Winter is coming, which means it’s time to start getting your car ready for Toronto’s colder weather. These tips will help you get your car winter ready so it continues to run smoothly no matter the temperature.
Change to winter tires. Ice, snow, and freezing rain are all normal winter weather in Toronto. This means the roadways can be difficult to navigate. Battle slick streets with winter tires, which will give you the best traction possible. Just stop in at Avenue Nissan, and we will switch your all-season tires out for your winter ones.
Be ready for anything. You never know when you might
find yourself stranded on the side of the road. Be prepared with an emergency
kit. Make sure your car has tools and items that will help if you find yourself
on the side of the road, including a shovel, a flashlight, a bag of sand,
flares, jumper cables, ice scraper, and warm clothing.
Make sure your battery is in good shape. As the
temperature drops, so does your battery’s efficiency. Check your battery is
working properly and replace it if it’s time for you to get a new one.
Top off your car’s fluids. Make sure your car’s
fluids are all at proper levels, especially your windshield wiper fluid and
your car’s antifreeze.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
We encourage you to browse our online Nissan inventory. We have many great models to choose from and encourage you to book a test drive today. No matter your needs, we have the perfect vehicle for you. Shop now and investigate your financing options today.
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