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.
No car enthusiast likes to see their car’s
floors get dirty. When you gift them the GGBAILEY Rugged All-Season Floor Mats
for Christmas, they’ll have something that looks handsome and absorbs snow and
mud throughout the winter.
Smart Rearview Camera
These days, new cars come with their own
built-in back-up camera. But an older car might need its own. Enter the ZUS
Smart Rearview Camera, which mounts neatly and provides the same peace of mind
when maneuvering in reverse.
This nifty tool is perfect for your friend or
family member who has a ride that they only take out for special occasions.
They can add it to a new tank of gas, and the Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer will help
prevent any issues with gasoline that sits for a while.
Hybrid Ceramic Wax
Applying wax is easy with the Meguiar’s Hybrid
Ceramic Wax. Your car enthusiast friend need only spray on a layer right after
a wash, then dry with a microfiber towel.
Give the car lover in your life a keychain
they’ll love as much as their car. The Bellroy Key Cover is made of a premium,
genuine leather, and provides a sleek way to organize keys and keep them lying
flat and comfortably in a pocket or bag.
Need more gift ideas for the car geek in your life? Call us here at Ken Nelson Nissan; we’ll be happy to tell you more about Nissan accessories that you could give your loved one this holiday.
Thanksgiving is a celebration that many foodies look forward
to. Take some of the stress out of your holiday food prep with these helpful
Fridge real estate is in high demand in November, so before
you start into the cooking, take all those jars of jam and bottles of ketchup
and put them in a cooler for storage, freeing up the refrigerator. Or if warm
foods are taking up too much space, use the cooler’s insulation as a warming
drawer. Just line it with aluminum foil to keep foods hot.
Mashed Potatoes in the Crock Pot
Free up room on the stove by slow-roasting the mashed
potatoes in a crock pot this year. Just add in some heavy cream to the potatoes
and turn the setting on low until it’s meal time.
Need some time savers? When you go to the grocery store,
check out the salad bar and pick up some ingredients that are already prepared
to help reduce time in the kitchen.
Another way to keep foods hot is to place the finished gravy
in a thermos until dinner. Just transfer it to a gravy boat when the meal
starts and it’ll be ready to go.
Overcook the turkey? Not a problem. Warm up some chicken broth
and pour it over the sliced turkey to revive the meat and add flavor.
We here at Ken Nelson Nissan want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Make sure to schedule your vehicle’s pre-winter service appointment before you embark on holiday travels.