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New Nissan Rogue Offers Bold Styling and Performance

You have many places to go and a variety of people to see. In fact, you interact with others every time you get into your car and drive through the Chattanooga, TN area. Why not ensure that your next outing is a stylish one by taking command of the new Nissan Rogue from Nissan of Chattanooga East?

The new Rogue offers many benefits for the modern consumer. It comes fitted with a powerful 2.5-liter engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing…

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How to Tow Gear in a Safe and Secure Manner

Drivers pay a premium for good towing packages and they want to use the towing features without worry. Whether you are towing for recreation or work, you should adhere to these safety features while towing your load.

First, read the owners manual for your vehicle while staying within the weight recommendations. Your vehicle may require a special type of hitch in order to tow properly. Practice towing prior to driving on the roadway with your load. Ensure that your brake and turn lights sync with the trailer. Bring a jack that can accommodate your trailers weight. 

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What to do When Your Ignition Breaks Down

If you have an issue starting your car, your first instinct might be that the battery is dead or dying. It can be difficult to tell whether your car is not working because of a dead battery or worn out ignition system, but there are some signs that can help you determine when your ignition switch or system needs repair.

If you notice smoke or smell something burning when you try to start your car, this is an indication that something is wrong with the ignition. It could be that the ignition fuse is shorted, which means it is receiving…

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Discover the Essence of Timing Belts

The timing belt is used in regulating the precision required when synchronizing engine valves with pistons as they move in sync. As such, timing belts play a critical role in ensuring the engine works perfectly and allows it to produce the expected miles per gallon as expected by the manufacturer.

However, every now and then, the timing belt cracks and wears off. This means that it has to be replaced before it is completely torn, otherwise you will be stuck on the roadside in the middle of nowhere. 

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What are Inlet Tanks?

As your engine cooling system goes about its business, it pumps large amounts of a fluid called coolant through the engine, a network of hoses, and the radiator itself. On this journey, the coolant requires places to pool before entering and leaving the radiator, and these spaces are called inlet and outlet tanks.

The job of the inlet tank is to receive hot coolant flowing inbound from the engine. The steaming fluid pours into the inlet tank, from which it flows through the radiator core itself. 

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Time for an Oil Change: Synthetic or Conventional?

If you own a car, you definitely know the importance of routine oil changes. You've probably also heard about synthetic and conventional oil. Although you've probably heard the two terms in passing, you might not know the differences between them. Even if you're not a mechanic, the terms can be understood pretty quickly and easily with the help of the Nissan service experts at our Chattanooga auto department.

Synthetic oil, simply, is oil that is made completely with synthetic materials, and it's blended in a lab. 

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Have Your Tires Rotated Today

As you drive throughout Chattanooga, the tread on your tires slowly starts to wear away. Eventually, you will need to replace your tires as the tread disappears. To extend the life of your tires, you will want to have them rotated to even out the wear. This is when it's important to visit our service department at Nissan of Chattanooga East.

At our Nissan service station, we look forward to working with you. We'll measure the tread on all four tires and then rotate as needed. 

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What are Slow Down or Move Over Laws?

If you have ever been driving down the road and noticed someone merge into the other lane because there was a tow truck driver or a police officer on the side of the road, you probably thought that they just did it out of courtesy. Chances are, however, that they are part of the very small portion of Americans that are aware of what is known as Slow Down or Move Over laws.

These laws are in effect in all 50 states across the United States to help save lives. 

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What is Horsepower and Why Does it Matter?

The term horsepower is generally used when referring to machines that we expect to crank out a higher level of power during their performance. Scottish inventor, James Watt, coined the term over 200 years ago to help him describe the sheer power that steam engines could offer to his industrial clientele. Back then, horses were the usual source for most industrial power and he wanted to change that. Amazingly, the term horsepower is still used in the automotive industry today as a way to describe the level of power that high-quality vehicle engines can produce. 

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Travel with Holiday Food with No Spills

When you have a special dish that you like to take with you to all the holiday events that you attend, you must have a way of taking that dish in your vehicle without spilling it. You need to be able to get through Chattanooga without your dish tipping and spilling all over your car. We have tips for you to help you with that.

  • Package your food with care, putting it into a spill-proof dish.
  • Surround the dish with towels and place it into a box or a cooler.
  • Set the box or cooler on the floor somewhere where…
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