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 Nissan LEAF. The LEAF is not a hybrid, instead it gets the energy it needs to drive the electric motor between its 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 LEAF.


The Nissan LEAF burns absolutely zero gas, so it produces absolutely zero tailpipe emissions and no engine noise. So forget gas stations and put emissions testing behind you — in the 100% electric 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 LEAF isn’t powered by an internal combustion engine, so there’s no oil needed for lubrication, and no oil changes required to keep it running smoothly. Ever.


Spark plugs, timing belts, fluid top-ups—forget about them. Nissan LEAF is 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 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 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 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 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 ProPILOT Assist 2.0.*^

ARIYA is a force of wonder for a new age of driving, built not merely to amaze, but to thrill.*^^ The Nissan ARIYA is coming to a Mossy Nissan near you in 2022.  Find out more about the ARIYA, or contact one of our 7 Mossy Nissan locations.

*^Nissan ARIYA not yet available for purchase. Expected availability in 2022. Composite image of model shown.  Actual production model will vary.  See actual production vehicle when available for final details on features.

*^^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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Infrequent Driving

If you’ll be storing your vehicle for a month or more, you may want to follow these car maintenance tips
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Rainy Weather

We are lucky here in San Diego, we don’t get much bad weather. But this time of year, we hope to see some rain! So Mossy Nissan wants you to be prepared! Here’s our top 10 list of ways to stay prepared in the rain!
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6 Tips To Reduce The Spread Of COVID-19 In Your Vehicle!

We are all concerned about the spread of the Corona Virus these days. But one place you may not think about is your CAR. Can you get sick from surfaces in your car? The answer is YES. So we’ve compiled a list best practices to reduce the spread of virus-carrying bacteria and keep your vehicle cleaner!
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Top Nissan Safety Features

2019 Nissan Rogue, Altima and Sentra Safety Features Top Reviewers List of Best!

Safety is always the number one concern for drivers and the new 2019 Class of Nissans is being heralded as the best for innovative new safety features. Nissan takes a comprehensive approach to safety that guides the engineering and development of every car they make. These innovative new features keep an eye on your vehicle’s systems, assist you in handling unexpected situations, and help protect you in the unfortunate event of an accident.

Nissan Rogue 

  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility: This is the technology that powers the SAFETY SHIELD 360°. This includes an intelligent monitor that displays a rendered 360° birds-eye-view of the vehicle. It monitors all lateral sides of the vehicle alerting drivers of objects in proximity.


  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: this monitors your speed and distance between you and the car in front, it can let you know if you need to slow down and can even automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision. This technology can even detect a pedestrian in the crosswalk and can stop you in your tracks if necessary.


  • Rear Automatic Braking: this uses a sonar system that monitors the area behind you for stationary items you might not see, and if you fail to stop, it can automatically engage the brakes to help avoid a collision.


  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: this uses radar technology to detect oncoming vehicles when backing out of a parking stall or garage. This system can see behind the Nissan Rogue in all directions and it will alert you when it senses an obstacle. This is also integrated with the car’s rearview camera system.


  • Blind Spot Warning Alerts: blind spot monitoring plays a huge role in preventing collisions. Many accidents occur because a driver fails to adequately check his or her blind spots. With Blind Spot Warning on your Nissan Rogue, you will be subtly notified whenever a vehicle enters an area in one of your blind spots.


  • Lane Departure Warning: This feature uses intelligent lane intervention to prevent unintentional lane departure, it can sense when the vehicle is drifting and alerts you.


  • High Beam Assist: High Beam assist helps avoid blinding drivers in the opposite direction by switching to low beams momentarily.

Nissan Altima

In addition to being available with all the above features, the 2019 Nissan Altima also offers the following features:


  • Traffic Sign Recognition: This feature allows your car to notify you of the current limit by detecting road signs as you drive.


  • Intelligent Driver Alertness: This works by monitoring steering patterns to detect driver alertness and even suggests when you should take a break.

Nissan Sentra

Aside from standard features like 6 all-around airbags and anti-lock brakes, the 2019 Nissan Sentra also comes available with these innovative technological safety features:


  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility: This system, which is also available in the Nissan Rogue & Altima, includes some of the above features like automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, and a rear-view monitor.


  • Intelligent Cruise Control: This available feature watches the flow of traffic and works to help you maintain an adjustable speed and set distance between you and the car ahead.

