Why Drive an Electric Vehicle?

There’s never been a better time to go electric. Discover the many benefits of driving an all-electric vehicle like the All-New Nissan ARIYA or the Nissan LEAF. The ARIYA and the LEAF are not hybrids, instead, they get the energy they need to drive the electric motor between their front wheels from the large lithium-ion battery mounted along the floor of the car. Charging is as simple as charging your cell phone: plug it in, and let it go. Below are 8 other reasons to own an electric vehicle like the Nissan ARIYA or LEAF.


The Nissan ARIYA and Nissan LEAF burn absolutely zero gas, so they produces absolutely zero tailpipe emissions and no engine noise. So forget gas stations and put emissions testing behind you — in the 100% electric Nissan ARIYA and Nissan LEAF, they’re truly a thing of the past.








There’s nothing quite like 100% electric driving. There is no power band – just straight power for a rush of instant acceleration every time you hit the pedal. And all this performance comes without so much as a drop of gas, absolutely zero tailpipe emissions, and amazingly smooth operation.

And the Nissan LEAF is just as much fun through the twists and turns. The  floor-mounted battery pack creates a low center of gravity for a great ride and smooth handling, helping the Nissan LEAF corner with minimal body roll.



Nissan ARIYA and Nissan LEAF aren’t powered by an internal combustion engine, so there’s no oil needed for lubrication, and no oil changes required to keep them running smoothly. Ever.


Spark plugs, timing belts, fluid top-ups—forget about them. The Nissan ARIYA and Nissan LEAF are 100% electric, so get used to less maintenance, and less hassle.**

**Nissan recommends tires rotation every 7,500 miles. For more on the ultra low maintenance LEAF, check the Service and Maintenance guide for the recommended service schedule.


When the majority of commuters get stuck in stop-and-go traffic, your Nissan ARIYA or Nissan LEAF could potentially gain you access to HOV and Carpool lanes.***

***HOV/carpool access varies by state. Please consult state laws for eligibility.




Ever dreamed of pulling into a concert, a movie theatre, your favorite grocery store or mall and getting the perfect parking spot every time? In the Nissan ARIYA and Nissan LEAF, it’s not just a dream; it could become your reality.^

^Public charging networks are provided by independent companies, and are not within Nissan's control. Availability of charging stations not guaranteed.





Depending on where you live and your personal tax situation, you may qualify for potential Federal, state, and city tax incentives like the New Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit of up to $7,500 just for driving fully electric. Click here to see potential tax incentives that you may be eligible for. ^^

^^The incentives referenced are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. All persons considering use of available incentives and additional perks should consult with their own tax or legal professional to determine eligibility, specific amount of incentives available, if any, and further details. The incentives and additional perks are not within Nissan’s control and are subject to change without notice. Interested parties should confirm the accuracy of the information before relying on it to make a purchase.


The amount you’ll save driving a Nissan ARIYA or a Nissan LEAF depends on the rate you pay for electricity, average gas prices, and even how far you typically drive. Use our tool to find your customized savings.^^^

^^^ Your Annual Gas Savings is the result of Daily Savings multiplied by the number of days in the month (30), and the number of months per year (12). Daily Savings is the Nissan LEAF® Daily Cost (miles driven daily /Nissan LEAF® MPGe, multiplied by cost of MPGe) subtracted from Daily Cost (miles driven daily / MPG, multiplied by the cost of gas). Your actual gas savings will vary due to a number of factors, including driving conditions, vehicle maintenance, and changes in energy costs.

The Nissan LEAF is available at any of our 7 Mossy Nissan locations in San Diego County.  Find out more about the Nissan Leaf, or visit a Mossy Nissan near you.


Introducing the All-New 2023 Nissan ARIYA, an electric crossover of the future. Up to 389HP of cutting-edge performance, and so technologically advanced it can park for you. As the purest expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, it even offers hands-off single-lane driving with available ProPILOT Assist 2.0.*^

Charge ahead and explore freely with an estimated range of up to 304 miles.* Nothing is holding you back with the choice between standard and long-range batteries and two- or all-wheel drive. With each combination, the ARIYA delivers an estimated range, from standard to long.

