Signs You Need a New Car Battery in Dixon, IL

Battery Replacement | Dixon, IL

Your car battery is essential to how your car functions. A failing or dead battery means you won’t be going anywhere. If you want to have uninterrupted driving time, pay attention to the following signs. These will signal it is time to purchase and install a new car battery.

No response

The most obvious sign is an engine that won’t start. You put the key in or push the button and nothing happens, then it’s a clear signal that your car’s battery needs attention. It could be a loose connection or a battery that has zero power left. 

Sluggish start

If you car is starting, but starting slowly, or after a few attempts, your battery is lacking the power it needs for a productive start. You may get it going, but other components may not work as the battery doesn’t have the juice to power everything you need. A battery that is slow to start the engine will just get less powerful. If you notice this with your battery, it’s time for a check and new battery install from Ken Nelson Nissan.


A quick glance under the hood will reveal if your battery is in trouble. If you notice the connections are corroded or there is gunk built up on the terminal, it’s time to bring your vehicle in for service. These degraded connections will impact how your battery performs.

If you need a new car battery, be sure to schedule service here at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois!

Meet the New 2023 Nissan Altima

2023 Nissan Altima | Ken Nelson Nissan | Dixon, IL

There is even more to love in the Nissan Altima with the newly updated 2023 model. The refreshed Altima features a new look on the outside, a bigger sampling of advanced safety tech, and its signature fun-to-drive performance, bolstered by the automaker’s available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.  

Highlights for the 2023 Nissan Altima

You can choose between two engines to power the 2023 Altima and have your pick of eight trim levels. The number of exterior colors has grown by two and wheel designs include four new options. A new front fascia is the first thing you’ll notice about the new model, which incorporates the brand’s new logo. LED headlights with integrated turn signals are now standard, while a single panel moonroof is available to help you make the most of your journeys.

Tech gets a boost in the 2023 model, too, with the new HD color display that measures 12.3 inches and offers multi-touch control. Smartphone integration goes wireless with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ and a charging pad. A Nissan Door-to-Door Navigation system will be your best friend when you’re exploring new places or trying to avoid traffic hotspots on your familiar drives.

Learn more about the impeccable 2023 Nissan Altima at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois.

Check Out the 2022 Frontier at Ken Nelson Nissan

2022 Nissan Frontier | Dixon, IL

The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier is available now at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon. The 2022 Frontier is a versatile truck that easily takes on the demands of hard work and country living. Plus, its family-friendly amenities make it a comfortable daily driver for you and your passengers.

“It’s an authentic midsize truck with a range of body, drivetrain, and equipment configurations carefully selected to fit customer needs,” said Mike Colleran, senior vice president of Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales.

Here are a few reasons why we at Ken Nelson Nissan are so excited about the 2022 Frontier.

Refreshed, Rugged Design

The latest Frontier features a refreshed, rugged design that coordinates well with its impressive power. You’ll relish the best-in-class horsepower rating of 310 that makes every journey a thrill. In the back, it offers a six-foot bed and 4×2 or 4×4 configurations.

Frontier’s Driving System

The driving system of the Frontier also offers a nimble performance whether you’re cruising through the countryside or navigating congested city streets in Chicago.

Modern Tech Inside

Inside, the Nissan truck features modern tech such as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ syncing aimed to keep you connected with easy access to your smartphone. Upgrade with NissanConnect® to earn wireless device charging and a Wi-Fi® Hotspot so your connectivity is never compromised.

Standard Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and available Nissan Safety Shield® 360 offers comprehensive protection to help you drive more safely in Dixon, Illinois.

Learn more about the 2022 Nissan Frontier at Ken Nelson Nissan when you visit our dealership for a test drive.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder® Is Coming to Ken Nelson Nissan

2022 Nissan Pathfinder | Dixon, IL

Designed to optimize utility, the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder® delivers more of what families on the go need. It’ll arrive soon at Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, so here’s a spotlight on what you can expect from this SUV.

Starting with an increase in total interior volume (164.6 cubic feet compared to last year’s 154), the 2022 Pathfinder also offers new features including seating for eight passengers, available captain’s chairs, and accommodations for two car seats in the third row and three units in the second row.

“We closely analyzed every angle to make this vehicle as versatile as possible, while also delivering on rugged capability,” said Jared Haslam, vice president of Product and Services Planning for Nissan U.S. and Canada. “Our goal was to turn Pathfinder into a multi-tool on wheels – making this the go-to SUV for hard-working, adventurous families.”

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder offers best-in-class front seat legroom of 44.3 inches. And, third row passengers won’t struggle to reach their seats thanks to the Nissan EZ FLEX® one-touch seating. Once seated, they will appreciate the 46.7 inches of hip room, which makes that third row feel spacious. This reflects an increase of nearly 5 inches over previous Pathfinder models.

Convenient and concealed cargo space afforded by the new luggage box increases from 33.3 liters to 54.1 liters in the 2022 Pathfinder. For items you need access to during the drive, the 2022 Pathfinder features a new storage shelf located on top of the glove compartment. Thanks to 16 beverage holders placed throughout the cabin, you and your passengers can stay adequately hydrated on long journeys.

Contact Ken Nelson Nissan in Dixon, Illinois, to learn more about the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder.


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