Want to see these amazingly innovative safety features in action? Come take a test drive today! There’s a Mossy Nissan near you anywhere in San Diego. OR CHECK OUT THE OTHER NEW 2019 NISSANS NOW at MossyNissan.com







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Distracted Driving Series: CELL PHONE SAFETY – Tips to stay safe with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Features

It is well documented that cell phone use while driving contributes to distracted driving. The act of typing in a number and then holding a device while driving with a single hand on the wheel is most definitely adding to accidents and distracted driving mishaps. A hands-free mobile phone system like Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ can minimize such issues, allowing drivers to do a variety of things without ever taking their eyes off the road or their hands off the steering wheel.


Nissan really has the jump on technology. But sometimes consumers don’t take advantage of the high-tech features. This blog will help you learn more about the Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ features available in many 2019 Nissans like the Rogue, Altima, and Sentra.


Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant

  • You can activate the Assistant by pressing a button on the steering wheel
  • If you say, “Read Text,” the assistant will read out your messages to you.
  • If you say, “Next Text,” you can move on to the next text that was recorded in the Nissan Connect system.
  • You can also respond or send a new text message to someone by saying “Send text message to..” followed by the contact’s name.
  • Or you can choose one of the many pre-written messages like: On my way, Running late, Driving, can’t text, etc.
  • You can also customize your own messages and add them into the list of pre-written messages.

Hands-Free Calling – Bluetooth Feature

  • You can accept a call by pressing the phone button on the steering wheel.
  • You can use this feature with simple voice commands. For example, if you want to call someone:
    • You can just say, “Call” and say the person’s name from your contacts
    • Or say, “Dial Number” and say that person’s phone number


Android Auto™ supports SMS and offers integration with third-party messaging apps like Google Hangout, WhatsApp, Skype, ICQ, Kik, and others.

Apple CarPlay® on the other hand, supports SMS, iMessages, and the third-party messaging app, WhatsApp.


When it comes to music, both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® offer a variety of integration with third-party audio streaming apps, apart from their native audio apps like Google Play, Music, and iTunes. This makes it easy for you to play music from any streaming services you use.

Apple CarPlay® has the same options as services like Spotify. Users have options on the home screen for playlists, browsing music, and 'Now Playing' information.

Similarly, the audio interface of Android Auto™ includes the same options that Android users are familiar with, like what’s playing next, playlists, recently played, and shuffle.


You can use available navigation apps to get real-time traffic alerts and avoid road hazards, speed traps, or find the fastest route. Or see where you can take a break and find a bite along the way.

Ultimately, when it comes to cellphone safety, Nissan has you covered! For assistance with any of these tips you can go to any of the 7 local San Diego Mossy Nissan dealers, where our staff will gladly help you set up your phone or take you through the high-tech features. Stay safe!

CREDIT: https://www.zco.com/blog/android-auto-vs-apple-carplay-2018/

*Driving is serious business and requires your full attention. Only use features and connected devices when safe and legal to do so.

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Tired of Traffic? Try Selfless Driving

San Diegans! I’m sure you’re tired of waiting endless hours in traffic!
What would you do if you learned that you could possibly avoid it?
Well… You can so long as you AVOID “Selfish Driving”.

The amount of time that San Diego drivers are spending on the roads is undeniable. Lately, the time we are spending in traffic seems to be growing outrageously. This is not only due to the increasing number of cars on the road, it also has to do with us as individual drivers.

It may seem unbelievable, as we do not like others questioning our driving. Nonetheless, researchers have found answers to preventing traffic saturations, and all it takes is… we as DRIVERS being selfless while on the road.

The Rapid Route Epidemic
As San Diegans we know our city, meaning we know the “faster” routes, freeways and shortcuts; and if we don’t, well we Google it or we use our GPS. We all love technology and it comes in handy when deciding what the faster route is to get home after a long day at work. But does it always present the best solution?

Researchers at MIT have thoroughly followed the ongoing traffic saturations and have collected data on simulations created over the years. They have concluded that a main reason for this wide traffic congestion is due to “selfish driving.” Specifically, to find the faster route through our GPS systems, we cause traffic to become worse. We ultimately all end up choosing the fastest route offered and overlook the fact that others trying to get to the same destination are offered the exact same route.

I know we are all thinking – “well, what is the best solution if I want to be at my destination in a timely manner?”

Rerouting Is The Best Option
Yes, we all have busy lives and complex schedules; however, the simulations held by the MIT researchers have determined a rather uncomplicated solution—we must be selfless drivers!

