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Winter Driving Made Easier
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Give Your Battery Some Love This WinterEven the most well-maintained battery will eventually die, so be pro-active and ask your technician or auto service writer to give yours a check before you find yourself stranded.As a battery ages, it gets weaker and weaker. And couple that fact with the knowledge that during the coldest days of the year it takes much more power to start your vehicle. Engines...

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2020 Nissan Qashqai
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Style That Can Take You Anywhere2020 Nissan Qashqai at a glance:Redesigned 2020 Qashqai exterior features new hood, bumper, V- motion grille and aggressive lighting with LED signature Daytime Running Lights, and smoked LED Taillights. New 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design Safety Shield® 360 technologies now standard on all grade levels - includes Blind Spot Warning and Rear Intelligent...

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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

The New Year is always a great reason to give yourself a little bit of a fresh start, whether it be personal, work related or social. Some people tend to forget about their resolutions after January, but we've got some tips to keep them going all year long. Set goals and plan ahead on how to achieve them - If your goals are financial related or weight loss related, set monthly goals to reach a...

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Winter Driving Myths

During the winter months, it is very important to be more cautious on the road as they get slippery and visibility gets difficult while it snows. Now you've probably heard many ways to keep yourself and others safer on the road this winter season, but did you check to make sure they were all true? We've debunked a few common winter driving myths to keep you safe out on the roads this season. AWD...

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Severe Weather Driving 101
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Winter Driving School is Now in Session (+video)We want you to stay safe this winter and these great driving tips might help you get to where you're going. The last tip in the video from Mark Stolberg, MasterDrive Instructor, is a must see!   Winter Driving 101: Make certain your vehicle is equipped with a full set of four winter tires. Avoid driving while you're fatigued. Getting...

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What To Do After a Collision

Sometimes accidents happen, and they can be a life-changing event. Whether minor or major, it is important to be prepared for any type of collision. If your vehicle is a lease, there is an extra step you need to take versus if you own your vehicle. But first, it is important to make sure that everyone involved in the accident is ok before being concerned about your vehicle.The first step in an accident...

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Can I End My Lease Early?

Sometimes you need to get out of a lease early - whether your financial circumstances have changed, or you are moving away, or maybe you would like to just upgrade into a newer vehicle. Well, there are several options on how to get out of your lease early, for whatever reason you may have. Transfer it to someone else - If you are not happy with your current lease agreement, you can always try to...

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Saving Money at the Pump

When it comes to driving, most people will say that maximizing their mileage is a priority. Now that we're getting into the winter months, the least favourable thing for most drivers is spending time at the pump in the freezing cold. We've got some tips here to get the most out of your fuel tank. Routine Service - Having an engine that consistently gives you optimal performance levels is essential....

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The Truth About Winter Tires
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They Save Lives AND MoneyDespite the apparent advantages, many Canadian drivers still resist the idea of using winter tires. Many perceive them as an unnecessary expense. Some believe that winter tires have a higher rolling resistance coefficient and, as a consequence, offer less fuel economy. And there are those who do not intend to use winter tires for a variety of other reasons including a lack...

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Get Ready to Get Spooked

With Halloween just around the corner, it's always fun to get a little festive before all the trick-or-treating begins and hit up some haunted houses and corn mazes! We took the time to list out some of the best ones in southern Ontario for the ultimate spooktacular adventure! Brantwood Farms - Located right in Brantford, Brantwood Farms haunted hay rides and haunted house are always a local favourite....

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Winterizing your Vehicle
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With the temperatures dropping, it's important to get your car ready for Winter so that you're not left stranded in the freezing cold, or stuck sliding out in the middle of a snowstorm. Winterizing your vehicle is more than just making sure you've got the right set of winter tires on, and we've got all the tips to help you get prepared. Battery -It's important to have your battery tested to make...

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Thanksgiving Favourites

Thanksgiving is finally here, and it's finally time to put the oven to work. Getting together with family and friends is always fantastic, but why not make it more fantastic with plates that will have everyone raving about for weeks to come? We've gathered together some links to some of our favourite tried and successful recipes, that will keep everyone wanting more!Baked spaghetti squash:https://steamykitchen.com/11285-baked-spaghetti-squash-recipe.htmlWe...

