When shopping for a used car, you may have come across the term “certified pre-owned,” aka CPO. This is somewhat a new class a vehicle that gained a lot of popularity within the past few years. A certified pre-owned vehicle is still technically used, but automakers reserve this status for only the best used cars.
A certified pre-owned Nissan has to be less than six years old, have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer, and have a clean title. Then, the car needs to pass a thorough 167-point inspection. If faults are found during the inspection, these problems are repaired using genuine Nissan parts.
Along with the benefits of owning a nice car, each Certified Pre-Owned Nissan comes with a 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report, and a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio on properly equipped vehicles.
With all of these benefits, buying a CPO car can give you the best of both worlds. You get the money-saving benefits of buying used with the added confidence of knowing your car has been thoroughly inspected and comes with a warranty, just like a new car.
Come experience the CPO difference at Cronic Nissan.
One of the most important safety features on your car has been standard issue since the very first automobile was invented. In case you have not guessed what it could be, it is the tires. Those four pieces of rubber are what keep you connected to the road. And, of course, they wear out over time. So, how do you know when you need new tires?
One of the key signs of a worn-out tire is the tread depth. A simple way to see if the tread is still deep enough is to place a penny head first into the grooves. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it is time to replace your tires. Do this test in several spots on all of your tires since tread doesn’t always wear evenly.
More signs of old tires are cracks or bulges in the sidewall. If you see any signs of this, you definitely need to replace the tires. When tires are worn out, do they do offer as much traction, especially in wet weather.
If you are worried about the condition of your tires, schedule a service appointment with us here at Cronic Nissan and we can inspect your tires and tell you if it is time to replace them.
Buying a new car can be stressful, and it makes many people anxious. At Cronic Nissan, we’re dedicated to making the car-buying process as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a resource on what to bring when buying a car. Not only will the proper paperwork speed up the process, but it will also ensure you’re getting the right car and financing.
First, according to the Car Connection, you should have your driver’s license and registration. You’ll need a license before you can drive off the lot in your new car, and the registration is sometimes required if you’re trading in a new vehicle. Even if you’re just test driving a car, be sure to bring your license for confirmation.
Next, insurance can be tricky. You need to have insurance for your new car, but that sometimes means you’ll have to wait a day or two. It’s best to call your insurance company ahead of time to let them know you’re buying a new car. Then, you can call them at the dealership when signing the paperwork and they can fax or email your new insurance card. This will really streamline the process.
If you’re trading in a car, you should also bring the title of your old car. This is different from the registration, as the title is often called the “pink slip.” A title is proof of ownership, and it’s needed to transfer the car from your name to the dealership’s name.
Finally, bring a friend along. We try to make the car-buying process as quick as possible, but it can still take a while to sign papers. A friend or family member will make the process much more enjoyable, and they can often help you make important decisions about your new car. For more information about what to bring, call or stop by the Cronic Nissan finance department.
Nissan was recently named the top brand in the 2017 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Five vehicles won Best in Class for their particular segment, including the Murano, Rogue, Maxima, Titan, and Versa. AutoPacific allows owners to rate their cars on 49 various criteria, and then tallies the votes to see which new owners are happiest.
The Murano won for the third straight year in a row, while the Rogue and Maxima won for the second time, according to Nissan. The AutoPacific awards are one of the few industry awards that is based solely on owner satisfaction, giving you a good idea which vehicle you should shop for when you’re in the market for a new car.
“VSAs look at the big picture, which includes owners’ experiences with their vehicle’s quality and safety, but also goes deeper into the heart of the ownership experience,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific.
The Rogue is now Nissan’s top-selling vehicle, which means that statistically you’re most likely to enjoy this car than any other car you buy. Not only is it popular, but owners are most satisfied with this car. There’s no buyer’s remorse—simply get in your car and start driving. To test drive the Rogue, Murano, Maxima, Titan, or Versa, visit Cronic Nissan today.
The new Nissan credit card program is perfect for Nissan fans who want to get Nissan rewards for everyday purchases on gas and groceries.
Qualifying Nissan customers can sign up for the credit card and get points toward a new financed or leased Nissan vehicle, accessories and services like oil changes, or even a statement credit that pays a part of their car payment.
The credit card will be co-sponsored by Visa and Synchrony Bank and will offer incredible benefits to cardholders in addition to rewards, like no annual fee and zero fraud liability. The cardholder will also get free access to roadside assistance, travel and emergency assistance services, and auto rental collision damage waiver.
Cardholders will benefit from Synchrony Financial’s mobile-optimized account management capabilities. The easy use of the credit card and the numerous benefits will attract new customers, as well as help maintain customer loyalty, according to the Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation president Mark Kaczynski.
The Retail Card executive vice president and CEO of Synchrony Financial, Tom Quindlen, also weighed in, saying customers can expect “the same level of excellence and customer service” they’ve come to expect from Nissan.
Find out more about the new Nissan credit card program today at Cronic Nissan!
Summer is just around the corner, and the heat is already starting up, so it’s a good time to start thinking about how to keep your car cool during summer. Buy some stuff and find the best parking spots before it gets too hot! Here are some easy tips to follow and products to buy.
