Archive for July, 2017

Zoom Around SLO In A Nissan GTR From Coast Nissan

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Summer is the perfect season to cruise down the open road in a sports car from a San Luis Obispo car dealer like Coast Nissan. The new Nissan GTR features a supercharged engine and the aerodynamic design provides unparalleled acceleration and precise control over every aspect of your drive. The driving experience this car offers is unlike any other, so roll down your windows and follow the coastal roads for a scenic and fun ride alongside the best sights in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Unmatched Power

A fully customized version of the GTR, nicknamed “Godzilla”, recently set the record for the fastest quarter mile. While the standard model isn’t quite as fast, is still offers an incredible 565 horsepower that can be upgraded to 600 on the limited availability NISMO version. Unlike other sports cars that are more tailored for fitting extra four passengers, the GTR embodies the form and function of a race car. It was designed to race along the track with both power and precision, and you can feel that commitment on any open stretch of road or tight corner.

Unique Driving Features

The Nissan GTR has driver-selectable modes to adapt to any circumstance. When in R-mode, the transmission can switch gears as quickly as 0.15 seconds, providing maximum acceleration. The All-Wheel-Drive setting is tuned to provide maximum power to the rear wheels and automatically divert power when needed to the front, making the car feel responsive with the added confidence that AWD offers. All these features combine with the turbocharged engine and fine-tuned suspension to create an authentic racing experience.

To see how this revolutionary sports car can make driving to work each day enjoyable, head down to Coast Nissan today for a test drive with a member of our friendly sales staff. To learn more about any Nissan model or our saving options, visit www.coastnissan.com.

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

A Few Tips From Coast Nissan To Keep Your Teen Driving Safely

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

With school out and summer fun in full swing, your teen is most likely cruising around town and meeting up with friends. San Luis Obispo, CA has all sorts of fun activities and events for kids to participate in, as well as fantastic restaurants to eat at once they are done. At Coast Nissan, we know driving can be a bit hectic with extra passengers, so here are a few reminders so everyone can have a safe driving experience.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a huge problem not only for teens but all drivers, and is one of the leading causes of accidents in the United States. A phone call or random text can wait until you are finished driving; traffic on a highway can change in an instant and it only takes a brief look away to get in trouble. If you have a passenger, consider giving them the phone if navigation is needed.

Weather

Hazardous road conditions can be caused or made worse by bad weather, so it is important to take a look at the forecast before heading out. Take special care on roads with construction or narrow lanes, and always leave extra distance behind cars as your brakes are less effective on watery roads. If the weather gets too bad, consider pulling off the road or not heading out until the storm passes by.

Seat Belts

They can be easy to forget, but seat belts can save the lives of everyone in the car in the event of a collision. It is required by law, and you should always make sure every passenger has fastened their safety harness before taking off. A well maintained and properly serviced car is the safest option for any driver, and at Coast Nissan, we also provide exceptional Nissan service that will keep the car running smoothly. Whether you need an oil change or new tires, our experts will ensure your car is ready to drive on the open road, and you can even schedule an appointment ahead of time at www.coastnissan.com.

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Eat Lunch At One of Coast Nissan’s Favorite Food Trucks In SLO

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Over the last decade, food trucks have become increasingly popular as an alternative style restaurant and an easy way of getting a meal on the go. Much like finding a good deal on a Nissan in San Luis Obispo, CA, all it takes is a bit of research to find the trucks that are cooking up extraordinary cuisine. There is an incredible variety of food trucks to choose from in San Luis Obispo, depending on what style you are craving, but here are a couple of Coast Nissan’s favorite spots to grab lunch on the run.

Haute Skillet

One of the benefits of a food truck is its mobility, and Haute Skillet is one of the top event and wedding catering trucks in San Luis Obispo. Their professional service and incredible meat sandwiches are perfect for any number of guests and will make your party the talk of the town. No matter what you order, you can be sure the food is fresh and tasty, from the baked ciabatta bread to the thin cut pastrami. The truck also offers premium pulled pork with their famous “truck sauce,” as well as one of the best tri-tip sandwiches in the country.

