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How to Jump-Start Another Car

Jump-starting a vehicle is a straightforward process that requires some care. Each end of the cable set consists of one negative and one positive cable. They do transfer electricity from one vehicle to the other, so preventing the ends from touching any other metal surface after you’ve connected one cable is key.

Start with connecting the positive, or red cable, to the positive terminal of the dead battery. It should have a “plus” sign next to it. Move on to the negative, or black cable and connect to the same battery. From there, repeat...

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Tire Pressure Lights

Newer vehicles are equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems or TPMS that constantly monitor the pressure in each tire. Sensors in the wheels in addition to wheel speed and other sensors collect information about tire performance. The data is then transmitted to technology in the dashboard that alerts drivers when pressure falls below or rises above normal. Underinflated tires cause abnormal wear on the outer edges of the tires, which shortens their lifespan.

Drastic climate changes and tire damage are some of the factors that affect tire pressure. Tires lose up to 1.5 pounds...

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Tire Care Tips


We here at Flagstaff Nissan know how overwhelming it can be to think about all of the expenses associated with your new vehicle. It is inevitable that over time, you will need to have routine maintenance done along with occasional repairs in order to protect your investment. Luckily, there are some very simple things you can do in order to lessen the number of repairs that are needed and to lengthen the life of your vehicle.

When it comes to your tires, it is likely you will need to replace them at some point when owning the vehicle. You can…

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Breaking Down The Code Is All You Need To Do To Read Your Tire Size


You may think that you need to work in a tire shop in order to read and understand all those codes on the sidewalls of tires. The truth is, once you figure out how to break the code down it becomes very simple to understand.

For example, a tire with a size code of P235/75R15 printed on the sidewall would translate to:
  • P - Passenger vehicle type tire.
  • 235 - Tire width. This tire is 235 millimeters wide.
  • 75 - Aspect ratio. This tire's height is 75% of its total width.
  • R - Radial construction.
  • 15 - Wheel diameter. This tire would fit…
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Car lease expiring soon? Options available for you

It is sometimes convenient to lease a car than buy it straight away. There are plenty of reasons to do so, and that is why we Flagstaff Nissan have found out the need to help you do so in the desirable way possible. Whenever your lease is over, the logical option to many could be returning the car to the dealer.

However, this is not the only option. You could decide to extend your lease by making further payments on your current which will automatically continue it. There is another option of leasing a new car from the same dealer…

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Holiday Travel Tips


Are you and your family hitting the road for the holidays to go visit family or friends far away? We here at Flagstaff Nissan want you to arrive safely, so have compiled the following tips to ensure that you make the most of your family road trip over the holidays.

Before leaving it is important that you have your car checked out for any maintenance needs. This includes changing the oil and checking all of…
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Why Are Tire Rotations Important For Your Vehicle


Not all car owners are aware of the things that should be done to their car often. They might not be aware of the repairs that should be done yearly or semi-annually or even on an as-needed basis. If you are unfamiliar with the need of tire rotations, you should know that they are very important for the lifeline of your tires.

Tires will spend a good amount of time spinning on your car. You will drive nearly at least once per day or more depending on what you are using your vehicle for. The more you drive it, the…
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Costs that Come with Ownership

Owning a vehicle is a big decision to make and while you may want a top of the line vehicle that will be the envy of all your friends, family and neighbors, you don't want to buy something that will be beyond your means. This can be devastating to your finances but if you make an educated decision, this will actually be beneficial to your credit. Our finance center will do everything we can to help you prepare for owning a vehicle.

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How to Get an Affordable Car with a Better Value

People often focus on the price tag of a car and ignore the additional charges including insurance, repairs, and fuel. Surprisingly, estimating the total cost of ownership will assist you to select an affordable car.

First, the knowledge of the total cost of ownership for your car will enable you to save on the cost of spending on fuel and insurance by reducing the monthly expenditures. Secondly, you can purchase a car that costs less with time by comparing the total cost of ownership for different models. Additionally, comparing...

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