Park in the Shade
One easy way to keep your car from getting too hot is to park in the shade. Whether that’s in a garage or under a tree, look for any spot where you can avoid direct sunlight. And if you feel comfortable in the area where you’re parking, leave your windows down so the heat doesn’t get trapped inside.
Buy a Sun Shade
Another thing you can do is buy a sun shade. Sun shades have reflective surfaces that bounce the light back and away from your car, so less heat can get inside. Sun shades will also keep your seats from getting too hot and burning you when you sit down. Another way to prevent hot seats is to cover them with blankets or towels.
Use Your AC Settings
Finally, use your car’s AC settings and vents to your advantage. Set your AC to “fresh air” when you first turn it on bring in new air instead of recirculating the hot air already in the car, and use your bottom vents, which will push the hot air up and out. Then you can switch over to the top vents.
For more tips on keeping your car cool in the summer, call Cronic Nissan!
Spring comes with warm weather, but there are also some dangers to be aware of while you’re on the road. These include things like potholes from the winter, more pedestrians, and spring showers—each of which can prove to be serious hazards. Below are just some of the many things to be aware of this spring as you drive.
According to AARP, one of the biggest spring driving dangers is wet driving conditions. The first 15 minutes of a downpour are the most dangerous, because rain water mixes with residual oils on the road. This can create an incredibly slippery surface. When it rains be sure to reduce your speed, provide extra space between you and other cars, especially your new Nissan, and avoid slamming on the brakes.
Additionally, you’ll have to share the road with more pedestrians and bike riders. Warm weather means more people will be out, creating added dangers. Remember to slow down when you’re in town or near schools, and avoid following bikes too closely. As vehicles, bikes are required to ride on the road (unless riders are under 10 years old), so be sure to have patience.
Finally, avoid taking allergy medication if you’re getting behind the wheel. If you must take medication, talk to your doctor about possible side effects. Many antihistamines cause drowsiness and delayed reaction time—two dangers when operating heavy machinery. These are just some of many dangers we at Cronic Nissan want you to be wary of.
Nissan was recently named the Energy Star Partner of the Year, making this the sixth year in a row the brand has earned this award. Energy Star recognizes brands that protect the environment by making their operations as efficient as possible. This includes simple steps as well as major changes to the company’s structure.
According to Nissan, some of the efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses include switching to LED lighting in buildings, enhancing compressed air leak production programs, and using a more efficient painting process. In fact, the new paint system reduces energy use by a whopping 30%. Nissan has received Energy Star Certification for 11 years in a row, performing so well in the past six years it won awards.
“Nissan remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint as we manufacture some of the highest quality vehicles sold in North America,” said Rebecca Vest, VP of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility. “We are honored to be recognized once again with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.”
Here at Cronic Nissan, we’re proud to be a part of a company that truly cares about the environment. In addition to company operations, Nissan also offers a range of efficient vehicles, especially the Nissan LEAF. Stop by today to test drive one of the many eco-friendly vehicles offered by Nissan.
The Resume Challenge.
One important factor when applying for a job is having a resume that stands out. However, creating the perfect resume isn’t always easy. That is why, for the fourth year, Nissan’s Resume Challenge showed some promising high school students how to get ahead.
This year, students from around the country, including in Jackson, participated in the event. The Jackson students first participated in a two-day workshop where they got some career coaching from Nissan staff and learned how to create a resume and cover letter and prepare for an interview.
After the workshop, the students had to create their resumes. The 10 students with the best resumes were then invited to Nissan’s headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, where teens from other Resume Challenges in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, and Washington, D.C. joined them.
Explore The Facilities.
While at Nissan headquarters, the teens met with various Nissan employees from different departments along with Nashville community leaders. They also got an exclusive inside look at the Nissan facility that produces the LEAF, Altima, Rogue, and other models.
Here at Cronic Nissan, we are proud to be part of a company that is working hard to make sure the next generation gets the opportunities and training they need to succeed.
Spring break is right around the corner for many schools. If you have any students in your family, you might be thinking about some activities you can do or trips you can take. However, you don’t have to go far to have some fun. Here are some ideas on how to spend spring break in Georgia.
- Hiking in the mountains. Head north to the Chattahoochee National Forest and enjoy some excellent hiking with the family. If you make it to the top, you’ll get some great scenic views.
- Visit Macon. Just an hour away from Griffin, Georgia is Macon. Take a few day trips and visit the Earth Lodge, dig for fossils at Ocmulgee National Monument, take a walk through the Dauset Trails Nature Center, or tour the Museum of Aviation.
- See some color. Head an hour southwest to Pine Mountain and visit the Callaway Gardens. This beautiful garden explodes in color during the spring. You can also take a walk through the butterfly house.
- Take in the city. Plan a stay in Atlanta and act as touristy as you like. Get a CityPASS and visit five of Atlanta’s best attraction. And, catch a screening or two of some great movies at the Atlanta Film Festival.
We at Cronic Nissan are so glad spring is finally here. What is your favorite way to spend your free time in the spring?