SLO Coast Coffee

While food trucks that serve meals might be the most popular, this “drink truck” is a great place to stop for a morning coffee boost or afternoon pick-me-up. The coffee is top notch and specialty brewed, and there are plenty of additions you can make to customize your drink. The syrups are made with real fruit and they rotate with what is in season. They are also committed to using organic and sustainable ingredients in everything they produce.

To take home a pickup truck of your own, stop by Coast Nissan for the best deals on Nissans in San Luis Obispo. From the award-winning Titan to the family-designed Nissan Frontier, you can learn more about our impressive lineup in store or 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

Capture Your Road Adventures With The JukeCam, Coming Soon To Coast Nissan

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Nissan Juke has always prioritized a fun driving experience, because driving should be about more than just getting from point A to point B. The stylish design and surprising amount of power and acceleration it packs makes each drive exciting, and with its limitless customization you are free to make the car truly your own. To help you show off your latest escapades around San Luis Obispo, Nissan is introducing a new 360-degree action JukeCam that captures the events all around you. Head to a coastal Nissan dealership today to try out this amazing tool for your car.

Make Memories

On every vacation, you likely take plenty of pictures, so why not have a camera on your car? Incredible images can be captured just driving around the many natural parks that you can find in San Luis Obispo, CA. From white sandy beaches to towering trees, this county offers a variety of scenery just a few feet off the road. It can even be removed and used just like a GoPro for when you are out of the car and want to go on an adventure. This saves you the trouble of hauling around extra equipment needed for the breathtaking panoramic shots that you can achieve with the JukeCam.

Safety

Dash cams have been around for a long time, and are used for recording potential evidence during a collision. The problem with regular dash cams is that you need two in order to capture the back and the front, and this still doesn’t account for the sides. Thanks to the JukeCam’ s 360-degree view, you are covered from all angles with just one camera. It has storage for up to three hours of footage, making it perfect for all but the longest road trips. To customize your own Juke using the innovative Juke Color Studio, talk with one of our sales representatives at Coast Nissan. All of our latest models and savings deals are also just a click away at www.coastnissan.com.

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Explore San Luis Obispo As A Family In The Nissan Quest

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Summer is a time for family activities such as playing on the beach and going on vacation. But in order to get to your destination, you need a reliable and safe family car. This is where minivans like the Nissan Quest shine. With its top of the line safety technology, award winning crash test safety rating and flexible seating, the Quest goes above and beyond the standards for a family van. Come bring the whole family down to a Nissan San Luis Obispo dealership like Coast Nissan to begin making memories.

Seating And Entertainment

The Nissan Quest is not simply a minivan; with all its luxury features it functions more like a family limo. It features ample seating for seven, with plenty of leg and head room for taller passengers to stretch out in. For trips with fewer passengers, both the second and third row of seats easily fold down to expand the storage area to around 175 cubic feet. This also makes it a great alternative to a truck for moving larger loads such as furniture or college dorm room supplies. It also features an optional DVD entertainment system to keep the kids happy on any journey, long or short.

Safety

Safety is a major focal point for the Nissan Quest. Features like Stability Control can detect when the handling limits of the car have been surpassed, and automatically reduce the engine power and apply the brakes to prevent the driver from losing control. An optional rear-view camera helps prevent accidents when in reverse, and the car is equipped with front, side and overhead airbags to protect occupants in the case of a collision.

