Stay Safe with These Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

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Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to hit the open road for some out-of-school fun. Whether you’re heading to the grandparents’ house or planning to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s important that you are safe. Here at Avenue Nissan, we’ve put together some summer road trip safety tips to ensure your trip stays fun.

Be aware of animals. As you’re driving through Canada, it’s important to be on the lookout for wildlife. Reduce your speed as you travel and be aware especially at dawn and dusk, when animals are the most active.

Drive smart. Bad weather can occur in the summer, just like any part of the year. While you might not be dealing with snow, you should still practice safe driving habits in rain, fog, and bright sunlight. Reduce your speed and leave ample space between you and the vehicle in front of you. That way, you will be able to stop quickly if you need to without a collision.

Don’t let boredom win. Sometimes, driving can just be boring — especially if you’re driving through Canadian prairies. Try to stay alert and entertained by listening to podcasts, audio books, or the radio, or by playing a fun car game with your passengers. You should also stop frequently to ensure your eyes don’t become fatigued as you drive.

Ready for your summer road trip but your vehicle is not? Stop into Avenue Nissan for a service checkup before you hit the road!

Nissan LEAF Named 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year winner

2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year | Avenue Nissan Blog | Toronto, ON

The Nissan LEAF has done it again — this all-electric car has walked away with another accolade under its belt. The LEAF, which is considered the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was recently named the winner of the 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year awards during the Vancouver International Auto Show.

“As the pioneer of the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, we have a duty to offer Canadians an EV that offers more, and continues to spearhead the advancement of the zero-emission segment,” said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada. “We have achieved that with the new Nissan LEAF, which provides the right range at the right price, offering a suite of advanced safety technology, and standard features specifically for Canada.”

To determine the winner of the 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year awards, more than 65 AJAC journalists across Canada tested the entries. Each entry is tested on different road surfaces and conditions throughout the year and put to the test during AJAC’s autumn Test Fest event.

This isn’t the only award that the LEAF has won. It was recently named the 2018 World Green Car of the Year. It’s also the first-ever electric car to sell more than 400,000 models globally.

Along with the LEAF, Nissan now offers the all-new Nissan LEAF PLUS, which has more power and offers up to 363 kilometres of range. Contact us here at Avenue Nissan to order this exciting new model.

Keep Your Car Running with These Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Spring Car Maintenance Tips | Avenue Nissan Blog | Toronto, ON

Warm weather is finally here, which means flowers are blooming and people are getting outdoors to stretch their legs. This also means it’s time to make sure your car is ready for the spring. Here are a few spring car maintenance tips you should consider to keep your car running smoothly.

Remember to take care of routine maintenance

Every several thousand kilometres, you should bring your vehicle into Avenue Nissan for routine maintenance. Use the warmer weather as an excuse to get your car’s oil changed, a new oil filter, and a tire rotation so your car can keep up with your spring adventures.

Change your windshield wipers

Spring weather means rain, which is why it’s important that your windshield wipers are in top-notch condition. Ice can cause your wipers to crack or break in other ways, which is why the spring is such a good time to replace them. After all, having the best visibility possible when you’re out on the road is important!

Take care of your tires

Colder weather can do a number on your tires. As the weather warms up, you might find that your tires’ pressure increases. Make sure your tire pressure remains within the manufacturer’s recommended range. Also, check your tires’ tread to ensure you have a good grip on wet roads, and switch out your winter tires for all-season or summer tires.

No matter the make or model you drive, contact Avenue Nissan’s service team & schedule your appointment today! We’re here to help.

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Here at Avenue Nissan we strive to make our customers feel welcome as soon as they walk through our doors. We understand that everyone has different car needs, therefore, we strive to treat each person as an individual and with respect during their visit.

We understand that you have high expectations and expect nothing less than the best, let us take on the challenge of exceeding those expectations. We want to make your shopping experience as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible. So, allow us to attend to your needs with paramount concern and demonstrate our commitment to excellence to you!  

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