The research suggests that doing the unusual can potentially resolve traffic congestion; for example, taking a route that may have a few minutes delay. While it may seem ridiculous to try this approach, researchers found through simulations in major cities, that rerouting proved to be significant. Redirecting drivers to alternate routes managed to decrease the flow of traffic by as much as 30%. Additionally, routes that were shown as taking 5-7 minutes longer, ended up saving others a few minutes.

What This Means for San Diegans
This is a great opportunity for San Diegans to be able to work around congested traffic by taking the initiative to be a selfless driver.

While deciding to take alternate routes will not save you a large amount of time, the overall solution is to consider remedying traffic for the city as a whole.

Credit: https://www.idrivesafely.com/defensive-driving/trending/sick-traffic-avoid-selfish-driving

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We all want to be prepared if we were ever faced with a zombie apocalypse. But have you considered what your escape vehicle will be? Below are our top Nissan picks to survive those flesh-eating monsters just in case they start invading our world.


The all-new Pathfinder is ruggedly redesigned, refined and rebuilt for a whole new generation of adventure, even in the event of a zombie apocalypse. This iconic off-roader is inspired by the spirit of the 1987 Pathfinder – the one that started it all.

The new 2022 Pathfinder has room for up to eight with 3 rows of seats – plenty of room for your family to escape and carry all the survival essentials like food, water, first aid, etc.

With Pathfinder’s available intelligent 4x4 and 7 Drive and Terrain Modes*, you can dial in confidence when taking on unpredictable driving conditions and dodging zombies on and off the road. Plus, Pathfinder comes with Safety Shield® 360, six standard safety features that monitor ahead, behind, and either side for the SUV to help keep you safe when you are scavenging the next town or escaping from a zombie herd.**

Start your next adventure in the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder today.

*Intelligent 4x4 cannot prevent collisions or provide enhanced traction in all conditions. Always monitor traffic and weather conditions.
**Nissan Safety Shield technologies can’t prevent all collisions or warn in all situations. See Owner’s Manual for important safety information.
+All zombie apocalypse scenarios are fictional.


Thought you needed a tank to keep your family safe from zombies? Think again, just outrun them in the 2022 Nissan Kicks. Carve up the city in the Kicks with responsive steering, nimble handling, and the power to merge quickly away from zombies. Plus, Kicks best-in-class fuel economy keeps you going when outrunning the undead all day long.^^

This beauty also comes available with the Color Kicks Studio option to fully customize the look and color of your Kicks.  You can choose a look that helps you blend in with the environment, making this a great car for camouflage when you need to sleep; or make it as bright and as original as you want to stand out so that your group of survivors can always spot you!

Start shopping for your 2022 Nissan Kicks today.

^^AutoPacific segmentation. Comparison based on 2022 Nissan Kicks vs. latest in-market competitors in XSUV Subcompact Segment (excluding hybrids, alternative fuel and electric vehicles). Base models compared. 2022 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 31 City/36 Highway/33 Combined for 2022 Nissan Kicks S. Actual mileage may vary.
+All zombie apocalypse scenarios are fictional.


Wanna run right over the undead? Look no further than the All-New 2022 Nissan Frontier.  This powerful ally is your best pick! With best-in-class 310 horsepower and 9-speed automatic transmission, you’ll be ready when it’s time to haul a full load of survival cargo or a quick getaway back to base camp!

Plus, you’ve got serious off-road credentials with the all-new Frontier. And with new technological innovations like the available Intelligent Around View Monitor with Off-Road Mode, you’ll get the help you need to conquer tougher terrain, and view the undead from every angle.^

Getaway fast and comfortably with Frontier’s Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control.*^ Instantly unlock your Frontier and adjust the interior temperature setting to cool down or warm up the cabin with the push of a button remotely.

Find your 2022 Nissan Frontier today.

***Comparison based on 2022 Frontier vs. latest in-market Ward’s Small Truck segment. Based on manufacturer’s website.
^Intelligent Around View® Monitor cannot eliminate blind spots and may not detect every object. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
*^Remote Engine Start System to be used only in accordance with laws or rules in effect in your vehicle’s location.
+All zombie apocalypse scenarios are fictional.


All 3 of these zombie getaway vehicles are available now at all 7 Mossy Nissan locations in San Diego. Be prepared and find your perfect escape car today!

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The All New 2018 Nissan Leaf Takes Home KBB.com’s 5 Year Cost to Own Award

The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, has taken home Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the electric vehicle category at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show this week.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor new vehicles and brands with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. It takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models over the initial five-year ownership period.