The Nissan ARIYA is available at Mossy Nissan near you.  Find out more about the ARIYA, or view our inventory.



*2023 MY EPA-estimated range up to 304 miles for combined city/highway driving for VENTURE+ FWD. Actual mileage will vary with trim levels, options, and driving conditions. See customer Disclosure Form for details. Use for comparison only.

*^^ProPILOT Assist 2.0 cannot prevent collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle at all times. Hands-off driving is possible when driving in a single lane, on the condition that the driver remains attentive on the road ahead and is prepared to immediately take manual control of the steering wheel when conditions of the road, traffic and vehicle require it. Always monitor traffic conditions. System operates only when lane markings are detected. Does not function in all weather, traffic and road conditions. System has limited control capability, and the driver may need to steer, brake or accelerate at any time to maintain safety. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.

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Spring Car Care Tips

For many San Diegans, spring means weekend road trips, family vacations, spring break trips and camping adventures.  Whatever your plans are, chances are you are getting ready to get on the road, however are you confident your car is in shape to get you there safely?  Winter’s cold and rainy weather can be hard on your car, and likely showing signs of wear & tear. Here are some car care tips to get your car ready for spring.

Change your oil and oil filter.
Changing your oil and oil filter at the intervals recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual is one of the best ways to keep the engine running trouble free. Neglecting to replace engine oil can result in poor engine performance, higher fuel consumption and even severe engine damage.

Check your fluids.
When you change your oil and oil filter, you should also check your fluids. Check your power steering, brake, and transmission fluids; your windshield washer fluid; and your coolant. If the levels are low, top them up, and flush/replace them as recommended in your owner’s manual.

Replace your wiper blades.
If they’re torn or cracked your wiper blades won’t do you much good in the middle of spring showers when visibility is reduced.

Check your battery.
Cold temperatures can do a number on your battery, so now is a good time to have it tested. You should also check to make sure that your battery is securely mounted and that the connections are clean, tight, and corrosion free. If your battery is more than five years old, you should consider having it replaced.

Check your lights.
Check all exterior and interior lighting to identify any problems. When your vehicle’s lighting is defective, other motorists may not get the message that you intend to stop or turn.

Check your belts and hoses.
Cold temperatures can harden and/or damage rubber, so it’s important to check your belts and hoses for damage. Check your hoses for hardening, softening, leaking, cracks, blistering, or other visual damage, and check your belts for looseness, cracks, frays, or glazing.

Check your filters.
Your car has many filters that are important to its longevity and should be replaced regularly. Check your engine air filter, your cabin air filter, and your fuel filter for damage or clogging and replace them if necessary.

Check your tires.
Check the pressure of all your tires (including the spare) monthly, and maintain the optimal pressure recommended in your owner’s manual. Check the tread for uneven or irregular wear and for cuts on the sidewalls.

Make car care a priority this spring to protect yourself and prolong the life of your vehicle! Not comfortable checking your vehicle yourself? Schedule a service appointment at one of our 7 Mossy Nissan locations for a free multi-point inspection.

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How to set the clock in your Nissan

It’s daylight savings time again! Time to reset your clocks, watches, and inside your car! Since we only do this two times a year in San Diego, it’s easy to forget how to change the clock in your Nissan. Take a look at the video below as a refresher on how to set the clock in a Nissan.

To access clock settings on a vehicle without a Navigation System:
● Press the MENU button on the control panel,
● Then CLOCK.

Touch ON-SCREEN CLOCK to toggle the display of the clock on the screen ON or OFF.

Please see your NissanConnect® Owner’s Manual for important safety information, system limitations, and additional operating and feature information.

For information please visit https://owners.nissanusa.com/nowners/. You will find quick reference guides and other useful information about your warranty, Bluetooth® system, and much more!

