Tailgating Tips For Your Nissan Titan

Tailgating Tips in Your Nissan Titan

Make your life even easier this season by setting up the ultimate tailgate! No one is happier than a person driving their new Nissan Titan to the big game and starting with a cookout. By following these tailgating tips you can stay organized, remember everything you need and have more fun instead of taking the time to clean.

  1. Prep your food before you get there – By skewering meat, shaping burgers, cutting up veggies and more before you arrive, you can spend less time preparing and more time celebrating!
  2. Pack the essentials (and backups) – Go through your whole meal and day to make sure that you have what you need, and enough of it. You know you’ll need charcoal, tongs, can openers, condiments, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, etc.
  3. Think of the cleanup – When packing your food, bring items in a plastic tub that can be used to store dirty dishes when you’re done. You can also make a cardboard box into a makeshift cooler (just add a couple trash bags inside for waterproofing) and you can just throw it away at the end!

In the end, you want your tailgate to be about having fun, not stressing about every detail. Make sure to find the perfect truck for your tailgating needs at Lewis Nissan in Beckley, WV. Let us find you the pickup of your dreams!

Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Road Trip GamesKeeping your kids occupied in a car for a long road trip can be difficult, especially because there’s not a lot to do in the car. Fortunately for drivers, kids can be easily distracted with a fun family game. Kids both young and old enjoy some fun road trip games, and you may end up enjoying yourself too! Lewis Nissan has you covered with some fun road trip games we’re sure the whole family will enjoy!

The Theme Song Game

Playing the theme song game is as easy as humming the tune to a TV show. Other passengers in the car then try to guess the show. The first person to guess correctly gets to hum the next theme song! You can set a time limit on it or play until someone reaches a certain number correctly.

The License Plate Game

It seems as though everyone has played this classic game. As you’re traveling along, write down the name of each state as you spot it. The goal of the game is to find all 50 states and maybe even some Canadian provinces too. You can find fun printable versions online where kids can cross them off or if they’re learning their geography we recommend going to the map version where they can write the state name down once it has been spotted!

Telephone

Another one of our favorites is the classic game of telephone. This is when you have one person start with a story, phrase, sentence, etc and they whisper it to the next person. That person is then responsible for repeating what they heard word for word. This keeps going until it gets to the last person where that person has to say out loud what they heard. This is sure to get the whole car laughing as the end result is usually not what it was when they started.

Those are some of our favorite road trip games! Make sure you stop by Lewis Nissan before you head out on your road trip to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape!

Things to Check Before a Road Trip

Things to Check Before a Road Trip | Lewis Nissan | Beckley, WVGetting ready to take a summer vacation usually means a long road trip ahead of you. Before you take off to your premier destination for some rest and relaxation, it’s best to check some things in your vehicle. After all, there’s no rest for those who experience the stress of long delays and car repairs ruining their vacation. Here are some things to check before a road trip as suggested by us here at Lewis Nissan!

  • Fluids – Take the time to make sure all of your oils are at the right level and fresh enough to stand up to the summer heat and a long journey. Have the oil changed prior to any long road trip. It wouldn’t hurt to have the coolant flushed and replaced to avoid any potential overheating problems.
  • Tires – Double check to make sure you have enough tread to ensure optimal traction on the road. It pays to make sure the tires are properly inflated according to the manufacturer’s specifications, too. Doing so will increase both handling and fuel economy, two factors that can make any trip a little easier.
  • Lights – Make sure all the lights are working properly. Turn on all the lights, including the turn signals. Replace any dead bulbs before the day you plan to leave on your trip.

2017 Rogue Trail Warrior Project Unveiled at New York Auto Show

2017 Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior ProjectAt the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Nissan showed off a hardcore off-road machine unlike any other—the Rogue Trailer Warrior Project. This unique vehicle was designed just for the show, so, unfortunately, you won’t be seeing it at Lewis Nissan.

The most noticeable feature is the snow/sand track. These tracks let the Rogue Trail Warrior glide right over the trickiest terrains. They are 30 inches high, 48 inches long, and 15 inches wide and are used in place of the Rogue’s normal wheels. While the suspension and wheel wells were modified for the tracks, all other powertrain components are standard, including the Rogue’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

In addition to the amazing khaki-painted tracks, the Trail Warrior has a custom camouflage body wrap and military-style yellow glassworks.

“This new Rogue Trail Warrior adds a new dimension to family adventures with its snow/sand tracks, gear basket, winch and camo paint,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “If you want to stand out from the crowd during a day on the slopes or the beach, this is the vehicle to take.”

If you could have an adventure in the Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project, where would you go?

Spring Events in Charleston, West Virginia

spring events in CharlestonNow that spring is here, the world is in bloom and it is a great time to head outdoors and have new adventures. Here are some spring events in Charleston, West Virginia that you should consider attending.

  • April 27th – Hampstead Stage Company: The Secret Garden. Come to the Elk Valley Express Library for a free performance of this magical stage play. The performance will start at 6:30pm and is recommended for ages 5 and up.
  • April 28th-30thWest Virginia Dance Festival. This program is designed to encourage young dancers throughout West Virginia and features both classes and performances. It will be held at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.
  • April 29th Literary Basket Silent Auction. Bid on literary-themed baskets to support the Kanawha County Public Library. The auction will be held at Temple Israel from 6pm-9pm.
  • May 1st – May 6th. Seed & Plant Exchange. Expand your garden and share extra seeds from your own with this community exchange at the Dunbar Branch Library.
  • May 4th-May 7th. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus. This is the final tour of this legendary circus group. They will be performing at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum.
  • May 13th. East End Yard Sale. Bargain hunters rejoice! This is West Virginia’s largest one-day community yard sale. It will be held in Charleston’s east end neighborhoods. Get out early for the best deals.