The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, which went on sale last month, has been completely reinvented for its second generation, combining greater range with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan technology. The new LEAF embodies Nissan's Intelligent Mobility, featuring technologies such as ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking and more.

"Nissan Intelligent Mobility is about applying the latest technology to set a new benchmark for exciting and safe driving and the all-new Nissan LEAF delivers on that in every way," said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV marketing and sales strategy. "In addition to the exhilarating drive, EVs are inherently less expensive to operate than gas-powered cars and the 2018 Nissan LEAF provides more range, content and technology at a lower MSRP than the previous generation, offering customers more value at a lower price."

The 2018 LEAF S starts at just $29,990 and adds attractive new styling inside and out, a 40% increase in driving range, a 37% increase in horsepower, e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking with a price that's $690 lower than the previous model.

The 2018 LEAF SV includes the S trim's long list of standard features – then adds Intelligent Cruise Control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top trim level, the 2018 LEAF SL, comes standard with additional features like Bose® Premium audio system, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Around View Monitor and a portable L1/L2 charging cord.

Shop for your very own 2018 Nissan Leaf Electric now! Or visit one of seven Mossy Nissan locations to test drive this amazing new ride!

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/all-new-2018-nissan-leaf-receives-lowest-cost-to-own-award-from-kelley-blue-book

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The All-New 2018 Nissan Leaf gives you more self-driving experience with the new ProPILOT Assist!

The Nissan Leaf is the top-selling electric vehicle in the world. Sure, Tesla and Chevy get all the hype with the Bolt and Model 3, but with more than 290,000 cars sold, Nissan's little electric car is the one people are buying. After seven years without a design refresh, the automaker dropped a new and improved model to continue to dominate the EV world. Although, that task will be a lot tougher thanks to increased competition.

The new Leaf starts at $30,000 and has a 150-mile range. That's really what everyone wants to know, so let's get it out of the way. Besides traveling farther on the road, the car is an all-around improvement over the outgoing version. It has a stiffer chassis, better steering, a way better design and Nissan's first foray into semi-autonomous driver (ProPilot Assist is an option).

When it comes range, the Leaf sits between the likes of Honda's Clarity EV and the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which hover around the 100-mile mark, and the 200-mile-plus Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3. That said, at 150 miles, its range is better than most in the increasingly crowded EV market. The closest real competitor is the Volkswagen e-Golf, with a 125-mile range and roughly the same starting price. But the Leaf has a secret weapon: Nissan's aforementioned semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist system

While Nissan is a bit late to the semi-autonomous game, ProPilot is a solid system on par with nearly every other automaker's combination of lane-keep assistance and adaptive cruise control. While it performed marvelously on the highway, it also did a bang-up job on Napa's backroads, something none of these systems is really made for but is a good indication of how well they read lane markings.

The vehicle stayed within its lane at or slightly above the speed limit and even around corners sharper than those found on the average highway. Unfortunately, we never encountered stop-and-go traffic, but the adaptive cruise control was able to track the vehicle ahead of it at a line for a stop sign.
Thankfully, driving the car is a sharper experience. The Leaf kicks out 147 horsepower with 236 pounds of torque, which delivers quick bursts of speed off the line and while driving. But it's not sustainable, after few seconds you're reminded you're in an economy EV. Considering that most buyers will be using it in urban areas where swift, small bursts of acceleration (to get out of tight situations) are all they really need, it's not so much a ding as a reality check.

On the efficiency end, during our drive with the Leaf, the 150-mile stated range seems pretty much on par with our experience. I drove the Leaf 118 miles through winding mountain roads on a single charge. I spent most of our drive in "normal" mode. I also tested the vehicle's "Eco" mode and the e-pedal one-pedal driving system. I returned the car with a 9 percent charge or about 14 miles left on the battery.
The test was held on and around the rural mountain roads near the town of Calistoga, north of San Francisco. In my daily commuting life, driving through San Francisco, I'd more than likely use the e-pedal system extensively. It brings the car to a gentle stop when you lift your foot off the accelerator. After a few tries I was able to get the car to stop right at the stop sign without using the vehicle's brake. That was more of a personal win than anything else.

