Archive for April, 2017

Learn How To Monitor Important Fluid Levels In Your Nissan

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Oil Change in SLO

The human body runs on water. It is essential to life and serves a vital purpose of hydrating us and flushing out any dangerous toxins. A car like a Nissan Altima also needs fluids to run, though cars need many more than humans to work properly. Everyone knows to get their oil changed after so many miles, but your other liquids also need monitoring so your car can operate a peak performance levels. At Coast Nissan, the number one San Luis Obispo car dealer, we can show which ones are most important to check, and help you replace them.

 

Oil:

Your engine needs proper lubrication so its internal parts can freely move. Without a regular oil replacement, your oil becomes dirty and less efficient, and could cause severe damage. To check your oil levels, simply pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, then insert and remove it. There should be clear markings of safe oil levels.

 

Radiator Fluid:

A big problem with engines in the summer months is overheating, and radiator fluid helps prevent that by cooling your car down. Checking the fluid levels is easy, but before you start, make sure the car has been off for a while and the engine is cold. Use a rag to unscrew the cap and look inside for the level of the fluid.

 

Power Steering Fluid:

Today, cars have a power steering system that makes turning and using your steering wheel much less demanding, while also increasing the handling of the car. The reservoir for this fluid is usually found under the hood on the passenger side of the car, and is often labeled “steering.” Most cars have an opaque container so you can easily see the level of fluid, but if not, simply clean the area around the cap before unscrewing it.

Car maintenance can be complicated, so if you have any concerns about your car be sure to talk to our Nissan service experts at #CoastNissan. They will be glad to repair your vehicle and get you back on the road, so schedule an appointment today at www.coastnissan.com.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Nissan Reveals Unique Nissan Rogue Versions At New York Auto Show

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

 

The 2017 New York International Auto Show was one of the first major shows after the release of updated 2017 car models. Companies brought changes to and special editions of their most popular cars, and showed off some interesting takes on their vehicles. Nissan came out big with several variants of the Nissan Rogue, which is the best selling crossover in America. A few of the models Nissan previewed at the show will be released in in limited quantities, so come down to Coast Nissan in San Luis Obispo to see how you can own one of these unique creations.

 

The first #Rogue variation that the Nissan team displayed was the Rogue Dogue, a car that is tailored for dog owning drivers. Along with all the standard Rogue options like a hybrid engine, the Dogue has several built-in features that make car rides easy for pets. An extendable ramp leads to the trunk so your dog can walk into the vehicle, and there is a custom dog-bathing station at the back. This includes a water tank, hair dryer and drying vent so your special friend can get clean after a walk in the park. There are even storage compartments for food and water bowls, as well as a harness to keep dogs safe during the ride.

 

For those that missed the first wave of Nissan Rogue Star Wars Limited Edition models, Nissan has revealed a second edition that includes many of the same features. Custom designed floor mats and kick plates feature the Star Wars logo, and there are unique cup inserts with the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire so you can show off your allegiance. The show version of the car even had the iconic engines from the X-Wing Starfighters along with a droid peeking out of the sunroof.

 

When it comes to performance, affordability and fuel economy, you can’t beat a Nissan Rogue from a coastal Nissan dealer. Our San Luis Obispo car dealership offers a variety of models and services, all of which you can find online at www.coastnissan.com.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

See The Sites That Played A Major Role In SLO’s History – Mission San Luis Obispo

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Mission San Luis Obispo

The Nissan name was first introduced back in the 1930s, but the company itself has been producing cars since 1914. Nissan started over in Japan, but it quickly expanded to other countries as the demand for cars grew. Thanks to a tradition of hard work and dedication, Nissan has become one of the largest manufacturers in the world, and at Coast Nissan, we are proud to offer new and used cars to San Luis Obispo. The history of San Luis Obispo is also rich with culture, and there are several spots around town to experience it for yourself.

 

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

The best place to begin any history journey is at the beginning, and San Luis Obispo was founded in 1772 by the Spanish. They loved the rich-soil and the beautiful coast, with a perfect climate for growing food. A settlement was built and at its heart the #MissionSanLuisObispodeTolosa was constructed, serving as both a church and meeting place. Today, this iconic mission is a historic landmark that hosts several festivals and fairs throughout the year. Visitors can explore the historic architecture and learn more about the building that acted as the root of SLO’s history.

