Archive for April, 2017

Manage Your Car’s Fluid Levels More Effectively With These Easy Tips

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Just like how the human body runs on water, a car like the Nissan Altima needs several fluids to keep everything running smoothly. Most drivers know to have their oil changed regularly, but in order to stay a peak performance levels other fluids need to be monitored as well. At Cardinale Nissan, your local Monterey auto dealer, you will find exceptional Nissan car service and advice on how to properly maintain your vehicle.

 

Oil:

When the pistons of your car move in order to generate power, they need a lubricant to reduce wear and tear. As oil is used, it becomes dirty and less efficient, and can lead to permanent engine damage. Checking your oil levels is easy: simply pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, then insert and remove it. The level on the dipstick will indicate how much oil you have remaining.

 

Power Steering Fluid:

The power steering system makes turning much easier, and also adds to the car’s precision and handling. This fluid is usually stored on the passenger side of the car under the hood, and will often be labeled “steering.” Most cars have an opaque container so identifying the amount left is easy, but if not, simply clean the area around the cap before unscrewing it so no dust or debris enter the container.

 

Radiator Fluid:

Engine overheating can be a big problem during hot summer months, and radiator fluid helps prevent potential problems by cooling the engine down. Before you check the fluid level, make sure the car has been off for several hours and the engine is cold. Be sure to use a rag to unscrew the cap and then peer inside to judge the fluid level.

If you ever have a concern about your Nissan’s performance or any difficult maintenance questions, talk with any of our service experts at Cardinale #Nissan. You can also schedule service ahead of time or view any of our new or preowned models online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Nissan Dominates The New York Auto Show With Latest Rogue Models

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Nissan at New York Auto Show

Auto shows are always a great opportunity for manufacturers to show off weird or interesting takes on their cars, and the recent New York Auto Show was no exception. Nissan revealed several new versions of the popular Nissan Rogue, which is the best selling crossover in America. To see how you can get your hands on these limited release vehicles, head over a Monterey car dealership like Cardinale Nissan.

 

For all the car owners who want a great ride for both you and your dog, Nissan has introduced the revolutionary Rogue Dogue. It come with all the standard Rogue features, along with many others that make the ride easier for pets. A long extendable ramp that unfolds from the trunk allows your dog to easily walk into the vehicle, and there is a special dog-bathing station at the back. After a long walk in the park, you pet can get clean with the water hose and hair dryer. #Nissan has even added special compartments for food and a water bowl to keep your dog happy.

 

The Star Wars Limited Edition version of the Rogue was one of the most popular and fastest selling models, and Nissan has teased a possible second release. It features most of the same design choices like custom floor mats and kick plates with the Star Wars logo. There are also unique cup inserts with the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire logos so you can support your faction. For the auto show, the car also had the engines from the X-wing Starfighters and a droid peeking out of the top.

 

At Cardinale Nissan, you will find friendly people offering exceptional Nissan car service at a low price. To browse our entire inventory of new and certified pre-owned Nissan models or to schedule an appointment, visit us at www.cardinalenisssan.com.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

The Nissan Rogue Breaks Crossover Sales Records

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Nissan Rogue Breaks Record

Because most 2017 models debut early in the year or late in 2016, April and May are the first real months that show the market impact of the changes. It takes several months after the release of a car to estimate its potential, as you want to measure average sales over a longer period of time. Crossovers continue to perform above expectations this year, and the Nissan Rogue has claimed the title of top-selling non-pickup in America. At Cardinale Nissan, a top Monterey auto dealer, you can see for yourself why this car is making big waves in the car market.

 

One of the biggest appeals of crossovers like the #Rogue is their adaptability and versatility. Both single drivers and families can enjoy the comfortable and spacious seating, and the car is actually fun to drive even on longer trips. The Rogue also offers plenty of trunk space thanks to its design, and can hold all your luggage or sporting equipment for any vacation or event.

