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What to Consider Before Embarking on a Road Trip

Make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the experience of travel if you plan to take any road trips. With all of the adventures out there waiting to be had, road trips are becoming a more common way for people to get out and have adventures that won't break the bank. Always make sure that you plan your route in advance, and plan for rest stops for both your vehicle as well as for yourself and any passengers that may be accompanying you on your adventure.

Taking breaks allows your vehicle to rest and will reduce the…

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Having Good Tires on Your Car is Essential

Tire tread is important on your vehicle because it allows you to be able to drive safely. A tire’s job is to grip the road so that you can stay on the asphalt and make it to your destination safely. If a vehicle has improper tire treads, not only can it affect the handling and maneuverability of the vehicle, but it can also be dangerous.

How often have you been driving down the freeway and see a driver on the side of the road with a flat tire? This could have been due to the fact that there was…

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Schedule Service For Your Vehicle Conveniently Online

In order for any car to operate properly, regularly scheduled maintenance needs to be performed. With convenient online scheduling available from Colonial Nissan, it is easy to find a time to bring your car in for the service that it needs.

Oil changes, tire rotations and antifreeze checks are just of few of the jobs that can be scheduled online. The process is very simple. Go online, find a convenient appointment time and then fill in your information.

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How Much Do You Know About Horsepower?

Whenever you take a drive in your vehicle, consider the forces that it took to pull it forward. The movement of a vehicle is driven by it’s horsepower. Gas generates an engine’s torque, which in turn creates the power to pull the vehicle forward.

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Distinctive Elements of All-Wheel Drive vs. Four-Wheel Drive

Sometimes, car shoppers face a challenge of choosing between a Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) and an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle. Even though both systems assist a car in navigating through slippery areas, 4WD and AWD operate differently. Our Nissan sales team at Colonial Nissan will offer you the distinctions between the two systems.

  • AWD involves a drivetrain that uses the front, back, and center differentials to distribute power to four wheels, whereas a 4WD model encompasses a drivetrain that supplies power to a vehicle's wheels by using only two differentials and a transfer case. 
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Salt, Sand or Kitty Litter: Unlikely Traction Heroes

Sand, salt, and kitty litter can be purchased at most supermarkets, and all three are often used for basic necessities in life. When the winter months roll around, your mind is most likely on driving safely and getting out of the cold. However, you should always keep the magic of kitty litter in the back of your mind, including what sand can also offer.

You can pour either one of the above two substances behind your tires when they’re stuck in snow, ice, or earth – and let’s face it, you will likely need the improved traction. 

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Lease End Doesn’t Always Leave You Without a Vehicle

Your lease end doesn't always leave you without a vehicle. You have choices to make. You can walk away from the lease. That's part of the extra flexibility afforded in our Nissan lease program. You can turn in the keys and move on. This could leave you without a vehicle, and you may wonder where your next vehicle will come from. Our dealership wants you to be aware of several great options right here at Colonial Nissan!

You can buy your leased vehicle. It'll be yours to sell, trade or keep after you pay it off.

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