Experience A Smooth, Comfortable Ride With The Nissan LEAF

Given the impressive and incredibly expansive range of benefits that it provides, it's no surprise that the Nissan LEAF is a very popular EV. This sleek, all-electric automobile offers extraordinary comfort and convenience, while additionally giving eco-conscious drivers greater peace of mind. Ames locals can save money at the pump, and spend less on overall maintenance. At Lithia Nissan of Ames, we're excited to talk about the Nissan LEAF benefits that make these things possible.

Discover The Joys Of Driving With Absolutely No Engine Noise

Given that the 
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Customize a New Nissan Sentra

The Sentra is a popular midsize sedan for its impressive fuel-efficiency and comfortable interior. The vehicle is stylish inside and out while offering many standard features, which are often not standard in competitive models. Nissan offers many different accessories to customize the vehicle to suit personal needs.

Perhaps add side window deflectors to gain a number of advantages. The pieces enable occupants to open their windows during a rainstorm for fresh air. The angle of the deflectors prevents the rain from coming inside. 

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Do You Need to Replace a Battery After Harsh Weather?

Batteries, like so many other parts inside a car, have a clock ticking next to them. In time, a battery dies out from age. Unlike many other parts, the weather can cause serious problems for a battery. Older, weaker batteries become more likely to fail, but even newer ones can, as well. Extreme weather could play a significant role in performance problems.

Cold weather is known to cause battery troubles, but why? The cold temperatures drive down a battery's capacity, so it has far less power to spare. 

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Your Tires May Be Damaged: Check For Signs Of Problems

There are always some signs that tires need to be replaced even before they get completely worn out. You should note these signs and look for them at all times to avoid any disasters out on the road. Check for cracking on the tires as well as any concerns related to cords showing.

Does your vehicle vibrate at all when you drive it? That is not something that should occur. There may be a number of reasons why this is happening, but bad tires are certainly on that list. You need to check on the quality of the tires as…

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What To Do During a Test Drive

Taking a test drive is one the best ways to learn more about any vehicle that you want to purchase. At Lithia Nissan of Ames, we encourage you to schedule a test drive as part of the car buying process. Ideally, you will have a friend or relatively in the car with you during such an event.

This person can give you an honest opinion of how comfortable the car was or how well the features worked. By seeking input from another person, you reduce the risk of making a decision based on emotion instead of objective facts.

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Is Refinancing a Good Move for Car Owners?

Things don't always turn out the way you planned. You might like your car, but the costs of keeping it may be a little too high right now. Trading in the vehicle could solve the problem. Or is refinancing a better plan? Think things through before rushing into any decisions, and consider a few factors.

If you've driven the vehicle for a long time and racked up thousands upon thousands of miles in Ames, refinancing not be an option. Using the old model as a trade-in for a cheaper model might be wise. 

 

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Without An Internal Combustion Engine, The Nissan LEAF Provides A Number Of Impressive Environmental Benefits

Currently a very popular EV, the Nissan LEAF can provide Ames motorists with a vast array of environmental benefits. This makes it the ideal choice for eco-conscious consumers who want to ride comfortably while reducing their carbon footprints. At Lithia Nissan of Ames, we want all drivers to know just how impressive the Nissan LEAF's environmentally-friendly design truly is.

Get Everywhere You Need To Go Without Fueling Up

There is absolutely no need to pay for gas as a Nissan LEAF owner. 

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Customize Your SUV in Ames with Nissan Kicks Accessories

If you've ever dreamed of designing your own ride, look no further than the Nissan Kick. This all-new subcompact SUV is available with a variety of purpose-built accessories, so you can create the vehicle that's the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

Planning to carry a roof box or load up on sporting gear? The Kick's roof rail crossbars are a must. They're engineered to fit onto your existing rails, so you can add attachments with confidence.

If you drive in busy areas, you need to know what's happening around your vehicle at all time. With…

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Roadside Emergency Kit: A Must-Have Item

There are choices to be made before anyone ever gets into a vehicle and starts the ignition. One of the decisions to be made is how prepared that individual will be for the possibility of an emergency while out on the road. It is a distinct possibility that could happen at any time. It is best to be ready for such an event and to pretend like it will definitely happen no matter what. That will put you in the best possible situation to handle it if it does arise.

You will require a flashlight, a set of jumper cables…

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What to Know About Your Car's Brakes

Under normal conditions, brake pads and associated parts will last for 30,000 to 50,000 miles. If you hear a squeaking noise when you press on the pedal, it is likely that the pads need to be replaced. The same could be true if the vehicle needs more room to stop on dry roads.

There are many factors that could influence how well your vehicle's brakes work. For example, a car that has improperly inflated tires could have a harder time stopping. The same is true if a car is too heavy or was loaded incorrectly.

Ideally, you…

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