Spring Maintenance Tips to Help Your Car Run Well

Spring Maintenance Tips | Toronto, ON

Spring has sprung and flowers are blooming all across the country. This means one big thing — getting your car ready for warmer weather. If you’re looking for some spring maintenance tips to keep your car running smoothly all year round, make sure you keep these in mind.

Don’t forget to switch your car’s tires

As the weather warms up, you will have no use for your winter tires. If you haven’t already, make sure you bring your vehicle into Avenue Nissan to switch your winter tires out for all-season ones.

Spring clean your car

Over the winter, salt and grime will build up on your car’s exterior. Make sure you give your car a good cleaning both in and out — and don’t forget to hose down the undercarriage, too, so you can help prevent rusting in the future.

Fill up your fluids

Check that your vehicle’s fluid levels are all where they should be. This includes oil, coolant, and windshield-wiper fluid.

Check your brakes

Your brakes probably experienced a lot of stress over the winter while dealing with slick, icy roads. Make sure they’re in tiptop condition and get them checked out to ensure you can stop when you want to.

For help with spring maintenance, contact us here at Avenue Nissan. Our service department is ready to give your vehicle the care it deserves!

Price and Features Revealed for 2020 Nissan KICKS™

2020 Nissan Kicks | Toronto, ON

The 2020 Nissan KICKS™ delivers quirky style, efficient performance, and lots of the latest tech — and it’s now on sale starting at a recently announced MSRP of just $19,298.

For the new model year, the KICKS™ comes standard with the Nissan Safety Shield® 360 technology, which includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, and High Beam Assist.

Along with these advanced safety features, the KICKS™ carries a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque for plenty of pep under the hood. Paired to this engine is a Xtronic® transmission, which helps the KICKS™ receive a fuel-efficiency rating of 7.7 L/100 km in the city and 6.6 L/100 km on the highway.

Inside, you will find a modern design that offers ample passenger space — including best-in-class front seat leg room. A 7-inch touch-screen display is standard, while Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and a Bose® Personal® Plus audio system are available. On the exterior, you can opt for one of five exterior colours, along with five two-tone colour combinations.

Learn more about the standout style and superior features of the 2020 KICKS™ when you visit Avenue Nissan for a test-drive session.

2020 Nissan Qashqai Shows Off Smart Updates

2020 Nissan Qashqai | Toronto, ON

The Nissan Qashqai continues to raise the bar for family hauling, and the 2020 version is no exception. For the new model year, the Qashqai boasts a fresh interior design, a versatile interior, and the generous standard safety tech you’ve come to expect from Nissan.

New exterior design

The 2020 Nissan Qashqai has a new hood design, along with a more modern bumper, V-motion grille, and aggressive lighting fixtures. LED signature Daytime Running Lights and smoked LED taillights give the Qashqai a more modern presence, with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels available for an especially eye-catching look.   

Standard safety tech

Every 2020 Nissan Qashqai comes equipped with standard Safety Shield® 360 technologies. This package includes: Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, High Beam Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Family-ready interior

Inside the cabin of the 2020 Qashqai, you will find ample interior space and a standard NissanConnect® 7-inch touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Take advantage of up to 566 litres of cargo space behind the second-row seats or fold these seats down to get up to 1,509 litres. You can even opt for the Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System to help keep your family’s gear organized.

Stop in at Avenue Nissan to find out everything the 2020 Nissan Qashqai has in store for your family transportation needs.

All-New 2020 Nissan Sentra Brings New Design, More Tech

2020 Nissan Sentra | Toronto, ON

Prepare to elevate your commute with the refined, redesigned 2020 Nissan Sentra. This compact sedan features an all-new platform, updated interior and exterior looks, and plenty of advanced tech.

Updated Exterior Design

For the 2020 model year, the Sentra is now 2 inches lower and wider, providing it with better handling and more interior space. The signature V-motion grille highlights its more aggressive stance, while the floating roof adds a touch of a futuristic design. The Sentra also comes available with a new wheel design and a range of new colours, including three two-tone combinations.

A Refined Interior

No matter the Sentra trim level you choose, you will find a high-quality interior that is crafted to provide you with the ultimate driving experience. Available leatherette upholstery and heated front seats and outside mirrors add a touch of luxury, while Nissan’s NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seats provide optimal comfort.

Standard Safety Tech

Feel confident behind the wheel of the Sentra with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced driver-assistance systems. This includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking, and High Beam Assist. You will also receive other standard safety features like 10 airbags, Rear Door Alert, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, and Intelligent Driver Alertness.

The 2020 Nissan Sentra is expected to go on sale in Canada next month, and you can test-drive it right here at Avenue Nissan.

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers | Toronto, ON

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers | Toronto, ON

January is on the horizon, and people all around the world are starting to think about what their New Year’s resolutions will be. Why not resolve to improve your driving practices? Here are some New Year’s resolutions for drivers to help you start 2020 with a clean slate.

Keep up with routine maintenance. It can be easy to forget about your car’s regular oil changes and tire rotations. Life gets busy, and before you know it, you’re a few thousand miles over your recommended maintenance timeline. In 2020, though, strive to make sure that your car gets the care it needs in a timely manner. That will help your vehicle run smoothly into the next new year.

Be eco-friendlier. Being eco-friendly doesn’t mean you have to sell your current car and get a hybrid or all-electric model (though you can definitely do that, too — the Nissan LEAF is a great option). Start by practicing more efficient driving habits. Stay away from rush-hour traffic, avoid idling, and accelerate smoothly. This will help reduce your fuel consumption and benefit the environment.