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The Perfect Road Trip
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No matter what your final destination, the perfect road trip is always a spontaneous one. When you don't have too much time to think about what to pack so you don't end up over packing, and where arriving to your final destination has nothing planned out, leaving you to just explore. The perfect road trip is also always taken in a Honda, because you need a car that's reliable but will also look good...

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Why You Should Buy a Honda

There are so many great reasons why Honda's are a good investment, and worth buying. And we don't mean to toot our own horn, but we definitely agree with these reasons listed below. Award Winning Company. The Honda motor company has won more Car and Driver Top Manufacturer Awards than any other brand on the market. They have received this honour over 80 times, which is outstanding especially as...

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Dash Cams: Why They are Worth it

A dashboard camera is a very beneficial thing that any driver can put into their cars. They have come a long way in upgrades over the last few years, and they are definitely one of the most useful tools you will use on a day-to-day basis. You can find a variety of dash cams to meet your needs and price range at stores like Best Buy. They can help you prove you are not at fault. Accidents happen,...

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Instrument Panel Warning Lights 101
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What Is The Check Engine Light Actually Trying to Tell You?What exactly is the cause of this mysterious light coming on? Unfortunately, there's no one simple answer. It could be any number of issues -most often fuel or exhaust system-related- but to give you an idea of what it could be and just how seriously you should take it, here is a list of the most common reasons a Check Engine Light will come...

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What to Know Before Co-Signing a Loan

Sometimes when someone is  looking to secure their first car loan, they may look into finding a family member or close friend to cosign the loan to increase their chances of qualifying for one. There are several reasons why a person would be looking for a cosigner, like high debt, bad credit or not enough credit history. A cosigner is an individual who legally agrees to repay the borrow's debt,...

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Long Weekend at the Cottage

The summer is coming to an end, and the kids are going back to school in a matter of days. The last long weekend of the summer is finally here. It's time to make the most of your long weekend, with a trip to the cottage. When heading to the cottage it's important to pack the essentials, and maybe a little more, but not too much. We've compiled a list of things to consider when packing for the cottage....

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Must-See Ontario Road Trips Before Summers End
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Summer vacation is coming to an end.. rather too quickly. Even though its' almost over, doesn't mean we sit around and do nothing. Ontario has so many lovely places to visit, and you can do them all before summers over. Dundas PeakLocated just outside of Hamilton, Dundas Peak is amazing hike. You can plan to spend about half a day here, just to make sure you see everything, so bring water and...

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Buying a New Car

For some people, buying a new car is fun and exciting, from looking up features about new cars online, or stepping into the dealership ready to test drive whatever suits your needs. Or searching through a dealerships used lot to find that car that suits them, and their budget. But this isn't necessarily the case for everyone, some people hate searching for a new car and it could be a stressful experience...

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a very common occurrence in today's day and age, but technology is not the only culprit that causes distracted driving. In the last few years, Ontario has implemented and enforced distracted driving laws in attempt to reduce the number of accidents on the road. Distracted driving causes about 26% of the accidents on the road in Canada. These laws were made to help protect yourself...

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Back to School - Make Sure Your Kids are Driving a Safe Vehicle
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Assuming the vehicle in question has passed a safety inspection recently, make sure the vehicle is up-to-date as far as service goes. New drivers often don't know or care about how important this is and having a trained mechanic look over every system before your young driver jumps in and cranks the tunes - which often happens and makes it hard to hear a vehicle complaining about something going wrong...

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Civic Long Weekend
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The civic long weekend is finally here! Wait, did you just say... Civic long weekend? Civic? Did they really name a whole weekend after the Honda Civic?! Just when we thought that the civic couldn't get any more amazing, it did. But why would they name a whole weekend after the Honda Civic? It is because it is the best selling car in Canada for 21 years? Did you hear that? 21 whole years! That's a...

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Car Sickness

You're ready to get the most out of the summer season, it's finally time for the road trip you and your friends have been planning for weeks. The day is finally here, the car is all packed up, but it's not your turn to drive and your other friend just called shotgun. Uh oh. You're stuck in the back seat and getting a little worried about it. Why? Car sickness. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it...

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Honda Indy Toronto 2019
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The Honda Indy is a 3 day racing festival that happens in Toronto every July. The city blocks off parts of Lakeshore blvd to create a road course for the drivers. The event has several difference types of races, such as the Porsche GT3 Cup, IndyCar Series, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000, Nascar Pinty'sSeries, and for a little extra fun, the Stadium Super Trucks. Honda Indy was held last weekend, July...