At Coast Nissan, your safety is our greatest concern, which is why we offer high quality Nissan service to keep your Quest running at maximum effectiveness. Visit us today to take advantage of our incredible summer savings offers, or browse our other models 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 Autonomous Parking Feature

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The Nissan Leaf has always been on the forefront of technology since its release. It was one of the first electric cars on the market, and has always been offered at an affordable price. This way all consumers can benefit from zero emission driving and not need to fill up every week at the gas station. Nissan has slowly been teasing the features on the upcoming Nissan Leaf, and recently revealed a new technology that will make parking a quick and automated process: the ProPilot Park. Here is a quick look at this feature that will be implemented on new models in the coming future at Coast Nissan, the best dealership in San Luis Obispo, CA.

ProPilot

The ProPilot Park will be a new addition to the suite of ProPilot features that you can already find on many Nissan cars. The ProPilot system makes the car function much like an autonomous car on the highway, and is designed for use in single-lane highway conditions. Using various cameras and sensors, this system can monitor the car’s position in the lane as well as the speed and proximity to other vehicles. This allows it to compensate for changes in speed of nearby cars and adjust the brake and accelerator accordingly, functioning like an advanced cruise control system.

Autonomous Parking

Having to parallel park on a busy street or crowded parking lot can often be difficult, but the ProPilot Parking system ensures a smooth and precise park in even the smallest spaces. Once activated, it guides the car using both cameras and sonar and automatically controls the accelerator and steering inputs. Nissan is also working to expand this system in the future to navigate city intersections.

To see why Nissan cars offer the best in luxury and practical features, come test drive any model at Coast Nissan. We also offer fast and affordable Nissan service and great summer savings options, so visit us in store or 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

Are Fuel Additives Worth The Money?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

With the rising fuel prices in the summer, many people begin to scramble for ways to get the most out of every gallon and raise their fuel efficiency. With electric cars like the Nissan Leaf this is no worry, but the combustion engines that most cars run on nowadays can have their fuel economy lowered by everyday use that causes buildup in the engine. At most gas stations, you probably have seen fuel additive offers that claim to boost your mpg rating and clean out the engine, but do they really work? At Coast Nissan, your friendly San Luis Obispo car dealer, we can answer questions like that and many more about your car.

What Is A Fuel Additive?

There are several different categories of fuel additives, but you only need to know about a couple of them. The most common are already added to your gasoline at the pump, and you don’t need to pay extra for them. These additives generally increase the octane rating or act as a lubricant for the engine, making the fuel itself more effective. Additives you have to purchase, however, claim to scrub the engine of dirt and grime and increase the mpg that your car gets.

Do They Work?

Ultimately, you should be wary of any product that claims to improve gas mileage, as tests found these additives offer little to no benefit. However, that does not mean they are necessarily worthless. Though they may not directly raise your fuel efficiency, they do clean the injector, reduce carbon buildup and prevent injector corrosion. This can save you money in the long run by not having to replace the fuel injector, especially in older cars.

The best way to keep your fuel efficiency at its max though is with regular Nissan service from Coast Nissan and proper car care. Fixing incorrectly inflated tires or a faulty alignment will have a greater impact on your gas use than an additive, 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

Enjoy The Best BBQ in SLO Town At These Restaurants

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Barbecue is one of the best summer foods for both kids and adults. Restaurants around San Luis Obispo are serving up all kinds of smoked meats, including sauce covered ribs and moist chicken. With a variety of sauces and meats to choose from you can create your own combination of tastes, just remember to grab plenty of napkins. It’s the perfect fun and messy food to enjoy after a day at the beach, so here are a couple of Coast Nissan’s top spots to visit around San Luis Obispo, CA.

Old San Luis Obispo BBQ Co.

It takes years of experience in order to season and cook the barbecue meats perfectly, and these folks have been perfecting their authentic Santa Maria style barbecue since 2001. The chicken and pulled pork are house favorites, which pair magnificently with their tangy barbecue sauce. The tri-tip beef sandwich and the chicken sandwich are popular for people who order to go, and for dessert they have several interesting milkshake flavors like chocolate-bacon. On most days they stay open past midnight, so you can fill that barbecue crave at any time of the day. They also have a delivery option so you can get great food brought right to your door.

