Getting a new Nissan opens an entire world of possibilities, including road trips. Don’t spend this fall cooped up at home; instead, take a road trip near Killeen, TX. There are a number of destinations in the region for anyone who want to take a day trip, but we’ve limited the following list to some of our favorites.
According to All Across Texas, perhaps one of the most enjoyable road trips near Killeen is to Beveridge Bridge. Just a short drive away to Weatherford, you can see this 140-foot suspension bridge that was built in the late nineteenth century. This bridge is not simply an engineering marvel; it also provides a stunning view of the surrounding area.
Next, take a trip to Burden Hotel. This historic building was created in 1857 in San Saba, and it still stands today. The two-story stone building is a landmark in the region, making it a perfect stop for anyone looking for a short road trip.
Finally, visit the Santa Fe Depot in Killeen. Used as a depot for the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroads as early as 1882, the depot was rebuilt in 1913 after a fire. The rail line was one reason Fort Hood was founded in the area, though it was later taken out of service and now stands as a historical marker.
What better way is there to experience your community than taking a road trip in a new Nissan from Bates Nissan? Visit the Beveridge Bridge, the Burden Hotel, and the Santa Fe Depot this weekend.
Heading back to school can be stressful regardless of your age. College students and middle schoolers alike share a range of experiences, from jitters and nervousness to finding the right supplies. That’s why we at Bates Nissan have written this guide of back-to-school tips.
While many students are nervous heading back to school, one way to lower anxiety levels is to stay prepared. According to the Huffington Post, even if you’ve already started the school year, it’s not too late to stock up on pencils, paper, binders, and more. For college and high school students who know they’ll have research papers due at the end of the semester, it can also help to start your research and writing now.
Get involved. Joining a sports team, club, or other extracurricular is a great way to participate in the school community and culture. Not only will you feel more engaged, but getting involved also tends to give you a leg up when it comes to making connections in the future (this is especially relevant for college students who understand how to network).
Finally, create goals. Earn that varsity letter, get better grades, or learn a new skill—these are all realistic goals for students of all ages. It sounds simple, but you’re considerably more likely to excel when you have clear goals for each semester or quarter.
School is never easy, but with these tips, you’ll be better prepared to tackle the task at hand. Stay prepared, get involved, and create goals to truly succeed during the school year.
The 2018 Nissan 370Z is one of the most anticipated sports cars of the year, and it’s finally arrived! The iconic styling and sport-inspired interior (and powertrain, of course) are what make it such a loved model. On top of that, the Nissan 370Z is one of the most affordable sports cars in the industry.
The Nissan 370Z is available in three models: Coupe, Roadster, and NISMO. The base model, the Nissan 370Z Coupe, starts at just $29,990 MSRP,* a price that hasn’t changed from the 2017 model year. Similarly, the 370Z Roadster’s price remains the same, coming in at $41,820 MSRP.*
Those two models boast a number of changes including new 19-inch wheel designs, black rear lower fascias and dark headlight treatments. A Passion Red paint color is now available on the 370Z Coupe and Roadster as well.
The new Heritage Edition package is available on the Nissan 370Z Coupe and offers two new paint colors and interior trims.
The Nissan 370Z Coupe NISMO bears it high-performance badge with honor. The 3.7-liter V6 engine delivers an impressive 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque in a heartbeat. The Nissan 370Z Coupe NISMO starts at just $45,690 MSRP.*
We here at Bates Nissan are ready to roll in the 2018 Nissan 370Z!
*Use for comparison only. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and $885 destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
The 2017 Nissan Juke may not be the most popular crossover, but no one can deny that it has a unique style. The raised headlights and athletic wheels add a sporty look to the crossover. That’s just part of why drivers love the model. Here’s a quick look from us here at Bates Nissan at what makes the Nissan Juke so appealing.
Despite its small size, the Nissan Juke certainly packs a punch. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine tears past the competition with 188 horsepower. On top of that, the 2017 Juke earns up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway.*
Available all-wheel drive provides more traction and responsive controls. An Integrated Control System allows drivers to select a driving mode (Normal, Sport, Eco, and D-Mode), manage the cabin temperature, and more.
All Nissan Juke models come equipped with a standard RearView Monitor. The Nissan Intelligent Key® allows drivers to easily access their vehicle without reaching for the key fob. Push Button Ignition allows for a quicker start when you’re short on time.
A family crossover at heart, the 2017 Nissan Juke makes no sacrifices. All models come equipped with full air bag and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Drivers also have the option of adding various active safety features to their Nissan Juke.
*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
Nissan doesn’t only love cars. That’s why for the fourth consecutive year, Nissan is sponsoring the BET Awards.
The BET Awards and BET Experience took place this year from June 22-25 in Los Angeles. The BET Awards are important because they’re not only a way to celebrate the achievements of those in the film industry, but also a way to celebrate African Americans’ contributions to everything entertainment.
The BET Awards and BET Experience include everything from live music to celebrity appearances and impactful speakers. This year’s award show was hosted by none other than the inimitable Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones.
Nissan’s sponsorship of the BET Awards included accenting BET’s glamorous red carpet with an equally glamorous 2017 Rogue Sport and 2017 GT-R. Attendees got to test-drive the Midnight Edition of multiple models the day before the awards in the Nissan Dome.