 

History Center of San Luis Obispo

Since its founding, SLO grew as a major supplier of crops and acted as a major shipping port for products on the West Coast. The SLO County Historical Society, originally founded in 1953, is dedicated to preserving collections and important cultural pieces from the city’s timeline. At the History Center of San Luis Obispo, you can enjoy displays of these pieces and embark on an educational journey of the entire region. From a gallery filled with impressive artwork to a research room stocked with information, come take an adventure into the history of the place we call home.

 

Coast Nissan has been a proud member of SLO for many years, and we hope to continue providing quality Nissan service and unparalleled customer satisfaction. At our coastal Nissan dealership, you can find all the latest models at great prices, or you can view them all online at www.coastnissan.com.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

The Nissan Rogue Claims Title Of Best Selling Crossover

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Nissan Rouge Award

April and May are big months for automotive manufacturers. Most 2017 models are released in late 2016 or early 2017, and these two months are the first test of how these changes impacted the car market. It takes around four to six months after the release of a car to estimate its potential, as you want a good measure of how well the car will consistently perform after some of the initial craze has gone down. Crossovers are one of the biggest markets to pay attention to, and the Nissan Rogue has recently become the top-selling non-pickup in America. Head over to your local San Luis Obispo car dealer, Coast Nissan, for a look at this incredible car.

 

Crossovers are one of the largest car markets in the world right now, thanks to their versatility. Both single drivers and families alike will appreciate the plentiful seating the Nissan Rogue offers, and its dynamic driving experience makes your morning trip to work more enjoyable. Crossovers like the Rogue also have more trunk space than a typical sedan without being as bulky as a full-size SUV. You will have plenty of room for luggage, sporting equipment for the kids and anything in between.

 

Crossover sales are growing even when the overall car market is down, and their affordability plays a major role in this trend. As gas prices start creeping up during hotter months, having a car like the #Rogue is beneficial for saving money at the pump. The Rogue even has a hybrid edition that gets an average 34 mpg and rarely needs to be refueled during city travel. The Rogue is also packed with safety features like Blind Spot Monitoring that keeps drivers and their passengers safe. Nissan’s whole suite of Safety Shield Technologies work together to reduce collisions and make driving easier.

 

For a test drive of the Nissan Rogue, or to check out the best selection of used cars in San Luis Obispo, come talk to any of our friendly sales staff members at Coast Nissan. We can help you find a car that fits your lifestyle, or you can browse our inventory online at www.coastnissan.com.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Nissan Is Still The King Of The Electric Car Market

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Nissan Electric

When it comes to electric car sales, the Nissan Leaf has been the reigning champ for many years. It was one of the first commercial electric vehicles introduced, and through its affordable price and extended range it has consistently outsold the competition. Moving into 2017, several companies released brand new electric cars that looked to be contenders for the title, but none have been able to beat the reliability and affordability that the Leaf offers. Come see why a Nissan Leaf from Coast Nissan remains the top electric car on the market.

 

Since 2008, people like Jose Pontes have been measuring the global market impact of electric cars. He is the primary data source for several technological journals and articles, and his recent EV Sales blog looked at trends from January and February of this year. During this period the Nissan Leaf was by far the world’s best selling #electric vehicle, beating out big names like Tesla and Chevy. In fact, the Nissan Leaf outsold its competitors by about 8,000 units in these two months. This margin is expected to grow even more for the March and April data, as the remodeled 2017 Nissan Leaf was released during this period. The 2017 Leaf has substantially more range and a new cabin makeover.

 

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why the Leaf has performed so well, but there are several factors that have contributed. Its biggest appeal is affordability, which is a big factor for people to consider when making the switch to an electric car. Nissan also provides several incentives with a Leaf purchase, including two years of free charging at the thousands of stations that have recently been installed in major areas.