Nissan says that e-pedal will keep the car stationary on up to a 30 percent grade. I never encountered that steep of a road to test it on, but it was solid on the few hills I did encounter. It'll be interesting to see how it handles the streets of San Francisco.
While the drivetrain (powered by its new 40kWh battery -- up from 30 kWh found on the previous model) is a solid performer and the handling of the vehicle improved, I'm not a fan of the sitting position and leg room. I'm 6-foot-3, and I felt like I was way too close to the dash and the seat was higher than my liking. If you're taller than me, the Leaf probably isn't for you. Anyone shorter than me, should probably be fine.

Sure, the old Leaf was the number-one-selling EV in the world, but things have changed in the past seven years and Nissan needed to step up its game -- and with the new Leaf, it did. This is largely thanks to the new and impressive ProPilot Assist system option. I'm a fan.

Contact us for the new 2018 Leaf arrival - COMING SOON! Or shop now for other great vehicles like the New 2018 Nissan Rogue that also has the ProPILOT Assist as an option! Visit one of seven Mossy Nissan locations to test drive this amazing new ride!

CREDIT: https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/12/2018-nissan-leaf-review/

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Nissan unveils Xmotion Concept Car at 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Last Week, Nissan revealed the Xmotion concept, a design exploration for a potentially groundbreaking compact SUV, building on the company’s long history of cutting-edge crossovers and SUVs.

Making its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the six-passenger, three-row Nissan Xmotion (pronounced "cross motion") concept fuses Japanese culture and traditional craftsmanship with American-style utility and new-generation Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.

"In the Xmotion concept, we explored the more rugged and powerful side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Bold and powerful forms and proportions are, upon closer inspection, contrasted with aspects of traditional Japanese craftsmanship expressed in a contemporary way," said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president of global design at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "The exterior's combination of western and eastern concepts continues inside the Xmotion, where advanced connectivity and autonomous technologies mix with modern Japanese digital art and cultural craftsmanship. At a glance, Xmotion may appear to have a minimal design language, but a closer look reveals layers of detail that make this concept exceptional."

Signaling the future of Nissan design, the Xmotion concept's stunning exterior features a powerful dynamic presence with understated sculptural beauty, including unique U-shaped highlights and a bold evolution of Nissan's signature V-motion grille.

The visual simplicity of the Xmotion concept exterior is contrasted by the rugged, metal-crafted wheels and all-terrain tire design. Like the rest of vehicle, the mechanical tool-inspired wheels and all-terrain tires coexist as one piece, with the tire tread physically laminated over the 21-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Additional exterior features include a retractable "rooftop box" and a unique tail light design inspired by Japanese woodwork.

The interior itself was created with the imagery of a river on the floor, with the center console acting as a bridge. The console, the core of the interior design, uses a traditional Japanese architectural wood joinery technique, kanawa tsugi, found in the carpentry used to build religious temples and shrines.

The Xmotion concept's instrument panel design is a modern interpretation of traditional kigumi wood joinery. By using the kigumi structure in the instrument panel and console, the vehicle's interior suggests a robust bone structure, creating a sense of strength and trust.

Inside, the Xmotion concept's crafted interior design symbolizes a Japanese landscape, honoring Nissan's roots while incorporating advanced graphic user interfaces and autonomous driving technologies.

The interior includes a total of seven digital screen portions. Three main displays and left and right end displays span the width of the instrument panel. There's also a "digital room mirror" in the ceiling and a center console display.

The displays and infotainment system can be controlled by gestures and eye movements. Intuitive controls and a voice command system allow drivers to focus on driving, helping them access various information in a smart, easy and safe manner.

With its long wheelbase, with wheels and tires pushed out to the extremes of the corners, the Xmotion concept allows for the creation of a fresh, "4+2" passenger layout. Featuring three rows of side-by-side individual seats, it's designed to provide a perfect space for a young couple, another couple and two children or pets in the third row.

"We envision the Xmotion concept to be a highly functional SUV that can be driven every day, yet can take the owners and friends to a national park or recreation area on a whim," Albaisa said. "With its combination of style and technology, this concept fulfills Nissan's mission of moving people to a better world."


CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-unveils-xmotion-concept-at-2018-north-american-international-auto-show

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Nissan gives Tesla a Run for its Money with the New ProPILOT Assist technology on the 2018 Rogue and LEAF

Nissan's ProPILOT Assist technology is the foundation for the autonomous vehicles of the future, helping drivers maintain lane control, navigate stop-and-go traffic, maintain a set vehicle speed and maintain a set distance to the vehicle ahead – all with a simple two-button operation. ProPILOT Assist is available on the 2018 Rogue SL grade as part of the Platinum Package.