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Nissan's Been There for Life's Moments
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Drivers share memories in celebration of Brasso Nissan's 50th anniversaryLife is a highway - one that includes a series of mile markers on our journey from newbies to know-it-alls.And our vehicles are often part of life's most memorable moments, from first cars to new families.Nissan - and, before that, Datsun - has played an important role in many of our travels. In honour of Brasso Nissan's 50th...

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Summer Driving Myths

Unless you've recently gotten your license, it's highly likely that you've heard your fair share of summer driving myths over the years. While some may have a partial truth, some are just downright false, and we explained them all right here! No more arguments with your friends over who is right.Myth #1 - Air conditioning burns more fuelThere's been a long debate whether air conditioning uses more...

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Brasso's Connections To Stampede Run Deep
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Chuckwagon races have long been an iconic part of the Calgary Stampede. But there was a period where an impasse between the Stampede and the traditional chuckwagon racers put their participation at risk. And Einar Brasso was part of a solution that has allowed for over 100 years of continuous chuckwagon racing at the Calgary Stampede."The chuckwagon races had been going since 1916, but in the mid-1980s...

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Off to the Races
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Every year, from the months of May-September, CSCS (Candian Sport Compact Series) happens once a month at a few different race tracks around Southern Ontario. The first event of the season was May 26th, at Mosport DDT in Bowmanville. The weather finally held out for that day, as usually us Canadians get unlucky and are still stuck with some snow in May. (It definitely happened 3 years ago and it was...

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Celebrating Canada Day in Ontario
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The long weekend is finally here, meaning the Canada Day festivities are about to begin. If you're tired of doing the same old thing on Canada Day. it's time to check out some of these other things to do. OttawaIt should go without saying that our nation's capital is the place to be on Canada Day. It is definitely a celebration each person should experience at least once. There is live music,...

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Eco-Friendly Tips on Washing your Car
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 Keeping your car clean is always nice. Your car is an expensive investment and it is important to take care of it.Washing off all the dirt and debris that gets on your car also helps protect the paint as well. While washing your vehicle on a regular basis is a good way to have your vehicle looking clean and sharp, it's also not great for the environment if you follow...

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2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition
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Inspired by the Legendary BRE 240Z Race Car"It's no secret that the Datsun 240Z started the ball rolling for Japanese sports cars in North America," said Ivan Espinosa, Nissan's corporate vice president of global product strategy and planning. "Almost as well known in Z history is how Peter Brock's competition-tuned 240Z changed the American motorsports landscape. After the BRE 240Z debuted in 1970,...

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How They're Made
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This week, a few people from the Brantford Honda team to the Honda Engine Plant in Alliston! The drive was long, just over 2 hours, but it was a nice one. Once we finally made it, we were so excited to see so many Honda's in one parking lot. Yes, we see them every day at the dealership, but this time it was different because these ones are all owned and driven by real people, not what we see for...

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Summer Activities
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Summer time is just around the corner, and as the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, it's time to finally get back into your favourite summer activities. It is the perfect time to reminisce on your childhood, and let the inner child come out to play. No matter where you live, there is always something fun to do around any corner, or if you need to pack up the car and go for a little drive, your...

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A letter to my younger self: Celebrating 50 years at Brasso Nissan
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To a young Einar Brasso,27,43,67, 101. These numbers won't mean much to you at first. Yet they represent the foundation of an auto journey that will span five decades and take you from an abandoned dusty barn on Macleod Trail to being part of a top Nissan dealership in Canada.These four numbers will stick with you over the years - so much so you might as well have them tattooed.27,43,67, 101.This is...

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Driving Down New Roads
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Sometimes it's good to get out of town and go check out another one! There are so many cute little towns all around Ontario, just like Goderich, also known as "Canada's Prettiest Town". Goderich is just 40 minutes north of Grand Bend, and sits on Lake Huron. Goderich has a bunch of small shops, and good restaurant all in the square. You don't have to worry about getting lost walking around there...

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Long Weekends
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There's nothing better than curling up by the fire and spending some time in the fresh outdoors. With tons of room for you and your crew, and whatever you need to get the best out of your long weekend, the Honda Ridgeline is exactly what you need.The Ridgeline, with seating for 5 has plenty of room for whoever is tagging along on your trip. With both heated and cooled seats in the front row on the...

