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Exploring the Nissan Maxima

We here at Fletcher Nissan understand how important it is to have your vehicle perform as well as it looks. Introducing the 2018 Nissan Maxima, this popular luxury sedan has many features that we want to show you.

Under the hood of the all new Maxima you have a powerful 3.5 liter V6 engine with up to 300 horsepower and up to 261 lb-ft of torque.

Combine this with a next generation transmission, and you have a modest gas mileage of 21 in the city and 30 on the highway. The Maxima utilizes a CVT that provides adaptive shifting…

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Hands-Free Communication in the 2018 Nissan Altima

While staying safe on the road should be a top priority for every driver, that doesn't mean that you have to disconnect completely. The 2018 Nissan Altima is a popular mid-sized sedan that has the technology to let you communicate without taking your hands off the wheel.

When you get into your Altima, you can connect your smartphone device to the infotainment center. This can be done via USB cable or through wireless Bluetooth technology. Once connected, all calls and texts are displayed on the impressive touchscreen...


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Nissan Pathfinder Performance Features: Take a Look!

Have you seen the new Nissan Pathfinder? The new design has been getting a lot of attention since its unveiling in 2017. Ranked as one of the top midsize SUVs on the market, the base model Pathfinder is a favorite for new SUV drivers because of its value performance.

With the standard trim, Pathfinder comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that can put out 284 horsepower. In addition, Nissan has made some upgrades to the driver assistance technology. This means that you can get more safety while on the road from blind spot monitoring, lane departure warnings, parking assistant…
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Introducing the Interior of the Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima continues to impress with all of its sleek features. The interior design includes comfortable, curved seats, a beautiful control panel, as well as a driver-centric cockpit.

A few available features are likely to impress you. This includes a dual-panel panoramic moonroof that can be used day or night. You will also love the ambient lighting throughout the interior, a push-button ignition, and much more. Everything is set up so that you can have a phenomenal experience as a driver or as a passenger.


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Does Your Brake Pedal Need Repaired?

Without a doubt, the brake pedal is one of the most important parts of a vehicle. You would crash into something without the ability to stop. Keeping the brake pedal in good condition is important. It could make the difference between avoiding an accident and getting into an accident.

One sign that your brake pedal needs repaired is when it feels soft or spongy. The brake pedal should feel firm. Soft brake pedals could have various causes behind them, such as air in the brake lines, bad wheel cylinders, and damaged brake lines. Another warning sign of your brake pedal…

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Safety First: Know Who To Call

There are times when a roadside emergency may occur and it is important to know how to handle the situation and who to call for help. Below are two tips to help make a roadside emergency situation safer:
  •  Accident- If your roadside emergency involves a motor vehicle accident, it is important to contact law enforcement as soon as possible and wait for them to arrive. In most roadside emergencies you would move your car, but in the case of an accident, you will need to wait until law enforcement arrives and follow their instructions 
  •  Numbers- It is important to make…
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When the Tire Pressure Light Goes On and Off

The tire pressure monitor system serves the important purpose of alerting drivers to bad tire pressure. The system can detect over inflation and under inflation. You may notice at times that the light comes on after driving and then goes off later. While this may be a sign of problems in the system, it is often due to tire pressure changes as they heat and cool.

Joplin-area drivers know that good tire pressure is important for safety, even treadwear, and mileage. When tires pressures fall to levels that are near the alerts, the heat and cooling of driving can cause…
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Signs of a Hot Engine

Your car engine is responsible for running many moving parts and components, these parts and components generate heat and can sometimes fail, leading to engine overheating. Below are some common reasons that cars overheat:
  • Water Pump- The water pump is responsible for circulating your car's coolant and is an important part of the cars cooling system. Due to use and time, the water pump can become damaged and break causing the engine to overheat
  • Frozen Coolant- In extreme cold conditions the car's coolant can become frozen and cause a blockage. If this happens, the coolant is no...
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Is The Alternator Failing?

Since the alternator acts like a generator for the vehicle and charges the electrical system and other parts of the car, there are a few signs to look for if it's failing. You can take your vehicle to the Fletcher Nissan beforehand to let a mechanic examine the alternator to see if the proper voltage is being given.

The first sign of a failing alternator is the indicator light on the dashboard. You will usually see a light the looks like a battery or one that says "ALT." If you notice that the headlights are dimming while the car…

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Tire Care Tips

Your tires need to be routinely inspected and maintained just like any other area of your vehicle. When you bring your vehicle into Fletcher Nissan, we look at everything on your vehicle including your tires. Don't worry, your tires being a little worn doesn't necessarily mean that you need new tires immediately. We may be able to buy you some more time to shop around by doing a tire rotation. In fact, routine rotations can promote even wear and help you extend the life of your tires.

Also, you want to make sure you keep an eye on…

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