 

The overall affordability of the Rogue also plays a major role in its success during a time where the car market is generally down. Gas prices will start creeping up as summer approaches, and having a car like the Rogue will save you money at the pump. The hybrid edition of the Rogue gets an average 34 mpg and can travel in the city using just the electric motor. The Rogue also sports features like Blind Spot Monitoring, which is bundled with Nissan’s entire suite of Safety Shield Technologies to keep you safe on the road.

 

When you need a Monterey car dealership that has an extensive inventory and great deal on all models, look no further than Cardinale Nissan. Whether you are just looking at Nissan’s new cars or are interested in owning or leasing a vehicle, www.cardinalenisssan.com is the place to go.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Enjoy More Than Just A Dinner At These Monterey Restaurants

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Restaurants in Monterey

Life is full of exciting adventures and interesting experiences, and one of the great benefits of living in a county like Monterey is the incredible variety of food and entertainment options available. From eating the freshest seafood on the West Coast to enjoying the beauty of nature at the beach, there is no shortage of things to do on a weekend afternoon. At Cardinale Nissan in Seaside, we like eating out to be about more than just the food. From our Monterey car dealership, here are some of our favorite food stops that incorporate something special into the experience.

 

Cachagua General Store

Raul N. spent years writing a column for the Monterey Herald called Off the Menu, in which he highlighted some of the best restaurants around the county. In his final article in 2012, he wrote about the #CachaguaGeneralStore, which hosted a pop-up campfire dinner for people willing to make the trek out into the wild. Since then, they have relocated to Carmel Valley Village, but are still serving up food that is both high quality and affordable. There is almost always live music being played, and the rural roadhouse setting is charming. They are open for Sunday brunch and Monday dinner.

 

Passionfish

It wouldn’t right if we forgot to mention about a great seafood place in Monterey, and Passionfish uses only sustainable, local seafood in its dishes. It was voted Best Restaurant in Monterey from 2011 to 2015, mostly thanks to an inventive and interesting menu. The menu changes daily based on the availability of the meat, but you can always be sure the chefs will find a unique and great tasting way to prepare it. They also offer a wide selection of wines that pair perfectly with the dishes on the menu.

Cardinale Nissan also offers a superior car buying experience that will help you find a car which fits your lifestyle and budget. Whether you are looking for a new or used Nissan Altima or need some maintenance help, be sure to visit www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Explore Two Of Monterey’s Most Talked About Locations

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Anyone considering buying a new Nissan will find that our cars are famous for two reasons: economic value and an exciting driving experience. From the Nissan Altima to the Nissan Rogue, you will find these two traits and more in all our models at Cardinale Nissan. In a similar manner, anyone looking for an exciting afternoon in Monterey county will likely consider two of our most famous attractions: the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pebble Beach Golf Club. These two sites draw millions of visitors every year, and are a perfect destination for a gathering of family or friends.

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium

This incredible aquarium is well-known across the state for its size and many unique enclosures. The most spectacular one is the Open Sea Exhibit, which is the best example of all the amazing wildlife that call the ocean home. From sea turtles to sharks to schools of exotic fish, all residents of this aquarium have thousands of gallons of water in which to swim and enjoy themselves. There are also 45 different interactive exhibits that kids and adults can learn from and experience at their own pace. Just be sure to get there early or on a weekday, because parking fills up fast.

 

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Located along the famous 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach is a world-famous golf course that has hosted several major tournaments. Built along the Monterey coast, this challenging and scenic place has often been called one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. If you enjoy the sport, an afternoon spent here with friends will likely be one of your most memorable experiences. All, however, should take some time to visit the course just for its fantastic greenery and exceptional views.

The best way to get to both of these famous attractions is in a brand new or used #Nissan from a Monterey auto dealer like Cardinale Nissan. You can view all our fantastic deals and browse all our models online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

The Nissan Leaf Dominates Electric Car Sales Worldwide

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Nissan Leaf Sales

Electric car sales have always been an important statistic, and the Nissan Leaf has always outsold the competition. It has a long heritage of improvements and technological breakthroughs since its introduction as the first commercial electric car. In 2017, several contenders were introduced into the market, but none can compare to the reliability, affordability and performance that the #Leaf offers. To see how you can own the bestselling electric car, come down to a Monterey car dealership like Cardinale Nissan.