"Nissan continues to democratize technology, bringing our most advanced systems to our highest volume models, rather than reserving them for our most expensive vehicles," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "Customers are delighted when they realize they can afford technology usually reserved for high-end, expensive luxury vehicles (like Tesla). Bringing unexpected value is core to the Nissan brand and our Nissan Intelligent Mobility mission."

Following Rogue, ProPILOT Assist will next launch on the Nissan LEAF in early 2018.

Right now however, the 2018 Rogue is available in three well-equipped grade level: S, SV and SL. As in previous years, Rogue offers exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility with its innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ and Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System. Along with the new ProPILOT Assist, other enhancements to the 2018 Rogue include the addition of standard NissanConnectSM featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on all trim levels, and revised Midnight Edition Package content.

"The world is facing serious challenges such as climate change, traffic congestion, road fatalities and increasing air pollution. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are committed to addressing these challenges by making transportation safer, smarter, and more enjoyable," said Bunce. "The new ProPILOT Assist technology is a perfect example of how we can make drivers feel more confident and more connected to their vehicles."

COME TEST DRIVE THE NEW ROGUE AND SEE HOW AMAZING THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY IS at one of seven Mossy Nissan locations! Or check out our entire vehicle line up, get your trade-in value, and get pre-qualified now!

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-propilot-assist-technology-makes-u-s-debut-on-2018-rogue-reduces-the-hassle-of-stop-and-go-highway-driving

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Nissan named 2017 ESPN Awards ‘Manufacturer of the Year.’ Rogue Sport takes ‘Vehicle of the Year’ title

All-new Rogue Sport also named "Best CUV," and TITAN XD earns "Best Diesel Pickup" honors


Nissan has been named the winner in four categories in the annual Ruedas ESPN Awards, including the prestigious "Manufacturer of the Year" and "Vehicle of the Year" titles, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The new 2017 Rogue Sport, the latest addition to Nissan's popular crossover SUV lineup, took home the hardware in both the "Vehicle of the Year" and "Best CUV" categories. The TITAN XD, the flagship of Nissan's hardworking personal and commercial pickup lineup, won for "Best Diesel Pickup Truck." Winners are selected by a jury of industry experts in 14 categories, along with the "Vehicle of the Year."

"Nissan is honored to be recognized for these four awards by Ruedas ESPN, especially with their nod to the exciting new Rogue Sport," said Dan Mohnke, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan Division U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. in accepting the awards from Jaime Florez, director, Ruedas ESPN. "The Hispanic market, and Los Angeles in particular, has been a key driver of Nissan's sales success in recent years – so it is an added pleasure to receive the honors here at the Los Angeles Auto Show."

"The portfolio of Nissan vehicles available in the U.S. market is today better than ever. Not only are their products the right ones in every segment, but also the quality of their vehicles is second to none," said Florez. "For these and many other reasons, Nissan North America is 2017 Ruedas ESPN Manufacturer of the Year."


The new Rogue Sport shares many of the design, utility and technology attributes that have made Rogue Nissan's best-selling vehicle in the United States, but is slightly smaller, sportier and more affordable for younger, urban SUV buyers. These buyers are looking for much more space than a compact sedan, while still seeking the maneuverability and fun-to-drive feel that Rogue Sport delivers.

Like Rogue, the 2017 Rogue Sport offers a comprehensive suite of Nissan Intelligent Safety Shield technologies. The list includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI).


The 2017 Nissan TITAN XD Diesel offers the effortless towing and hauling of larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – including an available maximum towing capacity of 12,640 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 2,420 pounds (when properly equipped) – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability closer to a half-ton pickup. The TITAN XD Diesel is anchored by a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque.

Like all 2017 TITAN full-size pickups, the TITAN XD is covered by "America's Best Truck Warranty"2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

For more information on the 2017 Rogue Sport, TITAN XD and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup - visit one of 7 Mossy Nissans or SHOP ONLINE NOW AT: MossyNissan.com

CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-named-2017-ruedas-espn-awards-manufacturer-of-the-year-rogue-sport-takes-vehicle-of-the-year-title

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Nissan showcases 7 ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’-inspired vehicles at the LA Auto Show

In honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Nissan partnered up with the beloved franchise to bring their fans seven Star Wars-themed concept vehicles. This fleet premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

"We're back this year collaborating with Lucasfilm and the artists at Industrial Light & Magic to create these amazing concept vehicles across some of our best-selling models," said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America, Inc. "These show vehicles were created for our fans, and will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show and shared across the country in regional auto shows over the next several months."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi themes were created for each vehicle and were developed by Lucas films designers who incorporated the expressive lines of some of Nissan's most popular models– Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, Maxima, and TITAN.

