The saying goes that April showers bring May flowers, but the increase in rainfall can be a real drag if you just want to go for a drive. If you’re staying in but want to tap into your love of all things automotive, trying some rainy day activities for car geeks should do the trick.
Play a racing game
With today’s consoles and computers, playing a racing game has never made you feel closer to the option. Whether you want the simulation feel of hitting the track for your favorite motorsports team or the wild excitement of arcade-style zooming through crowded city streets, there’s a racing game out there for you. The feeling only gets better if you have a racing wheel or virtual reality accessories.
Spruce up your ride
If you have a garage or a carport, a rainy day might be the perfect time to give your ride a little TLC. Park your car under a roof and spend an afternoon cleaning out the interior, polishing the wheels and chrome accessories, or just reorganizing your cluttered glovebox. You can also use the time to clean up your garage space so that it’s easier to find things and more personable.
Take a ride
Driving in the rain means you’ll need to be extra cautious, but it can be pretty relaxing if you enjoy the pitter patter of raindrops on your windshield. If you’re driving a Nissan with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive like the 2020 Altima, Rogue, or Rogue Sport, you can feel even more confident that you’re in control of your drive.
There’s plenty to do on a rainy day if you’re into all things cars. One idea: Check out the Ken Nelson Nissan website and see all the great new vehicles we have in stock.
With so many great options in the lineup, it’s a little difficult to pick which Nissan vehicle is right for you. Luckily, with the new upcoming Nissan subscription service, you might have a chance to try them all on for size.
Nissan is trying out its new subscription
service with a launch in the Houston area. The program is called “Nissan
Switch,” and it will be available with two different price tiers. A Select tier
costs $699 a month, and gives drivers access to Nissan models including the
Altima, Rogue, and Pathfinder. For access to a wider range of models, you can
choose the Premier tier for $899 a month. This adds the Nissan Maxima sedan and
the Armada full-size SUV.
Subscribers must pay $495 initially in order
to join the program, but after that the single monthly fee grants use of a
different Nissan vehicle as often as every day. That fee includes the cost of
insurance, roadside assistance, cleaning, delivery, and regular maintenance.
Arranging the next car is easy. In order to
get a different Nissan, subscribers just have to log in to the Nissan Switch
app, or text their own concierge to set up delivery. With the Nissan Switch
program, drivers can have the right vehicle for the occasion every time, while
saying goodbye to hassles like maintenance and insurance.
Find out more about Nissan’s new subscription service or other exciting news from the automaker when you call us at Ken Nelson Nissan.
An eco-friendly vehicle could be the perfect first car for your teen driver. Today’s versions of eco-friendly cars offer just as many features as conventional gas-fueled cars, with safety systems, advanced technology and highly-efficient engines that save time and money at the pump.
Not all green cars are created equally though, and a careful
search with plenty of digging is required to find the best one for your teen.
You should also set a realistic budget that can narrow down your choices.
One great option is the zero-emission Nissan LEAF. Hybrids
and electric vehicles are great options for your teen because they don’t
pollute the environment, and they can help you teach your teen to be an
efficient driver, beyond just owning an EV.
The 2019 Nissan LEAF is great for your teen driver because
it’s outfitted with standard safety systems like Automatic Emergency Braking,
the Nissan Advanced Braking System and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with
Easy-Fill Tire Alert.
In addition to the great safety features, the LEAF offers a spectrum
of batteries to suit different preferences. The 62 kWh earns an EPA-estimated
range of about 226 miles and also delivers a 214-horsepower rating. The 40 kWh
battery delivers a range of about 150 miles and a horsepower rating of 147. No
matter which battery you choose, three levels of charging makes it easy to keep
the LEAF at full strength.
If you’ve already slacked off on your New Year’s resolutions,
you are not alone. According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, more than
40 percent of people who set goals for the beginning of the year abandon them
in the first few months. Here are some ideas for getting those goals back on
Remind Yourself Why You Wanted to Do This
changes in our behavior can be uncomfortable, and when we feel discomfort, our
natural inclination is to move back to our comfort zone. Remind yourself why
your goal is important.
Look at Your Stumbles in a More Positive Light
Nothing teaches life lessons better than failure. Take a
look at your situation and try to find the important lessons in it so that the
next try will be more successful.
Tweak Your Goal
Sometimes your goal is not formulated correctly and you are
focusing on the wrong thing. If you goal is to make more money, how are you
going to get there? Perhaps a goal of finding a new job combined with reducing
expenses would be a better way to go.
Ask for Help
We can’t do everything on our own. If your New Year’s
resolution was to lose weight, it can be easier to do with a friend. The two of
you can keep each other motivated to go to the gym and watch calories.
If one of your 2020 goals is purchasing a new ride or taking better care of your current one, contact us here at Ken Nelson Nissan.
Looking for fun New Year’s Eve events close to
home? These celebrations near Dixon are only a short drive away.
There’s two Bar Louie locations near Dixon —
the one in Geneva and the one in Naperville — but both of them are throwing a
free-to-the-public New Year’s Eve party. Guests who want to go the extra mile
can opt for an available $50 package that offers four drink tickets and an
appetizer in addition to the champagne toast.
So many NYE celebrations are for guests 21
years of age and older. If you want to bring family along for the ride, head to
WhirlyBall in Naperville. Entry is $20 for kids and $30 for adults. Things like
WhirlyBall, laser tag, and bowling will be provided, as well as a lunch and
dinner buffet. It also ends at 7 p.m. so you can put the little ones to bed at
a reasonable hour.
Party at Vargo’s Dance
Want some dance lessons before you ring in the
New Year? Vargo’s Dance is kicking off their annual dance party with some
lessons, so you can hustle, swing, salsa, and rumba your way into 2020. Tickets
include food and a champagne toast.
Ken Nelson Nissan wishes you a fantastic 2020. And remember to call us for any vehicular needs you have in the new year.