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What is Honda Certified?
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There are a lot of requirements for a vehicle to become Honda Certified, it's not as easy as just being a used Honda. In order to earn the distinction of Honda Certified, each used Honda vehicle must pass a series of strict Honda Canada mandated mechanical and appearance inspections.To be Honda Certified, our Honda factory-trained technicians conduct a 100-point inspection (above the regular 30-point...

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The Best Adventures
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Sometimes, the best adventures are the ones that are least expected. Most trips are planned for, and then sometimes you're stuck at an airport realizing that you didn't book your flights home for the correct date. (Yes this actually happened) There's no reason to sit there and pout, all you need is some good music and a great road trip buddy.The Honda Civic, is the car that will get you where you need...

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Local drive: Nissan goes all in with Qashqai
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Urban crossover might be the smartest vehicle Calgarians driveIt didn't take long with the 2019 Nissan Qashqai to realize it's not a typical crossover. On the contrary, it might be the smartest car I'll ever drive.Whether it's intelligent all-wheel drive or intelligent cruise control, rear cross-traffic alerts or pedestrian detection, the upstart CUV's semi-autonomous features collectively find a shortcut...

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The Benefits of Leasing

When leasing was first introduced, it was more geared towards business owners and employees. Now leasing is more open for everybody, and depending on the kind of lifestyle you lead, it could be the perfect thing for you. It's time to take a look at the benefits of leasing.Yes, a lease can be more expensive, but is it really? A lease has lower monthly payments, which means there is more money left in...

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Celebrating Earth Month with the Honda Clarity
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Earth month is very important as society moves towards having more sustainable, and eco-friendly options for everything. Companies start using more recycled materials, creating less waste and focusing on more green initiatives. Honda is among those companies set to make sure our Earth is a wonderful and clean place for everyone, and that their carbon footprint is smaller. Starting from initiatives...

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Bring on Spring with the HR-V
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The HR-V, its small size, high riding height and fuel-efficient engine made it an instant darling amongst car shoppers. It drives like a sedan, but has the comfort of an SUV without stepping into the larger body size. And in the HR-V, reliability goes without a doubt just like any other Honda.With active noise cancellation, the cabin remains comfortable and quiet, perfect for listening to music, podcasts...

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Out with the Old
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Some new and exciting things are happening here at Brantford Honda! We're super excited about the dealership getting a facelift! As of April 1st, used car sales will be moving just a little down the road, to our old building located on 415 King George road. New car sales will be moved to the used car trailer, and multiple other trailers have been added to the lot as well to fit everybody. Service will...

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Local Drive Taking the 'right' turn with the 2019 Nissan Rogue
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Reimagined crossover quietly conquersIt's only been a couple minutes into driving the new Nissan Rogue, and I already have to stop. Not to fix a tire or because I've taken a wrong turn. Quite the contrary. Something has just gone soright."It drives itself," I say, bewildered, as if vocalizing it to the empty cabin around me will somehow make it more real.OK, perhaps autonomous driving is an overstatement....

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Honda CR-V: Made for Weekends
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Planning a weekend get away? Or just picking up a few friends from the train station for some weekend adventures? The Honda CR-V is the perfect car to have for the weekend.Very spacious, the CR-V has tons of cargo space in the back. The large hatch makes it easy to load up everyone's bags - even all the stuff from that one friend who always overpacks - with lots of space still left over. With comfortable...

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Automotive Advice - Getting Ready for Spring (Finally!)
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Most Canadian drivers know how to prepare their car or truck for winter, but far fewer give the transition from winter back into spring the attention it deserves. Here's a simple list to follow that will help ensure the vehicle you depend on has a chance to shake off the effects of winter. Ditch Those Winter Tires Nobody likes the look of winter tires, so the first order of business is to...

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Getting your Car Ready for Spring
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You've heard all about getting your car ready for winter, but have you considered that it is also important to prepare your car for spring? Call it Spring Cleaning for your car, but it is also crucial, and a great  way to embark on the change of seasons.With these tough Canadian winters, a lot of salt is used in attempt to keep the roads safer. Cleaning your car undercarriage is essential to get...

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First Drive in a 2019 Passport
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For a few months we had all been excited for the release of the 2019 Honda Passport - a nameplate used 2 decades ago - to arrive at Canadian dealerships. The moment the truck arrived on our lot the driver was greeted by roughly half a dozen sales people ready to catch that first live glimpse. Once our allotment of 4 were off loaded, one immediately went into the shop for the pre-inspection, cleaned...