2018 Nissan Altima – Special Forces TIE Fighter

Used by the First Order's elite Special Forces pilots, the TIE Fighter is a strike fighter. This has been appropriately recreated using Nissan's best-selling sedan, the Altima. Featuring custom body enhancements that bring it in line with a member of the First Order's fleet, the vehicle's stand out feature has to be its cockpit window. It brings the multi-paned look of the Special Forces TIE fighter to the Altima's windshield. Additionally, custom wheels that each feature the centerpiece of a TIE Fighter wing, a full-body wrap and speakers at each corner that recreate the iconic TIE Fighter and blaster sounds, all help to bring the dual-winged spacecraft to life.

2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren

This show vehicle draws from the existing aggressive design of the Maxima to transform it into a truly “sinister sedan”. Using the Maxima’s V-motioned front design, the designers were able to merge this with a block of milled aluminum to create Kylo Ren's distinctive black and silver facemask. The custom front lower spoiler, impactful hood and body are all also coated with “exact character color-matching specifications.” As a final touch to help complete the look, a set of red signature headlights and underbody lighting were added and pulse at random – designed to mimic Kylo Ren's crossguard lightsaber.

2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer

The Nissan Maxima is engineered for speed and sharp handling capability, this makes it the perfect car to replicate Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer. As one of the new crafts to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this one-off TIE Silencer is fully designed to Kylo's specifications. The concept car comes equipped with laser cannons and missile launchers attached to the vehicle's distinct wings, which stretch the entire length of the car. Red lighting in the grille and underneath, along with sound effects, pulled directly from the movie, help to give this concept an “amazing true-to-life feel.”

2018 Nissan Maxima – Captain Phasma

Also joining the ranks of the First Order is this menacing Maxima, designed in the image of Captain Phasma, the strong female character in the film. The designers have covered the Maxima in high-gloss silver armor to help create the unmistakable mask. To further its intimidating look, a red accent line with ground effects runs the length of the car. The Captain Phasma Maxima was built as a celebration of female strength; and fitting in with this theme, “Nissan's Maxima team is led by a female engineer, the designer for this vehicle was a female from ILM, the vehicle's brand director is a female and the vehicle was created to celebrate one of the toughest female warriors in the galaxy.”

2018 Nissan Rogue – Poe Dameron's X-wing with BB-8

Leading the New Republic Starfleet is Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter. Building on the dependable Nissan Rogue’s foundation, massive wings were fixed on to both sides of the vehicle. The T-70 X-wing also features a pair of illuminating thrusters, and quad laser cannons integrated into each wingtip, these help to make the craft appear ready for action. Sitting on top of the vehicle is a life-size BB-8 astromech droid, complete with functioning lights, motion and sound. To tie it all together, a rugged tire and wheel package is used to draw “parallels to the rugged valor of the Resistance.”

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport – A-wing

The A-wing is quick and nimble, which makes it a perfect fit for the Rogue Sport it is built on.  Created to perfectly mimic the A-wing's design, the vehicle features top-mounted fins and illuminated dual thrusters at the rear. Its blue wheels are painted to match the craft's accents, while laser cannons at the side of the vehicle, along with a detailed wrap that display battle damage, prove that this is a vehicle ready for almost anything.

2018 Nissan TITAN AT-M6

What do you get when you pair the largest vehicle in the First Order's arsenal with the biggest vehicle (and the highest standard horsepower in its segment) in Nissan's fleet? A perfect match! Nissan fittingly created the AT-M6, from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, show car replica with a Nissan TITAN. Coincidentally, it also happened to be the biggest unveiling (in physical size) at this year's LA Auto Show. With features like a massive megacaliber cannon, fixed on its truck bed, and a custom body wrap, the show truck is definitely reminiscent of the film's massive First Order walker. Additionally, the wheels received hydro-dip graphics, intended to mimic a walker's leg joints, while a 1-foot lift kit was applied to promote its destructive appearance. As a final way to bring the vehicle to life, designers installed a sound system capable of mimicking the walker's ground-stomping movements; an 18-inch bed-mounted subwoofer with a companion surround sound system produces a "planet-thumping 5,000 watts”, this is said “to closely capture the reverberation of a First Order walker.”


