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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.

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Jump-starting a Vehicle

Many a vehicle owner has experienced the unpleasantness of encountering a dead battery. Jump starting the vehicle is not difficult, but requires specific steps for success. Begin by ensuring that the vehicles are nose to nose or side by side in the same direction. Turn the vehicles off and put them in park or neutral depending on whether they have automatic or manual transmissions.

Distinguish between positive and negative battery terminals. Do the same with the jumper cables. Attach the positive 

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Tax and Other Benefits of the Nissan LEAF

If you want a car that leave a much smaller carbon footprint than does a traditional automobile, check out the Nissan LEAF. The Nissan LEAF is one of the most popular, respected electric vehicles on the market today.

A key reason why the Nissan LEAF is widely respected is because of its array of important benefits. These benefits include the prospect of obtaining a number of different tax benefits and credits. These include tax benefit and credits from the state, local, and federal levels.

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Check Out the Updated Nissan Altima

When it comes time to buy a new car, you may be feeling a little nervous and a little exciting. Big purchases aren’t something that should be taken lightly. At Lithia Nissan of Ames, we know that the more informed you are about a vehicle, the easier it is to buy one. 

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What is a Blind-Spot Monitor and How Can it Benefit You?

Before changing lanes or turning onto a busy street, it is critical to check all your mirrors to make sure there are no collision hazards. With a blind-spot monitor, you will be alerted when there is a vehicle to the right or left of you that you may not be able to see.

The way the blind-spot monitor works is through a series of sensors and cameras installed in and around your vehicle. As soon as a vehicle approaches you in an area considered to be your blind-spot, you will instantly be warned audibly or visually.  

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Where Does the Nissan Kicks on a Scale of Comfortable to Luxurious?

For many, the Nissan Kicks is a subcompact SUV that is reliable, comfortable, and perfect for daily commuters in Ames, IA, and other busy cities. This family-friendly SUV fits five passengers, easily, with plenty of cargo room and a large glovebox for even more storage space. Additionally, the exterior is well-designed and curved to hint at the spacious interior and powerful under-the-hood elements. 

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Enhance Motoring Safety with a Full Winter Survival Kit

You need to pull out all the reasonable stops to make sure you remain safe when driving in the wintertime, whether in Ames, IA or somewhere else. As part of enhancing your motoring safety, you need to make sure you have a suitable winter survival kit in your car. There are a number of important items that you need to include in a winter survival kit.

This type of kit is complete when it has a full array of essential first aid supplies. You can purchase a comprehensive first aid kit to be kept in a car from any number…

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Here Is What You Need to Know to Get the Best Deal on a Used Car

When you set out to buy a used car, the process can appear at first to be rather daunting. At Lithia Nissan of Ames, we want to do everything we can to change that. This should be a fun and exciting time. You are looking for your next car, and that is always part of the American Dream.

At the same time, you have a budget that you need to stick to. You do not want to be driving around in a car you can't afford, as that will just leave you with an uneasy feeling. When you arrive…

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Practicality and Comfort: The Nissan Titan Interior Features

If you're a truck driver and are looking for something new, check out the industry-leading Nissan Titan. The Titan is a highly regarded truck for a number of reasons, including its great interior features.

The Nissan Titan interior features include a useful deep center console that includes a well perfect to stow a laptop. On a related noted, the Titan also has extra large cupholders. Other Nissan Titan interior features are a heated steering wheel as well as heated and cooled front seats. The truck also sports pushbutton start and a locked rear seat cargo organizer.

 

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