Clean out cup holders, too. Use a wet cloth to get the top of the dashboard, but be careful to dry it thoroughly
  3. Organize: Clean out the compartments. In your rush to get inside and out of the cold during the winter, you may have debris, trash or just too much stuff in the car. Get the compartments cleaned out and organized.
  4. The Windows: Shine the windows. After all that winter driving, the windows will need a bit of extra attention. Clean the inside and outside using a window cleaner. Shine them with a dry towel. Do the mirrors of the vehicle in the same way.
  5. The Trunk: Check the trunk of the vehicle next. Clean out the wintertime mess. This is also a good time to make sure the spare tire is in good repair. Be sure your emergency kit is in order too. Vacuum the trunk out.
  6. The Exterior Body: Look at the exterior of the car. A good car washing is often in order. Make sure the first spring car wash is a thorough one that gets the winter grime out of cracks and under the edges. Use a soft towel and a mild detergent to wash the vehicle down.
  7. The Wheels: Pay some extra attention to the wheels. Remove the hubcaps and wash them down. Scrub the tires and wheel wells thoroughly. This is also a good time to check the tire pressure and to tighten up any loose lug nuts.
  8. Under the Hood: Look under the hood next. Leaves, debris and even dirt can get into the engine area. In some cases, just wiping down the edges is enough. In other cases, you may need to consider having the engine wiped off or professionally cleaned.
  9. Waxing: Waxing the exterior of the car is a good idea, as long as you do so out of direct sunlight. Choose a spray or liquid wax for the best results. If you are using a new product, test it on a hidden portion of the car’s body to ensure it works properly.
  10. Replace Wipers: After a harsh winter, many vehicles require new windshield wipers. Having wipers in good working order is necessary, especially during intense spring showers.

Take an afternoon to detail clean the car. Doing so will make sure the vehicle is in the best condition possible for the upcoming summer months.

Road Trip

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The weekend is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a road trip! Check out these bucket-list road trips for some ideas.

Columbia River Scenic Highway, Ore.

Unlike most highways, this nearly century-old route was built purely for scenery, and it truly delivers big time. “It’s just a fantastic drive and the landscape is breathtaking,” Jensen says. The 75-mile winding ride from The Dalles to Troutdale starts east of Portland, taking in the sights of the Columbia Gorge. Along the way, passengers are treated to waterfalls, mountain views and plenty of pull-offs, so the driver can enjoy it too. traveloregon.com

Road trip tip: Make an easy detour on the Mount Hood Scenic Loop to Timberline Lodge, a classic mountain park hotel. “It’s one of those see-it-before-you-die destinations,” he says. timberlinelodge.com

THE BUCKET LIST: Must-see destinations

Route 66, Illinois to California

From the Grapes of Wrath to pop music to the early days of television, the Mother Road is linked to the American psyche. “It touches on some of the greatest mythology in American,” Jensen says. “It’s Manifest Destiny.” While much of the Midwest-to-Pacific route has been swallowed up by interstates, many places still preserve the original two-lane highway. “The scenery is inspiring,” Jensen says, particularly the portion across the Southwest. “Every other street scene reminds you of Rain Man or some other movie.” historic66.com

Road trip tip: While the Southwest offers the most famous scenery, don’t neglect the start of the route in Illinois. Jensen recommends the town of Pontiac, home to two great stops, the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and the Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum, a memorable tribute to the car brands. pontiac.org

Hill Country Hideaways, Texas

This central region of the Lone Star State provides the Texas the world knows from the movies, with deep canyons, swift rivers and undulating sagebrush plains. “It’s wonderfully winding roads and proper two-lane highways,” says Jensen, who recommends making a loop of state highways 335, 336 and 337. “It’s the middle of nowhere. It’s an elemental landscape.” Traveltex.com

Road trip tip: Make sure to visit Utopia, Texas, if only for the name itself, Jensen says. “It’s tiny and very pretty, lakes and rivers and trees and paradise. There are bed and breakfasts to stay in, so you can stay and enjoy the Sabinal River.”utopiatexas.com

Great River Road, Minnesota to Louisiana

There’s no better way to appreciate the power of the mighty Mississippi River than driving its length from north to south. “From Mark Twain to Bob Dylan to Muddy Waters, it has a place in the national psyche. It’s where the West begins,” Jensen says. He suggests breaking up the trip into pieces, from the unexpected hilly terrain in Wisconsin and Iowa, to the Delta region from Memphis to New Orleans. experiencemississippiriver.com

Road trip tip: Stop for a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium, located within sight of the river and the Gateway Arch. “It ties everything together in a nice way.” cardinals.com

Pacific Coast Highway, San Luis Obispo to Monterey, Calif.

While California’s Route 1 runs most the length of the state, Jensen calls this middle section the sweet spot, featuring the stunning scenery of Big Sur, where it twists through seaside cliffs. The stretch also passes near the wine country of Paso Robles, and the arty town of Carmel. “There are mountains, oceans and thin strip of asphalt in between, that’s it. You feel like you have the whole continent at your back when you watch the sunset over the Pacific.” The trip works either way, but the driver will have the best view if you head south to north. visitcalifornia.com

Road trip tip: Don’t miss Hearst Castle in San Simeon. “It’s kind of surreal to see this Spanish cathedral dropped down in the ranchland of Southern California.” hearstcastle.org

Overseas Highway, Miami to Key West, Fla.