Plan the trip you’ve always wanted. Is there a dream route you’ve always wanted to take or a region of Canada you’ve always wanted to explore? Stop putting off your plans and create a road-trip bucket list to complete in your Nissan this year.

Whatever you resolve for the new year, our staff here at Avenue Nissan wishes you luck as you pursue your 2020 goals.

Don’t Forget About These 3 Holiday Events in Toronto

Holiday Events in Toronto, ON

Throughout the year, Toronto is filled to the brim with fun activities to enjoy — and the holiday season is no exception. This year, get into the holiday spirit with one of these holiday events in Toronto.

Toronto Christmas Market

Get your holiday shopping done early, while enjoying the magic of Christmas at the Toronto Christmas Market. This annual market takes place in the Distillery Historic District, and will be held Nov. 14-Dec. 22. The Christmas Market will be closed on Mondays, but it’s otherwise open every day during this time frame, allowing you to enjoy festive foods — and even meet Santa.

Aurora Winter Festival

There’s nothing quite like holiday light displays during the cold winter months. That’s why the Aurora Winter Festival is such an incredible event. This festival turns Ontario Place into a winter wonderland from Nov. 22 to Jan. 5 with beautiful light displays, an array of amusement rides, a skating rink, and a Christmas market.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Christmas

Time travel back to the Victorian times at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. During the holiday season, this village offers a range of festive activities, allowing you to discover what Christmas was like when Queen Victoria was still around. You can take part in a range of holiday activities and even take a horse-drawn wagon ride. These events will occur throughout December to help you get into the holiday spirit.

Here at Avenue Nissan, we hope you have a fantastic holiday season — and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a visit to one of these festive events.

Tips to Help Get Your Car Winter Ready

Get Your Car Winter Ready | Toronto, ON

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.

3 Reasons to Buy the 2019 Nissan Qashqai

2019 Nissan Qashqai | Toronto, ON

The SUV segment is a competitive one with many options to choose from. Even so, the 2019 Nissan Qashqai manages to stand out from the crowd. A spacious interior, helpful standard tech, and top-notch safety features are three of the top reasons you should consider the Qashqai.  

1. Spacious Interior

When you’re on the go, having ample space in your vehicle is important. The Qashqai provides flexible cargo space with multiple configurations, giving you access to a maximum cargo capacity of 1,509 litres. It also comes with the standard Divide-n-Hide® cargo management system, allowing you to create the cargo configuration that suits your needs

2. Standard Technology

No matter your destination, you can stay in touch when you’re behind the wheel of the Qashqai. This crossover comes available with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, allowing you to mirror your favourite smartphone apps directly on the vehicle’s touchscreen. Siri® Eyes Free allows you to make calls, send texts, update your phone’s calendar, and more, keeping you on top of your busy lifestyle.

3.Innovative Safety Features

The Qashqai works to make you feel more confident behind the wheel with its ProPILOT Assist™ driver-assistance technologies. Intelligent Cruise Control helps reduce the stress of driving in stop-and-go traffic, keeping a pre-set distance between you and the car in front of you. It will even stop your Qashqai if the highway traffic grinds to a halt. Steering Assist helps keep your car centred on the go.

To learn more about these and other reasons to purchase the 2019 Nissan Qashqai, stop in for a test drive here at Avenue Nissan.

Nissan Canada Receives Top 100 Ideal Employer Award

Top 100 Ideal Employer | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

If you’re looking for your dream job, consider applying with Nissan Canada. The carmaker has recently received the Universum Canadian Top 100 Ideal Employer award for the fourth time, showcasing its appeal as a company.

This award is the result of the annual Canadian Universum Survey, which is the largest and oldest student career preference survey in Canada and highlights the most sought-after employers according to student voting. More than 20,000 Canadian students took part in this survey this year, sharing their opinions and views on their futures.

“Canadian students studying engineering and information technology have ranked Nissan Canada among the top 100 most attractive companies over the last four years,” said Steve Milette, president of Nissan Canada. “We are honoured to accept this award and will continue to promote and enhance a winning culture that is desirable for our current and future employees.”

The students chose the companies included in the survey, answering questions based on four categories: employer reputation and image; people and culture; remuneration and advance opportunities; and job characteristics. Students also look at other factors, such as corporate transparency, exciting products, a dynamic work environment, work-life balance, job security, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Here at Avenue Nissan, we’re proud to associate ourselves with the inviting culture and strong values that Nissan has established — and we strive to live this out every day in our interactions with you, the customer.  

3 Reasons to Love the 2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue | Toronto, ON

If you’re in the market for a family vehicle, stop in and test-drive the 2019 Nissan Rogue at Avenue Nissan. Here’s a look at three great reasons why you’re sure to fall in love with this bestselling crossover.

Tons of Safety Features

The 2019 Nissan Rogue isn’t just a good-looking vehicle – it’s also safe. The Rogue comes standard with safety technologies like Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Other available safety features include Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Moving Object Detection, and Intelligent Cruise Control.

Generous Interior Space

Whether you’re heading to your kids’ next hockey game or need to pack up your gear for a weekend camping trim, the 2019 Nissan Rogue offers ample passenger and cargo space. It can seat up to five passengers and offers 963 mm of legroom in the back seat, which is more than enough room to stretch out. Behind the second-row seats, you will find 1,112 litres of cargo space — a number that grows to 1,982 litres when the rear seat is folded down.

Standard Connective Technologies

Keep connected on the go in your 2019 Nissan Rogue with its standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. This technology will mirror your favourite smartphone apps directly on your Rogue’s standard 7-inch touch screen, giving you voice control over your text messages, phone calls, music, and more.

Ready to stop in and test drive the 2019 Nissan Rogue? We’re ready to help you out at Avenue Nissan!