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Winter Service Tips To Save Time And Money

Winter Service Tips To Save Time And Money

You may not think about getting your car ready for winter living in sunny San Diego. However, spending some time preparing your car for winter not only can help prevent a breakdown or accident, but it can also save you money on repair costs and gas. We put together a few quick and easy winter service tips. Some things you can do yourself, while others require a trained service technician. All will save you money down the road.

1. Get a tune-up

If you’re due for a tune-up, schedule one in the fall. Cold winter weather magnifies existing problems such as hard starts, and sluggish performance. Check your owner’s manual for the tune-up schedule and follow it.

2. Change the fluids.

Six different fluids should be changed before the colder winter temperatures come. These include brake system fluid, coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, washer fluid, and suspension differential fluid.

3. Change your oil and oil filters.

Regular oil changes prevent overheating and buildup of grime. Changing the oil also helps with fuel efficiency and reduces the possibility of engine failure.

4. Check your brakes.

Brakes are your car’s most important safety system. Test your brakes before the cold and rainy weather, and make sure to get your brakes and brake fluid checked. Replace brake pads if necessary, so you’ll be able to stop, even on slippery winter roads.

Ask your service advisor to check the emergency brake as well. Even if your brake pads are good, the cables or mechanical elements can seize or break, especially if they are unused.

5. Clean and check your car battery.

Cold weather is hard on batteries. Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum performance each fall. It’s especially important because so many computerized safety systems run off battery power.

You can use a tester to determine if you have a weak battery. If you aren’t comfortable doing this, schedule an appointment at one of our 7 Mossy Nissan locations.

6. Make sure your heater and defroster still work.

Check the heater and defroster in the fall, before you need them, to determine if they are working properly. If they’re not, get them fixed ASAP.

Check the heated seats, too, if your car has them.

7. Replace windshield wiper blades.

As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six months. If yours have been leaving patches on your windshield, replace them now before the cold weather stiffens the rubber even more.

It’s also a good idea to check the rubber seals around your car’s doors and windows.

8. Test your headlights.

Shorter days in winter lead to more driving in the dark, using your headlights. Check that your car’s exterior and interior lights and headlights work and are properly aimed. If headlights seem to be less powerful than they used to be, clean them. Use only a special cleaner that won’t scratch the finish.

9. Prep car tires for winter.

To prepare your car wheels for winter, plan to rotate tires in the fall, for more even wear and a more comfortable ride.

In winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly. Always check tire pressure in the driveway. And don’t forget to test the spare, too, especially if you’ve been lucky and haven’t needed it for a while.

10. Check the exhaust system.

Check your car for carbon monoxide leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed. A detector made for vehicles will alert you to problems.

11. Keep your gas tank full.

When winter comes, keep the gas tank at least half full at all times to reduce the chance of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing.

12. Put together a winter emergency kit.

Planning a road trip to go skiing or snowboarding? Make sure you have a winter survival kit in your car in case things don't go as planned! It only takes a few minutes to gather most of these items and they could save your life!

Your kit should include blankets, socks, hats, mittens to keep you and your passengers warm. A source of heat like a can heater or multiple wick candle - don't forget matches or a lighter! Water and a metal container suitable for melting snow into drinking water. Food - such as hard candy, energy bars, nuts, and raisins. And don’t forget a bright red or orange cloth and whistle to signal for help, and an AM/FM radio plus a flashlight - both with new batteries!

Other lifesavers? A shovel, a good spare tire, jumper cables, tire chains, road flares, and a small tool kit can become your lifesavers if a bad situation comes around!

We want all of our drivers to be safe this winter season. Mossy Nissan can help you get ready with a free multi-point inspection. We wish you a safe holiday and winter season this year!

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9 Car Decorating Tips for Halloween

Spook your car up for Halloween! While social distancing guidelines may impact traditional Halloween plans this year, new activities in San Diego County involving cars – such as haunted drive-throughs and concerts in your car – are becoming more popular. Why not decorate your vehicle for Halloween this year?

Below are nine tips to consider before you decorate your car for Halloween.


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uhadden, Author at Mossy Nissan

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