Driving this 120-mile route connecting the Florida Keys with bridges and causeways is like piloting a hovercraft across the ocean, Jensen says. Originally developed for the Florida East Coast Railway, the route was wiped out by a hurricane in 1935 and converted to a highway. “It’s you and the water half the time. You feel like you’re floating. It’s a wonderful sensory experience.” Although it can be driven in just a few hours, take your time to stop at seafood dives and tourist traps along the way. “There are fish and chips and cold beer and that’s always a pleasure.” fla-keys.com

Road trip tip: Take a driving break and swim with dolphins at the Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, a nearly 70-year-old roadside attraction located in a former quarry. theaterofthesea.com

Million Dollar Highway, Silverton to Ouray, Colo.

This section of U.S. Highway 550 climbs more than two miles above sea level as it twists its way between two historic gold-mining towns. Some say the route’s nickname comes from the road’s fill dirt, which came from mine waste later discovered to contain gold ore. , while others insist it cost a million dollars a mile to build. “It’s literally breath-taking because of the attitude, but it’s a beautiful part of the world, an amazing drive with a great name and it deserves it,” Jensen says. The road is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, offering the chance for more exploration. colorado.com

Road trip tip: You can get another view of the scenery from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which passes along the Animas River Gorge, far above rushing waters and feels like an old west adventure.durangotrain.com

Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina

This Appalachian beautyfest starts just two hours west of Washington, D.C., and slowly winds its way along ridge lines and near historic towns as it traces the mountain range. With low speed limits, you have time to soak in the scenery along the 105-mile drive in Shenandoah National Park. Then connect with the parkway, which continues for another 469 miles on the way to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The highlight for many is the famed Linn Cove Viaduct, an engineering marvel that winds through the treetops along the road’s highest section. visitskylinedrive.org and blueridgeparkway.org

Road trip tip: Time your drive to spend time in Charlottesville, site of Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, and the University of Virginia. It will be a sure hit with lovers of history, shopping, food and college towns, Jensen says. visitcharlottesville.org

Black River Scenic Byway, Mich.

Often overlooked by road trippers, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offers road trip magic, with thick forests and waterfalls, and expansive Lake Superior vistas. “People who know ocean coasts think that’s the only way to go, but lake views can be just as beautiful,” Jensen says. While State Highway 513 is labeled a scenic byway, drivers should venture off the route. “There are old roads that don’t really go anywhere but get you deep in the woods. 888-784-7328; michigan.org

Road trip tip: Wrap up your automobile adventure with a visit to auto-free Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. “It has the world’s largest front porch and they have rocking chairs.” grandhotel.com

The Loneliest Road, Nevada

The section of U.S. Highway 50 earned its name because it passes through a largely barren uninhabited region. However, the road offers plenty of distractions as it follows the Pony Express route, skirting mining camps and crossing mountain ranges covered with juniper and pine forests. “The actual driving surface is excellent. And there are gas stations and cafes along the way.” Jensen says. travelnevada.com

Oil Changing Tips

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Not sure if your car needs an oil change? Check out these signs to help you determine if your car needs one!

1. Dark and Dirty Oil

Clean oil is an amber color. After a while, the fluid darkens and gets dirty from all of the particles it collects from the engine.

You won’t know exactly when its color starts to turn, so we recommend checking the condition of your oil every month. To do this, remove the dipstick from your engine, wipe it off, and put it back in. When you remove it again, if you can see the stick through the oil, the fluid is fine. However, if it’s thick and dark, schedule an oil change right away.

2. Louder Engine Noise and Knocking

Clean oil provides a thin barrier between engine parts that protects against metal-on-metal contact and keeps your engine quiet on your travels. However, when the fluid starts to break down, it doesn’t lubricate the parts as well so you’ll hear louder engine noise.

If you ignore the increased engine sounds, you’ll start to hear knocking, rumbling, and even roaring to let you know that your vehicle is in dire need of an oil change.

3. Oil Change or Check Engine Light

An illuminated oil change light on your vehicle’s dashboard indicates that there’s too little oil in the system. So once you see this light, check your oil level with the dipstick and if it’s insufficient, change your oil as soon as possible.

In more serious instances, your check engine light will turn on to let you know your vehicle is at high risk of engine damage due to the lack of fluid or damaged parts.

4. Exhaust Smoke

It’s common to see a translucent vapor coming out your tailpipe when the weather gets colder. But if you notice smoke being emitted, check your oil because there could be an oil leak in your engine.

Smoke can also indicate faulty parts in your engine. So if you see there’s enough oil in your vehicle, have a professional perform diagnostics to pinpoint the problem and repair it immediately.

5. Oil Smell Inside the Cabin

Getting a whiff of oil inside the cabin is a huge warning sign. Generally, the odor is strong and means there’s a leak. However, this scent can also be mixed with the smell of gas or exhaust fumes. This indicates that your vehicle is overheating and oil is burning into the exhaust area.

An overheating engine can cause serious damage to your car and even ignite a fire. So once you smell oil inside your car, get an oil change right away.

https://www.montgomeryvillenissan.com/5-signs-your-oil-needs-changing/