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Winter Driving Dangers and Tips

Winter driving tips near Morristown TN

Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here! And with winter comes the dangers of driving in snowy, icy, and other adverse situations. Before you hit the road to Knoxville or Oak Ridge, it’s best to prepare for the dangers of driving in the snow.


Winter snow driving tips near Morristown TN


Dangers of Winter Driving

Ice: Even if it’s not freezing cold outside, ice, especially black ice, makes for dangerous driving conditions since it’s difficult to see until it’s too late and causes a loss of traction, making it tough to steer and stop.

Rust: While salt is helpful and effective in keeping the roads free of dangerous ice, it is also very corrosive, meaning it can lead to paint and rust damage if left unattended. Getting regular car washes throughout winter is a good solution to protecting your car’s exterior.

Electrical System: A car’s operating efficiency is challenged by cold, winter conditions, so it’s important to have the battery, ignition system, and lights all regularly inspected to ensure proper functionality.

Limited Visibility: Winter brings with it less hours of sunlight, gray skies, and snow, of all which negatively impact your visibility while driving and putting you in a more dangerous driving situation.


Winter Driving Tips

What are some of the best ways for driving in the snow? Here are our top winter driving tips:

Safety Kit: Having a just-in-case safety kit in your car’s trunk could be life saving if an emergency should develop. Such items could include a small snow shovel, flashlight, gloves, ice scraper, and blanket.

New Wiper Blades: If your windshield has been streaky lately, consider OEM wiper blades that are designed to retain optimal visibility, especially in adverse conditions.

Winter Tires: The traction between your tires and the road determines how well your vehicle is able to accelerate, turn, and most importantly, stop. Winter/snow tires are designed to give you the best traction possible when driving in winter conditions, such as ice and snow.

Brakes: Speaking of being able to stop in winter conditions, inspecting your brakes is critical as they are responsible for actually stopping your vehicle. When driving in winter conditions, be sure to keep steady pressure on the brake pedal and to not brake suddenly.


Need more on winter driving tips and tricks? Schedule winter auto service today at East Tennessee Nissan where our factory-trained technicians who know your Nissan best will make sure your car is winter-ready with a free multi-point inspection.

Sources: AAA

READ MORE HERE | Posted on 01/06/20

Cold Weather Nissan Battery Care

Nissan Genuine Replacement Battery & Battery Service near Knoxville

Can't remember the last time you replaced your car's battery? A car's battery is the heart of its electrical system and a critical competent that's adversely affected by cold weather. And there’s nothing worse than a dead car battery during these cooler winter months. Not only is it frustrating and unexpected, but it can lead to unsafe situations.

That’s why here at East Tennessee Nissan, we offer a Free Battery Diagnostic Test as part of our multi-point inspection. Not sure if your battery is dying?




Symptoms of a Dying Battery:

  • Slow cranking when you start vehicle
  • Clicking noises when turning the key
  • Interior lights start to dim
  • Dashboard battery warning light stays illuminated when your vehicle is running
  • You need to jumpstart your vehicle

Nissan Genuine Batteries

If your Nissan is experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule an online service appointment today for a free battery test. And if it’s time for a new one, choose a Nissan Genuine Battery that’s backed by a 84-month limited warranty – one of the best in the industry.

We install only Genuine Nissan replacement batteries, which are designed to meet your vehicle’s original specifications. So you can leave confident in the quality and fit of your new battery. Come on in and we’ll make sure you’re powered up and ready to go, too.

Schedule Battery Service for your Nissan today

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Tips to Boost Your Car's Trade-In Value

Get Top Dollar for Your Trade in Morristown TN

Here at East Tennessee Nissan, we know how important getting top dollar is for your trade when purchasing a new Honda or new-to-you vehicle. Get the most for your ride with the following trade-in tips.

Get Trade-In Value near Morristown TN

Provide Service Documentation

The more documentation you can offer, the better. “Any and all fluid changes, tire rotations, paint or body repairs, engine repairs and service and any other related maintenance documentation is important to have because it demonstrates to a dealer the care the vehicle has received during the time you owned it,” says AutoTrader. All this information should be present on the Carfax report, but it can also be obtained from the shop you used.


Improve Your Car’s Curb Appeal

The better condition your car is in, the more it will be worth. "A professional detailing job is always worth the money," says Richard Homan, senior vehicle evaluation editor at KBB.com. "If you don't want to spend the money for a professional job, be sure that you at least wash and wax your car and change the oil."


Check Your Tires

Tires that are worn, have curb rash, or are out of alignment may lower your car’s trade-in value. Properly maintain your tires with regular tire rotations and alignment checks. If your tires are beyond repair, feel free to pick up some cheap tires before trading in your vehicle.


Don't Forget About the Body Work

Obvious dents, dings, and scratches can really damage your car’s trade-in value. We recommend that you have those scratches and dings professionally removed. "Dent removal experts can be very affordable -- often charging only $100 to remove several dings. You will be saving the buyer the headache of taking it to the body shop," said Dan Ingle of Kelley Blue Book. “For a major dent where a panel needs to be repaired, it makes even better financial sense to fix it."


Bring the Maintenance up to Speed

You don’t need to give your vehicle a complete makeover, but the better condition of your vehicle the more money you’ll make. AutoTrader notes that when it comes to making repairs to your used car, you need to determine whether or not the repairs will actually increase the value of the vehicle at resale time. Most importantly, you need to determine if you'll be able to increase the selling price of the car enough to recoup the cost of those repairs.


Use a Range Trade-In Value Estimator

We recommend using a range-based trade-in estimator, like our Trade Appraisal Tool, to give you the best approximation of your car’s value. This estimator takes into account several factors, including condition, location, and desirability of your car.

Click here to get your Instant Trade-In Value


Get Your Trade-In Value Today

Following the above tips will significantly increase your odds of getting top dollar for your trade at East Tennessee Nissan. Have questions about your trade-in? Give us a call at (423) 799-3561 or stop by at 5496 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy in Morristown TN.

Source: CBSNews.com

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