 

To learn more about all the benefits of driving a 2017 Nissan Leaf, come have a chat with our sales team at your San Luis Obispo car dealer, Coast Nissan. From exceptional Nissan service to expert advice on a new car purchase, www.coastnissan.com is the place to go for all your car needs.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Learn How To Spot Problems With Your Car’s Exhaust System

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Car Exhaust Problems

In any car with an internal combustion engine, including diesel engines, exhaust is produced from the reactions that occur while driving. As gasoline or diesel fuel enter your car’s engine, power is created by combusting them at high temperatures. This moves your car forward, but it also creates exhaust, which is composed mostly of nitrogen gas, water vapor and carbon dioxide. Your car’s exhaust system ensures that this gas is safely pumped out of your vehicle’s engine, and problems can occur if this system malfunctions. At Coast Nissan, we can help you recognize these problems and get them fixed as soon as possible.

 

The muffler and #exhaust system both play an integral role in keeping your engine clean. One of the most common car problem occurs when the system stops diverting exhaust fumes out of the engine. Instead, they slowly build up and cause the engine to deteriorate faster, so make sure your regular inspections check for these problems.

 

Another major symptom of a damaged muffler is a strong vibration or a sudden loss of power in your car. This could be due to a hole or leak in the exhaust system, and the magnitude of the vibration depends on the size of the damaged area. A hole or leak will cause your motor to operate at suboptimal levels, and could lead to lowered fuel economy and permanent damage.

 

One of the most important problems to catch before it becomes too serious is a failing catalytic converter. If you notice a sound while the engine is idling that is similar to a box of coins being shaken, the catalytic converter is most likely damaged. If this problem is not fixed quickly, it could end up costing a significant amount of money.

 

If you ever have any questions about your vehicle or just need your car inspected by trained professionals, head over to a coastal Nissan dealership. We offer fast and affordable Nissan service that works with your schedule, so come to www.coastnissan.com today.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Fully Enjoy Wine Country In San Luis Obispo

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Winery in SLO

San Luis Obispo is located in the heart of California’s Wine Country, and one of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to spend an afternoon is a scenic wine or beer tour. As much as we love providing affordable and fun-to-drive cars to our customers at Coast Nissan, it’s best to let a designated driver chauffeur you around town if you want to spend a night sampling the best spirits this county has to offer. These tours are perfect for hanging out with friends without having to deal with the chaos of a heavily packed bar.

 

Hop On Beer Tours

When it comes to traveling around SLO in style, the second-best option to a Nissan is one of the custom buses provided by Hop on Beer. These roomy vehicles feature plenty of comfortable seats, a gorgeous 360-degree view of the coastline and a full bar for you to enjoy. You can book these #tours as a private party for events like weddings, corporate outings or even just a night out with friends. They also offer social tours where you can meet new people and enjoy a variety of wines or beers from local brewers.

 

101 Wine Tours

The 101 Wine Tours are always packed with excitement and people, and last year they were ranked the #1 food and drink stop in SLO. They offer more than just a basic tour; each outing can be customized to fit a group’s specific tastes in wine or beer. Their knowledgeable tour guides are happy to go into detail about any of their products or wine making processes, and offer great recommendations of new varieties to try. They even offer tours of their olive oil plant for people looking for an informative and unique experience.

 

For all your other driving needs, Coast Nissan is happy to provide the best selection of new and used cars San Luis Obispo can offer. Our coastal Nissan dealership will work with you to find a car and finance package that meets your needs so you can enjoy the power and precision that a Nissan offers.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Explore All The Possibilities That Nissan’s Sedan Lineup Offers

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Nissan Sedans

When it comes to sedans, many people believe they are all mostly the same, with few qualities that make them special or unique. Nissan’s latest lineup though can single handedly put such claims to rest; with all new features and looks for the 2017 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Sentra, you can find the sedan which best fits your needs. All are fun to drive and get great gas mileage, but each model has been perfectly tuned to excel in a certain area. Come down to Coast Nissan yourself to see why these cars are more than just your average sedan.

 

Nissan Sentra:

The Nissan Sentra stands out as a family #sedan that focuses on making use of the latest safety technology. Thanks to an advanced set of cameras and sensors, the car itself can react to its surroundings, even if the driver is unaware. The Sentra SV comes with the Driver’s Assist Package, which features a Blind Spot Warning system and Rear Cross Traffic Alerts. Whether you are backing out of a parking spot or changing lanes on the highway, you can make each movement with confidence.