CREDIT: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-unveils-six-star-wars-the-last-jedi-inspired-show-vehicles-at-2017-los-angeles-auto-show

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New skill for Amazon Alexa from Nissan lets customers talk to their car from the comfort of home!

Don't risk burning what is in the oven; don't dump out your bag in search of a key fob – you can now use your voice to remote-start your Nissan. Available later this month, a new skill for Amazon Alexa (powered by NissanConnectSM Services) will allow some Nissan owners a new way to interact with their vehicles.

There are now over 25,000 Alexa skills, and Nissan's connected car skill will be one of the newest. Riding on the popularity of Alexa, Nissan uses already-available features within NissanConnect Services to enable the new skill on some of its new and existing vehicles.

"Intelligent integration means helping our customers even when they are not behind the wheel," said Dan Teeter, director, Vehicle Connected Services, Nissan North America, Inc. "We are about bringing unexpected innovations to customers, and are excited to offer this technology to both existing and new Nissan owners."

Later this month, users will be able to find and use the new skill, called "NissanConnect Services," free of charge under the connected car category within the Amazon Skills Store.

It will be available on certain model year 2016, 2017, 2017.5 and 2018 Nissan vehicles equipped with NissanConnect Services telematics. Amazon's Alexa integration will require owners to have an active subscription to NissanConnect Services and a valid Nissan Owner Portal account, although the NissanConnect Services app does not need to be running to use the service.

NissanConnect Services and integration with the new Alexa skill, will be available on the following vehicles at launch, with more to come:

Nissan plans to expand the technology to other models in the future, including the new 2018 Nissan LEAF through NissanConnect EV and Services. Additionally, model year 2011 – 2017 LEAF owners will be able to check battery status, manage remote charging and cool down or warm up the vehicle's interior using the new skill through the NissanConnect EV and Services Skill.

How the NissanConnect Services skill works

Once enabled and linked to a valid Nissan Owners Portal account with a compatible Nissan vehicle, owners can use voice commands to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine depending on the model.

For example, owners can say, "Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to start my Murano" or "Alexa, ask NissanConnect Services to lock the doors of my GT-R." Moments later, Alexa will confirm the request and the vehicle will respond to the command.

A 4-digit pin will be required to send certain commands to the vehicle, such as remote start, for added security. Additionally, owners can customize the name of their vehicle.

For more information on the complete Nissan vehicle lineup and available advanced safety, security and driver assistance technologies, visit one of seven Mossy Nissan locations or shop online now.

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Car in Case of an Emergency

Would your car be ready if you had to leave at a moment’s notice? If you were stranded in your car, would you be prepared?

Emergencies and natural disasters come in a variety of forms, and you don’t always have time to prepare. It is important to remember to perform regular maintenance and do-it-yourself checks on your car, as well as have a stocked emergency kit. This gives you peace of mind to know that your vehicle is always ready for the task.

It is recommended to check the following to make sure your car is ready for the unexpected:

  • Tire Tread:
    Tire tread helps your car grip the road. Having low tire tread is especially dangerous when driving in wet, flood-like, snowy or icy conditions. Check your tread easily with a penny.

  • Tire Pressure:
    Pressure that is too low or too high can affect gas mileage, tread wear and vehicle performance. Check your tires once a month when they are still cold, using the PSI (pounds per square inch) number located on the driver door or in the owner’s manual.

  • Fluids Check:
    Check your car’s fluids once a month or take a peek when you fill the gas tank. Top off fluids, such as your oil and coolant, and visit a technician if you suspect a leak.

  • Belts:
    A broken engine belt can literally stop you in your tracks. Look for signs of excessive wear or looseness.

  • Brakes:
    Your vehicle’s brakes are very important for safety; make sure they are ready in any condition. Have your brakes inspected by a technician once a year, and be aware of any signs of brake trouble, including noise, pulling and vibration while braking.

  • Battery:
    Even in a non-emergency, it is stressful when your car does not start. Extreme temperatures, such as summer and winter, can wear the battery. A technician can test that the battery is charging at the correct rate. If your battery is three years or older, it may need to be replaced.

  • Emergency Kit:
    Have an emergency kit ready to go in your car. A vehicle emergency kit should include the following:

    • Jumper cables
    • Road atlas or map
    • First-aid kit
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Water
    • Non-perishable food
    • Blankets

Make sure your car is in tip top shape so you can be prepared for anything! Schedule an appointment at one of our 7 convenient Mossy Nissan locations in San Diego County today!

CREDIT: http://www.carcare.org/car-care-resource/car-care-tips/

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