Firestone Grill

Firestone became famous for one major reason: their irresistible tri-tip sandwich. With beef that has been cooked to perfection, piled high on a crunchy French roll and smothered in heavenly barbecue sauce, this sandwich should be the first one you try at Firestone. They also offer several salads and lighter options if you aren’t as hungry, and their large menu means even picky eaters will be satisfied.

After eating your heart out at these great local restaurants, head over to a coastal Nissan dealership to check out our summer savings on all 2017 models. To see why Nissan is one of the fastest growing brands in America, have a chat with one of our sales team members or visit us 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

Venture Far This Summer With The Nissan Altima

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Summer is the perfect time for a road trip with friends or family. Exploring the country is a once in a lifetime experience that will expose you to new people, cultures and food. From heading up north to Oregon and Washington or to the east to see the magnificent Rocky Mountains, the U.S. is filled with fantastic scenery and places to visit. One of the keys to a successful road trip is having the right car, and the Nissan Altima is a fun and affordable option for any drive. Visit a Nissan San Luis Obispo dealership like Coast Nissan today to experience this car for yourself.

Perfect Size And Efficiency

For a family road trip or one with just a few friends, a sedan is ideal for convenience and fuel efficiency. The Altima has comfortable seating even for five people, and a large trunk space to store all the luggage and sporting equipment you want to bring along. The sedan design provides a smooth and quiet highway drive, especially with the Xtronic CVT that ensures gearshifts are virtually unnoticeable. The car also averages about 39 mpg on highways where you will be doing most of the heavy traveling.

Safety

One of the biggest concerns with any longer trip is the added danger and safety risk due to more frequent highway travel. The #Nissan Altima has several countermeasures in place though to keep you and your passengers safe. The Forward Emergency Braking can automatically warn you and even automatically stop the car if there is the potential on the collision, which is especially useful when traveling at high speeds. Blind Spot Warnings and Rear Cross Traffic Alerts keep you notified about cars moving on the other three sides of the vehicle so you can keep tabs on the surroundings.

At Coast Nissan you can get a taste of the Nissan driving experience with the Altima or any other of our outstanding vehicles. From great deals to fast and easy Nissan service, www.coastnissan.com has everything you need to make your summer road trip extraordinary.

Coast Nissan

12100 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Phone: 877.957.9019

Website: www.coastnissan.com

Nissan Reveals New Self-Driving Taxi System

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Self-driving features like those on the new 2018 Nissan Leaf are important not for just the personal driving experience, but also for the transportation industry. Currently, there are several ride-sharing and taxi services only a tap away on your smartphone such as Uber and Lyft, but both depend on a human to do the driving. With no need for a specific driver, a self-driving taxi would be less expensive and more efficient. Along with the autonomous Leaf, which will be available at Coast Nissan in San Luis Obispo in the near future, Nissan also unveiled plans for a ride-hailing and ride-sharing service that will be completely transformed by self-driving cars.

Affordability

While purchasing and financing a car from a coastal Nissan dealership is an easy process, many people don’t have room for or don’t need a car of their own. In such cases, it makes more sense to source transportation from taxi or car sharing services. Nissan’s new service will be more affordable and effective than current systems, as it would be able to pick up multiple riders along the route in order to cut down on costs and backtracking. Many of these autonomous cars like the Leaf are also electrical, eliminating the need for gas stops and making the cars available sooner.

Implementation

There are several different methods that Nissan is considering to implement this new service. A standard taxi or Uber-like service will almost certainly be the backbone of this system, transporting people to and from destinations. Another possibility is a bus-like system, where a network of cars would be running on predetermined paths with specific drop off and pickup locations. Both of these options will make it easier for people to find transportation, at a more affordable price.

To see how these self-driving cars work and experience a different driving experience, drop by a Nissan San Luis Obispo dealership like #Coast Nissan once the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf arrives. Also, be sure to check out our summer savings on our hottest vehicles, 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