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2019 Nissan NV200 - Right-sized and Ready to Work
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The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van is designed to help business owners navigate their way through the challenges of tight spaces and tight deadlines - combining a small exterior footprint and excellent fuel efficiency with a large cargo capacity and outstanding versatility.The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is built on Nissan's proven compact commercial platform and features an efficient 2.0-liter 16-valve...

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Winter Care for Your Vehicle's Battery
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Automotive AdviceEven the most well-maintained battery will eventually die, so be pro-active and ask your technician or auto service writer to give yours a check before you find yourself stranded.As a battery ages, it gets weaker and weaker. And couple that fact with the knowledge that during the coldest days of the year it takes much more power to start your vehicle. Engines are far harder to turn...

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The Dreaded Check Engine Light
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What Does it Mean? Mystery No Longer!What exactly is the cause of this mysterious light coming on? Unfortunately, there's no one simple answer. It could be any number of issues -most often fuel or exhaust system-related- but to give you an idea of what it could be and just how seriously you should take it, here is a list of the most common reasons a Check Engine Light will come on.MISSING, LOOSE OR...

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Trading In Your Vehicle
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What is My Trade Worth?Trading in an older vehicle on a new one seems like a perfect solution for several problems at once. The idea of driving to a dealer in your old "beater", signing a few pieces of paper and driving away in your dream machine is a pretty attractive scenario. But it's not quite that simple.How much is my trade worth?That's likely the most common question people ask when considering...

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Transforming the Dealership Experience
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 Brasso Nissan's commitment to being the pinnacle of automotive hospitality is our first and most important goal every day and has been since 1969. Brasso works hard to be the best choice for your vehicular needs and support services, and we're prepared to prove it by saving you significant amounts of time and money. In fact, you'll be surprised at how far we are willing to go.......................................At...

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Vehicle Detailing Tips
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Automotive Detailing: How To, and Why It's ImportantAside from the real "gear-heads" out there, few people truly enjoy cleaning and detailing their vehicles. But detailing is an important part of owning any vehicle. Don't treat it like a chore, because done right, it works more like investment insurance. Here's how...What exactly is "detailing"?Detailing is an extensive cleaning and restoration of...

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10 Things you need to know about the 2018 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 7, 2007, and has since been one of the most popular, innovative and celebrated compact crossovers on the market. If you are looking for the best choice in this category, here are 10 reasons why Nissan's Rogue should be your only choice...1) Let's start with a little about safety: The 2018 Rogue has been...

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3 Signs Your Vehicle's Battery is About to Fail
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Let's not leave it to chance next time. Typically, a battery doesn't die "all of a sudden". Normally they will warn you that the end is near by displaying unusual behaviour such as...Slow Engine StartIt takes a considerable amount of power to start any vehicle and all of that power comes from your vehicle's battery. Once started, the alternator helps by replenishing the power used during startup, but...

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The Thing About Rust
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There is nothing worse than the Canadian winters. With tons and tons of salt on our roads today, what is it doing to your new investment?We all know how costly it is to repair body work on our vehicles, not to mention how detrimental it is on trade value.Remember: it's what you can't see that should concern you.If you have any questions about Rust proofing your vehicle, or concerns about your warranty,...

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Winter Driving
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     Many of today's vehicles calculate service intervals for you, using dozens of sensors to take in your driving data and calculate the exact amount of service and regularity required to keep your vehicle safe and sound. But seemingly smaller issues are not monitored with systems like that and can cause major headaches in the cold if left unchecked.Most people agree a routine...

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What You Need to Know About Tires
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The Cold, Hard Facts About Tire Wear and Tire QualityRecently, a professional tire testing team was tasked to find out just how much tire quality and tire wear affect winter driving safety. What they found may surprise you, especially for drivers of four-wheel and all-wheel-drive vehicles. Ultimately, the testing concluded it doesn't matter how many driving wheels you have if none of them can grip...

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2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition - Godzilla is Ready to Race
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Few automobiles elicit the kind of respect that Nissan's mighty GT-R has earned since its introduction in 2007. It's a car so revered, it was given the nickname "Godzilla". Unbelievably, Nissan has made the sports car even more capable for 2017 with the limited Track Edition.How do you make one of the best all-around performance cars in the world better? You produce a limited number with race-ready...

