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Nissan Wins Big in AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Nissan continues to be a driving force in the auto industry, taking home the most wins at the annual AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) for the third straight year.

Five of its models took best-in-class wins for 2019, more than any other brand. Most notably, the Nissan Murano won best Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV for the fifth time, while the ever-popular Nissan Maxima dominated the Luxury Mid-Size Car segment for its fourth win.

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Nissan Foundation Awards Grants for Cultural Diversity

The dedication of Nissan to the community goes deeper than just meeting automotive-related needs, and it showed during the Nissan Foundation’s 2019 grant cycle. For 2019, the Nissan Foundation is awarding $740,000 grants to 30 non-profit organizations. The recipient organizations are spread across the states, including eight located in Tennessee.

The grants focus on non-profit organizations that encourage respect and understanding among various cultural and ethnic groups.

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2019 Nissan Altima Named One of Autotrader's 12 Best New Cars for 2019

2019 Nissan Altima in Greeneville, TN

The 2019 Nissan Altima midsize sedan was one of the dozen cars to be selected for the Autotrader’s 12 Best New Cars for 2019 list. With good reason, too — the new Altima boasts winning style, a class-exclusive VC-Turbo™ engine, and available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, making it the veritable top dog in its class. The award-winning 2019 Nissan Altima is available to test-drive at Gateway Nissan. Call or visit to arrange yours.

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Nissan Kicks Wins Good Housekeeping Best New Cars of 2019 Award



Every driver wants both modern performance and style, and the best way to get it is by looking at vehicles from the most recent model year. For 2019, Good Housekeeping teamed up with the experts at Car and Driver magazine to evaluate 50 new vehicles, determining the very best models in various categories. In its highly competitive subcompact SUV segment, the 2019 Nissan Kicks soared to the front of the pack: it was named one the Good Housekeeping Best New Cars of 2019.

 

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How to Back Up a Trailer

 
I can chew gum and walk at the same time. I can juggle three tennis balls. I used to be able to stand on my head, but now I pass out. But it took some practice to learn how to back up with a trailer attached to my truck. The shorter the trailer, the harder it was. Physics experts understand that stuff, but I sucked at Physics. The good news is that I am now an expert at backing a trailer and I was just a high "B" student in school. Here are the secrets:

1. Make sure the trailer…
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Private Offers

 
Ever get mail from Nissan, Ford, GM or another car company with a "Private Offer" of $500 or more? Are these for real? Well the short answer is...YES. Many manufacturers are using private offers to select individuals in order to boost sales. Those are real dollars that will be subtracted from your best negotiated price, and these offers are in addition to all other factory rebates.

So if you are in the market for a car and you get one of those offers, go check out the car and see if it is really something you want--buying the wrong…
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Prevent the Preventable

 
Nobody likes to spend money on things that break. My heat pump started squealing like a stuck pig at about four in the morning last week. I thought I was hallucinating at first, but no—my 20 year-old heat pump was protesting against the single digit temperatures. A good friend of mine brought his 98 Toyota Tundra in for some repairs this week. It had a leaking transmission seal, pulsating brakes and a squealing noise emanating from the engine compartment (kind of like my heat pump). Since his truck has 170,000 miles on it, a few problems are expected…
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Fall Driving Tips

 

This is a great article to read in preparation of the upcoming season! Stay safe out there folks!

Sure, it's lovely out -- but be aware of the dangers of driving in autumn's quick-changing conditions
By Nigel Knowlton, from iCARumba
When most drivers think of fall driving, they conjure up a near-idyllic driving experience complete with colorful fall foliage, empty highways and clear, cool days. Many fall days indeed live up to this classic description, but those picture-perfect days have a way of changing quickly during autumn. 

Fall weather is often unpredictable and driving conditions can change from perfect…
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What to do when THE BIG ONE Happens



It happens more than you think--engines and transmissions do fail. And it is costly when they do. There are several options when you have a catastrophic engine or transmission failure and you are out of warranty OR did not purchase a service contract to protect you:
 
1. Cry, cuss, throw things and give up.....not good options

2. The only way to find out for sure what your options are is to have a skilled…
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Shocking News!



Your 60,000 mile car needs more than just an oil change, a timing belt, a transmission service, etc. We don't hear about these long neglected parts very much these days. I really don't know why. We all drive farther, faster and harder. These parts wear out, but their slow death is not very evident because we are so busy texting and driving like maniacs---Until one day, we hit that curve just a…
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