Getting Your Car Ready for Fall

It may still be warm outside, but with Labor Day past, it’s time to start thinking about fall and getting our cars ready for when the weather turns cool. Here are some tips for getting your car ready for fall.

Fall maintenance is basically pre-winter maintenance. For fall, you want to make sure you check your oil and get an oil change if necessary—and if you do get an oil change, make sure you’re getting a multi-grade viscosity oil that will be good for winter driving.

Car Ready for FallGo for a battery test at a parts store where you can do it for free. Extreme temperatures are hard on your battery, so you want to make sure the summer heat hasn’t killed it and that it’s in good shape to withstand the winter cold.

Now is also a good time to get new windshield wipers. Winter is the hardest time of year on your blades, so it’s a good idea to get some that are designed for good winter performance.

Check the coolant levels. Antifreeze is hugely important in winter, and if you have low levels or some kind of leak, you want to get it fixed ASAP.

Check the tire pressure. It’s still warm right now, but as it gets colder you might start to lose pressure, which reduces your tire traction.

Just remember, winter is coming…

2017 Nissan Maxima Safety Features and Technology

The 2017 Nissan Maxima is one of the safest cars on the road. Earning a 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA, the Maxima performs well in crash tests and is also equipped with a variety of safety features and technologies that will keep you safe during every drive.

2017 Nissan Maxima Safety - Lewis NissanThe new Maxima is equipped with all the latest active safety features at certain trim levels. The SV trim, one step up from the base S, has front and rear parking sensors. If you go up another step to the SL, you get even more advanced features like Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Emergency Braking, and more. The highest Platinum trim even comes with Driver Attention Alert and Moving Object Detection.

But driver assist features aren’t all the Maxima has going for it. Its standard safety features include an advanced airbag system with occupant classification sensors, dynamic control with a traction control system, front and rear crumple zones, and a tire pressure monitoring system, among others.

Then there’s the infotainment tech that lets you stay connected without taking your eyes off the road. Standard Nissan Connect with Navigation and Apple CarPlay lets you use Siri Eyes Free technology and voice commands to make calls, send texts, and access apps.

If you’re looking for a sedan you can count on to keep you from crashing and protect you if you do, the 2017 Nissan Maxima safety features and technology will give you the peace of mind you’re looking for.