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Brasso Nissan
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Complete Customer CareTop 5 Things You Should Know About Brasso NissanOne of the most trusted Nissan service departments not only in Calgary but in all of Canada, Brasso Nissan, didn't earn the confidence of its customers by accident. A record of reliability and trustworthiness is what sealed the deal.Brasso Nissan has been providing top-notch customer care since 1969. We offer both new and used vehicles,...

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Why Choose Synthetic Engine Oil for Your Nissan

 Automotive engine oil is responsible for making sure that your Nissan's engine runs smoothly by lubricating engine parts and reducing friction. There are two main types of engine oils used in Nissan vehicles: conventional and synthetic.Knowing the difference between the two is important for deciding which to choose. Conventional engine oil is made from crude oil which has been extracted from...

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The November Titan Launch Event

Here at Brasso Nissan this November, we're celebrating the launch of the redesigned 2017 Nissan Titan in Calgary! When you test drive a new Titan, Brasso Nissan will make a donation to Calgary's Veterans Food Bank.The Veterans Food BankCurrently, the Calgary Veterans Food Bank is short-stocked for food and cash, so we at Brasso Nissan want to help. The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary...

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Winter is Coming - Prepare with Our Expert Tune-Up Tips!
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It may already be the middle of November, but rest assured that winter is coming sooner rather than later. This means there's no time to waste in winterizing your car, truck, or SUV!Brasso Nissan and their experts from their Service and Parts departments have joined heads and created this list of must-do items to ensure your vehicle can handle the snow and cold. After all, breaking down isn't fun regardless...

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Student Savings with the Nissan Grad Program

As a recent graduate, you're taking a big step forward with a vehicle purchase or lease. Here at Brasso Nissan in Calgary, we're experts at taking the stress out of car buying, even if you have little or no credit history. The Nissan Grad Program lets grads from accredited full-time programs access special, low financing and leasing rates! Let's take a closer look at Nissan's First-Choice...

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Drive Away With a Bargain! Fleet Vehicles for Sale in Calgary, AB
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Brasso Nissan is currently offering great deals on cancelled fleet order vehicles. But why choose a fleet vehicle? As it turns out - there's several reasons why choosing one of these vehicles can be a great choice for drivers seeking a bargain!Our Loss = Your GainBrasso Nissan currently has an overstock of brand-new Rogue and Murano fleet vehicles. As part of a cancelled fleet order, these brand-new...

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The Top 5 Commuter Cars for Calgary
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The facts are pretty simple: the majority of Canadians live in a city, cities are getting more crowded, and that means more traffic, fewer parking spaces, and increased fuel costs. So what do you do?Simple! You purchase one of these amazing inner-city runabouts and take the stress out of your commute! Each of these five vehicles have been carefully selected thanks to their small size (makes parking...

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Purchasing a Demo Vehicle - The Smarter Choice in Calgary, AB
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A demonstrator vehicle, or "demo" for short, is a vehicle used by a dealership to demonstrate the benefits of purchasing such a vehicle. These vehicles are typically used by employees on test drives and occasionally by service customers when their personal vehicle is in the shop.So why would purchasing one of these vehicles be a wise decision? Firstly, as these vehicle are regularly shown to potential...

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Come See Brasso Nissan and Dallas Dyck at the Calgary AutoMall at Noon on July 9th!
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Brasso Nissan and Calgary AutoMall have banded together and are sponsoring a chuckwagon in this year's Calgary Stampede! We are extremely excited about having the opportunity to take part in this prestigious event, which has been a part of Calgary since 1923.The Rangeland Derby, or "Half-Mile of Hell" as the locals call it, is one of the longest lasting and most incredible parts of the whole Calgary...

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Take a Trip this Canada Day Long Weekend
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Canada Day is a great way to kick off the summer. What better way to celebrate is there than by spending your long weekend enjoying the best recreation Alberta has to offer? We at Brasso have some suggestions for you, and we're sure they'll get you excited about taking a day trip this Canada Day long weekend (July 1st-3rd). Let's get to it:The Canadian RockiesYou knew this one was going to be...