 

Jose Pontes is one of the leading experts on trends in electric car sales, and has been monitoring them since 2008. He provides reliable and accurate information for technological journals and articles, and his recent EV Sales blog compared several brands from January to February. During this period the Nissan Leaf outsold the competition by far, including big brands like Tesla and Chevy. The race wasn’t even close, with the Leaf beating the next highest seller by 8,000 units. Looking forward, the Leaf is expected to perform even better with the release of the redesigned and more efficient 2017 Nissan Leaf.

 

Numerous factors have contributed to the Leaf’s success, and all are product of continual refinement over the years by Nissan. Affordability is key to any electric car’s success, especially for drivers looking to make the switch from gas-powered vehicles. All Nissan Leaf buyers also receive two years of free charging at thousands of stations around the country, so you can always be ready for the road ahead.

 

A Monterey auto dealer like Cardinale Nissan is the perfect place to test drive a new or used Nissan Leaf for yourself. Come experience why this car towers above all other electric cars, or you can learn more about the Leaf online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Learn To Spot Typical Problems That Can Arise With Your Car’s Exhaust System

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Car Exhaust

One of the most important byproducts produced in any combustion engine is exhaust. An engine creates power by burning fuels at high temperatures, and while it accelerates your car forward, exhaust is also created. It generally consists of nitrogen gas, water vapor and carbon dioxide, and it’s important that your exhaust system prevents these from getting trapped in your engine. A malfunctioning removal system can lead to big problems and at Cardinale Nissan, we can help you recognize the symptoms.

 

A clean engine allows your car to operate at maximum efficiency, and your muffler and exhaust system work hard to remove pollutants. If the system stops diverting exhaust fumes from the engine, they instead build up and can eat away at critical parts. Getting a regular car inspection is a great way to catch this problem before it becomes too serious.

 

One of the biggest causes of abnormal vibrations in your car is a damaged muffler and the severity of the vibrations is often directly related to the size of the hole or leak. If the hole is not patched, it could lead to greatly reduced fuel economy and eventual damage to more expensive components.

 

The most expensive part of your #exhaust system is the catalytic converter, so it is important to identify any potential problems early. A damaged converter will often make a sound similar to a box of coins being shaken, and without the converter the exhaust system will be extremely ineffective. Head into Cardinale Nissan as soon as possible if you notice this sound.

 

If you have any maintenance questions about your Nissan Altima or any new or used Nissan model, our service experts at Cardinale Nissan are happy to help. You can easily schedule fast and affordable Nissan car service to fit your life at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Explore Nissan’s Incredible Sedan Lineup

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Nissan Sedans

Sedans often look very similar to one another, but each model in Nissan’s lineup is specialized for different drivers. The 2017 Nissan Altima, Maxima and Sentra each have their own driving profiles, feel on the road and area of focus, which allows you to find the sedan which best fits your needs. Fortunately, all feel great to drive and get exceptional gas mileage, so you can’t go wrong with any of the three. Let Cardinale Nissan show you what makes each of these stellar sedans unique.

 

Nissan Sentra:

Sedans are one of the most popular family vehicles, and the Sentra is fitted with plenty of features to keep everyone safe. The latest Sentra has been fitted with an advanced set of cameras and sensors which let the car react to its surroundings automatically. The Sentra SV is equipped with the Driver’s Assist Package, which features Rear Cross Traffic Notifications and Blind Spot Warnings. These provide alerts when cars move into dangerous areas around the car, so you always know if it is safe to change lanes or make a turn.

