Fall Driving Tips from Lewis Nissan!

With summer gone and autumn officially here, we want to make sure your Nissan is in its best shape for fall and make sure it stays that way! With some fall driving tips, you’ll be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for us!

  1. Leaves on the Road Can Be Dangerous! – When leaves accumulate on the road and become wet, they become extremely slippery making driving conditions similar to when ice is on the road. If the temperature drops below freezing the wet leaves will freeze and turn into dangerous icy leaves! They can also cover the painted road markings making it difficult to know the locations of the lane.
    1. Slow down if you are driving on a road that is covered with leaves especially around turns and bends in the road.
    2. Leaves can fill potholes making it difficult to find them.
    3. A pile of leaves is very inviting to children, who often like to jump in them. Don’t drive through a leaf pile to avoid a child, or even an animal getting injured.
  2. Changing Weather Conditions – Here in West Virginia, we know that fall typically means a wet season. This can cause other weather conditions such as fog.
    1. When driving fog make sure that your headlights are set on low beams. This setting aims the beam of light down the roadway.
    2. Frost can often form on roadways when the temperatures drop. Drive slowly and carefully on overpasses and bridges since these areas frost over more quickly than other surfaces.
  3. Vehicle Maintenance is Important – Keeping your Nissan in its best shape will help for a smoother transition into autumn and from autumn into winter.
    1. Keep your headlights cleaned and working properly.
    2. If your windshield wipers are showing any signs of wear, make sure to replace them.
    3. Keep an emergency safety kit in your vehicle at all times.

We hope you found our fall driving tips helpful and useful! If you Nissan is needing tuned up and ready for autumn, visit us!

2014 Nissan LEAF Named One of the Best Car Deals

2014 Nissan LEAFThe 2014 Nissan LEAF is no doubt an exceptional electric car, and Kelley Blue Book has taken note of that fact. Torque News has reported that the tiny hatchback has recently been named by KBB as one of the ten best new car deals of September.

The LEAF is known for being both environmentally friendly and easy on the wallet, with a KBB “fair purchase price” of $26,246. (The fair purchase price is a calculation of what a consumer will actually pay for a car, after incentives and other discounts are factored in).

Nissan is also a company that never stops improving. The Motley Fool says that in order to increase the car’s selling power “Nissan improved its range to about 84 miles (not too bad for a pure EV), added new features, and addressed battery and charging problems.”

Want to see how the LEAF stacks up against your gas powered vehicle? Visit us at Lewis Nissan!

Nissan Doesn’t Take Itself Too Seriously; Offers ‘Purrari’ Replacement

 

Professional electronic music artist Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) recently made headlines by wrapping his Ferrari 458 with a ridiculous and over-the-top Nyan Cat design that features baby blue paint and a Pop Tart/feline hybrid flying through space. What does this have to do with anything you ask?

Well, Zimmerman made the social media rounds, and even showed off the car’s unfortunate design at the Gumball 3000 rally, which allegedly infuriated Ferrari. Here’s where it gets interesting: Ferrari didn’t approve of the way Zimmerman was representing the prestigious brand, and promptly sent the musician a cease and desist letter. The official claim? According to digitaltrends.com, Ferrari said that the ‘Purrari’s’ bespoke nameplates weren’t appropriate trademarks.

Nissan GT-R - No PurrariParty poopers. Zimmerman responded by removing the wrap and making some colorful comments about the automaker on Twitter. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better (or weirder?), Nissan proved it has a sense of humor, and took to Twitter to offer Zimmerman a custom GT-R as a consolation prize of sorts.

“Hey @deadmau5, heard what happened to your car. Good news? We found a replacement, ready right meow.”

While the offer featured only a photo-shopped picture of a custom GT-R, the musician has put his Ferrari 458 up for sale in favor of a McLaren 650S Spider, and Nissan has loaned Zimmerman a GT-R just for fun.

Good work, Nissan. We can all appreciate some a good joke.

Are you looking for a new performance car? Stop by Lewis Nissan today to test drive your dream car – and we won’t even tell you how you have to paint it.

Nissan Versa Note Five-Door Hatchback: Monumentally affordable while also saving at the pump

The new 2015 Nissan Versa Note five-door hatchback is monumentally affordable while also saving at the pump as well. The front-wheel drive small car with a five-speed manual transmission and a roomy backseat goes for a dazzling $14,990, making it one of the lowest-prices new cars released in the U.S market.

2015 Nissan Versa NoteA model with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that the driver controls like an automatic is still inexpensive, costing a low $16,240. Do the math you can see that two Versa Notes come out being the same price as an average new vehicle, making the car an extraordinary deal. Test both Versa Notes at Lewis Nissan today!

The Versa Note also has superb gas mileage, getting 31 miles per gallon in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway, for an average of 35 mpg. A full tank can take you an estimated 378 miles, giving the car the third-best figures for any non-hybrid and non-electric hatchback being offered today while also saving at the pump. You can thank the active grille shutters on both Versa Note models that improve aerodynamics by “automatically closing off some grille openings once the car is moving at more than 20 miles per hour” (Abc News).