Here at Lewis Nissan, we love living and working in Charleston and hope to see some of our customers at these events with us.

Nissan Adds TITAN King Cab to Lineup

Nissan has officially completed its truck lineup with the addition of a TITAN King Cab for both the standard TITAN and TITAN XD. With this new cab option, buyers have more choices than ever before to find the ideal truck for their needs.

2017 Nissan Titan King Cab

The King Cab offers available seating for up to six, has wide-opening rear doors, and even offers a “rear seat delete” option that comes with a flat loading floor and secure storage.

“The launch of the new King Cab body is the last step in a journey that began in December 2015 with the debut of the breakthrough TITAN XD, which continues to carve out a unique white space between competitors’ heavy-duty and half-ton trucks,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc.

On the TITAN XD, when buyers choose the King Cab, the truck will be 230.5 inches long and have a 6.5-foot bed. It is available on the S, SV, and PRO-4X models and can be had with either the 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel or the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine.

With the standard half-ton Titan, the King Cab comes with a 6.5-foot bed on the S, SV, and PRO-4X. It is only available with the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine.

Come see the entire Nissan TITAN lineup today at Lewis Nissan.

How to Replace a Headlight

As part of your pre-winter maintenance, you should check to make sure all your car’s lights are working properly. With night falling so much earlier and vision hazards like snow, rain, and fog a serious concern in the upcoming months, having working lights is more important than ever. Here’s a quick guide on how to replace a headlight if one of yours is out.

Replace a Headlight - HeadlightIf you have a newer vehicle, changing the headlight is easy. Pop the hood and find the back of the headlight inside the engine compartment. There are multiple bulbs, so you have to figure out which one needs replaced before you can buy a new bulb.

Once you figure out which one needs replaced, check your owner’s manual for the right kind or ask someone at a parts shop, and they’ll help you find the right one. The owner’s manual will also tell you what kind of tools to use to replace the headlight, so get these as well if you don’t already have them.

Your manual should have directions from here for your specific vehicle, but there are general directions you can follow. First, you have to remove the plastic catch or metal clip holding the wiring in place. Remove the old bulb by pulling it out from the base, then secure the wiring back into place and put in the new bulb.

If you need more help, DMV.org has a great guide on replacing a bulb in older cars!

Nissan Unveils 2017 JUKE Black Pearl Edition and Versa Note

JUKE Black Pearl Edition - Nissan JUKEJust prior to their debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show in mid-November, Nissan launched the facelifted 2017 Versa Note and the 2017 JUKE Black Pearl Edition. Along with the NISMO and the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition, the four were unveiled together at the LA Auto Show, but Nissan revealed the JUKE and Versa Note early because of the sheer volume of new Nissan vehicles debuting this and next year.

All four debuts follow Nissan’s “Year of the Truck” campaign, which has so far introduced the all-new 2017 Armada, Pathfinder, Rogue, and two TITANS. The new Versa Note has a new front end and fascia, its fluid v-shaped grille flowing into the headlights.

The Versa Note also comes with two new paint options, a metallic Monarch Orange and Deep Blue Pearl. VP of Product Planning Michael Bunce said the new design will help the Versa and Versa Note hold their position as the most popular entry-level car on the market.

The JUKE Black Pearl Edition is extremely limited, with only 1,250 units being produced: 1,000 for the US and 250 for Canada. The Black Pearl Edition will have white bumper accents, heated outside mirrors, black interior seats with white stitching, and other elements that add to its high-contrast appearance.

Best Nissans for Tailgating

Best Nissans for Tailgating - Nissan RogueNothing makes a football game complete quite like a tailgate party. And, having the right vehicle can be the difference between a good tailgate party and a great one. Here are three Nissans for tailgating that will make your parties stand above the crowd.

Nissan Titan

For obvious reasons, pickup trucks are the preferred vehicle for tailgate parties and the 2017 Nissan Titan is an ideal choice. It comes with a great 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty to make sure your parties last for years to come. In addition, its bed features a unique Utili-track Channel System to keep items locked in place, removable in-bed boxes with drain plugs, and in-bed lights for when the sun goes down.

Nissan Murano

Take the Nissan Murano to your next tailgate party and you might have the most stylish vehicle there. It has plenty of interior room for both passengers and your cargo needs. And, if you choose the Premium package, you’ll get an 11-speaker Bose audio system and instantly become the life of the party.

Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue may not be big, but it can still take on the biggest tailgate parties. It has plenty of interior space, including a lot of unique interior storage options. And, with its user-friendly technology, it will be easy to listen to the game.

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel TipsThanksgiving is a great time of year to visit far-flung family. However, travelling to see them during the holiday rush can be a big hassle. AAA estimates that nearly half of all Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving. Here are a few Thanksgiving travel tips to help you along the way.

  • Stay positive. Whether you’re flying or driving, keep in mind that everyone else is going somewhere, too. Be courteous, be patient, and stay positive.
  • Stay charged. Make sure all your devices are fully charged when you hit the road. Bring along portable chargers for when you don’t have access to an outlet.
  • Pack lightly. Overpacking can cause big problems, especially if you’re flying. If you pack light enough you can avoid checked baggage fees.
  • Bring food. You want to stay energized for your trip. Pack high-energy, healthy snacks and you won’t have to overpay for overpriced junk food along the way.
  • Leave early. If you’re driving, avoid leaving during rush hour. Try to leave early in the morning or later in the evening to skip out on most of the traffic.
  • Use travel apps. There are numerous apps that can help save time, money, and stress, whether you’re flying or driving. Apps like GasBuddy, Waze, and others will come in handy.

What are your tips for travelling during Thanksgiving?