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Safety is Supreme
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Nissan has always ensured safety is supreme with their vehicles. Now Brasso Nissan is holding the Safety for All sales event for select Nissan models like the Murano, Pathfinder, and Rogue. (You can finance these vehicles from 0% and receive up to $1,000 in finance cash!) Why these particular models? Because they've got some of the most modern and sophisticated safety technologies available....

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Take Advantage of Our June Anniversary Offers!
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There is a lot to be excited about this month! Not only is it our 47th anniversary, Brasso Nissan has also received the Nissan Award of Excellence for the 20th time, and in celebration, we've got new offers for our customers!Nissan's Award of Excellence program recognizes Nissan dealerships for outstanding customer satisfaction and loyalty. Because our customers are such a big factor...

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Test Drive Tips
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Ready to take that new Nissan for a test drive? A big part of the buying process is taking a test drive out on the road and getting a feel for the vehicle. But it's much more than just that; a test drive is also about making sure the vehicle lives up to your and the dealership's standards, right? We at Brasso Nissan have some tips for you on how to take a test drive:The First StepTrust...

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Brasso Nissan's My Choice VIP Event!
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Here at Brasso Nissan, we've always strived to provide customers with high-quality used cars, trucks, and SUVs. Recently, we completed a huge Upgrade Event and have acquired a large selection of pre-owned vehicles for your consideration - but wait, it gets better!Not only are all these vehicles professionally inspected and fully detailed, we are also offering incredible incentives for anyone who purchases...

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See More with the 2016 Nissan Titan XD
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Now that the snows of winter have begun to recede, people from across Calgary are eager to hit the road and explore the outdoors again. Camping, hiking canoeing, mountain biking, and many other activities are all awaiting you. The only trouble is, how to get there?You're going to need something with enough space to carry you and a couple passengers, plus all their cargo. You'll also want something...

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By and Beyond with a New SUV
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If your lifestyle takes you beyond the limits of the city, then your vehicle should accommodate that. Do you have a family you need to drive to school or work? What about a business you need to gear up for? Or maybe you like to take road trips, yes? An SUV is definitely the way to go. Here's why:Versatile, just like YouThe absolute best thing about owning an SUV is that you can use it for just...

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Should You Buy a Car in this Economy?
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Buying a vehicle in a tough economy can be a difficult decision to make, but there are great options available if your financial situation is stable. Let's look at some of the reasons to buy a vehicle in this economic climate:Used Cars and Great DealsMarket research on automotive trends predicts that used car sales often increase despite economic downturns. This is even truer nowadays because buying...

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Make Spring Cleaning Easy with these 6 Tips from Brasso Nissan
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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and just as the shamrock symbolizes the day, it also symbolizes the coming of the spring season. And with spring just around the corner, it's that time again when we clean out all the winter clutter from our homes. But what about your vehicle?Over the course of the winter months it has undoubtedly accumulated a great deal of dirt, muck, and other debris...

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The Top Things to Look for when Buying Used Vehicles
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 When buying a used car, it can feel like there are so many unknowns, but we promise you'll feel better after reading these tips!Ask About EverythingWith Brasso Nissan, we put all our vehicles through comprehensive pre-sale inspections. You don't have to worry about safety or reliability when you buy with us, but if you're buying from another dealer or a private seller, make sure...

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Leasing or Financing - Which is Best for You?
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Buying a new car, truck, or SUV can be quite expensive, this is why many people choose financing or leasing. So which one works best for you? The financial experts at Brasso Nissan are happy to help explain the differences between leasing and financing so you can make an informed decision!What is Leasing?The best way to describe leasing is that it's a little like renting a vehicle for an extended period...

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Battle of the Pickups - How Does the 2016 Nissan Titan XD Stack Up?
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It's not easy competing in the full-sized pickup market, as the competition is fierce and constantly evolving. Nevertheless, the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD wades into battle with a raft of improvement, as well as a brand-new diesel engine for those seeking more towing capacity.Meanwhile the Dodge Ram and the Chevrolet Silverado aren't giving up without a fight, and also have seen improvements for 2016....

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Get the Most for Your Trade with These Top 5 Tips from Brasso Nissan
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Thousands of people across Calgary, Airdrie, and Okotoks trade their old cars, trucks, and SUVs in for newer vehicles every year. And chances are, if you're reading this blog, you're considering trading in your current vehicle with Brasso Nissan. You don't even have to purchase a vehicle with us, as we will consider all trade in's regardless of whether you choose to buy.Trading in your current vehicle...

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