“The BETE Awards are the largest celebration of black culture and achievement and we are excited to be a part of this important celebration for the fourth consecutive year,” said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan’s Vice President, Marketing Communications and Media.
Whether you love Nissan, BET, or both, you can always come down to Bates Nissan to find the ideal car for you.
Nissan is always looking for new ways to push the envelope. One way they’re challenging norms is by taking innovation to the next level. The Nissan LEAF has innovations that are sure to beat out even the toughest competition.
The Nissan LEAF features an all-new technology that wows both critics and car enthusiasts. It’s called “ProPILOT Assist” and it gives drivers the extra help and ultimate convenience on the highway.
Most drivers can agree that one of the most annoying parts about highway driving is the stop-and-go traffic that can happen. ProPILOT aims to address this issue and lessen the anxiety of high-volume traffic by using technology to drive for you… kind of.
ProPILOT helps drivers by controlling steering, braking, and acceleration. Drivers can use ProPILOT in a single lane on the highway, acting like an amped-up version of cruise control. This challenges the popular Tesla 3’s new cruise control technology with features that help you while still making sure you’re paying attention to the road.
The Nissan LEAF rivals the Tesla in both affordability and technology. There’s a reason the LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. If you’re curious about the Nissan LEAF and ProPILOT technology, we’re always here to answer questions at Bates Nissan.
Popular Mechanics highlighted that the Nissan Armada offers “a luxury SUV experience at a Nissan price,” and that the Armada “does it best” in terms of delivering an 8-passenger SUV with low-range 4-wheel drive.
The Popular Mechanics editorial staff drive every vehicle in each segment to determine the winners, and no second-place picks are chosen, and there aren’t any category divisions beyond overall segments like Pickup, SUV, and so on. Nissan cites that consumers “are in agreement with the experts at Popular Mechanics” due to a 156% increase in Armada sales in 2017.
The 2017 Armada starts an all-new generation of the vehicle, with a new design, a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 with best-in-class horsepower, a new 7-speed automatic transmission, and more features than any vehicle in its class, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Backup Collision Intervention, Moving Object Detection, and many more.
To find out more about the new Nissan Armada, call us today at Bates Nissan!
Of the many factors that work together to make sure your car drives smoothly, safely, and efficiently, perhaps none are more important than your brakes. It’s vital to keep your brakes in excellent shape and to be on the lookout for brake damage.
How will you know if there’s something wrong with your brakes? Here are some warning signs to look for:
Squeaking or groaning sounds. A weird sound every now and then may just be a fluke, but if your brakes are singing to an unusual tune every time you press them, something is wrong.
Your car pulls to one side every time you brake. This likely means that you brake lines are eroding, unevenly, or that there may be debris mixed with your brake fluid.
The whole car vibrates when you hit the brakes. Does your vehicle come to a stop, while vibrating the whole way there? This could indicate warped rotors, which could wear your brakes down – fast.
They just aren’t working as well. Is your car not slowing down as quickly as it should? Do you have to push the pedal the whole way down? These are telltale signs.
If you think you’ve detected some warnings signs from your brakes, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Bates Nissan, and we’ll set you up with someone in our service department.
This Nissan Pathfinder has always represented the perfect balance between powerful SUV and nimble car, but now, the Pathfinder is set to get bigger and bolder, reflecting the latest trends while also paying respects to classic Nissan style.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has a raised hood, hooked running lights, an updated grille, new fog lights, and even turn signal markers in the mirrors. Matched with a revised rear hatch and fenders – and you’ve got a much more aggressive Pathfinder.
The rugged new Nissan Pathfinder exterior mimics the vehicle’s updated off-roading abilities, with a new all-wheel drive system, three different driving modes to select from, and safety features such as hill descent control and hill start assist.
Overall, both explorers and casual drivers afraid of icy roads will love the new Nissan Pathfinder, which aims to protect drivers and has the exterior styling to show it. (Of course, it’s also packed with all the latest amenities on the inside – including Nissan Connect.)
Want to check out the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder or one of the many other models we have in store? Maybe take your favorite pick out on a test drive? Stop by or give us a call anytime, right here at Bates Nissan.
Choosing a new car is difficult enough. But once you’re done with that, you still have to figure out the best way to finance it. If you’re wondering whether you should buy or lease a car, the answer is: it depends. It depends on your lifestyle and the vehicle. Here are some things to consider.
What will you use it for?
If you want something upscale and fancy that you’ll use to impress at work or with clients, then leasing can be a good option. Leasing a car lets you pay less per-month than you would if you were buying, and often with no down payment. This means that you can get fancier cars for a lower cost.
But, if you want a car that will be reliable, safe, and last you a long time, then buying is the better choice. You can get something with the latest safety features and engine options that will last you far beyond the span of a lease.
Where will you take it?
If your first answer is “far,” then leasing isn’t for you. Lease agreements come with limited mileage per/year, and if you go over the mileage you’re allotted it can add up quickly. Plus, at the end of the lease, you’ll have to pay for any damage beyond the normal wear and tear. Neither of these things are a factor when buying a car.
Thinking these things through will help you understand whether leasing or buying is right for you. Both have their ups and downs, but one is sure to fit your lifestyle better than the other.