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Understanding the Alternator on Your Vehicle


As part of your electrical system, your alternator is responsible for providing power throughout your vehicle. When the alternator is starting to go, your lights might get dim or your car could have trouble starting.

If you have a problem with a battery that keeps dying, this could be your alternator instead. Whenever you are experiencing power problems with your vehicle, it's important to let our service center at Royal Oak Nissan check it out.

We can carefully inspect your vehicle and make sure that your alternator is working correctly. When you don't get your...
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Your Spare Tire Type Determines What Happens After Changing


You want to know the difference between the types of spare tires so that you will be better prepared for your specific vehicle.

If you have a full-size spare tire, you will want to make sure that the tire is fully inflated when it’s needed. There’s nothing worse than finding out that the spare tire is flat too! A compact spare tire will typically be inflated to levels of 60 pounds of pressure per square inch (PSI). Therefore, it’s less likely to be deflated when needed. However, the smaller tire does come with a disadvantage. You will…
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Nissan: Self-Driving Cars


Nissan has teamed up with Lucasfilm to showcase the self-driving technology behind a number of their 2018 models, like the Rogue and the Titan.

Nissan has developed a suite of driver-oriented technologies that are all engineered to offer more confidence, less stress and pure exhilaration when it comes to the driving experience.

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Even More Ways You Can Get Your Nissan Ready for Winter in Calgary

 

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We all know how intense Calgary winters can be. And with that in mind, it's vitally important to prepare you vehicle. We shared some ways to get your Nissan ready for winter in our last post, and we're back with a few more ways to winterize your ride.

  • Winter tires: Summer tires are engineered for exactly that... summer. Winter tires, on the other hand, are engineered to withstand cold temps and grip on snowy roads. Have a set of winter tires mounted onto…
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How to Get Your Nissan Ready for Winter in Calgary

 

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Now that winter is quickly approaching, it's time to think about how to get your Nissan ready in Calgary. Will you be ready for the snowy roads? Here are a few things we here at Royal Oak Nissan suggest:

  • Battery test: The extreme cold can kill a weak battery. Have your battery tested to make sure it's strong enough for the new season, and replace it if needed.
  • Oil change: Likewise, cold temperatures can exacerbate already existent engine problems.
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Why Should You Consider a Used Vehicle in Calgary?

When you start shopping for a vehicle, remember that a brand new one isn't your only option. Especially if you're shopping on a budget, a used vehicle could be exactly what you're looking for in Calgary. Believe it or not, used vehicles can actually be an incredibly smart automotive purchase.

Why should you consider buying a used vehicle? Two reasons: value retention and affordability.

Value retention: New vehicles have plenty of advantages, but value retention isn't one of them because they can lose up to 19% of their value in just the first year alone.

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Nissan Scores Big in the 2017 J.D. Power APEAL Study

An unappealing vehicle makes driving feel like a chore in Calgary. So what's the cure for a boring daily commute? A new Nissan model from Royal Oak Nissan. How do we know? Because Nissan scored big in the 2017 J.D. Power APEAL Study with a 27 point improvement, and a jump of eight spots from last year.

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Buying vs. Leasing: What's the Difference?

 

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The fun part about shopping for new vehicles in Calgary is dreaming about the possibilities of every Nissan model you research and test drive. But understanding your finance options can be a lot less fun. We'll try to make it easier by explaining the basic differences between buying a new Nissan and leasing a new Nissan.

Buying a New Nissan

Not to state the obvious, but when you buy a new Nissan, you own it! You can drive it as much as you want…

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Five Nissan Models Win 2017 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

If there's ever been any doubt that owners love their Nissan vehicles, it's been put to bed. How do we know? Five Nissan models were named winners of the 2017 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), making Nissan this year's most awarded brand. Here's your chance to join the ranks of satisfied drivers in Calgary.

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