 

Nissan Altima:

Sporty #sedans are quickly becoming a popular choice for many drivers who want the performance and fuel economy. The Altima is both powerful and efficient, sporting 39 mpg highway with its upgradable 4-cylinder engine. The Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission makes accelerating smooth, and the car’s “wind-cheating aerodynamics” makes the it glide through rough conditions.

 

Nissan Maxima:

Driving around town is more enjoyable than ever in a luxury sedan like the Nissan Maxima. The V6 engine provides exceptional performance and the seats will make long drives easy. Nissan has even released a special Midnight Edition that adds even more stylish accessories.

To find out which model best fits your needs, come take a test drive at Cardinale Nissan, the #1 Monterey car dealership. You can also browse our latest deals and models online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Experience Historic Monterey Through These Walking Tours

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Getting around with a car from Cardinale Nissan is both fast and efficient, and there are plenty of great sights to see around town. From the beautiful views of the sea to the nicest aquarium in the state, you can enjoy a variety of attractions in a Nissan Altima. After any long trip, though, it’s nice to be able to enjoy a walk and stretch your legs, and with numerous walking tours of Monterey open all year, there is no shortage of excitement. Here are some of our favorite places to take a nice stroll:

 

Historic Monterey Walking Tour

There are plenty of historic locations around Monterey, and the best way to experience them is with a knowledgeable tour guide. With perfectly planned routes that take you right through Spanish Missions and old adobes, you can learn plenty about the county that #CardinaleNissan calls home. There are plenty of specialized tours as well depending on what you want to see, from a tour of Monterey State Historic Park to a look at historic architecture. Just be sure to book tickets ahead of time, these tours fill up fast!

 

Cannery Row Walking Tour

All along Cannery Row the waterfront buzzes with life and excitement. Monterey used to be the “Sardine Capital of the World” but nowadays it’s home to several interesting museums and restaurants. Your guide will paint a picture of life on Ocean View Boulevard back in the 1930s, where workers and boat captains grew the local economy into what it is today. You also will have a great view of the ocean and the wildlife supports, such as sea otters.

 

For the best deals on new and used cars around, Cardinale Nissan is the only Monterey auto dealer to choose. From our friendly sales team to our dedicated Nissan car service, www.cardinalenissan.com has everything you need to own your dream car.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com

Experience True Power And Performance In A NISMO GT-R

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

When it comes to racing, many companies like Nissan have embraced the challenge of creating a competitive vehicle. Nissan’s latest creation the GT supercar, which is a modified version of the 2017 GT-R you can find at Cardinale Nissan. With a 600-horsepower engine it effortlessly roars down the raceway, and it’s not surprising that this car has been nicknamed “Godzilla.” To give fans a taste of this power, Nissan sent the model over to their NISMO division, who made a version anyone can enjoy.

 

NISMO is a specialized group at Nissan than transforms popular models into high performance machines. You can already find NISMO versions of the 370Z, Altima and even the all-electric Leaf, and with so much fan support for the GT-R supercar, it was an easy choice for Nissan. The new NISMO GT-R perfectly balances power and turning precision and is sure to also be a hit.

 

There was already plenty to love about the GT-R and its 565-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine, and the #NISMO version also features better handling and style options. To increase stability, the GT-R has had epoxy adhesive applied to several critical joints, which also provides the razor-sharp handling expected of a Nissan performance car. You will also find new style fenders, reliable and sturdy 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and a dry carbon-fiber spoiler. The NISMO GT-R has a limited edition red and black color treatment that runs all throughout the car, which looks stylish and is sure to grab everyone’s attention. Simply put, “The new GT-R Track Edition gives buyers a specialized model, one true to GT-R heritage and available only by special order.”

 

Cardinale Nissan can help you own one of these incredible performance machines, so head over to your local Monterey car dealership. We also offer great deals on both new and used cars like the Nissan Altima, so visit us online at www.cardinalenissan.com.

 

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Cardinale Nissan

1661 Del Monte Blvd

Seaside, California 93955

Phone: 888.996.1636

Website: www.cardinalenissan.com