 

Nissan Altima:

For those that want more performance and some not-so-subtle sporty features, the Nissan Altima offers a dynamic driving experience. The car is both powerful and efficient, with a 4-cylinder engine that is responsive and achieves 39 mpg on the open road. The Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission makes changing gears go smoothly, and the car’s new design features “wind-cheating aerodynamics.”

 

Nissan Maxima:

Sometimes you just want to relax and take a nice drive out on the town in a luxury car like the Nissan Maxima. With a V6 engine, all the best safety features and a gorgeous interior, the Maxima is the ultimate Nissan sedan. It can even be upgraded with the highly popular Midnight Package.

The best way to find out which model is right for your lifestyle is to head down to your local San Luis Obispo car dealer, Coast Nissan. From friendly service to the best selection of used cars San Luis Obispo can offer, www.coastnissan.com is the best way to find your dream car.

 

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Experience The Track Or The Highway In Your Own NISMO GT-R

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

It’s not often that a commercial car company develops a racecar that challenges the toughest competition, but Nissan has certainly embraced the challenge with its GT-R supercar. This car is a modified version of the 2017 GT-R, which you can find on sale today at Coast Nissan. With a 600-horsepower engine and a thunderous roar as it accelerates down the track, it’s not surprising that this car has earned the nickname “Godzilla.” To make this stunning car more accessible to everyday drivers, Nissan sent the model over to their NISMO specialists, who developed a version that everyone to enjoy.

 

Nissan’s NISMO division adds power and performance to cars that people love and transforms them into sporty machines. Nissan already introduced NISMO versions of the 370Z, Altima and even the all-electric Leaf, and with the GT-R supercar gathering attention from fans worldwide, it was an easy choice for the next project. The new #NISMO GT-R strikes a perfect balance between the hyper-customized supercar and the raw power of the base GT-R model.

 

Working with the already impressive 565-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine, Nissan installed numerous upgrades to the body for more precise handling. Along with the regular spot welds, the GT-R has had epoxy adhesive applied to several critical joints in order to ensure stability and create that razor-sharp handling that Nissan performance cars can deliver. It also features new front style fenders, reliable and sturdy 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and a unique dry carbon-fiber spoiler. Both inside and outside the NISMO GT-R has been adorned with a limited edition red and black color treatment that looks stylish and is sure to grab people’s attention. As Nissan put it, “The new GT-R Track Edition gives buyers a specialized model, one true to GT-R heritage and available only by special order.”

 

To learn exactly how you can be an owner of these special models, head in to your local San Luis Obispo car dealer, Coast Nissan. Once you receive your new GT-R, we can help make sure it performs at maximum efficiency thanks to our variety of Nissan services, which you can find online at www.coastnissan.com.

 

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Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

See All Of San Luis Obispo On Foot Or In A Car

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

At Coast Nissan, we all enjoy driving around San Luis Obispo and taking in the beauty of nature in the ocean and the trees. All along the road you can find plenty of scenic lookouts and trail that allow you to explore every part of this gorgeous county. After some quality time in a car however, we all need to stretch our legs and move around a bit. There are several walking tours and trails around SLO that are a great source of exercise and enjoy. These are some of our favorite spots to visit:

 

Mission Plaza

Established in 1968, this small but charming location was one of the most active spots around SLO in the 70s. It acted as a gathering place for residents and the members of the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, which is still an active church that you can visit. The Mission itself is easily accessible from the plaza, and you can also cross a nearby footbridge to visit the San Luis creekwalk. Many community events and festivals were held here, and there are still some big events that are held today for all the enjoy.

 

The Creamery

Back in the early 1900s, San Luis Obispo was actually one of the largest dairy producers in the United States. This full-service creamery was in operation for almost 70 years, providing quality products to both locals and people all around the western United States. Nowadays, you can take a tour of the place, as well as visit a number of art galleries, fine restaurants and interesting shops.

 

Kundert Medical Building

Designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Kundert building has a unique and innovative look that makes it a popular stop for many architectural tours of the county. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the art of building.

 

After you have enjoyed these sights on foot, come over to #CoastNissan for the best selection of new and used car San Luis Obispo can offer. Our coastal Nissan dealership can help you find the perfect car for you and your family, so call or give us a click at www.coastnissan.com.

 

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Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com